Portal:North East England
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The North East England Portal
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- Newcastle's Mosley Street was the first in Britain to be lit by electricity.
- The 1971 gangster film Get Carter (starring Michael Caine) was filmed in the North East and features Gateshead's Trinity Square car park.
- In the UK, every packet of Nestlé Rolos is made at Fawdon near Newcastle.
- A total of seven bridges link Newcastle Quayside and Gateshead Quays: Gateshead Millennium Bridge, Tyne Bridge, Swing Bridge, High Level Bridge, Redheugh Bridge, Queen Elizabeth II Metro Bridge and King Edward VII Bridge.
- The design of the Gateshead Millennium Bridge is so energy efficient that it uses just £3.60 of electricity each time it opens.
- "She Loves You" was composed by John Lennon and Paul McCartney in The Imperial Hotel in Jesmond, Newcastle.
- Tyneside playwright Lee Hall first performed the hugely successful Billy Elliot as a reading at Newcastle's Live Theatre.
- Charles Algernon Parsons developed the steam turbine in 1884 in Newcastle. This revolutionised the generation of electricity.
- Newcastle Breweries, famous for its Newcastle Brown Ale, began in 1890, but were acquired in 2008. Brown Ale however, is still produced on Tyneside.
- The Humphry Davy mining lamp was invented in Sunderland.
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