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- The home of Geordies
Newcastle City Centre is a friendly and vibrant modern
metropolis that is cosmopolitan and chic. The mixture of
architecture styles and contrasting wide lane
thoroughfares and narrow mysterious lanes make this one
of Britain's most exciting and surprising cities.
There is a lot more than Newcastle in
this region though, and we hope to show you lots of what
is colloquially known as 'God's Country'
Antony Gormley was
born in London in 1950. After his schooling at the Benedictine Monastic School
in Ampleforth, Yorkshire, he read archaeology, anthropology and history of art at
Trinity College, Cambridge (1968-71).
Lindisfarne (Or Holy Island) is a photographers
paradise and Geordielife aims to give a better quality of
photograph over the coming months. In the past we have
published 'point and shoot' pictures purely to get
information across. We will now attempt to portray the
beauty of where we live with some flair and professionalism.
and Newcastle Cats protection - Is part of a National
charity and the branch is always very busy! We are
always looking for volunteers and fosterers - please
visit our website
Arya and Sansa (Named after
two sisters in Game of Thrones because of their
respective personalities) presently reside with
Geordie and his wife! If you would like to
adopt them (or other cat) - visit here!
Plays a big part in Geordielife and there are
hundreds of photos on this site. They are free to use for
non-commercial purposes but please ask first. Credits MUST
be given on any website where images from here are used.
There are several websites that help with
photography and you may post your pictures. Some are good,
some are brilliant - but some are atrocious too! Watch out
for a full write up on these sites. Geordie has tried and
Many of our large towns and cities are products of
the "industrial revolution" of the late eighteenth and nineteenth
centuries; but Newcastle upon Tyne has a long and proud history,
documented since Roman times.
The Romans realised the military value of the site in its command of
the Tyne crossing: they built a bridge guarded by a fort - called "Pons
Aelius" - in about 122 AD, which formed a vital part of the frontier
defence system which we know as Hadrian's Wall.
Check out some
'Places to Visit' if
you are in the North east of
England and want to see some
hidden treasures! Videos and
Google maps on pages.
R.I.P. Brendan Healey
It is wth great sadness we learn the
death of one of The North East's greatest
'Geordie' comics and musician. He will be sadly
missed indeed. Long may he be remembered.
entertainers boasted both the wit and
personality of Brendan Healy.In this day and
age when many so-called Geordie celebrities
find their fame though reality TV and their
drinking and bed-hopping antics, Brendan was
the real deal. Whether he was taking to
the stage in panto, compering a black tie
event, doing his hysterical brand of
stand-up, or acting on the small screen, he
always had whoever he was performing to
enraptured. He was a gem, and the same could
be said of when he was off-stage too. He
was first known for being a musician,
playing keyboards in groups around his
native North East ?perhaps most famously
with folk rockers Lindisfarne.But he soon
then moved into theatre and was immediately
snapped up by AndreaWonfor, then of Tyne
Tees Television, to present children’s
television, most notably Razzmataz.'
England is a place of contrast.
The East side is seaside and the
West side heathery hills and
moody mountains with the famous
World Heritage Site Hadrian's
Wall running right through the
middle. The result? There’s lots
to do, both indoors and out.
cities like Newcastle,
Middlesbrough and Durham are
thriving with lots of shopping
and plenty of nightlife.
Bustling market towns and pretty
villages are scattered around
England can lay claim to being
The Cradle of English
Christianity - St Aidan came to
Holy Island in AD635 and English
history was first written by
Bede, at Jarrow. There’s also
Durham, with "the finest Norman
Cathedral in the world".
Lindisfarne is not to be missed,
with its Castle and Priory it is
a Mecca for pilgrims from all
over the World.
The North East
of England has been home to
pioneers across the centuries.
The world’s first public railway
steamed into lifehere and the
Millennium Bridge is one of the
world’s most celebrated pieces
taste of the 'Geordie'
culture which is the
best of British life
here and you can be
guaranteed of a truly
passionate experience in
North East England.
to North East England is
easy. 'Geordieland' is
well situated in a
central location on the
east coast and well
placed for visitors
Europe as well as the
rest of England and
Scotland. We're only 3
hours from London by
train and a mere 40
minutes by air, and less
than 2 hours from
Edinburgh by train. Once
you're here you could be
a million miles away
with golden sand and
quiet country roads
before you, and with our
excellent network of
public transport routes
it's easy to travel from
coast to countryside.
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