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

Archive for November 2006

Autumn in the park

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picture of band stand, West Park, South Shields

West Park

Glorious swathe of autumn colours as leaves surround the Edwardian band stand in the West Park, South Shields.

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November 30, 2006 at 6:00 am

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The other pond

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picture of Whitburn village pond, South Tyneside

Whitburn Village

Back in October I posted a picture of the village pond in Cleadon, and mentioned the fact that we only have two village ponds in South Tyneside. This is the other one in Whitburn.

Oddly, I found no ducks at either!

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Written by curly

November 29, 2006 at 1:25 am

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Watching the Tyne go by

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picture of Dolly Peel statue, South Shields

Dolly Peel

This is the statue to commemorate Dolly Peel (1783 – 1857), she stands guard on the old ballast hills on River Drive, South Shields. She was known as a fish wife, but was also a smuggler, poet and story teller and served in the Napoleonic wars. She lived in Shadwell Street in South Shields and on numerous occasions hid her husband from press gangs. She was a great favourite of Robert Ingham, the town’s first MP.
Billy Gofton was the sculpture and the statue was unveiled in 1987.

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Written by curly

November 28, 2006 at 12:05 am

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The train now arriving…………..

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picture of train, South Shields Metro Station

South Shields Metro Station

A rather dismal and damp scene at the Metro Station on Sunday as a few shoppers come to town, they weren’t keen on standing in the rain. I found out yesterday that the day after Thanksgiving in the USA is known as Black Friday, a day when retailers traditionally go into the black (financially). This is because it is a HUGE shopping day, the first shopping day of the Christmas season, I wonder if we should have an “official” first day of the season here?

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Written by curly

November 27, 2006 at 12:01 am

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After the match!

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picture of Curly, South Shields Snooker Centre

Self portrait (ish)

After a long hard week in the Corner Shop, I decided to relax by going to South Shields Snooker Centre to watch my favourite football team (Sunderland) playing an away match at Wolverhampton Wanderers. The match was broadcast live via satellite and quite a few of us were there to generate a little atmosphere. Of course, we enjoyed a few pints of beer as well. My father took the photograph.

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Written by curly

November 26, 2006 at 12:10 am

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Pan the messenger

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picture, detail from South Shields Town Hall

South Shields Town Hall

This statue of Pan (the messenger) stands above his copper domed cupola directly above the Council debating chamber at South Shields Town Hall. Full meetings of South Tyneside District Council take place here every six weeks. We have 54 councillors representing 18 wards across two Parliamentary Constituencies (South Shields and Jarrow.) The chamber is one of the most ornate in the North of England with hand carved oak paneled walls, leather upholstered oak seating, and stained glass windows, and a canopied raised dais for the Mayor, who chairs the meetings.

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Written by curly

November 25, 2006 at 12:10 am

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The Lake

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picture of lake, Hardiwick Hall, Sedgefield, County Durham

A peaceful country park

This is the lake at Hardiwick Hall Country Park just outside of Sedgefield, County Durham. There is a large stately house there and the park is filled with “follies” (fake ruined castles etc.) It’s a great place to take the children, both in summer and winter with lots of adventure trails and playgrounds, there is also good provision of tables and chairs for a picnic.
Less than fourty minutes drive away too!

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Written by curly

November 24, 2006 at 12:03 am

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