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‘Highway to Nowhere’? A History of the Tyne Piers
24 November, 2018, 10:00 am - 12:00 pmFree
Starting outside Old Low Lights in North Shields join Marine Planner, Kathyrn, for a 2.5 mile walk along the River Tyne to the entrance of the North Tyne Pier, Tynemouth and back exploring the social history of the Tyne Piers. This guided walking tour will discuss the purpose of the Tyne Piers and consider what the River Tyne would be like without them, and what this would have meant for Victorian Tyneside.
Kathryn’s research has delved into the archives to uncover the difficulties experienced during constructing of the piers and how a case of trespass in 1897 led to the structures being considered as ‘highways to nowhere’. Does this statement hold true today?
The walk can be extended out along the length of the North Pier or you can return with the group to Old Low Light, where refreshments will be available to purchase from the cafe.
Please wrap up warm for the walk and prepare for the elements. In case of severely bad weather this walk will be replaced by a talk inside Old Low Lights.
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