Some Famous Geordie People (Stephenson, Collingwood, Grey, Burt, Cookson, Milburn, Jack and Bobby Charlton) - & Words to a number of well known Geordie Songs. Just click on the images to read about the people.
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Six hundred years of sweat and toil
In that deep and dark abyss
The entrepreneur has spoken
Blown a tasteless goodbye kiss.
Two hundred men and boys
Crushed and gassed and drowned
New Hartley, 1862
Beneath that cold, cold ground.
At Burradon, 1860
Seventy six were burnt and maimed
They were only slaves and chattels
No need to be ashamed.
No sick pay, no such benefit
No mercy from the rich
Like the Paddies in the famine
Left to die within that ditch.
Families torn asunder
Where the hell was the compassion?
The obligation's null and void.
We'll not forget you Thatcher
And your heartless decimation
Your ultimate achievement
A bitter, divided nation.
Northern coal helped build this country
While the Irish laid the rails
Betrayal comes easier than honour
All that's left are old men's tales.
The above poem was written by John Robinson in memory of the closure of Ellington Colliery.
John has his own website at www.robbiejohnbob.bravehost.com/ for those of you who want to read more of his work.
Its my privilege to display this poem here.
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