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The River Tyne

For centuries the River Tyne has been the life blood of South Shields, our history tells us that a “Shiel” was the name given by Saxon people to describe a line of huts or dwellings alongside a river. Having settled next to the Tyne it became an important conduit for trade before and after the arrival of the Romans and the Vikings. Virtually all of the commodities that we needed to survive were brought by boat to and from the river, our biggest export fro many years was coal, but now it is probably Nissan cars.

This montage shows in the background the “high light” in North Shields, a Victorian landmark used as a navigation aid by ships entering the harbour. At top right tourists take a river cruise out to the piers before returning to Newcastle, enjoying lunch and drinks along the way. Centre right is the lifeboat stationed at Tynemouth, and bottom right is the Valetta registered City of Nordic – all of the pictures were taken from South Shields.

The montage was made in Photoshop using a .psd template given away free as part of a set in a magazine!

Little point in trying to give you any camera details or a map link today.

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Written by curly

July 2, 2008 at 12:01 am

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