South Shields Daily Photo

A collection of images from South Shields and the North of England

Archive for August 2006

Smelly balls!

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Deodorant anyone?

Market stall in South Shields, whatever next will children want to play with?

picture, market stall, South Shields

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August 24, 2006 at 1:55 am

Dark Secrets

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Cafe Nero

Secret conversation over Dark Americano coffee at South Shields latest coffee house, Cafe Nero, in King Street (looks like the walls have ears.)

picture, inside coffe house, cafe nero, King Street, South Shields

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August 23, 2006 at 12:21 am

Spinning a colourful yarn!

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Knit one, purl two.

M&N Wool Shop in the Market Place, South Shields, is run by the very hospitable Jean and her husband John, they have a very varied and colourful stock of wools for all knitters. Sorry, they don’t have a website but you can telephone them (+44 0191 4565217).

picture, hanks of wool, M&N wool shop, Market Place, South Shields

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Written by curly

August 22, 2006 at 12:11 am

Posted in Colour, Fun, Shops, South Shields

Marsden Rattler

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Your coach awaits.

I will return to this theme at a later date.

The Marsden Rattler is a fairly modern public house on Sea Road, South Shields facing the beach and the North Sea, it is noted for it’s two train coaches parked outside serving as a lounge and restaurant. The pub is sited on the former route of the “Marsden Rattler” railway line which was part of the Harton to Whitburn mineral route.

Amazingly I took this shot handheld at night without the aid of a tripod, the Konica Minolta Dimage Z3’s anti-shake mechanism has it’s uses!

picture, the Marsden rattler public house, South Shields

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Written by curly

August 21, 2006 at 1:20 am

Waiting for a train.

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Chichester Metro Station

Early morning commuters waiting to board a Metro train to Newcastle – upon -Tyne. Many people in South Shields commute to one of the larger cities to their jobs from here (Newcastle or Sunderland.) This shot was taken at Chichester Metro Station.

Chichester Metro station, South Shields

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Written by curly

August 20, 2006 at 1:30 am

Tall Ships Race

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Leaving on the high tide.

The Tall Ships visited us last year, I’ve pulled this old image out of the files to depict the ships leaving the harbour of the River Tyne. The old Groyne lighthouse will have seen plenty of these in it’s history.

picture of tall ships, the Groyne, South Shields

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Written by curly

August 19, 2006 at 1:31 am

Mining Disaster

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St. Hilda’s Colliery Memorial

This old pit winding wheel is mounted on land near St. Hilda’s Colliery behind the Market Place, South Shields. 51 lives were lost in a methane explosion on 28th. June 1839, sadly this memorial is very overgrown by shrubbery and is now difficult to find.

picture of St. Hilda's colliery wheel, South Shields

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Written by curly

August 18, 2006 at 12:19 am