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Thread: O/T 5 Things you probably don't know about Newcastle

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    O/T 5 Things you probably don't know about Newcastle

    This may be old but I'd never seen it before, interesting stuff about Newcastle.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6p_tollMiyc

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    Nice one, man...hadn't seen that before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippity View Post
    Nice one, man...hadn't seen that before.
    I hadn't either but it was very interesting and well presented. I knew three and a bit of them, Didn't know about the ceramic Union Flag, and thought Eric Burdon was a great-grandson, but he was great great nephew.

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    i didn't know about eric burden or the ceramic things, or that the words were on that seat/bench

    i definitely knew they sing the wrong words to the blaydon races - it bugs me lol

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    Does anyone know the origin of the name of the Old George? I've tried a few times to find out without success. Most pubs in the U.K. named George are after the Hanovarian Georges but the Newcastle Old George predates the German Georges by over 120 years.

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    I read that King George III was in there during the last Jacobite uprising when they came over the border.Newcastle was a royalist stronghold so he used to have a sup there while planning strategy and it meant he could pop up to see the toon on a Saturday and get his sunday dinner at me Nanna`s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ex_pat_magpie View Post
    Does anyone know the origin of the name of the Old George? I've tried a few times to find out without success. Most pubs in the U.K. named George are after the Hanovarian Georges but the Newcastle Old George predates the German Georges by over 120 years.
    I've just discovered a question and answer page online about the Old George answered by the owner/management so I'm just waiting for a reply.

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    Love this type of thing.

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