South Shields Daily Photo

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

Craggy views No. 3

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St. James Park, Newcastle seen from South Shields

St. James Park

This is our third view from Marsden Craggs, South Shields this time looking to the west and across Jarrow and Hebburn towards Newcastle upon Tyne.

It’s probably worthwhile “right clicking” on this and saving it to view in your Windows Pictures and Fax viewer so you can magnify it and have a good look around. You can almost see into the football stadium!

In the bottom left hand corner just above the modern pointed red tiled roofs of Harton Moor estate you will see the slightly darker forms of the old Victorian wards of South Shields District Hospital, just to the right of centre in the foreground are a couple of tall metallic chimneys, these mark the location of the workhouse where the world famous authoress Dame Catherine Cookson worked as a young girl.

In between, and just to the right of the two labels there is a large flat red roofed building, this is the B&Q DIY store in Byker, Newcastle, and just behind it are the tall blocks of flats in Shieldfield.

The red and grey horizontally striped building in the centre is a former Civil Service office in Hebburn which was previously used by the Reyrolle switchgear company.

St. James’ Park is the home of the English Premiership Football club Newcastle United and the 52,000 seater stadium is located on a hill at Leazes Park, Newcastle. Google Earth measurement shows that the straight line distance from Marsden Craggs, where I stood with the camera, to St. James Park is 9.7 miles! The tall block of flats on the extreme left edge of the skyline is located in the Benwell district of Newcastle some 17 miles away from the camera.

Camera details; Pentax K100D, 450mm lens, 1/500 second, f9.5, iso 200


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Written by curly

May 4, 2008 at 12:01 am

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  1. That is one very clear day. Lovely pictures. The view from the top of the Reyrolle building is just as good the other way.


    May 4, 2008 at 10:32 am

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