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This is for all those who appreciate the being brought up in the Gateshead and all the amazing sights and experiences that went with it. You know you were brought up in Gateshead if....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You had a pair of Eclipse jeans from Geordie Jeans.

 

You remember being able to go to the top of monument.

 

You remember when the Quayside was horrible.

 

You remember taking the piss out of your mates if they were wearing dodgy gear with the line “Did you get that down the Quay”.

 

You were born in QE hospital.

 

You remember when you could go on a ride at the Moor for 50p.

 

You were excited about the Moor.

 

You remember when a guy was able to sell 5 lighters for a pound outside Eldon Square.

 

You crowded round your mates Chronicle ‘Gutted’ when Andy Cole was sold to Man United.

 

You remember when Charva’s where called Trevor’s and Sharon’s.

 

You used to pray to god your Mother would not be spotted with a Netto bag.

 

You used to go on family days out to Saltwell Park – Big fucking deal!

 

Going to pets corner was like going on a safari.

 

You started drinking in pubs at 15, you never looked back.

 

You went down the coast everyday in the summer holidays.

 

You used to jump off the shit excuse for a pier at Cullercoats.

 

You remember when hopping the Metro was easy.

 

You remember when the High Level bridge was unwrapped.

 

You remember when St James was a total shit hole.

 

You had a pair of British Knights or LA Gear.

 

You went through a strage period of calling your Mam, Ma & your Dad, Da!?!

 

You remember when there was not a Gregg's on every fucking street.

 

You don't call old eldon square, old eldon square. You call it Hippy Green.

 

Your family use to think you were gay because you went to Rockshotts.

 

You don't remember what was there, before The Centre of Life.

 

You KNOW stotties are the best bread in the word.

 

You know the Grove is not in Byker.

 

You fake laugh when Southerners say "Spuggie Man!" thinking they are being original.

 

You lined the streets when Newcastle LOST the FA Cup finals.

 

You go away for a while and when you cross over the Tyne and see the Tyne bridge you feel all nostalgic.

 

You understand words like Shan, Lajful, Raji and Doylem.

 

You worked at or knew someone that worked at either The Inland Revenue in Longbenton,National Rail Enquiries or Orange at the Silverlink.

 

You won't travel on the dodgy Metro line. Wallsend, Meadow Well, Percy Main.

 

You heard rumours about someone going down the Tornado at wet and wild head first.

 

You went round the Lazy River at wet and wild and your inflatable ring got carried outside in the middle of fucking winter.

 

You remember when Charva's had sensible names like Micky, Wayne or Nicola. Not Mason, Shania or Keegan.

 

Going to Fenwicks and not going to the third floor, was like going to a Chinese and ordering an omlette.

 

You know the Metro Centre is NOT a tourist attraction ENGLISH TOURISTS: THE METRO CENTRE HAS THE SAME SHOPS AS YOUR OWN INDOOR SHOPPING CENTRES AND THE SAME SHOPS AS YOUR HIGH STREET.

 

You don't give a flying fuck about that Multi Story Carpark that was in 'Get Carter'. Knock the bastard down it's and eyesore. No-one even parks there!?!?!

 

You have driven past the Civic Centre on a Saturday and the women of your family have gone. ' There's a wedding on'. Followed by 'Ah! thats nice'.......the blokes don't give a shit.

 

you are a bairn.not a child

 

You went down Saltwell Park to get conkers, but some one had beaten you too it. I am sure some kids camped out like it was a fucking Next sale!

 

You watched a pantomime with Brendan Fucking Healy in it, usually at that Theatre on Westgate Road. Because the Theatre Royal got real stars - like Bobby Davro.

 

You met Mike Neville.

 

You had and possibly still do have a crush on Wendy Gibson.

 

You remember reading about some bloke in the Ronnie-Gill who had got a Tattoo of Kevin Keegan or Andy Cole the day before they fucked off.

 

You were impressed by the shite Rollercoaster at Metro-land.

 

If you where naughty you never got threatened with a smack. You got threatened with a Braying - "If you run out in the road i am going to bray you".

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You had and possibly still do have a crush on Wendy Gibson.

 

Too right - I got to give her a kiss on St. Mary's lighthouse in between her reports.

(and before anyone says anything - it was a peck on the cheek)

 

I was about 11 at the time and she give me the horn big style.

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You had and possibly still do have a crush on Wendy Gibson.

 

Too right - I got to give her a kiss on St. Mary's lighthouse in between her reports.

(and before anyone says anything - it was a peck on the cheek)

 

I was about 11 at the time and she give me the horn big style.

 

Who is she?

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Is that the one Beardsley was having an affair with, or was it Kathy Seeker?

 

Either way slim pickings!

Kathy Secker. Allegedly.

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Is that the one Beardsley was having an affair with, or was it Kathy Seeker?

 

Either way slim pickings!

Kathy Secker. Defo.

 

FYP

You didn't even know which local celeb it was dipshit :mellow:

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Is that the one Beardsley was having an affair with, or was it Kathy Seeker?

 

Either way slim pickings!

Kathy Secker. Defo.

 

FYP

 

Far from clear tbh. To this day Pedro maintains that it was a case of mistaken identity and points the finger at a bald mental defective who was seen walking around in a pair of Peter Beardsley monogram tracksuit bottoms.

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Is that the one Beardsley was having an affair with, or was it Kathy Seeker?

 

Either way slim pickings!

Kathy Secker. Defo.

 

FYP

 

Far from clear tbh. To this day Pedro maintains that it was a case of mistaken identity and points the finger at a bald mental defective who was seen walking around in a pair of Peter Beardsley monogram tracksuit bottoms.

Something to tell your mates about like.

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Is that the one Beardsley was having an affair with, or was it Kathy Seeker?

 

Either way slim pickings!

Kathy Secker. Defo.

 

FYP

 

Far from clear tbh. To this day Pedro maintains that it was a case of mistaken identity and points the finger at a bald mental defective who was seen walking around in a pair of Peter Beardsley monogram tracksuit bottoms.

Something to tell your mates about like.

 

 

Could have been anyone's those tbf.

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Is that the one Beardsley was having an affair with, or was it Kathy Seeker?

 

Either way slim pickings!

Kathy Secker. Defo.

 

FYP

 

Far from clear tbh. To this day Pedro maintains that it was a case of mistaken identity and points the finger at a bald mental defective who was seen walking around in a pair of Peter Beardsley monogram tracksuit bottoms.

Something to tell your mates about like.

 

 

Could have been anyone's those tbf.

That's what she said.

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I can relate to most of them, and I'm not from Gateshead.

 

You had a pair of Eclipse jeans from Geordie Jeans.

Aye

 

You remember being able to go to the top of monument.

Aye

 

You remember when the Quayside was horrible.

Aye

 

You remember taking the piss out of your mates if they were wearing dodgy gear with the line “Did you get that down the Quay”.

Along those lines

 

You were born in QE hospital.

Na, the Princess Mary in Jesmond (Closed down now)

 

You remember when you could go on a ride at the Moor for 50p.

Aye

 

You were excited about the Moor.

Aye

 

You remember when a guy was able to sell 5 lighters for a pound outside Eldon Square.

Aye

 

You crowded round your mates Chronicle ‘Gutted’ when Andy Cole was sold to Man United.

Well, I was gutted anyway

 

You remember when Charva’s where called Trevor’s and Sharon’s.

I don't remember them being called that - must've been a south of the river thing

 

You used to pray to god your Mother would not be spotted with a Netto bag.

Aye - not much danger though as there were other (better) shops nearer

 

You used to go on family days out to Saltwell Park – Big fucking deal!

Jesmond Dene

 

Going to pets corner was like going on a safari.

Aye - the Pets Corner in Jesmond Dene

 

You started drinking in pubs at 15, you never looked back.

Wasn't drinking in pubs back then, drinking cans though

 

You went down the coast everyday in the summer holidays.

The Coast, The Town, Heaton Park

 

You used to jump off the shit excuse for a pier at Cullercoats.

Na

 

You remember when hopping the Metro was easy.

Aye

 

You remember when the High Level bridge was unwrapped.

Howay, it wasn't that long ago

 

You remember when St James was a total shit hole.

Aye - the NEI scoreboard - fun when the Mackems lost, their score preceeded by 'Mackem Misery'

 

You had a pair of British Knights or LA Gear.

Both!

 

You went through a strage period of calling your Mam, Ma & your Dad, Da!?!

Aye

 

You remember when there was not a Gregg's on every fucking street.

Aye

 

You don't call old eldon square, old eldon square. You call it Hippy Green.

Na, I call it Old Eldon Square

 

Your family use to think you were gay because you went to Rockshotts.

Never went -The Charvers used to play their Rockshots tapes in Art lessons though

 

You don't remember what was there, before The Centre of Life.

Marlborough Cresent Bus Station

 

You KNOW stotties are the best bread in the word.

Aye

 

You know the Grove is not in Byker.

Aye

 

You fake laugh when Southerners say "Spuggie Man!" thinking they are being original.

Aye

 

You lined the streets when Newcastle LOST the FA Cup finals.

I was at Wembley

 

You go away for a while and when you cross over the Tyne and see the Tyne bridge you feel all nostalgic.

Aye

 

You understand words like Shan, Lajful, Raji and Doylem.

Aye

 

You worked at or knew someone that worked at either The Inland Revenue in Longbenton,National Rail Enquiries or Orange at the Silverlink.

My auntie works at the Inland Revenue, I used to work for Orange at the Silverlink

 

You won't travel on the dodgy Metro line. Wallsend, Meadow Well, Percy Main.

That's the line I use, usually only as far as Chilly Road though - hardly ever use that other line into 'the deep south'

 

You heard rumours about someone going down the Tornado at wet and wild head first.

Aye

 

You went round the Lazy River at wet and wild and your inflatable ring got carried outside in the middle of fucking winter.

Na

 

You remember when Charva's had sensible names like Micky, Wayne or Nicola. Not Mason, Shania or Keegan.

Aye

 

Going to Fenwicks and not going to the third floor, was like going to a Chinese and ordering an omlette.

DEFINITELY!

 

You know the Metro Centre is NOT a tourist attraction ENGLISH TOURISTS: THE METRO CENTRE HAS THE SAME SHOPS AS YOUR OWN INDOOR SHOPPING CENTRES AND THE SAME SHOPS AS YOUR HIGH STREET.

Aye, and Newcastle City Centre - easier to get to and 100x better

 

You don't give a flying fuck about that Multi Story Carpark that was in 'Get Carter'. Knock the bastard down it's and eyesore. No-one even parks there!?!?!

Can't say I'm that arsed about it like

 

You have driven past the Civic Centre on a Saturday and the women of your family have gone. ' There's a wedding on'. Followed by 'Ah! thats nice'.......the blokes don't give a shit.

Going to town on the Number 1 as a bairn with me Mam, she used to say that all the time

 

you are a bairn.not a child

Aye

 

You went down Saltwell Park to get conkers, but some one had beaten you too it. I am sure some kids camped out like it was a fucking Next sale!

It was like that in Heaton Park

 

You watched a pantomime with Brendan Fucking Healy in it, usually at that Theatre on Westgate Road. Because the Theatre Royal got real stars - like Bobby Davro.

Aye

 

You met Mike Neville.

No

 

You had and possibly still do have a crush on Wendy Gibson.

Definitely not these days

 

You remember reading about some bloke in the Ronnie-Gill who had got a Tattoo of Kevin Keegan or Andy Cole the day before they fucked off.

The Chronicle's purpose is for stuff like that

 

You were impressed by the shite Rollercoaster at Metro-land.

Aye

 

If you where naughty you never got threatened with a smack. You got threatened with a Braying - "If you run out in the road i am going to bray you".

Aye, from me dad. It was always an idle threat though

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