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Three Magpies

 

 

 
The Three Magpies, Benton Lane, Longbenton was a 1960's era pub demolished circa 2003, and replaced by modern apartments when when much of the council estate was redeveloped for private housing. It was previously known as The Rocket (the relevance being that George Stephenson lived at Dial Cottage in the nearby village of Killingworth; indeed, Robert Stephenson was even schooled in Longbenton itself) but by the late 80's had developed a very grim reputation that it was never really able to shake off.
 
Source: Rob Ayre
 

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