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Geordie Empire Medal Awards

This section lists those who can officialy be called Geordie Gems by firstly being nominated for and then awarded a Geordie Empire Medal.



Who is going to be nominated next? 🙂

Catherine Cookson Dame of the British Empire DBE GEM – Literature

Catherine Cookson, Dame of the British Empire (DBE), the world renowned Geordie author. Catherine Cookson, fits in with anyone’s description of a true Geordie as she was actually born on the banks of the river Tyne in Tyne Dock South Shields. Catherine Cookson went on to become both one of the UK’s and the Worlds most widely …

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Dr Keith Armstrong – GEM – Literature

Listenupnorth nominated poet Dr Keith Armstrong for a Geordie Gem. Not only does he write wonderfully evocative words about the North-East but he also upholds its heritage and culture and has recently been involved in several projects including a blue plaque on The Quayside for pamphleteer Thomas Spence and producing a book called ‘From Segedunum to …

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Leslie Cuthbertson GEM – Conspicuous Gallantry

Nominated By The Tynesider – Private Leslie Cuthbertson. 19 year old Geordie lad Private Leslie Cuthbertson was a miner’s son who was born in Gateshead and lived in the Sandyford area of Newcastle Upon Tyne. During the war Leslie was a trainee dentist who along with his Sergeant, New Zealander Peter King, decided to invade …

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Sir Bobby Robson – GEM – Sport & Charity

Sir Bobby Robson is a true Geordie Gem who set an example all of “us” Geordies can aspire to follow. Not long before he left us, Bobby thanked all those who helped him to raise over £1.2 million to open the Sir Bobby Robson trials research centre.   Sir Bobby is hereby awarded the first …

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Nominate Someone For A GEM

A Geordie Empire Medal or GEM for short are new online nomination awards which are given in recognition of a recipients service to the Geordie communities and for enhancing the profile and reputation of Geordies all around the world … read more Nominate someone for a GEM using the reply form below. All nominations are …

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