UK time is: 17:18:08
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

A Geordie Institution. Blaydon Races 150.



Does this sound familiar?

Aw went to Blaydon Races, 'twas on the ninth of Joon,

Eiteen hundred an' sixty-two, on a summer's efternoon;

w tyuk the 'bus frae Balmbra's, an' she wis heavy laden,

way we went alang Collingwood Street, that's on the road to Blaydon.

(chorus)

Ah me lads, ye shud only seen us gannin',

We pass'd the foaks upon the road just as they wor stannin';

Thor wes lots o' lads an' lasses there, all wi' smiling faces,

Gawn alang the Scotswood Road, to see the Blaydon Races.

and the song continues....

A familiar chant at Newcastle United games and rightly so because it's part of our traditions in this part of the world but how many of you realised that this year was the 150th Anniversary of the aforementioned song?

Probably not that many due to various reasons in life but there are a collection of people who know more on this subject who have gathered to get the occasion noticed. Over the next few weeks we will be running a series of articles to get an inside to what's going on and how it's come about.

Hopefully by the end of it,we'll know a bit more about a day which may yet go down as a Geordie bank holiday. 9th June.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: TNMW Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday March 26 2012

Time: 2:37PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Newcastle United Articles

NUFC v QPR Match Preview and Thread (Saturday November 22 2014)

Campbell Joins Hartlepool (Friday November 21 2014)

Another Youngster Joins The Squad (Friday November 21 2014)

Draw Completes The Dreaded Outcome (Thursday November 20 2014)

Lost In Translation (Wednesday November 19 2014)

Gutierrez Joins The PR Campaign (Sunday November 16 2014)

NUFC International Round Up (Sunday November 16 2014)

Former Idols Wont Be Re-Joining NUFC. (Sunday November 16 2014)

Santon Return Imminent (Sunday November 16 2014)

Archived Newcastle United Articles

List All TOTT Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. PieMag 236
2. BLACKBOB 27 232
3. OldLeazes 206
4. Toon_NoMatterWot 192
5. officemonkey 142
6. thecorner 102
7. McCreery 86
8. Odin 82
9. carlosvendetta 71
10. Rytoon 62

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
2. Southampton 11 8 1 2 18 25
3. Man City 12 7 3 2 11 24
4. Man Utd 12 5 4 3 4 19
5. Newcastle 12 5 4 3 -1 19
6. West Ham 12 5 3 4 4 18
7. Swansea 12 5 3 4 3 18
8. Arsenal 12 4 5 3 5 17

Breaking League News

Morgan & Schmeichel On Sunderland Draw
Leicester City : 24/11/2014 17:17:00
Chelsea`s Best Ever Start
Chelsea : 24/11/2014 17:15:00
Stoke : 24/11/2014 17:12:00
Pearson - The Results Will Come
Leicester City : 24/11/2014 17:10:00
Kalas Coming Back but Heading Elsewhere?
Chelsea : 24/11/2014 17:07:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Where do you think NUFC will finish this season?
Suggested By:  Talk of the Tyne
Top 5%
Top 4 3%
Europa league places 17%
Mid table 46%
Relegated 29%