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Post by brian c » Sun Feb 13, 2005 12:49 pm

As they have pulled everything down now it is very disorientating for what I can remember as a youngster so can somebody tell me where High Shields station was (the first one to say High Shields get a clout round the lugs) was it in the vacinity of Laygate st, and Commercial rd. :?:
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Post by baldy.smith » Sun Feb 13, 2005 1:52 pm

Right next door to where Trinity Church was, I used to play around there until I was about fifteen years old as I lived a couple of hundred yards from the Station.

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Post by brian c » Sun Feb 13, 2005 3:47 pm

Would that be where Trinity walk is now at the junction with Laygate st. :?:
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Post by baldy.smith » Sun Feb 13, 2005 4:20 pm

You've got it. It was up from Laygate Lane up a bank from the cafe owned by Mr Shah about where the Mosque is now. Surely the rail line is still in use for the Metro, it is about thirty years since I was around that area as I no longer live in Shields.

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Post by brian c » Sun Feb 13, 2005 4:27 pm

No because they built the new metro line from tyne dock to shields which goes round by the chi and demolished just about eveything around high shields.
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Post by baldy.smith » Sun Feb 13, 2005 4:53 pm

Of course Brian, I should have remembered the Metro at Chi. I remember Trinity Church going and of course the bridge is no longer there. I attended Holy Trinity School which was a car repair place the last time I looked in passing, I think it is now down as a warehouse in the A-Z unless the warehouse is another new building.

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Post by brian c » Sun Feb 13, 2005 6:31 pm

Was that he bridge that carried the railway at high level while the harton electrics crossed the road at low level right next to it or was that further back towards the mill dam.
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Post by baldy.smith » Sun Feb 13, 2005 7:35 pm

That was the bridge and there used to be a path between the coal line (as we called it) and the wall at the side of the Church cemetery, the path ran from Laygate Lane to Tudor Road where the was also a bridge. Lots of naughty goings on along that path at night :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by brian c » Sun Feb 13, 2005 8:27 pm

Thanks for the info next time in shields I'll have a look round and see if theres anything I can recognise---------as for the goings on I don't believe that of the upright chappel going populace of shields :wink: :wink:
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Post by memor » Sun Feb 13, 2005 11:27 pm

Did they drop the name High Shields in thisnow Politically Correct world

because they felt it was an encouragement to d*ug Dealers ?

or being judgmental on the inhabitants?
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Post by baldy.smith » Mon Feb 14, 2005 12:06 am

The area is still named as High Shields in the latest A-Z Street maps of South Shields.

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Post by gazza » Tue Feb 15, 2005 7:19 pm

he...he..he.. and roond thu bak ov thu church..........sniff sniff...............
say no more.............. :oops:
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Post by brian c » Tue Feb 15, 2005 8:58 pm

If its sniff sniff your doing it wrong. :D :D :D
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Post by baldy.smith » Wed Feb 16, 2005 12:16 am

Memor seems to have d*ugs on the brain, does he have a problem, and who says they have dropped the name High Shields.

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Post by memor » Wed Feb 16, 2005 12:33 am

No I not have d*ugs on the brain.

I was only asking why they call it High Shields.

Maybe it full of junkies ?
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Post by danecook » Sun Mar 20, 2005 8:55 pm

I 'm looking for old photographs of High Shields station. Can anyone help?

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Post by curly » Mon Mar 21, 2005 1:07 am

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Post by danecook » Mon Mar 21, 2005 7:09 pm

Thanks Curly. Its exactly what I need. By the way, I'm not a trainspotting anarack. I collect old pictures of South Shields and I had no record of the High Shields station. Once again thank you :D

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Post by urfa » Sat Jun 25, 2005 11:24 pm

The memory's are flooding back, I lived in Back Eldon St at High Shields,
aslo in the back lane was Cansfields transport (a trucking firm) also Fenwicks wheel Barrows, and then Gilroys trucking firm, the female potatoe pickers would wait on the corner of the back lane and laygate lane from seven in the morning, Gilroys truck would pick them up and take them out to the farms around Simonside (all country then) picking the potatoes buy hand was a back braking job.
At the back of Trinity Church Yard was a Scout hall, ( I joined them there)
My first job at 14 yrs old was with Welsh Pott's the butcher for 14 shillings a week, then I learned that I could get two pounds ten shillings as a rivet catcher in the Middle Docks so went there. the memory's are flooding back, on a trip back about five or six years ago I found the over head railway bridge gone along with the whole area including Trinity Church it took me awhile to get my bearings, thanks fort he memory's you all take care now. Urfa
G,day from down under, I am an expat from s.s. many years ago, this is a great site keep the good work up Matt

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Post by memor » Sun Jun 26, 2005 6:09 pm

danecook if you want pal to go train spotting with, look no further than our dear Wizzy.

Its been known for him to found at end of Newcastle Station on a Saturday afternoon in Anorak with little book in hand.

You should see his collection of car registration numbers !!!

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