Showing posts with label South Tyneside. Show all posts
Showing posts with label South Tyneside. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

South Shields Groyne Pier and Lighthouse


South Shields Groyne Pier and Lighthouse.

The Groyne pier (Groyne is a French word for stone structure) and lighthouse are near the Littlehaven beach in South Shields.
The Groyne was built in the 16th century to help protect the beach from erosion. 
The lighthouse has a distinctive hexagonal shape & red colour and is held up by 12 iron legs.
The lighthouse was built between 1861 and 1867 and is still in use today.

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South Shields Groyne Pier and Lighthouse

South Shields Groyne Pier and Lighthouse

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South Shields Conversation Piece


South Shields Conversation Piece.

This artwork was created by Spanish artist Juan Munoz in 1999 and is situated near the South Shields harbour, not far from the Tyne Piers.
There are 22 bronze figures each around 1.5 metres high, the local people nicknamed the sculpture "the Weebles" after the childrens toys.   

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South Shields Sculptures Spirit of South Shields and the Fleet


South Shields Sculptures, Spirit of South Shields and the Fleet.

The Spirit of South Shields was sculptured by Irene Brown in 1998 and looks out towards the River Tyne and North Shields.
The  Fleet, also sculptured by Irene Brown in stainless steel represents seven coal carrying collier ships heading out to sea.

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Saturday, January 16, 2016

Port of Tyne


Port of Tyne

There has been a port on the Tyne since the Romans and almost certainly  before that. Arbeia Roman Fort at South Shields was used to supply troops on Hadrian’s Wall. After the collapse of Roman rule the port continued to grow &  by 1275 the principal exports were wool, timber, coal, millstones, dairy produce, fish, salt, and hides. By 1250 coal was being exported from Newcastle. The licence to export coal was protected by Newcastle and they tried to prevent any one else on the Tyne from exporting coal. The authorities in Newcastle even tried to prevent fish from being sold anywhere else on the Tyne except Newcastle. This led to conflict  with North Shields.
From 1600 increasing coal exports brought prosperity to Newcastle and Tyneside . Up to the 19th century the port was  run by the City of Newcastle, but navigation was problematic and in 1850 the Tyne Improvement Commission was established to improve the facilities. The river was deepened and the North and South Piers were built, various docks and quays were also built during this period.
In 1968 the TIC was replaced by the Port of Tyne Authority. With the decline in the coal industry, the port has switched to the export of cars manufactured by Nissan.
Various cargoes are handled  at the South Shields Riverside Quay. There are two car terminals, one on either side of the river, a cruise ship terminal at Northumbrian Quay at North Shields, and an international ferry terminal, also at North Shields.
The tidal reaches of the River Tyne, from the mouth to Wylam, a distance of 17 miles are the responsibility of the Port of Tyne they are also responsible for navigation a mile past the piers out to sea. Photos of the Arbeia Roman Fort at South Shields can be seen here.
Please click on each image for the full size photo. 

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Bede's World & St Paul's Church and Monastery Jarrow


Bede's World & St Paul's Church and Monastery, Jarrow.

St Bede(672/673-735), also known as the venerable Bede was a monk at St Paul's in Jarrow and it's companion monastery at Monkwearmouth, which were in the Kingdom of Northumbria.
He was known as the father of English history and was a gifted linguistic and translator.
His final resting place is Durham Cathedral.
Bede's world, which includes a replica Anglo-Saxon farm & buildings and nearby St Paul's are attractions which are open to the public.
St Paul's chancel is the original Saxon church dating from AD681 although the nave and north aisle were added in the Victorian era. 

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Anglo Saxon Farm Jarrow

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