South Shields Daily Photo

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

Odd Tops No. 11

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The Parlour, King Street, South Shields

The Parlour

Another in the series of “Odd Tops”, the architectural beauties that are found above shop level.

This picture was taken in King Street, South Shields and is of a beauty parlour, which locals will probably remember was formerly “Mr. Derek’s”.

The great thing about looking up in King Street and Ocean Road is that you can see and imagine how the town centre developed and grew away in a long line from the Market Square. Many of the older buildings have the foundation dates inscribed high above, and it is evident that our town centre grew towards the beach and the North Sea in just a few short years!

Camera details: Pentax K100D, 46 mm lens, 1/350 second, f8, iso 200


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Written by curly

May 10, 2009 at 12:01 am

Posted in Buildings, Colour, History, South Shields

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  1. I always try to look up wherever I go as you can miss some wonderful architecture if you don’t.

    Also you do get more of a sense of the origins of a place rather than from the anonymous shop fronts which are all pretty much all the same these days.


    May 10, 2009 at 3:38 pm

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