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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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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August 30, 2007 at 12:01 am

Posted in Buildings, Colour, Jarrow


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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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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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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.


Written by curly

August 27, 2007 at 12:01 am

Posted in Beach, Colour, People, Photoshop