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In Northern England:

  • 22nd April, 1986: first preview opening of the Metro Centre shopping complex near Dunston.
  • July 1986: production of the Bluebird car begins at the new Nissan factory in Sunderland.
  • 8th Sept 1986: official opening of the Nissan car factory by Margaret Thatcher
  • November 1986: Durham Cathedral & Castle designated a World Heritage Site
  • 1986: Beamish is named British Museum of the Year
from Newcastle libraries (flickr)
Newcastle Utd vs Norwich City, St James Park, 1986

Pinned by Simon Cotterill
from Newcastle libraries (flickr)
062541:Westgate Hill Primary School Westgate Road Fenham City Engineers 1986

Pinned by Simon Cotterill
from Youtube (youtube)
Spanish City. Whitley Bay. Circa 1986.

Pinned by Simon Cotterill
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That Was the Year That Was - 1986

Pinned by Peter Smith
Metro Centre
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Metro Centre
- Overview About the Metro Centre Map Street View The intu Metrocentre (Mentro Centre) is a large shopping centre in Dunston, Gateshead. It was developed by Sir John hall and his ...


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