South Shields Daily Photo

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

Archive for August 2007

The Venerable Bede

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The Venerable Bede tile mosaic, Jarrow

Tile mosaic depicting Saint Bede

An artistic depiction of The Venerable Bede found in an underpass beneath Ellison Street in Jarrow, South Tyneside. Bede lived his life just a few hundred yards from this location.

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Written by curly

August 31, 2007 at 12:01 am

Posted in Artworks, Colour, History, Jarrow

The Ben Lomond, Jarrow

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The Ben Lomond public house, Jarrow.

Popular watering hole

The Ben Lomond in Grange Street, Jarrow benefits from this fabulous Victorian architecture, a testament to the town’s workmanship and heritage as a shipbuilding centre in the last century.

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Written by curly

August 30, 2007 at 12:01 am

Posted in Buildings, Colour, Jarrow

“Sanddancers”

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Children on Sandhaven Beach, South Shields

Children on Sandhaven Beach, South Shields

People from South Shields are known as “Sanddancers”, don’t ask me to explain why, there is already enough disagreement on that subject. Perhaps you might want to search the internet for some help.

Anyway, these children seem to be having a merry old dance on Sandhaven’s broad beach in South Shields.

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Written by curly

August 29, 2007 at 12:01 am

The Alum Ale House, South Shields

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The Alum Ale House, South Shields

First port of call

The Alum Ale House is located on the Ferry Landing in South Shields, the site was formerly a chemical works from which the pub derives it’s name. This spot has had a pub there for many, many, years, and in the days of wooden hulled long masted traders, the ale house would likely have been the first port of call for many a tar!

This is a pub which sells a variety of real ales and it has it’s own website too!

The grungy effect was created in Photoshop with a yellow layer, masked and painted on with some odd shaped brushes.

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Written by curly

August 28, 2007 at 12:01 am

Catch the wind

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Flying a kite, Sandhaven Beach, South Shields

Kite flying, Sandhaven Beach, South Shields

Some days it’s good just to catch the wind and fly a kite on the beach, no matter what your age.

I’ve tried to replicate the effect of infra red film with a Photoshop action for this shot.

South Shields Daily Photo is away on holiday again this week but pictures have been loaded in advance for you to enjoy.

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Written by curly

August 27, 2007 at 12:01 am

Posted in Beach, Colour, People, Photoshop

The Viking Shopping Centre, Jarrow

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Viking statue, Viking Centre, Jarrow

“Plum and Duff”

Jarrow in South Tyneside has a very long history indeed, it was one of the first places along the North-East coast of England to have been invaded by the Vikings from Scandinavia (they were beaten back at first) who eventually colonised these parts. Jarrow was also the home of the Venerable Bede the monk famous for his ecclesiastical writings and historical early texts, and of course in the last century Jarrow is famous for it’s “March” to London campaigning for jobs during the Great Depression of the 1930’s, and it is also the location of the Tyne Tunnels linking North and South Tyneside.

Today’s Jarrow has a 1960’s designed shopping mall, The Viking Centre, and these two Viking fellows were erected when the shopping centre opened. They have become almost iconic for Jarrow as images of the marchers from the 1930’s.

We like to call them Plum and Duff in South Shields.

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Written by curly

August 26, 2007 at 12:01 am

Keeping the old girl alive

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Mechanic working on old car in South Shields

The Mechanic

A picture of a craftsman at work.

Taken at Stan’s Autos in Commercial Road, South Shields, as he lovingly tends a very old red Austin, kept by the same owner for many years. We all have a favourite member of the family who we think should go on for ever – don’t we?

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Written by curly

August 25, 2007 at 12:08 am