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Big boys toys

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Danger: demolition crew at work

We men still have this problem of hanging on to our boyhood, and it encompasses all of the big boys toys, giant Tonka Toys working here to pull apart some old offices in Hill Street, South Shields. This area alongside the River Tyne is being prepared for wholesale long term regeneration promising new housing, hotels, restaurants, leisure facilities and a gamut of other features.

But there is a brutal beauty in watching the twisting, twirling, revolving, robotic arm and grab of the JCB tearing buildings apart, I think every young lad must have dreamed of operating these monsters!

Camera details; Pentax K100D, 32mm. lens, 1/1000 second, f8, iso 200


Written by curly

August 21, 2007 at 12:01 am

Posted in Colour, South Shields

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  1. looks like a scene from transformer.


    August 21, 2007 at 6:58 am

  2. It’s 30-40 yrs since my wife of I visited Tyneside…I suppose we should re-visit soon to see the changes.


    August 21, 2007 at 11:20 am

  3. That’s not the SFC stadium ? by any chance curly ;o]


    August 21, 2007 at 2:40 pm

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