Archive of 2012 February

21Feb2012
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DOUBLE rescue of stranded trawlers by Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat

Two trawlers with six fishermen onboard were rescued today by a volunteer crew from Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat station after they got into difficulties eight miles south east of the river Tyne piers. Tynemouth RNLI all weather lifeboat Spirit of Northumberland with six volunteer crew members was launched at 2.35pm after the skipper of North Shields based trawler Good Fellowship contacted Humbe

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14Feb2012
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Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentines day to all you romantics out there. Plenty of fish today and some fantastic large turbot from the market. Some nice fresh cod roe and seafood platters on the counter.

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13Feb2012
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Herring History

The North Shields Fish Quay is well-renowned as one of the most important fishing ports of the north and archive footage online shows exactly that. After browsing the British Pathé website, Sid Cullen a local man stumbled across a video documentary named "Drifters". The video doesn't identify the location at which it was filmed, but the local resident recognises the Fish Quay from his chil

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13Feb2012
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All Hands On Deck

The Fish Quay has always been an important place for regeneration and development and it's in the spotlight once again for a new, never-been-done-before project. The Fish Quay & New Quay Conservation Areas are the focus of a new planning initiative introduced by the Coalition Government. It will be one of 17 pilot Neighbourhood Plans, a new provision introduced by last year's Localism Act.

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