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 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 -
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