From the archive: North Shields, 1987

by Mark Pinder

Looking west up the Tyne from the North Shields ferry terminal, 1987 ©Mark Pinder

I like the timelessness of this photo. It was shot in 1987 from the ferry landing at North Shields, (where I now live), looking west up the Tyne towards the old Smiths Dock ship repair yard, which closed that same year.

Apart from the distinct lack of heavy traffic on the river, this photo could just as easily have been taken in 1937 as 1987.