Geordieland

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Geordieland stands for “the land of the Geordies” with the individual Geordie Communities “generally” situated within the counties of Tyne & Wear, Durham & Northumberland in the north east of England.

 

Geordieland now straddles two historic cities, Newcastle Upon Tyne and the City of Durham and is generally seen to include the Northumbrian areas of Gateshead, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, West Durham & Northumberland incorporating the surrounding areas to the west of Newcastle Upon Tyne such as Tynedale & Hexham.

In the past it was usually accepted that Geordieland stretched from the northern town of Berwick Upon Tweed in Northumberland on the borders with Scotland, west to Kelso on the border with Cumbria and due east to the City of Sunderland and the town of Middlesbrough on the border with North Yorkshire.

However, due mainly to Football rivallry (check out the Geordie faq’s section) this invisible border seems to have been scaled back to the north eastern seaside town of South shields & Boldon which borders with the city of Sunderland (view current map).

 

Where Is Geordieland & Who Are Geordies? – Have Your Say

Geordieland is situated in the north east of England and is widely believed to encompass the areas of Newcastle Upon Tyne, Gateshead, North & South Tyneside, West Durham & Northumberland which includes Tynedale & Hexham … The late great Sir Bobby Robson who was born in Durham & one of the greatest North East comedians Bobby Thompson who was born in Penshaw near …

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2 comments

  1. Dennis

    yes mal i know what plamers hooter was iwas brought up with it as i lived in philip street just across the road the shipyard

  2. Mal S

    My dad, who was born in Jarrow said to me that, as a Cockney is someone born within the sound of Bow Bells, a Geordie is someone born within the sound of Palmers Hooter!! (For those who are now a bit mystified, Palmers Hooter was sounded at 5pm every weekday, to sound ‘knocking-off’ time at the shipyard.) I used to hear it in Hebburn.

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