South Shields Daily Photo

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

Muriel and the mural

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wall mural, south shields

Industrial history illustrated

Way back in 1980 a mural designed by D. Wilkinson was painted by a Youth Enterprise Project team in Commercial Road, South Shields, it is huge and attempts to depict the history of the town from it’s Roman beginnings up to the industrial era of the 1970s, my guess is the mural is around 100 yards long! It is hand painted on a retaining wall of an old railway embankment that used to carry trains into Low Shields station (long since demolished).

It has recently been refurbished for the second time and is once again full of colour.

Camera details: Pentax K100D, 60 mm lens, /350 second, f4.5, iso 200


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Written by curly

March 19, 2009 at 12:01 am

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  1. the amount of times i’ve been in SS and i’ve never seen this mural! that’s shocking :O

    I love the bright contrasts of the blues against the whites and the greys. next time i’m in SS i will definately have to have a real gander!


    March 19, 2009 at 12:38 am

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