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After the Roman departure from Britain, completed in 410, Newcastle became part of the powerful Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Northumbria, and was known throughout this period as Munucceaster (sometimes modernised as Monkchester).
Newcastle also houses Newcastle University, a member of the Russell Group, as well as Northumbria University.The city developed around the Roman settlement Pons Aelius and was named after the castle built in 1080 by Robert Curthose, William the Conqueror's eldest son.The city grew as an important centre for the wool trade in the 14th century, and later became a major coal mining area.Got an event that's not listed or need to update your events details?Add your Dating event free of charge, using our Promotion Centre.Ditch or Date organise high quality speed dating events within the city of Newcastle and pride ourselves on only using the most stylish and popular city centre venues with their own VIP private spaces along with friendly hosts to really make your night one to remember.
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The first recorded settlement in what is now Newcastle was Pons Aelius ("Hadrian's bridge"), a Roman fort and bridge across the River Tyne.
It was given the family name of the Roman Emperor Hadrian, who founded it in the 2nd century AD.
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