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, Tyneside and Northumberland.
When tough times arrive the Geordie people have always been able to show how resilient they can be and constantly prove 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 in foreign climes. While many retrained for other types of work, managing to stabilise the local economy and keeping their own particular community alive.
As the famous Jarrow marchers 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 (marked internal) will take you to a post showing recent photographs of the area listed in a slideshow format as well as a few facts and links to new and old posts about that particular community.
In other cases links will lead you to an *external site which we believe provides excellent information about the listed community.
- Alnwick – searching
- 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)
*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.
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, then feel free to contact us (using our comments section) with a local site you feel is worthy of a link.
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