Interesting facts about the North East
Posted by John K on November 2, 2018, 11:26 am
Mosley Street in Newcastle was the first street in Britain to be lit by electric light Bulbs (1880) and is said to have been the first in the world (1818) to be lit by gas. |
In 1941 the battleship King George V, the flagship of the home fleet, the cruiser Sheffield and the aircraft carrier Victorious took part in the sinking of the Bismarck. They were all built on the river Tyne at Walker.
Zeppelins raided the North East in 1916 and bombs fell as near to Newcastle as Cramlington and Ponteland.