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Why Aye!

I’m in Newcastle Upon Tyne.

I met this chap near the station yesterday.

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This is Charles Grey, the second Earl Grey, author of the 1832 Great Reform Act.

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The statue is by Edward Hodges Bailey who was also responsible for a statue in Trafalgar Square London.

The plinth carries this wording:

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A rather fine Rolex adorns the corner of Grey Street:

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And this is the music shop where Mark Knopfler bought his first guitar:

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  1. I hope you’re down there looking for a couple of gigs…it’s been a long time since I played in Newcastle.

  2. All those words about Earl Grey and nothing about his tea?

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