Posted by: fromonthehill | October 7, 2011

#A history of my world in 100 objects #11

#Angel of the North. We don’t live in north east England, we live in Yorkshire, but the north east has been an important part of our life for over 25 years & the Angel of the North symbolises the north east. It also is a superb piece of art work. Our connection with the north east started with some great holidays in places like Albmouth, Bamburgh & Craster. The awesome beaches & big skies are easy to fall in love with. We stayed in holiday cottages & then caravanned & camped. Still do. The next link is Newcastle Falcons rugby club. We have supported Falcons since the club was established. We watched Jonny Wilkinson as a rooky 18 year old! We try & get up to Kingston Park & support the boys when we can. I suppose there was an inevitability that son & heir would choose the University of Northumbria for his degree course. He is now in his third year & counts Newcastle as one of his homes. Another connection? The Great North Run. For the last four years at least one member of the family has taken part in the fantastic race where over 50,000 people run from Newcastle to South Shields. Nice that the Angel watches over of it all. #Angel of the North.

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