North Shields

North Shields started out as a place to land fish back in the 13th century when the monks inhabited Tynemouth Priory. The harbour area grew and grew until it became a thriving fish quay with over a hundred boats arriving every day in the 1900s.

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Steam trawler

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Postcard of herring boats

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Creels at fish quay

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