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The Horrid Story Of William Jobling

An innocuous corner just east of the Jarrow side of the Tyne pedestrian tunnel is where you will find a small stone monument marking where the Gaslight public house formerly stood. The Gaslight,  known also as the Commercial was once one of the oldest pubs in Jarrow and legend has it where the body of William Jobling, …

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South Shields Sand Dancer Painting

A recent post on Facebook, about the sale of a painting which features a Tyneside sand dancer and his dog, on little haven beach in view of the iconic Groyne lighthouse in South Shields, has got us thinking about adding a new feature to our Geordie art & culture section. The new section will feature paintings and/or links to paintings by local artists, whether they are …

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HMS Illustrious Comes Home To The Tyne

HMS Illustrious which was built in Wallsend came home to the Tyne last week (29/02/12) to celebrate it’s 30th anniversary before deploying to the Arctic Circle for three weeks of cold weather training. The Royal Navy helicopter carrier berthed at Northumbria Quay in North Shields and though it was not open to the general public, sea cadets & students from local schools & colleges …

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A Video Tribute to Tyneside

A Tribute to Tyneside uploaded by Youtube user geon106  showing the aerial & ground views of the Geordie architectural & cultural landmarks we all know and love. Some of Geordieland’s landmarks shown are actually situated a bit further out from Tyneside, however, this does not detract from the overall excellent job geon106 made putting this video together 🙂

The Jarrow March – C’mon Follow the Geordie Boys

The 1930’s depression brought major unemployment to the north east, causing great hardship and even starvation, to out of work miners, ship workers and their families. In a courageous but as it turned out vain attempt to bring an end to this hardship, 200 men with no food or money started a long and arduous 280 mile, 22 day walk from …

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