The Newcastle / Gateshead Photoblog

After yesterday’s fun in the south, we headed north in the company of the fine locals.


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The ‘Lonnen’?

The 'Lonnen'?

Since I’ve been asked this question a couple of times, I thought it a good idea to explain what a ‘lonnen’ is, and what it’s doing in the title of my blog.

Simply put, the word ‘lonnen’ is contemporary local dialect for ‘lane’. Though you will rarely hear this word actually spoken, it is still a feature in local place names around the north-east.

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