Vital Football

Latest Newcastle United News

Blaydon Races 150 - Question Time

Blaydon Races 150 - Question Time

In an interview conducted in a secret location:

What is Blaydon Races 150?-

Blaydon Races 150 started out 18 months ago as a campaign group to put pressure on Newcastle and Gateshead Councils to ensure that they provided a proper celebration for the 150th Anniversary of the Geordie Anthem. Now that we are working closely with the Councils we have become proactive in trying to encourage private companies and the General Public to embrace the celebrations.



What do you mean by 'Proper Celebration'? -

We always use this term to describe appropriately scaled content which is relevant to the North East. We want to showcase our rich heritage and culture, which is the equal to any on earth and better than most.

What gave you or whoever, the idea to go ahead with this campaign?-

The initial idea came from a friend of mine Aidan, who I had got back in touch with after many years via Facebook. He was having an on-line rant about it all, and I thought he was spot on...you'll need to ask him what provoked his initial rant though.

Has the campaign got much support?-

The initial meeting we held 18 months ago wasn't exactly a roaring success. Only 3 of us turned up!! But since then our core group has grown to 8 people. We have over 2000 signatures on our petition, 2200+ followers on Twitter and nearing 1000 followers on Facebook. In addition we have had a Parliamentary Petition read out in the House of Commons by Labout MP Chi Onwurah. The media has started taking a lot of interest both locally and nationally.

What can the normal man,woman or child off the street do to help?-

Support the events, come along, enjoy and take pride in the North East culture. We want 9th June to be as significant to Tyneside as St Patrick's Day is to Ireland. There's going to be a big event at the Monument and one at Blaydon on the afternoon of the 9th. Bring the kids along, dress them up, teach them the song, pass on the heritage and insist we repeat this every year!!

Has NUFC given much support to the cause?-

We've had dialogue with the NUFC Foundation and wanted them to have a charity ball. For whatever reason that didn't come off this year. Hopefully we'll be able to persuade them in 2013. On the plus side, it looks like we will have an ex-NUFC legend involved in the celebrations in the week leading up to the 9th, but I'm not allowed to say much about that for a few weeks. Watch this space.

The interview continues.....

Watch this space.



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

Writer:TNMW and Blaydon Races 150
Date:Tuesday April 3 2012
Time: 4:22PM

Comments

0
Its at this time we think of that long hair man on his knees at the foot of his own cross and everything around him looking so bleak , but all we can say is happy easter andy carroll ;)
krafty007
07/04/2012 20:56:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Ingle Talks Brook

Recent Newcastle United Articles

Atsu Confirmed As First Summer Deal

Newcastle eventually confirmed the news that we all knew.

United Pair Miss Out On Crucial Qualifier

Scotland announced their squad for their upcoming World Cup Qualifier against England

Attentions Turn To NUFC Planning

Another training camp in Ireland may be in the works.

Mitrovic Call Up

Aleksandar Mitrovic has been called up by Serbia

Archived TOTT Articles

TOTT articles from

Site Journalists

TNMW
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

How Many Players Do NUFC Need To Survive Next Season?
Suggested By: Talk of the Tyne
None2%
1-31%
4 or 531%
6 or 742%
More than 724%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Newcastle 46 29 7 10 94 45
P Brighton 46 28 9 9 93 34
3 Reading 46 26 7 13 85 4
4 Sheff Wed 46 24 9 13 81 15
5 Huddersfield 46 25 6 15 81 -2
6 Fulham 46 22 14 10 80 28
7 Leeds Utd 46 22 9 15 75 14
8 Norwich 46 20 10 16 70 16
9 Derby County 46 18 13 15 67 4
10 Brentford 46 18 10 18 64 10
11 Preston 46 16 14 16 62 1
12 Cardiff 46 17 11 18 62 -1
13 Aston Villa 46 16 14 16 62 -1
14 Barnsley 46 15 13 18 58 -3
15 Wolves 46 16 10 20 58 -4
16 Ipswich 46 13 16 17 55 -10
17 Bristol City 46 15 9 22 54 -6
18 Q.P.R. 46 15 8 23 53 -14
19 Birmingham 46 13 14 19 53 -19
20 Burton 46 13 13 20 52 -14
21 Forest 46 14 9 23 51 -10
R Blackburn 46 12 15 19 51 -12
R Wigan 46 10 12 24 42 -17
R Rotherham 46 5 8 33 23 -58
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Newcastle United Results (view all)

Newcastle United Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Toon_NoMatterWot118
2.CuckFan76
3.keggy_keagal52
4.PieMag47
5.billybobcat27
6.Mcnamee6720
7.McCreery18
8.Rytoon17
9.Neppos16
10.The Pyrry12
Vital Football Comment