Newcastle is a large city in northeastern England, roughly 300 miles from London but only 100 miles south of Edinburgh. It is situated on the River Tyne and its people are commonly referred to as Geordies. Newcastle has a long history as a port and shipyard. In the nineteenth century, Newcastle was known not only for its domestic coal exports but also for its railways and engineering. Despite a devastating fire in 1854, Newcastle has excellent examples of Georgian and Victorian architecture, sometimes known as Tyneside Classical.


Latitude: 54.983240994502
Longitude: -1.655158996582

Timeline of Events Associated with Newcastle

Date Event Manage
1 Nov 1819

Simultaneous radical meetings

On 1 November 1819, simultaneous meetings were held, by prior agreement, at Newcastle, Carlisle, Leeds Halifax, Manchester, Bolton, Nottingham, Leicester, Coventry, and elsewhere in England and Scotland.


James Chandler, “On Peterloo, 16 August 1819″