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 will take you to posts 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.
- Cullercoats (Internal Link)
- Durham (Internal Link)
- Druridge Bay (Internal Link)
- Gosforth (Internal Link)
- Jarrow (Internal Link)
- Newcastle Upon Tyne (Internal Link)
- North Shields (Internal Link)
- South Shields (Internal Link)
- Tynemouth (Internal Link)
- Whitley Bay (Internal Link)
*Please Note: The Internal community sections are currently being revamped. Please bear with us while we complete the job :).
Eventually we intend visit every part of Geordieland, bringing you recent images from, in and around those Geordie areas.