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Song for Anniversary Celebration

Plans are being made to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the famous song The Blaydon Races. The song’s anniversary will be on June 9, 2012, and Newcastle City Council and Gateshead Council are planning a programme of celebrations to mark the date. Schools on both sides of the Tyne will be using the song by Geordie Ridley as part of an education programme that will explore the history, culture and music of Tyneside in 1862. Cllr Gerald Bell, Newcastle City …

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