Friday, November 03, 2006



Naval gun.

This gun is mounted on the Lawe, South Shields, and is one of a pair looking out over the Mouth of the Tyne. They were not put there as defensive pieces but were mounted as 'prizes'. I went there today to refresh my memory about how these naval guns arrived in South Shields. There used to be a plaque describing their history, but sadly, it is no longer there. They were either captured in battle, or salvaged from a wrecked ship that floundered at the mouth of the Tyne.
I'm sorry but I can't remember the history of them.


l'histoire te reviendra, belle photo. j'aime ces noirs et blancs.

the history will return to you, beautiful photograph. I like these blacks and white.

Yes, beautiful photo, like it very much!
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Born in 1956, I'm a retailer, father and husband, with two young children a son born in 1997 and a daughter in 2001. I am also a former borough Councillor who has had his passion for people and politics reawakened recently.