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This Is The Land Where The Pharaoh Died

27 September, 2009 | Music News

The rumours were rife about the possible closure of The Egypt Cottage in Newcastle-upon-Tyne but we all hoped it wouldn’t happen. The three gigs we did there in January, April and July 2009 were all excellent and we loved this intimate, unique venue. Another one bites the dust!

Last orders at legendary Egypt Cottage pub
SUNDAY SUN Sunday 27th September 2009 … Coreena Ford

Campaigners fighting to save one of the North’s oldest pubs from demolition have told of their sorrow following the bar’s closure. The Egypt Cottage in Newcastle called last orders for a final time last Sunday, after a valiant battle to remain open amid developers’ plans to demolish the site, together with the neighbouring Tyne Tees TV studio.

The pub has long been associated with The Tube, which was beamed live from Tyne Tees in the 1980s and featured a raft of rock and pop legends, many of whom spent time in the adjoining Egypt Cottage which became dubbed “studio six”. Now, the Sunday Sun understands bulldozers working for owners Buccleuch Property will start levelling the buildings as early as next month.

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