Category: Geordie Sports

Swimming Gala In North Shields Circa 1901 – Bowler Hats & Umbrellas

A fascinating look back at times in North Shields with video taken in 1901 featuring Geordie’s taking part in a Tynemouth Swimming Gala at Haven Beach. What makes it even more brilliant is the fact that they are racing each other in morning suits & bowler hat’s  🙂

Sir Bobby Robson’s Breakthrough Auction & Ball Raises Over £200’000

A unique auction and ball in joint memory of Geordie Gem Sir Bobby Robson and breast cancer campaigner Sally Balch was held in October 2011 in an attempt to raise money for Breakthrough Breast Cancer & the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation. The Sir Bobby Breakthrough Auction ran online for two weeks from the 8th to the 23rd of October 2011 …

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The 2011 Great North City Games – Newcastle & Gateshead

The Great North City Games takes place on both the Newcastle & Gateshead Quayside today (17/09/11) from 1pm and will be televised live on BBC Sport. This years games is a free entry event that offers people in Newcastle & Gateshead the chance to watch Great Britain & Northern Ireland taking on the USA in front of The Sage Gateshead …

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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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Ashington Born Bobby Charlton – A Geordie Knight Of The Realm

In the following short video Ashington born Geordie Sir Bobby Charlton – talks about his thoughts and emotions on the day he won a World Cup medal with England in 1966, including what he said to his brother Jack Charlton.