List of interesting things to do in Hebburn pre - match

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List of interesting things to do in Hebburn pre - match

Post by jarramel » Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:43 pm

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Re: List of interesting things to do in Hebburn pre - match

Post by MaddosMilkman » Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:47 pm

Let the tyres down on the Hebburn players cars?

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Post by BUSHEAD » Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:49 pm

Go visit the various streets of bbc comedy "Hebburn" . Then think back to when "Harry" was filmed in Darlington.

Hebburns food hut is splendid BTW.
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Post by darlo reborn » Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:07 pm

my wife was a film extra in harry appeared in two episodes one with our dog

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Post by TKOA » Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:09 pm

Jarramel, Which metro stop is nearest to the ground? Do you know if there's any decent pubs nearby? Cheers

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Post by DarloBear » Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:22 pm

TKOA wrote:Jarramel, Which metro stop is nearest to the ground? Do you know if there's any decent pubs nearby? Cheers
The Hebburn metro station is about 10 minutes walk from the ground.

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Post by TKOA » Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:23 pm

Cheers Darlobear!

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Post by jarramel » Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:23 pm

TKOA wrote:Jarramel, Which metro stop is nearest to the ground? Do you know if there's any decent pubs nearby? Cheers
Hebburn is the nearest metro.
The easiest decent pub to find would be the longship.
Cross the bridge over the metro lines, follow road to the second set of traffic lights past shopping centre , turn left at the traffic lights and follow road straight down.
Or if your feeling adventurous turn right at lights and go for a drink in the slaughterhouse called the roadhouse (not advised btw).
If your a clubman the iona is next to the library in the shopping centre.
Or the bendtnick (orange club) is on Albert road but i think you have to be a member.

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Post by TKOA » Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:43 pm

Cheers, the longship sounds like a great shout!

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Re: List of interesting things to do in Hebburn pre - match

Post by Bogratsteve » Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:47 pm

History

It is thought that the name Hebburn may be derived from the Old English terms, heah meaning "high", and byrgen meaning a "burial mound", though it could also mean the high place beside the water. The first record of Hebburn mentions a settlement of fishermen's huts in the 8th century, which were burned by the Vikings.
Local legend claims that, until recently, a preserved longship lay embedded on the south bank of the Tyne at Hebburn. The object, visible at low tide, was however the remains of an old wooden "coal lighter". A genuine longship would likely have been salvaged by a historical society, or have had a protection order placed upon it.
In the 14th century the landscape was dominated by a peel tower. A 4'6" (140 cm) tall wall, a portion of which still remains at St. John's Church, could also be seen. The Lordship of the Manor of Hebburn passed through the hands of a number of families during the Middle Ages, including the Hodgsons of Hebburn (James 1974, Hodgson).

Hebburn today

Hebburn Town F.C. and Hebburn Reyrolle F.C. are the town's local non-league football teams. Hebburn Argyle, which existed in the early 1900s, is now defunct.
Athletics is also catered for at Monkton Stadium, home of Jarrow and Hebburn AC, where Brendan Foster, Steve Cram and David Sharpe are famous past runners.
The Parachute Regiment 4th Para Reserves have a detachment based in Hebburn.
Hebburn has an ecology centre powered by wind turbines.
It is the location of a shipyard, operated by A&P Group.

At least you know where the pub got its name from

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Post by jarramel » Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:53 pm

Lol monkton is part of Jarrow located just off York Avenue, i used to work near the eco centre and next to A & P.

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Post by ron-harbertson-hero » Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:53 pm

Culture at last on Uncovered.Brilliant!

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Post by TKOA » Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:56 pm

Thank you to Bogratsteve. Like most other people, I won't set foot inside a drinking establishment until I find out the history behind it's name.

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Re: List of interesting things to do in Hebburn pre - match

Post by Bogratsteve » Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:09 pm

lol TKOA just trying to find something interesting about the place, very hard . Enjoy the day!

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