Thursday, 4 February 2010

Garibaldi and Tynemouth

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Guieseppe Gaibaldi (1807-1882 ) was an Italian nationalist and leader in the struggle for Italian national unification. In March 1854, Garibaldi sailed into the River Tyne as master of an American ship the Commonwealth . He stayed at a house in in Huntington Place, Tynemouth where a blue plaque commemorates his stay "while visiting Tynemouth to brief local political and industrial leaders on his plans for a unified Italy".

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