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Wednesday, March 16, 2016
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.
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.
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.