Category: Geordies

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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Tynemouth, King Edwards Bay & The Tynemouth Priory – Updated Photos

Tynemouth is situated on the Northern mouth of the River Tyne between North Shields & Cullercoats. Tynemouth Village had long been established in the shelter of the fortified Priory & now consists of Tynemouth, King Edwards Bay & the Tynemouth Priory which was first built as a Monastery in the 7th century. The Priory was later fortified but taken by the …

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North Shields, North Tyneside – Photo Slideshow

North Shields is a small town on the bank of the River Tyne in North Tyneside which was created in 1225 as a fishing port to provide fish for Tynemouth & The Tynemouth Priory which is situated at the mouth of the River Tyne. Over the years, North Shields has grown from a small fishing village to incorporate the North …

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The Great North Run 2011 – Thirty One Geordie Years In The Making

The 31st Great North Run from Newcastle Upon Tyne to South Shields which was first won by Geordie sportsman Mike Mcleod in 1981 is taking place on Sunday 18/09/11 & we would like to wish all the runners well. Ethiopian running legend Haile Gebrselassie who won the elite men’s 2010 Great North Run will not be taking …

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