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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 Amble in Northumberland through to Cresswell that includes 3 and a half miles of pristine beach and shady sand dunes along with a huge freshwater lake surrounded by woods and countryside. You can take a pleasant walk around the huge lake & through the meadows set …

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Cullercoats Bay & Blue Flag Beach in North Tyneside – Photos Updated

Cullercoats Bay is a small blue flag sandy bay popular with families featuring caves nestled in the surrounding cliffs in the centre of the bay which was in times gone by a thriving fishing harbour providing shelter for more than 150 fishing boats.   The bay is also home to the RNLI lifeboat station which still plays an active …

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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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