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Barclays Bank, South Shields

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Barclays Bank, King Street, South Shields

Victorian architecture

Barclays Bank in King Street, South Shields occupies one corner of what used to be the main traffic junction in the town centre. Now a completely pedestrianised area, this is where we used to have traffic lights, and as I’ve described in a previous post this was the popular spot to arrange to meet your friends in the town;

“Meet you at the lights!”

The bank utilises a building erected in the Victorian era when the town centre began to grow, it is shared with a a law company on the upper floors and is decorated with very ornate ceilings and plaster panels. It is situated at the junction of Ocean Road, King Street, Mile End Road, and Fowler Street.

Camera details; Pentax K100D, lens 30mm, 1/800 second, f11, iso 200



Written by curly

September 5, 2007 at 12:01 am

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  1. A good, solid Victorian building. So typical of a bank. We have a number here like that.


    September 5, 2007 at 8:02 am

  2. My dad was always amused when my mother and her friends would agree to “meet at the bus stop” in town. There are MANY bus stops in Durban, but they all knew which one it was.

    These old buildings are beautiful.


    September 5, 2007 at 10:57 am

  3. Super panoramic view of an impressive building.


    September 5, 2007 at 5:02 pm

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