Shiels to Shields

Shiels to Shields

The Life Story of a North Tyneside Town

Paperback380pp Illustrated242x168mm

9781859362280     Product Code: 509330

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Although North Shields was more advantageously positioned on the Tyne than its upstream neighbour, the 13th-century royal charter granting Newcastle a monopoly over trade held back the settlement's expansion for centuries. This illustrated history identifies the events that shaped the town, describing the local industries of coal mining, shipbuilding and fishing and giving an insight into the working and living conditions of its inhabitants during the period of rapid expansion in the 19th century.

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