When Shields was alive

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When Shields was alive

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I can still remember the clanking of the trains full of coal along Chi Road.
The sound of the riveters constant bang, bang bang coming from the River.
The Dock hooters at 7:30, 12:00 and 16:30.
The ding ding bell from the back of the open backed buses.
The waves pushing in along the beech at long sands.
The pond full of gold fish at Harton Dye works.
Ships and boats three deep at Mill Dam.
Crowds of revellers at the Chi round-a-bout at New Tear.
Two way traffic on Westoe Road and Imeary Street.
Cars on the Shields ferry.
Binns Department Store on King Street.
Holy Trinity Church at High Shields.
Westoe Bridges.
Bushes in the West Park and St Micheals Gardens.
The Ingham Infirmary and Cleadon Park Sanatorium
But, most of all, the good neighbours and friends of days gone bye.

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Not forgetting the sound of the fog horn at Souter Point on a foggy winters evening.
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and any old lumber from the rag & bone man

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the street gas lamp lighter
zip me up in my oilskins and jumper.
no more down the docks i'll be seen.
just tell me old shipmates.
i'm taking a trip mates.
and i'll see them on fiddler' green.

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Tyne Dock Arches. 8)

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Chopping up the kitchen table and chairs one freezing cold night when the coal ran out.
I voted leave

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westoelad wrote:Tyne Dock Arches. 8)
With the all pervading smell of coal dust.
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Hanratty's where the money for rags bought my first Matchbox car.

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"Callah Herring" the call of the fish man coming around the
back lanes selling fish, accompanied by lots of flies which
were attracted to the smell of the fish or the horses rear
end. :D
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Carried stuff from Whiteleas to Hanrattys to get a couple of bob,

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Ringtons Tea horse and cart, then having to pick up the 'tods' for the roses

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peetsy wrote:Ringtons Tea horse and cart, then having to pick up the 'tods' for the roses
Stewarts Tea also had tea carts and horses, their livery was very impressive.
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Wasn't there a bloke round marsden used to sharpen blades and stuff on his bike, another flogged strings of onions?
My old man used have detached collars on his shirts, someone used to deliver clean ones every week, when did that end?

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My mam taking me to see the CO-OP store horses at the stables on Claypath Lane.

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a bag of winkles with a pin in shields market place

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the cordial stall in the market their sarsaparilla was lovely.
zip me up in my oilskins and jumper.
no more down the docks i'll be seen.
just tell me old shipmates.
i'm taking a trip mates.
and i'll see them on fiddler' green.

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Fish and Chips for 3d at Jarrow Pete's aunties shop on Laygate Lane.
Always queues a mile long, the fish were always large, and no frozen
chips in those days.

Home made pies and a jug/bowl of peas from the Pie and Pea Shop
in Eldon Street.
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was that from one of the community kitchens, i can remember going to them.
zip me up in my oilskins and jumper.
no more down the docks i'll be seen.
just tell me old shipmates.
i'm taking a trip mates.
and i'll see them on fiddler' green.

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siam sam wrote:was that from one of the community kitchens, i can remember going to them.
The only community kitchens I ever went to during WWII was
at St Jude's Hall. Used to go with a big dish and a tanner, come
back with the dish full and covered with a cloth, and enough to
feed a family of four, nearly burnt my hands off a few times the
dish was that hot.
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The growling sound of the Harton electrics as the trundled around the back street areas behind the stone walls.
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