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‘Highway to Nowhere’? A History of the Tyne Piers

November 24, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Free

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.

In partnership with

Old Low Light

Contact email address

nuhri@ncl.ac.uk

Booking required?

Yes


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Details

Date:
November 24
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://www.ncl.ac.uk/nuhri/events/item/highwaytonowhere.html

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Description for print
Walk from North Shields to The North Tyne Pier, Tynemouth, exploring the social history and changing perceptions of the of the Tyne Piers and their relationship with the River Tyne and North Sea with postgraduate researcher Kathryn Watson.
Is booking required?
Yes
If your event is part of a series, please put the series title here
From the Source to the Sea
Contact email address
nuhri@ncl.ac.uk
Event partners
Old Low Light
Region
North East
City/town
North Shields
Accessibility information
This walk comprises public footpaths along the Tyne, including some uneven surfaces.

Venue

Old Low Light
Clifford’s Fort North Shields Fish Quay
North Shields, North East England NE30 1JA United Kingdom
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Accessibility information
This walk comprises public footpaths along the Tyne, including some uneven surfaces.
Phone:
0191 257 4506
Website:
http://www.oldlowlight.co.uk/