Tag Archives: South Shields

Muhammad Ali and South Shields

Did you know that boxing legend Muhammad Ali (1942-2016) came to South Shields in the summer of 1977? Ali was the World Heavyweight Champion at the time so, as you can imagine, his Tyneside visit drew huge crowds. Many came… Read more

Things to do in north east museums and galleries this summer

  The pick of the best summer events from Must-see Museums There are lots of things to keep the kids entertained over the school holidays at Tyneside’s museums and galleries. We’ve rounded up our pick of the best to help… Read more

Improving access to our shipbuilding collections

The shipbuilding collections at Tyne & Wear Archives are widely recognised to be of outstanding historical significance. They have attracted international research interest and back in 2013 were given official recognition through their addition to the UK Memory of the… Read more

Seaside Shields: Exhibition

Hello! this blog post gives a little taster of the ‘Seaside Shields’ exhibition, currently on at South Shields Museum and Art Gallery until the 31st October. Visit for a fun time trying out vintage arcade machines with old pennies, watching… 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