Odd tops No. 6
Kirkpatricks, Ocean Road
The Kirkpatrick pub in Ocean Road, South Shields is perhaps one of our finest buildings, along with the museum and the Town Hall. It occupies the former Marine School founded by Dr. Thomas Winterbottom in 1837, the forerunner of the world renowned Marine College at Westoe. The Kirkpatrick takes it’s name from the bronze statue of John Simpson Kirkpatrick, the South Shields born Aussie war hero, stood outside.
The building is solid, well decorated, with enough Victorian flare from their master masons to attract the attention.
Camera details: Pentax K100D, 35mm lens, 1/60 second, f6.7, iso 200