NZ1763 : Memorial to the Blaydon Raaces

taken 20 days ago, near to Blaydon, Gateshead, Great Britain

Memorial to the Blaydon Raaces
Memorial to the Blaydon Raaces
The plaque on this short length of wall was erected by the Winlaton Local History Society and commemorates the Blaydon Races, immortalised in a song of the same title. The plaque reads:

Blaydon Races
Official racing started in 1861 on Blaydon island which lay North of here. The song was written in 1862. From 1887 to 1914 the race course was on Stella Haugh, the site of the former Power station.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 27 September, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 28 September, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Primary Subject of Photo
Memorial 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 1763 6385 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:58.1378N 1:43.5689W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 17621 63840
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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