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    This plaque can be found toward the Newcastle railway station end of Grainger Street. Dr. Gibb has been imortalised in Newcastle's folk-elegy: The Blaydon Races:- THE BLAYDON RACES (Part) When we gat the wheel put on away we went agyen, But them that had their noses broke they cam back ower hyem; Sum went to the Dispensary an' uthers to Doctor Gibbs, An' sum sought out the Infirmary to mend their broken ribs. The song was written by a local mining/engineering worker called George Ridley who took to songwriting and performing following a serious industrial accident that left him unfit for manual work. Other surviving songs by him include: Blaydon Races - to the air Brighton Cushie Butterfield – to the air Polly Perkins The Bobby Cure – to the air The Cure Johnny Luik-Up – to the air Sally Come Up The Stephenson Monument – to the air John Barleycorn Teasdale Wilson, The City Champion – to the air The Happiest Man Alive The Sheels Lass For Me – to the air The Whole Hog Or None Chambers – to the air The Whole Hog Or None Joey Jones George Ridley 1835-1864.
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    Link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/8521690@N02/12908897045/
    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 6 years, 2 months ago
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