Whilst you would need to travel to Old Trafford in Manchester to find a statue of Sir Bobby Charlton (where he stands alongside former teammates George Best and Denis Law) he was born in Ashington- one of the largest towns in Northumberland. Football fans visiting the town should be sure to head along to the football pitch on Woodhorn Lane to see some grassroots football courtesy of Ebac Northern League Division One club Ashington Football Club (Ashington Community Football Club, Woodhorn Lane, Ashington, Northumberland, NE63 9FW or visit
http://www.ashingtonafc.com/home for further information).
This one might be worth bearing in mind for Father’s Day if your Dad is a fan!
Bryan Robson was born in Chester-le-Street although it was at Middlesbrough, in the North East where Robson achieved some of his greatest feats during his career. Therefore football fans are encouraged to head along to The Riverside Stadium to witness some thrilling Premier League action (The Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough, TS3 6RS or visit http://www.mfc.co.uk/club/riverside-stadium/).
Rowan Atkinson grew up on a farm that his father owned in Consett, County Durham. However for an exceptional glimpse into the actor’s early life you should visit the Cathedral Chorister School— it forms a part of Durham Cathedral and was also the place where former Prime Minister Tony Blair studied (The Chorister School, The College, Durham, DH1 3EL or http://www.thechoristerschool.com/ for details.
Robson was born in the Northumberland market town of Hexham and raised in the North Tyneside small mining village of Dudley.He took his first steps down his acting career route by training at the Live Theatre in Newcastle upon Tyne (Live Theatre, Broad Chare, Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3DQ or visit http://www.live.org.uk/).
Steve Cram started his athletics career with Jarrow & Hebburn AC when he was just 12 years old. The club is still going strong today with their athletes, as well as others from across the North East regularly competing at Monkton Stadium (Monkton Stadium, Dene Terrace, Jarrow, Tyne & Wear, NE32 5NJ or visit