Robert Stirling Blue Plaque

Our second blue plaque was erected to Robert Stirling Newall and was unveiled by the Deputy Mayor of Gateshead, Councillor Jill Green on Saturday 21 April 2018.

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Thomas Wilson was commemorated on our first blue plaque which was unveiled by the Mayor of Gateshead Councillor Allison Thompson on Thursday 30 March 2017 and is located on The Bank, Low Fell.

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Our next Blue Plaque, commemorating the achievements of the Gateshead athlete Joseph Stephenson Ridley, is due to be unveiled at Gateshead Stadium in the next few months.

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On Saturday 15 August 2020 our latest book “Celebrating Gateshead” was published by Amberley Publishing.  With a foreword by John Grundy this book takes a deeper look into the town’s past and present and focuses on important events that have taken place, as well as other lesser-known subjects. Using eight themes the book explores achievements,…

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