AFter an astonishing cycle through northumberland, Tina and i found ourselves at North Shields Fish Quay. and we were over the moon to meet Guy the centre manager for Low light Centre (https://oldlowlight.co.uk/digital-heritage/) and to find out they are putting on an exhibition next month entitles " That's Womens' Work" about the unsung women workers who work and have WORKED on the quayside past and present. had an exceptional morning learning about some of the worker struggles in North SHields, and some of the incredible people who have led them - not least Sheila - who is a female Trawler Skipper.
extracts coming soon !
in the mean time i must introduce Nora Balls, the knitted herring that is mine and Tinas new buddy on the road.
Norahs name sake is Norah Balls the local rowdy activist and suffergette. a video thanks to Low Light here: https://youtu.be/eZ3zWr1SQsE
They also sent me to get fish from Angela and Phil at phils PLaice (the fish mongers on the Quay). Below is an extract from chat with Angela.
HERE is a pic of Nora with angela! and brief reflection on tourism and fishing industries
eyemouth to alnmouth 90km
alnmouth to tynemouth 65km