South Shields, Tyne and Wear
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of South Shields and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Hornsby Cycle Shop

I was born and lived in Forest Hall 1952-1968. I had relatives that lived in South-Shields, they owned the cycle shop Hornsbys. I used to go on visits there with my grandparents for tea, I remember we used to go down to the beach, when we were there, weather permitting. I have nice memories of the place. Brenda.

Orange The Tailors/Pawn Shop In Frederick St. South Shields

Can anybody remember my grandad's shop in Frederick Street? Does anyone have any information about him, his family or his shop? I am trying to research my father's side of the family tree and only have a limited knowledge.

Connecting With The Past

My father, born in 1906, was educated in an orphanage in South Shields from about 1916 to 1922. The orphanage was operated by the Sisters of Charity. I would like to visit the South Shields area this summer from the USA. Does anyone have information on the location of the orphanage or other pertinent information that I would find helpful?