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Hello and welcome to our latest winner from entries submitted by members of Curly’s Corner Shop Message Board, last month we had an “open competition” without a theme and this is the shot chosen to be published here today, I don’t think we’ve ever chosen a portrait before and I think you will find this one a very pleasant change.
This is South Shields’ girl Lauren Fada and the picture was submitted by her mother Audrey, Lauren had arranged a special day out in South Shields for her mother’s birthday on the day this was taken and had gone to the trouble of decorating the house with balloons and garlands as well as organising a huge buffet to be enjoyed by her mother’s friends and relations before they all carried on the celebrations in our town centre on the evening.
Audrey Fada tells me that she had one of the best days of her life after the effort that Lauren had put in to make it enjoyable, and that she had made it a very special day for her to remember. The tow of them are still “buzzing” after winning the competition and she’s really proud of the fact that her snap of Lauren was chosen.
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Many thanks to those members of the Curly’s Corner Shop Message Board who submitted pictures for last month’s challenge which was to provide a night time shot to reflect the happiness of summer in South Tyneside and the north east of England.
This was the picture which I chose and it was sent by Audrey Fada of South Shields and shows some of her family enjoying a “hen night” for the girls up river in Newcastle upon Tyne. Audrey is the young blonde girl in the centre and on her left is her daughter Lauren and on her right her step daughter Kelly as they enjoyed themselves in a Moulin Rouge themed night out near the Centre for Life.
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Joe McElderry projected on Town Hall
South Shields’ X Factor finalist Joe McElderry had his image projected onto South Shields Town Hall yesterday evening before ITV’s “X Factor” was broadcast to the nation. The South Shields student is one of the hot favourites to win ITV’s annual talent show and the whole town is now backing him to become a major star and this series of images were projected to encourage locals to remember to vote for him to ensure his continued success.
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South Shields lad set for stardom
18 year old Joe McElderry from Westoe, South Shields has been setting the world alight after his performances on television’s X Factor, the programme created to create new stars of the future. Joe is the big market mover amongst the punters willing to gamble on his winning the talent show, where he is mentored by Girls Aloud singer Cheryl Cole, he has been backed down from 12/1 to 4/1 to win the contest.
In the second live show young Joe sang “Where do broken hearts go” after advice from Witney Houston, here’s the video of his performance
The windows of Joe’s parents’ house are covered in posters advising people to get on the telephone and VOTE FOR JOE!
Uncle Sam’s American Circus
The Big Top has just gone up and the circus is in town with huge big trucks and trailers camped on the Bents Park in South Shields. These guy ropes are anchored to some of the huge big American trucks as the big tent went up.
Camera details: Pentax K100D, 28mm lens, 1/500 second, f6.7, iso 200
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2009 BUPA Great North Run
As each year passes, the Great North Run to South Shields gets larger and larger. This year’s events had 54000 runners, and the facilities to support the run take almost two weeks to build on The Leas. Everything from hospitality tents, to feeding stations, meet the family areas, massage tents, medical tents, a charity village, television studios, you name it and it will be there. They literally build a small new town on our cliff tops.
Camera details: Pentax K100D, 450mm lens, 1/350 second, f8, iso 200
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2009 Great North Run
The great mass of competitors in the Great North Run making that final effort towards the finish line in South Shields, watched by friends, family, or even fans hoping for a glimpse of their athlete and urging them on to reach the line. Millions of pounds are raised every year for needy charities by the thousands of runners in the BUPA Great North Run, so failure is not an option for them.
Camera details: Pentax K100D, 82mm lens, 1/15 second, f38, iso 200
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