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Saturday, August 09, 2014

North Shields Fish Quay & Cliffords Fort


North Shields Fish Quay & Cliffords Fort 

There has been commercial fishing at North Shields Fish Quay for 800 years.The town took its name from shielings which were small fishermans or hunters huts around the Pow Burn, which was a stream around which much of the town was originally built. The word shieling was used commonly throughout Northumbria. At various times the potential growth of North Shields as a port was restricted because nearby Newcastle didn't want to lose trade, it even got to the point where coal mined in North Shields had to be taken to Newcastle 8 miles away to be transported. The Fish Quay is still a working port and sea food caught here is exported to Spain and elsewhere.
Seen in the photographs are the white painted buildings the Low and High lights which were for many years the lighthouses serving the north bank of the Tyne, which was a treacherous river.
Also seen is Cliffords fort which was built in 1672 as protection against possible invasion by the Netherlands and was manned again in the Napoleonic wars. Much of the Quayside has now been given over to housing and business alongside the fishing industry.
There are twenty vessels which are based at the port and over 50 which regularly land fish there from as far afield as Peterhead in Scotland and Whitby in North Yorkshire.
Please click on each image for the full size photo.

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