South Shields, Curly's Corner Shop

South Shields, Tyne and Wear is my home town, populated by geordies and sanddancers. I'm Curly, welcome to my website where you will find lots to interest you about South Shields, Tyne and Wear, U.K. and a little about me and my family. I am like the proprietor of a Corner Shop, a community resource, and the point of interest and gossip in your street, a place to find what you need in South Shields. Please drop in often, I like to keep my produce fresh and interesting.
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South Shields GroyneSouth Shields Pages, history, photo galleries, events, weather, famous people, local links,

Angel of the NorthNorth-East Pages, Curly's Travel Shop, places to visit.

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Curly's Video of the Month

 Guy Fawkes Night firework display on the beach

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This is the second version of Curly's Corner Shop, I hope you like it.

curly's sunderland wallpaper I did an image search on Google and this is what I found. 




 Tall Ships Gallery page (15.02.06)

2005 in Pictures (15.02.06)

Chinese New Year Celebrations, Newcastle (30.01.06)

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This site is no longer being updated whilst a new version of Curly's Corner Shop is being prepared, I hope the new version will be online by the autumn of 2006. For latest news and events about South Shields please visit Curly's Daily Comment



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South Shields is located in Tyne and Wear on the North-East coast of England at the mouth of the river Tyne, it's about 13 miles east of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and about 7 miles to the north of Sunderland.

South Shields map

South Shields has a long and varied history, a settlement was here in the Stone Age period and we were occupied by the Romans, who built a fort here, Arbeia, it is considerably larger than most on Hadrian's Wall.

St. Hilda founded the oldest church in the town, and the Venerable Bede, the father of English history, was established at the monastery at Jarrow (now St. Paul's)

Following the Industrial Revolution the town relied on it's glass industry, shipbuilding, and coal mining. We now have a very mixed economy with light engineering, ship repair, and service industries, and our coastline and beaches are amongst the best in Europe

If you are a visitor there is much of interest,and you will enjoy the geordies hospitality, and if you are one of the ex-pat sanddancers you will be yearning to return to "Sunny Shields"   

                  South Tyneside is also known as "Catherine Cookson Country"

Fireworks Fantasia night on the beach behind the Ocean Beach Pleasure Park, Sunday 6th. November at 8.00 p.m. with Silly Billy's Magic Roadshow and tribute acts to Kylie Minogue and Ronan Keating - read more here.




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This site was designed by Curly's Imaging Centre using Microsoft Frontpage, preferred browsers are IE 4.0+ and Netscape Navigator (users of Mozilla Firefox should download the IE view extension). All images are copyright protected and should not be copied or republished elsewhere without my prior written permission.Wallpapers are available as free downloads. All content copyright Curly's Corner Shop v2.0 2005.Why not come and visit South Shields, Tyne and Wear.