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Cullercoats Bay & Blue Flag Beach in North Tyneside

Cullercoats Bay is a small blue flag sandy bay popular with geordie families, featuring caves nestled in the surrounding cliffs in the centre of the bay.   The bay is also home to the RNLI lifeboat station which still plays an active part in this small North Tyneside seaside community which in times gone by was a thriving fishing …

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South Shields Sand Dancer Painting

A recent post on Facebook, about the sale of a painting which features a Tyneside sand dancer and his dog, on little haven beach in view of the iconic Groyne lighthouse in South Shields, has got us thinking about adding a new feature to our Geordie art & culture section. The new section will feature paintings and/or links to paintings by local artists, whether they are …

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Tynemouth, King Edwards Bay & The Tynemouth Priory – Updated Photos

Tynemouth is situated on the Northern mouth of the River Tyne between North Shields & Cullercoats. Tynemouth Village had long been established in the shelter of the fortified Priory & now consists of Tynemouth, King Edwards Bay & the Tynemouth Priory which was first built as a Monastery in the 7th century. The Priory was later fortified but taken by the …

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Druridge Bay & The Northumberland Coast Country Park

Druridge Bay is a 7 mile long coastal bay stretching from Cresswell in Northumberland through to the picturesque village of Amble. It includes 3 and a half miles of pristine beach and shaded sand dunes along with a huge freshwater lake surrounded by woods and countryside. You can take a pleasant walk around the huge lake …

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Swimming Gala In North Shields Circa 1901 – Bowler Hats & Umbrellas

A fascinating look back at times in North Shields with video taken in 1901 featuring Geordie’s taking part in a Tynemouth Swimming Gala at Haven Beach. What makes it even more brilliant is the fact that they are racing each other in morning suits & bowler hat’s  🙂

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