Serious disturbances broke out at the election at South Shields. A crowd of thousands gathered outside the hotel the Conservative candidate, Mr H.B.
On Shrove Tuesday 1633, ‘an armed and unruly multitude of young men’, numbering ‘forty at the least’, assembled at Ballast Hills in Ouseburn.
On 28 July 1917, up to 100 people assembled in the old Town Hall opposite St Nicholas Cathedral for the first meeting of the local Workers' and Soldiers' Council to discuss the revolutionary moveme
On Saturday 17 March 1660, about five hundred Newcastle keelmen ‘assembled together in a tumultuous manner’, parking their keelboats across the arches of the old Tyne Bridge ‘to stopp the passage o
On 26 June 1740, a crowd of 3,000 angry townspeople, keelmen, iron workers and miners from the nearby collieries attacked and wrecked the Guild Hall in Newcastle.
The late 1960s were an era of student protest across the globe, and Newcastle was no exception. One such instance occurred in response to a visit by Enoch Powell in January 1969.
In May 1832 a major disturbance took place at Friars Goose. As mine workers refused to work underground, forty-two lead miners from Cumberland were brought in.
In October 1909, Chancellor David Lloyd George visited Palace Theatre in Haymarket, Newcastle, presumably in support of his "People's Budget".
The keelmen strike of 1819 was given an extra edge as it occurred shortly after the massacre at 'Peterloo' in Manchester.
During the Anglo-Irish War, units of the Irish Republican Army operated in England, conducting propaganda, fund-raising, gun-running, and sabotage campaigns.