Life on the Tyne

by Daniel M Turner

Available from 29 October 2016. Book Price £11.99 plus p&p (Royal Mail Signed For service).


In this book the author / photographer recalls activity on the River Tyne, Northeast England. It mainly focuses on observations made during his 20s and 30s with a more recent section photographed during his 50s (from 2007). The river is still a hub and most important to our region, but things have changed over time. Ships continue to call with varied cargo, passenger ferries pass, fishing boats ply to and fro and other vessels sail by. There’s life ashore too, on the river bank, and North Shields fish quay features highly – the author’s most frequented location … and his fascination here continues. His ‘fish quay life’ studies include some of its characters … and their stories. The text has been augmented by research and recollections from some of the author’s friends with river connections. A few gulls put in an appearance in Part Two; such species prompted his initial roaming around the river mouth from an early age.

Book features


100 pages in full colour;

around 90 photographs (1979 - 2016), two Victor Noble Rainbird paintings, one design;

page size 210 x 210 mm square format;

ISBN number 978-0-9930205-2-0;

graphic design by Raspberry Creative Type;

50 pence from each sale will be donated to the North Shields Fishermen's Heritage Project;

two book launches on 29 Oct 2016

Six local businesses have sponsored the book. Sponsorship has assisted with production costs and included a donation to the North Shields Fishermen’s Heritage Project.

Gold Sponsorship: Irvins brasserie and North Shields Fish Quay Company Ltd

Silver Sponsorship: J R Fisheries, Percy A Hudson Ltd and Seaview Fisheries

Bronze Sponsorship: Royal Quays Marina

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Current outlets - where to find the book.


The book is currently (December 2018) available at the outlets listed below.


For sale through this website - see Place a book order tab.


Also currently available at: Old Low Light Heritage Centre (North Shields fish quay), Keel Row Books (11 Fenwick Terrace, Preston Road, North Shields), Nile St and Chirton Post Offices (N Shields), the Coble and Keelboat Society, North Shields library, Priory Newsagency (Percy Park Road, Tynemouth), Newbiggin Maritime Centre, The Word (South Shields), Blackwell's Bookshop (Newcastle), Sage Gateshead and Newcastle City Library. Waterstones (nationally) can order a copy of the book for you.

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