Saturday, 20 June 2009

North Shields Fish Quay

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North Shields Fish Quay lies 1km from the mouth of the River Tyne on its northern bank. It dates back to 1225 as part of the settlement which grew to support the monastery at nearby Tynemouth The fishermen who supplied the monks lived in 'shiel' huts from which the towns of North and South Shields derive their names.
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The fishing industry around the UK has been in general decline for decades but several vessels still earn a living here, and North Shields is the biggest prawn port in England.
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A number of fish handling and processing firms remain in the area of which Caley Fisheries is one.
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