Posts by date: August 2015

Seaside Shields: The Town

Hello! This is my last blog post to accompany the exhibition ‘Seaside Shields’, held at South Shields Museum and Art Gallery until October 31st. I have previously explored postcards and photographs of the Beaches, Parks, Fair and Piers; now it… Read more

Memories of the Hancock Museum (part 2)

Read part 1 of Iain’s blog about starting work at the Hancock Museum. Much loved by generations of local people and highly regarded nationally and internationally for the strength and quality of its collections, with a beautiful building commanding an… Read more

Seaside Shields: Fairground, Promenade, and Pier

Hello again! Following my previous post about Marsden Beach, this post will focus upon postcards and photographs of the Fairground, Promenade, and Pier. Fairground The fair (know as Ocean Beach Pleasure Park) began to take a permanent format in 1899,… Read more


Summer is finally here – well that is what the calendars say – the weather…… now that’s a different story!!!!For us in Friends of the Laing Art Gallery (FLAG) the month of August means we are well over half way… Read more

Seaside Shields: North and South Marine Parks… Redux

Hi again everyone. I just wanted to add an addition to the North and South Marine Parks post in order to highlight an odd tidbit: I feature in one of the postcards! I used the below card to point out the… Read more