It comes a s a surprise to many to find out that I’m a Geordie Lass currently living exile in Scotland!!
Born and bred in Blaydon, I just couldn’t let the 150th anniversary of the Blaydon Races go by without a mention.
The song itself “The Blaydon Races” is the adopted anthem of the North East and of local football club Newcastle United; sung brilliantly here by local celebrities Jimmy Nail, Tim Healy and Kevin Whatley in aid of the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.
Having signed the petition eons ago in support of a great celebration to mark such an auspicious event, I have been greatly pleased to see it rollercoast and evolve. Good luck to all who are running today and hope the weather’s not too unkind to you!!
And when the dust settles, you’ve got the Olympic Torch passing through next week too!!
Ahh nostalgia …. I’m only sorry that I can’t be there to celebrate this year!
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