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South Shields Town Hall

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South Shields Town Hall

The Forecourt

I still regard South Shields Town Hall as one of the finest, magnificent, public buildings in the north of England, for it’s architectural merits and it’s relatively ornate interior. This is the forecourt, which has seen many changes over the years.

The statue of Queen Victoria with two of her “nymph” attendants was an original feature before being moved to a public garden at Chichester some fifty or so years ago. She later returned after being cleaned and restored, the rest of the nymphs known locally as the “tittie lizzies” are gracing a terrace in the South Marine Park, which is also being restored to it’s Victorian splendour as I type.

Camera details: Pentax K100D, 28mm lens, 1/90 second, f13, iso 200


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Written by curly

September 12, 2008 at 12:01 am

Posted in Buildings, Colour, History, South Shields

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  1. Ah, Victoria Regina. Everyone’s favorite 19th century queen. Actually, Queen Victoria holds a special place in our family. My great-great grandfather was a valet in her household and my great-great-grandmother was one of her seamstresses. Beyond that, I’d have to ask my aunt for further information about this regal connection.

    Great photo, by the way!


    September 12, 2008 at 4:04 am

  2. Magnificent – a testament to our proud heritage

    S Wilson

    September 14, 2008 at 11:53 am

  3. would love to be a fly on the wall in there


    September 17, 2008 at 7:33 pm

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