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Saturday Sanddancer Scene #36

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lidl friend

Lidl friend

Hi and welcome to the latest publication of our series of pictures made or created by the members of Curly’s Cornershop Message Board, the most active forum on Tyneside with over 241000 posts!

Today’s winner of my photography challenge comes from South Shields woman “Stottiecake” who produced this colourful and creative picture following her shopping experience in South Shields, she told me:

I was thrilled that you picked mine this month and it seems very unfair to the rest of your customers who sent in splendid work.

I had been out shopping in Boldon Lane that morning and had unpacked my bags at the kitchen table.  I was alone, pottering about making lunch and with it being a fine day my sunglasses were nearby so I tried them on the pineapple just for my own amusement.  I was amused too!  I thought of Curly’s Shop and put a black handtowel on the table, lying the fruit down, back on with the sunglasses, add one chilli for a smile and a cute button mushroom nose.  A green apple for colour and Voila!

I keep my Samsung E565 compact camera in my handbag most of the time so I took a couple of snaps and put one in your shop.  I enjoy looking at the photographs posted there and like to join in also.

I have lived in South Shields almost 50 years (born in Whiteleas) I met my husband 30 years ago this month and we have been married for 25 years.  We have 2 grown up children and now live near the Nook.

To stay up to date with my latest daily photography posts please go to South Shields Daily Pictures.

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Written by curly

September 4, 2011 at 10:18 am

St. Hilda’s Memorial

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St. Hilda's Memorial, South Shields

Colliery wheel

This is the memorial wheel erected to commemorate the deaths of the 51 men and boys who were killed in an explosion at the St. Hilda’s Colliery in South Shields on 28th. June 1839. It has recently been cleaned up and given a new home just yards from the mine shaft where the disaster occurred, after the building of a new supermarket in the town.

Camera details: Pentax K100D, 28mm lens, 1/1000 second, f8, iso 200

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August 26, 2009 at 12:01 am

Night procession

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Mouth of the Tyne Festival 2009, South Shields

Mouth of the Tyne Festival 2009 #5

The procession of the praying mantis reaches the Sea Hotel and the Dunes entertainment centre in South Shields, by now thousands of people are following behind in something like the story of the Pied Piper of Hamlyn.

Camera details: Pentax K100D, 28 mm lens, 1/60 second, f6.7, iso 800

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Written by curly

July 17, 2009 at 12:01 am

Giant mantis

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2009 mouth of the Tyne Festival, South Shields

Mouth of the Tyne Festival 2009 #3

The giant mechanised spectacle menaces South Shields sea front!

Camera details: Pentax K100D, 35 mm lens, 1/60 second, f5.6, iso 800

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July 15, 2009 at 12:01 am

Praying mantis

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Mouth of the Tyne Festival 2009, South Shields

Mouth of the Tyne Festival 2009 #2

The Saturday evening parade along the sea front in South Shields featuring a performance entitled Helios by French group Malabar. This included a 9 metre tall mechanised praying mantis with lights and fireworks.

Camera details: Pentax K100D, 82 mm lens, 1/60 second, f5.6, iso 800

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July 14, 2009 at 12:01 am

Fire walker

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Mouth of the Tyne Festival, South Shields 2009

2009 Mouth of the Tyne Festival #1

There was a fantastic parade in South Shields on Saturday night by French street theatre group Malabar, part of this year’s Mouth of the Tyne Festival. The parade included a 9 metre high mechanised praying mantis operated by humans, and involved music, lights and pyrotechnics, as it moved along Sea Road in South Shields from the Gypsies Green Stadium to the Groyne.

I’ll be featuring more pictures this week and you can view a slide show here.

Camera details: Pentax K100D, 28 mm lens, 1/750 second, f5.6, iso 800

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July 13, 2009 at 12:01 am

Ship’s chandler

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138 High Street west, Sunderland

138 High Street West, Sunderland

Used to be a ship’s chandler in the days when they had wooden hulls and sails, now it’s a pub.

The area around the bottom end of High Street in Sunderland would have been very bustling and busy about a hundred years ago when it was the centre of a busy commercial port, now it looks a bit run down, although a fair amount of new business and apartments are growing there.

Camera details: Pentax K100D, 82 mm lens, 1/750 second, f5.6, iso 200

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June 28, 2009 at 12:01 am