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150th Blaydon Races

The famous Geordie anthem is performed at a special service at St Nicholas Cathedral in Newcastle, before the main event.

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The "Blaydon Races" naming ceremony in pictures

Alan Shearer greets fans at Newcastle Central Station Credit: ITV
Train 91115 arrives at Newcastle Central Station Credit: ITV
Camera crews gather at the stage where the train will be officially named Credit: ITV
Alan Shearer, Ian Mearns MP, and the Mayors of both Newcastle and Gateshead Credit: ITV
Train named the "Blaydon Races" Credit: ITV

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