Tag Archives: South Shields history

Seaside Shields: North and South Marine Parks

Hello everyone! This is my first blog in a series of five dedicated to the seaside tourism of South Shields, to link with the ‘Seaside Shields’ exhibition. This exciting, interactive display presents the seaside as both nostalgic and modern, and… Read more

‘The ‘Scotia’ Old and New’ by Albert Ernest Black

For my eight week placement here at South Shields museum I will am working with the art collection to curate two exhibitions which will be shown in their stairwell gallery. A lot of my time here has been spent in the… Read more

Bazaar or just bizarre?

Bazaars have long been used by organisations as a way of raising money for good causes. The main event would usually consist of a variety of stalls selling donated items. Bazaars could be meticulously organised affairs and detailed programmes were… Read more

South Shields Foreshore – preserving the memories

Tyne & Wear Archives is delighted to present a new flickr set of images relating to South Shields. This set has been created to celebrate the opening of South Tyneside Council’s new leisure centre, Haven Point, on 28 October. Haven Point is… Read more

First World War stories: Saving the ‘Sunik’

2014 will see the Centenary of the start of the First World War. The Archives holds many fascinating records, showing how the War impacted on the Tyne & Wear area. Over the next few years we will be sharing some… Read more