South Shields Daily Photo

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

Archive for October 2006

The miner

with 5 comments

Picture of mining exhibit in South Shields museum

Museum piece

South Shields once had many coal mines dating back to the Templetown mine, others were at Harton, and Westoe, and Boldon. This is an exhibit in South Shields Museum and Art Gallery and shows a hewer working in a typical 36 inch coal seam, which was physically demanding. All of our mines are now closed. There is a great history of the Durham and Northumberland mine fields here.

Map

Advertisements

Written by curly

October 31, 2006 at 12:03 am

Posted in Uncategorized

Arbeia

with 8 comments

picture of reconstructed west gate, Arbeia Roman Fort, South Shields

More Roman History

Arbeia Roman Fort stands on The Lawe, South Shields, there are extensive excavations of the site which housed a garrison of Roman soldiers and granaries to supply Hadrian’s Wall. The fort also has an excellent museum showing many of the artefacts unearthed during the lengthy and ongoing excavations. This is a picture of the reconstructed west gate, there is also a reconstruction of the living quarters of a centurion and the commanding officer.

Map

Written by curly

October 30, 2006 at 1:00 am

Posted in Uncategorized

Sandhaven

with 8 comments

Picture of the harbour, South Shields

The harbour

This is our harbour where the River Tyne flows into the North Sea, the picture shows the Sandhaven Hotel, Sandhaven Beach, the Groyne pier, and “the Conversation Piece” (a public sculpture commonly known as the “weebles”)

Map

Written by curly

October 29, 2006 at 12:41 am

Posted in Uncategorized

Regina

with 3 comments

picture of roman goddess Regina, asda, South Shields

Roman history

This replica of the Roman godess Regina can be found in the corner of the Asda supermarket car park in South Shields. The original Roman artefact found near the site, is now housed in the Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum just a few hundred yards away.

Map.

Written by curly

October 28, 2006 at 12:19 am

Posted in Uncategorized

Crusaders

with 5 comments

picture of Jarrow March Statue, Jarrow

The Jarrow March

It is 70 years since 200 men set off on foot from Jarrow to march to London during the depression years in their quest for jobs. They were led from Jarrow by their Member of Parliament “Red Ellen” Wilkinson, this bronze statue has been erected in Jarrow town centre to commemorate the struggle of their menfolk.

Map

Written by curly

October 27, 2006 at 12:02 am

Posted in Uncategorized

Little ships

with 5 comments

picture of stainless steel ship in Market Dock, South Shields

Market Dock – Captain’s Wharf

This is a work of public art, a collection of stainless steel ships floating in the remains of Brigham and Cowans dry dock. Amazingly this former shipyard had it’s land reclaimed and redeveloped with nice new houses with a riverside view. Click on the map link to see the development.

Map

Written by curly

October 26, 2006 at 12:05 am

Posted in Uncategorized

Flags

with 3 comments

picture of flags in South Shields market

Market standards

You can buy almost anything in South Shields market! As you will see by clicking on the map link, our market is quite big and surrounds the old Town Hall; market days are Monday and Saturday, on Friday there is a flea market.

Map

Written by curly

October 25, 2006 at 12:12 am

Posted in Uncategorized