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View along the River Wear View along the River Wear

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Aerial view of South Shields looking south, 1973

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northsea | beaches | kingstreet | southshields | towncentre | aerialphotograph | southtyneside

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Aerial view of South Shields looking south, 1973

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Aerial view of South Shields looking south, June 1973 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/61784F). Tyne & Wear Archives is proud to present a series of aerial photographs of South Tyneside. These images were captured by the Newcastle-based photographic firm Turners Ltd. Many of the images reflect the district's rich industrial heritage, showing businesses and places that no longer exist. We would be delighted if you could help us to tag these by adding the names of streets and buildings that you recognise. Old photographs can often stimulate distant memories and we would also love to hear any reminiscences that these images inspire (Copyright) We're happy for you to share these digital images within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email archives@twmuseums.org.uk

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aerialphotograph | southtyneside | southshields | northsea | beaches | kingstreet | towncentre

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The North Foreshore

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This is an Aerial view of the north foreshore, South Shields, c1940s Reference: 3535/208/5 This photograph is part of a set that has been created to celebrate the opening of South Tyneside Council?s new leisure centre, Haven Point, on 28 October. It focuses in particular on life along the foreshore at South Shields during the 1950s but also includes a few images from further down the coast. South Shields has long been a popular seaside resort and also has a proud industrial heritage. Times have changed, though, and many of the old industries such as shipbuilding and coal mining have disappeared. Rather than stand still and accept this change in fortunes, South Tyneside Council is pressing ahead with an ambitious vision to transform the Foreshore, Town Centre and Riverside areas into vibrant destinations. Haven Point is a key part of this change. Tyne & Wear Archives and South Tyneside Local Studies Library have a vital role to play in this. As South Shields is regenerated and forever changed the Archives and Local Studies serve as its memory. We keep alive a window into the town?s past, preserving the history of people, places and industries that no longer exist. South Shields must look forward but its sense of direction will be lost if it forgets where it came from. These images, together with a fantastic selection from South Tyneside Local Studies Library, can be seen in a digital exhibition at Haven Point. You can also see images from the Local Studies Library online at www.southtynesideimages.org.uk/. A Blog on this collection of images can be read here (Copyright) We're happy for you to share these digital images within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email archives@twmuseums.org.uk

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summer | seaside | holiday | beach | bay | sand | sea | leisure | northeast | aerialphotographs | blackandwhitephotograph | c1940s | northforeshore | southshields | opening | southtynesidecouncil | newleisurecentre | havenpoint | 28october | 1950s | socialheritage | abstract | seasideresort | industrial | oldindustries | change | transformation | towncentre | riverside | land | border | vegetation | water | southshieldsforeshorepreservingthememories | buildings | wall | roof | chimney | road | path | people | lawn | block | vehicle | tranquility | striking | unusual | regeneration | archival

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Trow Rocks

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This is a view of the beach from Trow Rocks, South Shields, c1950s. Reference: 3535/206/27 This photograph is part of a set that has been created to celebrate the opening of South Tyneside Council?s new leisure centre, Haven Point, on 28 October. It focuses in particular on life along the foreshore at South Shields during the 1950s but also includes a few images from further down the coast. South Shields has long been a popular seaside resort and also has a proud industrial heritage. Times have changed, though, and many of the old industries such as shipbuilding and coal mining have disappeared. Rather than stand still and accept this change in fortunes, South Tyneside Council is pressing ahead with an ambitious vision to transform the Foreshore, Town Centre and Riverside areas into vibrant destinations. Haven Point is a key part of this change. Tyne & Wear Archives and South Tyneside Local Studies Library have a vital role to play in this. As South Shields is regenerated and forever changed the Archives and Local Studies serve as its memory. We keep alive a window into the town?s past, preserving the history of people, places and industries that no longer exist. South Shields must look forward but its sense of direction will be lost if it forgets where it came from. These images, together with a fantastic selection from South Tyneside Local Studies Library, can be seen in a digital exhibition at Haven Point. You can also see images from the Local Studies Library online at www.southtynesideimages.org.uk/. A Blog on this collection of images can be read here (Copyright) We're happy for you to share these digital images within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email archives@twmuseums.org.uk

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summer | seaside | holiday | beach | bay | sand | sea | leisure | coast | northeast | southshieldsforeshorepreservingthememories | southshields | c1950s | trowrocks | landscape | water | view | southtynesidecouncil | newleisurecentre | opening | havenpoint | 28october | socialheritage | dailylife | blackandwhitephotograph | foreshore | coastal | seasideresort | industry | industrial | shipbuilding | coalmining | towncentre | riverside | change | transformation | southtynesidelocalstudieslibrary | tyneweararchives | regeneration | archives | localstudies | digitalimage | gathering | people | land | vegetation | sky | grass | soil | cliff | buildings | row | tent | clothes | shirt | trousers | striking | interesting | grain | blur

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The Scooter Boat Lake

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This is a photograph of the Scooter Boat Lake, South Marine Park, South Shields, August 1950. Reference: DT.TUR/2/5197A This photograph is part of a set that has been created to celebrate the opening of South Tyneside Council?s new leisure centre, Haven Point, on 28 October. It focuses in particular on life along the foreshore at South Shields during the 1950s but also includes a few images from further down the coast. South Shields has long been a popular seaside resort and also has a proud industrial heritage. Times have changed, though, and many of the old industries such as shipbuilding and coal mining have disappeared. Rather than stand still and accept this change in fortunes, South Tyneside Council is pressing ahead with an ambitious vision to transform the Foreshore, Town Centre and Riverside areas into vibrant destinations. Haven Point is a key part of this change. Tyne & Wear Archives and South Tyneside Local Studies Library have a vital role to play in this. As South Shields is regenerated and forever changed the Archives and Local Studies serve as its memory. We keep alive a window into the town?s past, preserving the history of people, places and industries that no longer exist. South Shields must look forward but its sense of direction will be lost if it forgets where it came from. These images, together with a fantastic selection from South Tyneside Local Studies Library, can be seen in a digital exhibition at Haven Point. You can also see images from the Local Studies Library online at www.southtynesideimages.org.uk/. A Blog on this collection of images can be read here (Copyright) We're happy for you to share these digital images within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email archives@twmuseums.org.uk

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summer | seaside | holiday | leisure | park | family | fun | entertainment | enjoyment | funfair | northeast | socialhistory | southshieldsforeshorepreservingthememories | recreation | blackandwhitephotograph | fascinating | unusual | scooterboatlake | southmarinepark | southshields | unitedkingdom | opening | southtynesidecouncil | leisurecentre | havenpoint | 28october | dailylife | foreshore | 1950s | coast | seasideresort | industrialheritage | change | transformation | shipbuilding | coalmining | towncentre | riverside | southtynesidelocalstudieslibrary | digitalimage | boat | rope | metal | timber | vent | plate | man | woman | baby | clothes | reflection | families | line | people | standing | waiting | staff | hat | children | daylight | shadow | trees | vegetation | building | post | sign | noticeboard | writing | fence | wire | board | deck | window | door | glass

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Cycle Race in the Town Centre

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This image Documents a Cycle Race in Washington, UK. The photograph was taken at some point in the late 1960's or early 1970's. Reference: 5417/146/1 This collection of images has been assembled in support of the Washington Heritage Festival 2013. The celebration of Washington brings together a variety of different themes. Washington is a Town in the City of Sunderland, Tyne & Wear. It is traditionally associated with Coal Industry, and notably known as the home of the Washington Family, ancestors of the First President of the United States George Washington. However, in 1964 Washington was designated a New Town and drastically changed. With the introduction of new industry such as the Nissan Car Factory Washington experienced a huge redevelopment in both its economy and community. These Photographs are taken from the Records of the Washington Development Corporation; held at Tyne & Wear Archives. The records document this change in industry, landscape and community in Washington between 1964 & 1988, and consist of many photographs. For more information on the Washington Heritage Festival, 21st September 2013 please click here. (Copyright) These images are Crown Copyright. We're happy for you to share these digital images within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email archives@twmuseums.org.uk

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northeastevent | community | nostalgic | development | newtown | social | leisure | entertainment | hobby | sport | socialhistory | blackandwhitephotograph | sportsphotography | cycling | washingtonheritagecollectionsportandleisure | cyclerace | towncentre | washington | unitedkingdom | late1960s | early1970s | washingtonheritagefestival2013 | cityofsunderland | tynewear | coalindustry | washingtonfamily | firstpresident | unitedstatesofamerica | georgewashington | 1964 | nissancarfactory | newindustry | digitalimage | hill | slope | people | seated | spectators | ceremony | competition | awards | handshake | man | stripe | suit | miss | woman | happy | trousers | cap | hat | socks | shoe | shorts | teashirt | interesting | striking | letter | motto | sponsor | cheer | glass | beer | drinking | boy | shirt | hair | head | standing | platform | pole | banner | signage | sign | cloth

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View along the River Wear

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Aerial view along the Wear from the Lambton & Hetton Staithes to the Mouth of the River, September 1964 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/34548C). This set of aerial images is intended as a short historical tour of the River Wear from the Piers to Pallion. It gives us an impression of what the River looked like during the middle years of the Twentieth Century, when it was a hive of industrial activity. Sunderland had an international reputation for shipbuilding and this is well represented in this set with images of its famous shipyards such as Austin & Pickersgill, J.L. Thompson & Sons and Sir James Laing & Sons. The River Wear was also home to a thriving marine engineering industry, reflected here by images of the engine works of William Doxford & Sons and George Clark. Other industries are also featured such as glassmaking and of course the key industry of coal mining. Mining is represented by images of Wearmouth Colliery and the riverside coal staithes, which were vital to the coal trade. These images reflect how much the River Wear has changed over the past 50 years, with the disappearance of traditional heavy industries. Those businesses may have gone but Sunderland can be proud of its industrial heritage and the men and women who worked on Wearside and helped to shape the City we know today. (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email info@twarchives.org.uk.

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riverwear | aerialphotography | sunderland | piers | ships | highstreetsunderland | wearmouthbridge | staithes | shipyards | cranes | docks | wearside | industrial | industry | towncentre

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