Metro train passing between Victorian buildings in South Shields. South Shields, the largest town in South Tyneside, was once renowned as a centre for shipbuilding and coal-mining, but has gone through hard times with the demise of these industries, with very high unemployment rates (the highest in mainland Britain, according to Wikipedia). However, as the busy street scene shows, it is now being regenerated. It has a thriving market-place and is a popular seaside resort.

Photograph and text 2006 by Jacqueline Banerjee. [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL.]

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Last modified 7 August 2006