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Odd tops No. 6

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Kirkpatrick South Shields

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

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Written by curly

July 5, 2008 at 12:01 am

Posted in Buildings, Colour, History, South Shields

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  1. This building is absolutely beautiful, inside and out, and one of the jewels in the crown

    S Wilson

    July 7, 2008 at 10:05 pm


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