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Coats For Geordies Winter Appeal 2016

Before the 2016/2017 winter snow arrives with a vengeance we would like to remind all you Geordie Lads “n” Lasses of the need to protect yourselves from the extreme weather conditions despite ye warm blooded genes. In the following youtube video Chris Connely makes an appeal for members of the public to donate to the Coats For Geordies Appeal.   Thank …

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The Changing Face Of The Tyne & Wear Metro System

The Tyne and Wear Metro, also locally known by Geordies as simply the Metro, serves the Geordieland areas of Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead, South Tyneside & North Tyneside through to Sunderland on Wearside. The Metro system opened in 1980 and is now the 2nd largest metro system in the UK, after the London Underground, however since then the Metro system has gone through a …

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A Video Tribute To Tyneside

Many of the Tyneside landmarks we all love, from Gateshead’s Metro Centre  through to St James’ Park, home of Newcastle United. Along the way we also view iconic landmarks along the river tyne are included in this excellent tribute to Tyneside video.    

South Shields, South Tyneside

Apart from miles of pristine beaches, South Shields is also home to a Roman fort called Arbeia which was built to help supply the roman soldiers along Hadrian’s Wall. South Shields beachfront includes sand dunes, grassy areas & loads of picnic areas as well as an Amusement Park which sits opposite Marine Park incorporating a childrens play park, a small boating lake & a …

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Jarrow, South Tyneside

The town of Jarrow is located on the south side of the River Tyne in South Tyneside, near to South Shields & opposite the town of Wallsend. Jarrow was once world renowned for it’s fantastic ship building skills, but these days is mostly remembered as being the starting point of the famous Jarrow March which was an organised march against massive unemployment in the …

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