Beacon (Leading Mark) Lawe Top

Beacon (Leading Mark)  Lawe Top

Image Details

Title Beacon (Leading Mark) Lawe Top
Reference Number STH0002626
Photographer Unknown
Town or Village South Shields
Date Mid 20th Century
Original Format Black and White Photograph
Period The 1950s
Copyright South Tyneside Libraries
Further Information Large brick beacon ( leading mark) on the Lawe top, South Shields.
Ships would line the two beacons up when crossing the Tyne Bar to
enter the River Tyne. This was before the piers were built and the
river dredged. In the background an old steam trawler at the Lloyds
Hailing Station on the Northside of the river.