South Shields Daily Photo

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

Archive for October 2006

Little ships

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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.

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October 26, 2006 at 12:05 am

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Flags

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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.

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October 25, 2006 at 12:12 am

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Make ready to sail

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picture of DFDS ferry on River Tyne

DFDS Ferry

The DFDS ferry, King of Scandinavia, gets ready for a regular cruise to Amsterdam from her berth in North Shields. This roll on-roll off ship carries thousands of tourists and their cars to the continent every year from the International Ferry Terminal opposite the Customs House (see previous post.) As you can see, it was another grey day!

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October 24, 2006 at 12:10 am

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Night at the opera

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picture of the Customs House, South Shields

The Customs House

This old building in the Mill Dam, South Shields, sits on the bank of the River Tyne and was formerly the Customs House used to collect revenues and taxes from the shipping that used the Port of Tyne. It has now been converted to an arts centre where you can enjoy opera, theatre, cinema, live music, art galleries, comedy, pantomines etc.

It is speculated that at the time of the Roman occupation the river had a delta and this second stream ran through the town from here, the Mill Dam, creating an island which the Romans built their fort upon.

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October 23, 2006 at 12:02 am

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Window Triptych

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stained glass window, South Shields museum

Stained Glass

These windows are displayed in South Shields Museum and Art Gallery, sorry about the upward looking view, I was standing on a staircase leading up to them. They were originally installed in two different churches; the two outside panes depict St. Luke (left) and St. John (right) from St. Andrew’s United Reform Church in Hebburn, they were donated to the trustees in 1982, the centre pane is from Holy Trinity Church in Laygate, South Shields and was donated by the Diocese of Durham in 1980.

Neither of the two churches still exist.

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Written by curly

October 22, 2006 at 12:01 am

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