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My picture-postcard photo of Cullercoats Harbour

A while ago, I decided to take a photo looking south across the harbour, to make two copies and present framed to the two lovely ladies, Pam & Lily, who were about to lose their favourite seat in the Bay Hotel when it closed. Well, it’s long gone now, and sadly so has lovely Lily.

Cullercoats Harbour looking south towards Tynemouth

Cullercoats Harbour looking south towards Tynemouth

I came across this recently and thought I’d show everyone where I live. I moan a lot about the weather here in the NE of England, but cannot deny how stunningly beautiful the coastline is here, and the passage of history in this part of England.

Centre distant is the remains of the old Priory at Tynemouth. Cullercoats itself gets it’s name from ‘Culver Cotes’ – where the monks from the Priory kept their doves – until fat enough to make into pies, that is!

The harbour at Cullercoats was built for the export of coal, but has long since silted up, and now only a few fishermen work from it. On the right is the spire of St. George’s Church, and in the darkness on the extreme right of the photo, can be just made out part of the building containing the Dove Marine Laboratory – part of Newcastle University.

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