Click on the headings below for information on the various topics. Visit Links via Home page for lots more information about the local villages - Swalwell, High Spen, Rowland Gill, Dunston and more. Also visit the Home page to access information on our dialect, songwriters and local song CDs. Photo right - old Blaydon, with thanks to ISeeGateshead on-line archive, and below, Joseph Cowen's famous Lily brick.
The Blaydon Races
Canny Old Blaydon
Crowley's Crew, Winlaton
Joseph Cowen (father and son)
The Cowen Brick
The Spike - Blaydon Haughs
Memories of The Spike and Old Blaydon - two poems by Dora Kirvan
Memories by Edith Robson - The Spike, childhood and work
The Spike Castle - Turret Place
Blaydon Railway History
Summerhouse Hill aka The Summerhill
Path Head Watermill
The Lead Road
Axwell Hall - The Bad Lads School
Blaydon and Winlaton 2012
Here is a You Tube link to The Blaydon Races anthem (the song and the story in pictures too) - just click on the text below to go to the link.
Blaydon Races - the story in song and photos - by The Blaydon Aces.
Updated 5th August 2015
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