He’s local, he’s a hero, but when did it all start?

He’s local, he’s a hero, but when did it all start?

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Dire Straits star Mark Knopfler in Corbridge, 1988 (Image: Newcastle chronicle)

Doesn’t time fly when you’re enjoying yourself. We’ve been looking back at some of the most important moments in the North East and wondering where the time went.

It might seem like yesterday but the reality is that we’re all getting older. Here is one interesting picture from Mark Knopfler back in 1988 when he was at the top with ‘his’ film Local Hero.

Everyone knows Local Hero by Mark Knopfler is associated with Newcastle United. But were you there at the beginning when the song was new? It was 1983 and Mark was celebrating the success of his film soundtrack for the Local Hero film.

Here is one iconic picture from Mark Knopfler in Corbridge back in 1988.

Dire Straits star Mark Knopfler in Corbridge, 1988.

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