Finding associations to famous people in the North East

Finding associations to famous people

There are so many famous people who were either born in the North East of England or have spent many years of their lives in the region.

To help you find associations to a few of these well-known names, follow this guide put together by The Cairn Group and then begin your star-studded tour by booking one of the premium hotel group’s hotels in Jesmond to be at the centre of the action:

Sir Bobby Charlton

Why is he famous?

  • A member of the England football squad that won the 1966 World Cup.
  • A member of the Manchester United football squad that won three Football League First Divisions.
  • The 1966 Ballon d’Or winner.
  • At the time of his retirement, he held the feat for scoring the most career goals for both England (49 goals) and Manchester United (249 goals).

Where can I find an association?

You would need to travel to Old Trafford in Manchester to find Sir Bobby Charlton’s iconic statue, where he is standing alongside his former teammates George Best and Denis Law. However, Sir Bobby was born in Ashington.

As such, football fans who visit one of Northumberland’s largest towns should take the time to seek out the football pitch on Woodhorn Lane to see some grassroots football being played by Ebac Northern League Division One club Ashington Football Club.

What is the address of this association?

Ashington Community Football Club,

Woodhorn Lane,

Ashington,

Northumberland,

NE63 9FW

Where can I find more information about this association?

http://www.ashingtonafc.com/home

Bryan Robson

Why is he famous?

  • A member of the Manchester United football squad that won three FA Cups as well as a UEFA Cup.
  • The manager of Middlesbrough football club who achieved two promotions to the FA Premier League, as well as three cup finals.

Where can I find an association?

Bryan Robson may have been born in the North-East town of Chester-le-Street, but some of his greatest feats were achieved while he was based at Middlesbrough football club. Football fans should take the time to visit The Riverside Stadium to see the Premier League club in action.

What is the address of this association?

The Riverside Stadium,

Middlesbrough,

TS3 6RS

Where can I find more information about this association?

http://www.mfc.co.uk/club/riverside-stadium/

Rowan Atkinson

Why is he famous?

  • For roles in such TV series as Black Adder and Mr. Bean.
  • For roles in such movies as The Lion King and Johnny English.
  • He won the 1982 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Comedy Performance in the 1981 season.

Where can I find an association?

Rowan Atkinson’s childhood home was on a farm that his father owned in Consett, County Durham. For an exceptional glimpse into the actor’s early life though, head along to the Cathedral Chorister School. The establishment is a part of Durham Cathedral — former Prime Minister Tony Blair also studied there.

What is the address of this association?

The Chorister School,

The College,

Durham,

DH1 3EL

Where can I find more information about this association?

http://www.thechoristerschool.com/

Robson Green

Why is he famous?

  • For roles in such TV series as Soldier Soldier, Wire in the Blood and Grantchester.
  • He won the Top Single & Album award at the 1996 Music Week Awards for Unchained Melody/White Cliffs of Dover, which he performed alongside fellow actor Jerome Flynn.

Where can I find an association?

Robson Green was born in the Northumberland market town of Hexham, before being raised in Dudley — a small mining village in North Tyneside. However, Green’s acting career route began to take shape when he began training at the Live Theatre in Newcastle upon Tyne.

What is the address of this association?

Live Theatre,

Broad Chare,

Quayside,

Newcastle upon Tyne,

NE1 3DQ

Where can I find more information about this association?

http://www.live.org.uk/

Steve Cram

Why is he famous?

  • Silver medal winner at the 1984 Olympic Games.
  • Gold medal winner at the 1983 World Championships.
  • Gold medal winner at the 1982 Commonwealth Games.
  • Double gold medal winner at the 1986 Commonwealth Games.
  • Gold medal winner at the 1982 European Championships.
  • Both a gold medal and bronze medal winner at the 1986 European Championships.
  • He won the 1983 BBC Sports Personality of the Year award.

Where can I find an association?

At only 12 years of age, Steve Cram began his illustrious athletics career with North East club Jarrow & Hebburn AC. The club continues to go strong today, with their athletes regularly found training and competing with others from across the North East at Monkton Stadium.

What is the address of this association?

Monkton Stadium,

Dene Terrace,

Jarrow,

Tyne & Wear,

NE32 5NJ

Where can I find more information about this association?

https://www.jhac.org.uk/

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