New York-Moscow-Washington-Newcastle

Northumberland_coa.jpgIt’s a minor miracle of a co-incidence, that two major cities of the USA, one the capital, AND the capital of Russia and the former USSR are all very close to Newcastle, the former “capital” of Northumberland, and are actually only about 20 miles apart!!!
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Here’s how:

New York, North Tyneside

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Moscow, Cumbria (just left Northumberland for Alston)

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Washington, UK

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What does it all mean?

Nothing really. There are a lot more weird sounding places in Northumberland, the place where I grew up. Maybe I’ll compile a list. Well here’s a start:

Wideopen

Pity Me (over the water)

Bloody Bush Edge

Ulgham (pronounced Uffum)

Cambois (pronounced Cammas)

Newcastle Upon Tyne (pronounced The Toon)

Alnwick (pronounced Anick)

By Strangely

Founding member of the band Crawling Chaos from the North-East of England