South Shields shoe tree
“The Dragon”, Bents Park Road
We always seemed to have a shoe tree (which does not look like this) in South Shields, on the corner of the South Marine Park adjacent/opposite to The Marine public house. However, since the South Marine Park has been undergoing restoration that particular tree now looks….well…just like a tree really.
No, a real “shoe tree” grows fruit in all weathers and seasons irrespective of the sports being played around about it, and when the shoes become old, worn, holed, or just out of fashion and too darned smelly, they grow on the tree, until it is bursting with fruit.
This new tree on Bents Park Road is on “the Dragon” a public sports field where soccer and cricket is played, and it is also a meeting point for those leaving after the Great North Run each year, therefore, I think this tree will prosper!
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