Seven things you might not have known about Newcastle and the North East

Here we have seven historic facts about Newcastle and the surrounding area.

Newcastle is famous for a lot of things.

People travel from all over the country to experience our pubs, bars and clubs and Geordies are known to be football mad.

But the city has so much history stretching from before Roman times to 2024.

The North East was an integral hub during the Industrial Revolution thanks to its supply of coal. And let’s not forget, the railway was born here thanks to the work of George and Robert Stephenson in the 1820s and 1830s developing the locomotive in their Newcastle works.

All of this is well-known and documented. But the city still has so much history which is largely unknown to even Geordies themselves.

So, here are seven incredible facts about the city. Hopefully, most of which you didn’t know.

We have facts about executions and the earliest record of football in the region. As well as some World War II and innovation titbits.

Have a read and let us know your thoughts.

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