Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Test Yourself with the Great Geordie Quiz; Are You a Geordie? Why Is It Called a Stottie Cake? We Answer 26 Questions You Might Have Thought of but Never Asked

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Test Yourself with the Great Geordie Quiz; Are You a Geordie? Why Is It Called a Stottie Cake? We Answer 26 Questions You Might Have Thought of but Never Asked

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2 - Which is the tallest building in Newcastle? Vale House in Newcastle, built in 1968, has 28 floors and is 80m or 262ft high. To put it in perspective, the tallest building in England is The Shard in London, at 309m or 1,016ft high.

1 - Why are cows allowed on the Town Moor? It is an ancient right of the Freemen of Newcastle to graze cows on Newcastle's Town Moor, dating to before the Norman Conquest. However it has been tweaked over the years, including the Newcastle upon Tyne Town Moor Act 1988, which states that the Stewards Committee decides the number of cows, not exceeding 800, which may be grazed. Why not go count them? 3 - Is the NE postcode short for Newcastle or North East? It's short for Newcastle. Originally, the NE postcode was for London, and existed from 1858 to 1866 before it was abolished.

4 - Why is the High Level Bridge called the High Level Bridge when it's no higher than the other bridges? At the time it opened in 1849 the bridge was indeed on a different level. Previous bridges had been at a low level, but to avoid steep climbs at either end, a bridge must cross the Tyne gorge much higher. When the need arose for a railway bridge to link the South of England with Newcastle and Edinburgh a high level crossing was a necessity.

5 - How often is the Tyne Bridge painted? The Tyne Bridge was last fully painted in 2000, with some further work done in 2010/11. The main paint job is expected to last around 18 years before it is due to be redone around 2017/18.

The Tyne Bridge was last fully painted in 2000, with some further work done in 2010/11. The main paint job is expected to last around 18 years before it is due to be redone around 2017/18.

6 - Why is Gateshead called Gateshead? It's nothing to do with a gate.

Experts believe the name derives from "goat's headland", as those animals once populated the area where the town is now.

7 - Who is Grainger and why's he got his own town? It's Richard Grainger, a builder and developer who, between 1824 and 1841, built some of Newcastle's finest buildings and streets, including Grainger Market, Theatre Royal, Grey Street, Grainger Street and Clayton Street. The Grainger Town area of the city centre has 450 buildings, 244 of which are listed, including 29 at grade I and 49 grade II*.

6 -Why is Gateshead 9 called Gateshead? Is It's nothing to do with a gate.

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