"I have spent as much time under the Tyne Bridge as I have on the bridge.


Back in the day when I was young free and single the quayside was the place to be bars, clubs and restaurants all sitting right under the Tyne Bridge. The most famous being the Tuxedo Princess, a floating night club on the Tyne. It was a special place as age seemed to have no limit everyone was welcome and everyone was there for a good time whether it be for a dance on the revolving dance floor, a catch up with friends or corporate entertaining.


The Tyne Bridge is also infamous for the start of the Great North Run which has been going for coming up to 40 years in 2021. The event has seen many celebrities and the very best in athletics all running alongside thousands and thousands of people all dreaming of passing through the finish line in their best time or in my case just getting through the finish line was an achievement I will never forgot. The crowds lining the Tyne Bridge was overwhelming all cheering you on and all feeling part of the emotional journey.


Crossing the Tyne Bridge always gives a sense of pride of being a Geordie and a feeling of being home."