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Blaydon Races - Dick Ward (2004)

Blaydon Races - Dick Ward

Blaydon Races is a large-scale painting on canvas located in the precinct of Blaydon shopping centre. This celebratory work depicts the characters from the popular song “The Blaydon Races” by Geordie Ridley and is 12 metres long and 3.6 metres high.

The mural is painted in acrylics and depicts each verse of the song from the start at Balmbra’s music hall in Newcastle, illustrating the lively journey along Scotswood Road, to the arrival at the Blaydon Races.

Popular characters such as Jackie Broon, Coffy Johnny and of course Geordie Ridley himself feature in the painting.

Commissioned by Blaydon Races Festival committee.

Funded by One North East through the
Single Regeneration Budget. 

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