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Old November 28th, 2013, 03:15 PM   #101
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South Shields Riverside (New Shore) / Harton Quays Waterfront Park etc - established landscaping 27/11/13

Some further pictures taken by myself 27/11/13 approx 1315 -1330 to show the now established planting and grassed area on this now officially opened by Julia Bradbury park area





















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Some further pictures taken by myself 27/11/13 approx 1315 -1330 to show the now established planting and grassed area on this now officially opened by Julia Bradbury park area

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All that is needed now is some summer weather for folk to enjoy the park - might be interesting to see if the fountain turn to ice, now that would make an interesting shot Ken.

Looking at the photographs you posted of the ongoing Littlehaven Beach Area Transformation, perhaps South Tyneside Council have missed a trick by not employing the same lamp posts at Harton Quays.
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Old August 8th, 2014, 07:19 PM   #103
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South Shields Riverside (New Shore) / Harton Quays Waterfront Park etc - well established landscaping 08/08/14

Follow up on situation shown on my post #101 on 28/11/13

Some further pictures taken by myself Friday 08/08/14 approx 1145 -1200 to show, following good growth in a decent summer 2014, the now well established planting and grassed area on this park area near the Customs House and ferry landing point, South Shields


















A job well done and think appreciated by everyone who visits it

Only one thing that requires attention - the "vertical planting" between the wall panels does not appear to have been successful





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Award for new South Shields park

From Shields Gazette website 18/09/14

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A RIVERSIDE park in South Tyneside has scooped a prestigious national award.

Harton Quays Park, on South Shields riverside, has been recognised for its magnificent landscaping.

The stunning waterfront attraction was the only scheme in the region to win a British Association of Landscape Industries award.

Coun John Anglin, lead member for regeneration and economy, said: “We’re thrilled Harton Quays Park has received yet another accolade.

“We are developing spaces that we can be proud of and creating a legacy for future generations. The park has completely transformed the riverside and it’s fantastic that it is getting well-deserved recognition from industry professionals.”

The park, officially opened by TV broadcaster Julia Bradbury last November, was created on former derelict coal staithes stretching from South Shields ferry landing to the Customs House.

It features a curved stone ribbon wall, promenade, striking water feature, garden seating areas, a dramatic ‘pine grove’ viewing point across the river and an amphitheatre to host public performances.

Harton Quays Park is a key part of the wider regeneration of South Shields, which aims to improve the connectivity of the town centre, riverside and seafront areas.


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Old October 4th, 2014, 08:46 AM   #105
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South Shields Riverside (New Shore) / Harton Quays Waterfront Park etc - proposed relocation of Readhead War Memorial

This from South Tyneside Council News website 03/10/14

Royal Rededication for Readhead War Memorial



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South Tyneside is set to welcome a royal visitor to mark the rededication of a newly restored war memorial.

His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent will visit the Borough on Thursday 23 October when His Royal Highness will attend a special ceremony to celebrate the restoration and relocation of the Readhead War Memorial.

The memorial commemorates workers from the former Readhead's shipyard who served during the First World War. Following years of natural deterioration, the plaque has now been restored back to its former glory and will be given pride of place at the new Harton Quays Park on South Shields riverside.

His Royal Highness, accompanied on his visit by Her Majesty's Lord Lieutenant for Tyne and Wear, Sir Nigel Sherlock, will be invited to lay a laurel wreath at the foot of the memorial as part of the Service of Rededication.

The Mayor of South Tyneside, Councillor Fay Cunningham said: "We are thrilled that the Duke of Kent will be coming to South Tyneside for the rededication of the Readhead War Memorial.

"It will be a very special occasion remembering local workers, our fallen heroes and all those who sacrificed their lives to fight for our country. To have a member of the Royal Family join us to pay tribute at our event is a real honour. It will be a day to remember for all those involved."


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"We are delighted to be able to find a fitting new home for the memorial. It will take pride of place at our wonderful new Harton Quays Park, which has a direct line of sight along the River Tyne to the former Readhead's Shipyard. This way, more people in the local community will get to see it and remember, not just on special occasions but every day of the year as they enjoy a riverside walk or visit the popular Customs House.

Full article on http://www.southtyneside.info/articl...d-War-Memorial

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Old October 4th, 2014, 10:59 AM   #106
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World War 1 Memorial - Redheads

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South Tyneside is set to welcome a royal visitor to mark the rededication of a newly restored war memorial.

His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent will visit the Borough on Thursday 23 October when His Royal Highness will attend a special ceremony to celebrate the restoration and relocation of the Readhead War Memorial.

The memorial commemorates workers from the former Readhead's shipyard who served during the First World War. Following years of natural deterioration, the plaque has now been restored back to its former glory and will be given pride of place at the new Harton Quays Park on South Shields riverside.

His Royal Highness, accompanied on his visit by Her Majesty's Lord Lieutenant for Tyne and Wear, Sir Nigel Sherlock, will be invited to lay a laurel wreath at the foot of the memorial as part of the Service of Rededication.

The Mayor of South Tyneside, Councillor Fay Cunningham said: "We are thrilled that the Duke of Kent will be coming to South Tyneside for the rededication of the Readhead War Memorial.

"It will be a very special occasion remembering local workers, our fallen heroes and all those who sacrificed their lives to fight for our country. To have a member of the Royal Family join us to pay tribute at our event is a real honour. It will be a day to remember for all those involved."


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"We are delighted to be able to find a fitting new home for the memorial. It will take pride of place at our wonderful new Harton Quays Park, which has a direct line of sight along the River Tyne to the former Readhead's Shipyard. This way, more people in the local community will get to see it and remember, not just on special occasions but every day of the year as they enjoy a riverside walk or visit the popular Customs House.

Full article on http://www.southtyneside.info/articl...d-War-Memorial

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Of course the former McNulty Yard will eventually be demolisher as part of the Port of Tyne Authority expansion, so good to hear the memorial is being relocated to somewhere public.

The memorial was of course discussed back in May 2013 as:

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I wonder how many folk travelling into South Shields notice this World War 1 Memorial that is located on the outside wall of the McNulty Shipyard (ex John Readhead & Sons)

The memorial is to those employees of John Readhead & Sons who lost their lives during the First World War.

The North East War Memorials web site gives this information @ http://www.newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=9647

Evidently the plaque has had several sites, originally being within the Redheads Head Office.

The plaque, which had lain around the yard for many years, was re-erected in November 1999 in its present position by worker Ronnie Sharp and Tony Lobb at a special service.

Gold and enamel medallions were presented by Readheads to their men who fought in WWI.
John G Atkinson was one of those men. He was in the RNVR but fought on land at the Somme where he was badly injured. He was unable to resume work in the yard because of his injuries.


Of course the McNulty Yard has recently been purchased by the Port of Tyne Authority and hopefully the future of the plaque will be guaranteed.




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Old October 23rd, 2014, 07:36 PM   #107
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Duke of Kent attends South Tyneside memorial service to commemorate Great War fallen

From today's Chronicle Live, copyright NCJMedia Ltd @ http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/...neside-7988929
Duke of Kent attends South Tyneside memorial service to commemorate Great War fallen
Oct 23, 2014 17:55 By Hannah Flint



The Duke of Kent was among dozens who stood in remembrance of 2,000 men who lost their lives in the First World War.

His Royal Highness attended a solemn service with veterans, former shipyard workers and families as he laid a wreath at the foot of a restored memorial on the South Shields riverside.

The service commemorated the lives of hundreds of workers who gave their lives in the conflict from Readhead Ship Yard and comes amid the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War in 1914. The restored memorial was originally unveiled in November 1921 by James Readhead in honour of 57 of his employees, who never returned from the Great War. More than 2,000 men died from South Shields alone during the conflict.

The Readhead shipyard, later brought by Swan Hunter in 1967, employed generations of families who built ships and brought wealth to the region. Many of the men working in the ship yard left the North East to join the war effort 100 years ago.

The crowd stood for a minute’s silence and prayers marked by the Last Post, played by the Durham Light Infantry Association buglers and a piper from 101 Northumbrian Regiment, Royal Artillery. And almost 60 children from nearby schools waved British flags as the Duke of Kent arrived at the service.

Read more, see image gallery and video @ http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/...neside-7988929
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Old October 27th, 2014, 11:35 AM   #108
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The summer’s day when a shipyard lost five souls

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This from South Tyneside Council News website 03/10/14

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South Tyneside is set to welcome a royal visitor to mark the rededication of a newly restored war memorial.

His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent will visit the Borough on Thursday 23 October when His Royal Highness will attend a special ceremony to celebrate the restoration and relocation of the Readhead War Memorial.

The memorial commemorates workers from the former Readhead's shipyard who served during the First World War. Following years of natural deterioration, the plaque has now been restored back to its former glory and will be given pride of place at the new Harton Quays Park on South Shields riverside.

His Royal Highness, accompanied on his visit by Her Majesty's Lord Lieutenant for Tyne and Wear, Sir Nigel Sherlock, will be invited to lay a laurel wreath at the foot of the memorial as part of the Service of Rededication.

The Mayor of South Tyneside, Councillor Fay Cunningham said: "We are thrilled that the Duke of Kent will be coming to South Tyneside for the rededication of the Readhead War Memorial.

"It will be a very special occasion remembering local workers, our fallen heroes and all those who sacrificed their lives to fight for our country. To have a member of the Royal Family join us to pay tribute at our event is a real honour. It will be a day to remember for all those involved."


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"We are delighted to be able to find a fitting new home for the memorial. It will take pride of place at our wonderful new Harton Quays Park, which has a direct line of sight along the River Tyne to the former Readhead's Shipyard. This way, more people in the local community will get to see it and remember, not just on special occasions but every day of the year as they enjoy a riverside walk or visit the popular Customs House.

Full article on http://www.southtyneside.info/articl...d-War-Memorial

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Some further information from the Shields Gazette @ http://www.shieldsgazette.com/cookso...ouls-1-6910239
The summer’s day when a shipyard lost five souls
22nd October 2014 by JANIS BLOWER

AS the men of Readhead’s shipyard in South Shields went about their work on a summer’s day in 1916, they were unaware that, by evening’s end, five of their number would be dead.

But the family-owned firm would also pay dearly in the loss of some of its brightest young men, whom the war would ultimately leave behind, some of them on the battlefields of Gallipoli and the Western Front. Five fell on just one day – July 1, 1916, infamous now, in history, as the opening day of the Battle of the Somme, when British forces suffered 60,000 casualties, including 20,000 dead.

Readhead’s men William Hollands and Matthew Smithers, both serving with the Tyneside Irish, and Robert Ramshaw and Lionel Tucker, of the Tyneside Scottish, were among those killed in action. Second Lieutenant Tucker, who had originally joined the Newcastle Commercials Battalion of the Northumberland Fusiliers within weeks of war breaking out, was the only son of widow Frances Tucker, of King Street in Shields.

But for his 57 employees who fell, there was to be something more heroic and sombre – a plaque depicting the winged figure of peace furling the flag of war, and listing the names of all those lost. Unveiled in November 1921, for many years afterwards it adorned the wall of the old yard at the west end of the town.

Read more @ http://www.shieldsgazette.com/cookso...ouls-1-6910239





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Old November 10th, 2014, 09:03 PM   #109
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South Shields Ferry Landing - new information signs

Pictures by myself Monday 10/11/14 of 2 recently installed signs with photovoltaic panels located adjacent top of ramp to the ferry





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South Shields Riverside (New Shore) / Harton Quays Waterfront Park etc - new location for Redhead Memorial & landscaping 10/11/14

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Follow up on situation shown on my post #101 on 28/11/13

Some further pictures taken by myself Friday 08/08/14 approx 1145 -1200 to show, following good growth in a decent summer 2014, the now well established planting and grassed area on this park area near the Customs House and ferry landing point, South Shields

Only one thing that requires attention - the "vertical planting" between the wall panels does not appear to have been successful





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The above is cut down post to show living wall as it was on my last visit, post #103 on 08/08/14

Some further pictures taken by myself Monday 10/11/14 approx 1230 to show the recently repositioned Redheads Memorial on wall to this park area, near the Customs House and ferry landing point, South Shields

Looks like the Council got its act together as all the living wall panels now tidied up/replanted - assume before rededication ceremony











Much better position than when previously on this wall on Temple Town - pictured 10/11/14



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South Shields Riverside (New Shore) / Harton Quays Waterfront Park etc - well established landscaping 10/11/14

Follow up on situation shown on my post #103 on 08/08/14

Some further pictures taken by myself Monday 10/11/14 approx 1230 -1245 to show, following good growth in a decent summer 2014, the now well established planting and grassed area on this park area near the Customs House and ferry landing point, South Shields as it looks in late autumn





















Still looking good

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South Shields Riverside (New Shore) / Harton Quays Waterfront Park etc - well established landscaping 20/09/16

Some further pictures taken by myself Tuesday 20/09/16 approx 1230 -1245 to show, following the now well established planting and grassed area on this park area near the Customs House and ferry landing point, South Shields as it looks at the end of summer 2016





















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South Shields Riverside (New Shore) / Harton Quays Waterfront Park etc - - new Google Maps images of the area

Google Maps have in recent days updated their aerial view images (however still a few months old) now including 3D facility over a wider area of the region (including South Tyneside).

Here are some screen prints to show "3D image" of the Harton Park area





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South Shields Riverside (New Shore) / Harton Quays Waterfront Park etc - well established landscaping 16/07/17 Part 1 of 3

Some further pictures taken by myself Sunday 16/07/17 approx 1230 -1245 to show, following the now well established planting and grassed area on this park area near the Customs House and ferry landing point, South Shields as it looks at the middle of summer 2017

Almost 4 years since completion and now with The Word building as part of the background



















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Part 2 of 3

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Part 3 of 3

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South Shields Riverside (New Shore) / Harton Quays Waterfront Park etc - well established landscaping Summer 2018 - pictures 17/06/18 Part 1 of 2

Some further pictures taken by myself Sunday 17/06/18 approx 1145 to show, following the now well established planting and grassed area on this park area near the Customs House and ferry landing point, South Shields as it looks at the middle of summer 2018

Almost 5 years since completion

Looking good - only thing that seemed different to pictures from 11 months ago (posts above) was the absence of water jets



















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and this view taken from the viewing area on roof of The Word building at approx 1215 - unfortunately the BT building hides the major area of the park with only the area adjacent the Ferry Landing visible



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Looking good - only thing that seemed different to pictures from 11 months ago (posts above) was the absence of water jets

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I passed through there on 28th April 2018 and the fountains were working, so I wonder if they are turned off when its windy?
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Good to see the 'living wall' panels being refurbished when I past by on 12th July 2018. Not so much 'living' the plant life had long since died off.












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