South Shields Daily Photo

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

Archive for June 2007

The Cove

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Childrens play area South Marine Park, South Shields

South Marine Park

One of the first eye catching results of the renovations to South Shields South Marine Park is a new childrens’ play area filled with the latest in challenging and adventurous climbing frames, sand and water. It’s been named “The Cove”. It took only a few days since it was opened for it’s popularity to soar.

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June 30, 2007 at 12:01 am

A wet pink rose

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Rose, South Marine Park, South Shields

South Marine Park

We are rightly proud of our three main sea front parks, the South Marine Park in South Shields is currently undergoing a very expensive and exciting renovation with the aid of cash from the National Lottery Fund. Eventually it will be restored to how it was meant to be when it was first opened in the days of Queen Victoria. I found this specimen in a rose bed near the Ocean Road entrance to the park.

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June 29, 2007 at 12:01 am

Posted in Colour, South Shields

Welcome to South Shields

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Floral display, North Marine Park, South Shields

Northumbria in Bloom

This floral display in the North Marine Park, South Shields is probably related to South Tyneside Council’s decision to enter the Northumbria in Bloom Competition. Despite the poor recent weather we have floral displays, hanging baskets, and flower boxes popping up all over the borough to add a welcome splash of colour.

I’ve published this picture on my other blog and photoshopped it for a little fun, I’m just dying to see who notices and what sort of reaction it gets!

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Written by curly

June 28, 2007 at 12:01 am

Stickman!

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The drummer

The Living Waters Youth Band from Laygate South Shields were one of three bands to entertain the crowds at the Westoe Village fete last Saturday. This young man had a very concentrated look.

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Written by curly

June 27, 2007 at 12:01 am

Burger and b-b-q bar

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Barbecue, Westoe Village fete, South Shields

The rain and the thunderstorm didn’t deter people from queuing up for the barbecue at Westoe Village’s annual fete last Saturday in South Shields, whether the burgers were grilled or steamed is anybody’s guess, but the aroma was certainly inviting!

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June 26, 2007 at 12:01 am

Singing in the rain!

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Harton Harmonisers

The Harton Harmonisers are a female choir who perform in the acapella and barbershop styles, they were on hand to entertain the crowds at Westoe Village’s annual charitable fete in South Shields with a nice medley of Beach Boys classics (despite the rain.)

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Written by curly

June 25, 2007 at 12:01 am

Big hats!

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Westoe Village fete

The annual Westoe Village fete in South Shields on Saturday 23rd. June attracted huge crowds despite taking place in the midst of a thunderstorm. You can read the full story – here.

It’s hard to decide if these two stall holders dressed to protect from the sun or the rain!

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Written by curly

June 24, 2007 at 12:01 am