Geordie Communities – Going From Strength To Strength
The closure of the coalmines and the demise of the north east’s fantastic ship building industry had a dramatic effect on the economy of the Geordie areas of Durham, North & South Tyneside and of course Northumberland.
When tough times arrive the Geordie people have always been able to show how resilient they can be and have constantly proved that they can overcome any hurdles put in their way.
When jobs became hard to get, many Geordies decided to go and find work in different parts of the UK and many finding work in other foreign climes, while many other Geordies retrained for other types of work, managing (just about) to stabilise the Geordie economy and keeping their own particular community alive.
As the famous Jarrow march once proved, when times get tough, Geordies have a famous history of acting in their communities common interest and despite all the pressures, still retain a strong sense of community no matter which part of the world they currently live in.
The following links will take you to either an internal post showing recent photographs of the area listed (generally in a slideshow format) as well as a few facts and links to new and old posts about that particular community.
In some cases the link will take you to an *external site which we believe provides excellent information about the listed community.
Eventually we hope to be able to visit every part of Geordieland and bring you recent images from in and around that area.
If you live in a local area featured in an area not listed below & would like the chance to set up and run an independent, but integrated community section, then feel free to contact us using “any” comments sections.
*Please Note: Though external website links were initially verified by us to best describe that particular local community, the content may have been changed since.
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- Berwick Upon Tweed
- Cullercoats (Internal Link)
- Durham City (Internal Link)
- Druridge Bay (Internal Link)
- Gosforth (Internal Link)
- Jarrow (Internal Link)
- Lindisfarne (Holy Island)
- Newcastle Upon Tyne (Internal Link)
- North Shields (Internal Link)
- South Shields (Internal Link)
- Tynemouth (Internal Link)
- Whitley Bay (Internal Link)