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Thursday, November 02, 2017

Seaton Sluice Northumberland


Seaton Sluice, Northumberland.


The village used to be called Hartley Pans because of the salt pans which where here as far back as 1236. The harbour was also used to export coal over many years.
The village of Seaton Sluice derived it's name from the sluice which was built by Sir Ralph Delaval to improve the harbour.
The historic Seaton Delaval hall is nearby.
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Sunday, September 24, 2017

North Shields Fisherman's Memorial Fiddlers Green


North Shields Fisherman's Memorial, Fiddlers Green.

These photos were taken when this memorial was unveiled on 24/09/2017 at North Shields, next to the Fish Quay.The Fiddlers Green monument is 10ft 6ins tall was designed by Sculptor Roy Lonsdale and is in honour of all those fishermen who lost their lives at sea when sailing from this port. Fiddlers Green represented a place in 19th century folklore of endless merriment where fishermen went to after they died.
There are 6,000 fishing boats working around the coast of the United Kingdom, and it is the most dangerous peacetime occupation.
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Monday, July 17, 2017

Quay Motorcycle Club North Shields


Quay Motorcycle Club, North Shields.

Each year the Quay Motorcycle club holds a bike show to raise funds for the RNLI at North Shields Fish Quay, some of these bikes are real works of art.
Photos taken 16/07/2017.
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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Seaton Delaval Hall Northumberland


Seaton Delaval Hall, Northumberland. 

The Delaval family built Seaton Delaval Hall in the 1700's although it was severely damaged by fire in 1822.
The hall & landscape was designed for the Delavals by famous architect Sir John Vanburgh.
The hall is now owned by the National Trust who are renovating the property.
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