Who is your Local Hero? Discover which NewcastleGateshead heroes have been honoured with a prestigious bronze plaque along the Quayside.
Nominations for the Local Heroes trail are currently suspended due to the pandemic.
Over thirty of NewcastleGateshead’s most inspiring people from the past 60 years have been honoured with a bronze plaque embedded into the pavement along the NewcastleGateshead Quayside.
These Local Heroes, who were nominated by the general public, include celebrities from film, TV and sport; local authors and musicians as well as those who have contributed to the community through politics, science and business. Follow the NewcastleGateshead walk of fame along the River Tyne to see if you can find Alan Shearer, Ant & Dec or Sir Bobby Robson’s plaques on the Quayside. You will also spot ones to honour Paralympic medallist Stephen Miller, suffragette and socialist Connie Lewcock and founder of The People’s Kitchen, Alison Kay.
Voting takes place each year in February which is followed by a shortlisting process where the nominated heroes are whittled down to the final winners who are awarded a prestigious Local Heroes plaque.
The Local Heroes trail was first opened in March 2014 by the wife of the late Sir Bobby Robson, Lady Elsie Robson.
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