South Shields Daily Photo

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

Old haunts

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Mill Dam, South Shields

The Mill Dam

The Mill Dam, South Shields is now a conservation area, it is one of the oldest surviving parts of the town and the smell of the River Tyne and it’s history is almost embedded in it’s bricks and cobble stones. I think I’ve posted this image in the past, but I’ve revisited it to work on the strong orange/yellow cast of the street lighting, and I think I prefer this more natural appearance.

From the left the Riverside Bar, a disused shop, the Waterfront Bar, and the Flying Angel (Mission to Seamen). I used to love visiting these places on a Sunday evening many years ago for a pint, and very often some free entertainment, a singer, a pianist, an Irish folk band, it was always so varied and popular. Time to return, I think!

I can almost feel a ghostly tar creeping up behind me with a peg leg and a black eye patch…..Aye jim Lad!

Camera details; Pentax K100D, Velbon tripod, 28mm lens, 3 seconds, f13.0 iso 200

Curly will be back at his desk tomorrow.


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Written by curly

September 2, 2008 at 12:01 am

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  1. Curley, I’d love to walk right down that street. It looks inviting at night. You’ve captured a very inviting scene of South Shields here. Kudos,
    Seattle Daily Photo


    September 2, 2008 at 1:35 am

  2. You did a great job with colour tone.


    September 2, 2008 at 3:36 am

  3. lovely!

    S Wilson

    September 2, 2008 at 9:42 pm

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