North Shields

North Shields (or locally just Shields) is a town on the north bank of the River Tyne, in the metropolitan borough of North Tyneside, in North East England. It is located eight miles (13 km) east of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Its name derives from Middle English schele meaning 'temporary sheds or huts (used by fishermen)', and still today, the area is synonymous with fishing and other trades associated with seafaring.

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Tyne And Wear Metro - Overview - Route
... Yellow Line, which runs between St James and South Shields via North Shields, Tynemouth, Whitley Bay, then looping back on itself and going south via the city centre, Gateshead and Jarrow ... Hadrian Road Howdon Percy Main Meadow Well North Shields - bus service to Shields Ferry Tynemouth Cullercoats Whitley Bay Monkseaton West Monkseaton ...
Tynemouth And North Shields (UK Parliament Constituency) - Boundaries
... The constituency was based upon the communities of Tynemouth and North Shields, in the part of the historic county of Northumberland which has (since 1974 ... south of Whitley Bay, including the less historic but more economically significant town of North Shields as well as smaller villages such as New York and Cullercoats ... From 1885 approximately the same area as the Tynemouth and North Shields constituency comprised a seat named Tynemouth ...
Tynemouth - Festivals - Fish Quay Festival
... North Shields Fish Quay a fishing port located close to the mouth of the River Tyne, in North Shields, Tyne and Wear, North East England, 8 miles (13 km) east of the ... village of shielings (huts) from which the town of North Shields takes its name ... The growth of North Shields was at one time restricted due to fear that it would take trade from neighbouring Newcastle upon Tyne, which was the region's leading port at the ...
Smiths Dock Company - History
... The company opened its dock in North Shields in 1851 ... Dock increasingly concentrated its shipbuilding business at South Bank, with its North Shields Yard being used mainly for repair work (in particular oil tankers) from 1909 onwards ... Despite the shift of focus, The Company's headquarters remained at North Shields ...
Robert Reid (pipemaker)
... in Newcastle upon Tyne, but moved later to the nearby town of North Shields at the mouth of the Tyne, probably in 1802 ... North Shields was a busy port at this time ... Robert died in North Shields in 1837, and is buried there in the graveyard of Christ Church ...

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