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The Blaydon Races

Armstrong's Elswick works are immortalised in the lyrics of famous Geordie song, The Blaydon Races. First sung in 1862, The Blaydon Races is still sung at many a football match today.

1st Lord Armstrong We flew past Armstrong's factory
And up by the Robin Adair
But gannin over the Railway Bridge
The bus wheel flew off there
The lasses lost their crinolenes
And veils that hide their faces
I got two black eyes and a broken nose
In gannin to Blaydon races

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