News and Events

     Books (and cards) are for sale as indicated on the Place a book order

     page. That page lists outlets where the books are available for purchase.

     - please refer to Life on the Tyne (book) tab.

     - please refer to Tyneside verses from river and coast (book) tab.


There are currently (8 March 2019) copies of all four books at each of:

   The Old Low Light Heritage Centre (North Shields fish quay);

   Keel Row Books (11 Fenwick Terrace, Preston Road, North Shields);

   Nile Street Post Office (North Shields);

   Sage Gateshead;

   The Word (South Shields library);

Events - Current and Future


There will be a table at the following events - with my books and cards for sale, 

 perhaps some taxidermy bird specimens and artefacts on display too. I shall

 be able to sign books if you wish ... ... ...


Green Beans Community Market, Sunday 28 April 2019, 10 am to 3 pm


Come to our White Wings Publishing stall at the Green Beans Community Market, open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Whitley Bay Metro Station, Sunday 28 April. Come and browse, talk and buy. We hope to attend further Green Beans Markets during the year. Would be good to see you there! Have a trip out … explore the town and coast.


You may download the Green Beans Community Market postcard and flyer below ...

Green Beans Community Market, 2019 - Postcard
Dates, times, content and contact details.
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Green Beans Community Market, 2019 - Flyer
What is the Green Beans Market? Read about its history, ethos, who runs it, monthly dates, location (Whitley Bay Metro Station), etc.
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News - General

     As well as travelling within the UK (notably England, Scotland, Ireland and

     the Channel Islands), copies of my books have also found their way to:

     The Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Canada and New Zealand.

News and Events - Historical


24 November 2014, Monday,

        White Wings Publishing website went live during the evening.


25 November 2014, Tuesday,

        The printer of Daniel's 'Fish Quay Folk of North Shields' book

        (Elanders Ltd) published an article on their website about the book

        and their involvement. To see this please click here (Elanders article)


1 December 2014, Monday, 

        Publication Day for the book 'Fish Quay Folk of North Shields'.

White Wings Publishing table at book launch event, Old Low Light.

6 December 2014, Saturday.

Book launch at the Old Low Light, North Shields Fish Quay. Daniel gave a short talk at 1 p.m., before signing copies of his new book 'Fish Quay Folk of North Shields'. The new book was on sale from a table on the first floor (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) which also held the Christmas and Note cards featured on this website.

Also on this day at the Old Low Light: Some of the Summerhill Books authors (including Andrew Clark, Jack Shotton, Charlie Steel and Michael Coates), plus author Peter Mortimer were present to sign and sell their local books.

See this link to The Net - event on 6 Dec and this further link on The Net - about 6 Dec and a third Net link.

The Linskill Community Choir sing heartily in North Shields library

13-14 December 2014, Saturday and Sunday. Book sales ('Fish Quay Folk of North Shields') from the 'Discover North Tyneside' Centre at North Shields Central Library. The author was present to sign copies. There were also Christmas and Note cards for sale - fund-raising for Tynemouth Lifeboat Station. This was the weekend of the North Shields Victorian Christmas Market for 2014.

Notice outside the fund-raising event, Linskill Centre, North Shields

4 April 2015, Saturday, 11 am to 3 pm

Easter Family Fun Day at Linskill Centre, Linskill Terrace, North Shields.

We had a White Wings Publishing indoor stall, including fund-raising for Tynemouth Lifeboat Station. On sale were the Christmas and Note Cards featured on this website, plus the book 'Fish Quay Folk of North Shields' which the author signed for buyers.

Tidelines II plinth with oystercatcher and redshank.

5 April 2015, Sunday,

The Old Low Light, Clifford's Fort, North Shields Fish Quay.

Daniel Turner was present on the first floor, from 1 pm - 4 pm, to answer questions about the birds in relation to one of the exhibits ('Tidelines'). The exhibit is a collaboration between artist Stephen Livingstone and Daniel and includes some of the artefacts belonging to the Northeast England Beached Bird Surveys Group. 'Tidelines' is on show from Friday 27 March until July/August 2015.

2 May 2015, Saturday,

Local History Day at North Shields Library

Customer First Centre. The author was present

(10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) to sell and sign copies of his

book 'Fish Quay Folk of North Shields'. He also

had available the fund-raising cards (Christmas

and Note) for Tynemouth RNLI Lifeboat Station.

Also on his display table were two mounted birds:

kittiwake nestling and adult puffin (keeping him


Sales table at Linskill Summer Fair

18 July 2015, Saturday, 11 am to 3 pm

Summer Fair at Linskill Centre, Linskill Terrace, North Shields. There was a White Wings Publishing indoor stall, including fund-raising for Tynemouth Lifeboat Station. We had on sale the Christmas and Note Cards featured on this website, plus the book 'Fish Quay Folk of North Shields'.

Sales table at Tynemouth Lifeboat Day, July 2015

19 July 2015, Sunday, 11 am to 3 pm. Tynemouth Lifeboat Day at North Shields Fish Quay. There was a White Wings Publishing indoor stall, including fund-raising for Tynemouth Lifeboat Station. As well as the cards and books on sale there were stuffed birds on display from the Northeast England Beached Bird Surveys Group, plus others. 

On 4 August 2015 a cheque for £150 was paid to Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat

     station due to sales of the book ‘Fish Quay Folk of North Shields’. This

     included a donation (at 50p per copy) of £130 from White Wings Publishing

     from the sale of 260 copies of the book plus a donation of £20 from

     Raspberry Creative Type (graphic designer for the book). Book sales continue.


New book ... ... 'Birds, beaches and boats: Northeast Coastal Diary, 2011'. There was a book launch on Saturday 14 November 2015 at the Old Low Light, North Shields fish quay, 11:00 - 15:00 GMT. The author, Daniel Turner, was available to sell and sign copies. Also on sale were the new 2015 fund-raising Christmas cards (for Tynemouth Lifeboat Station), the author's first book 'Fish Quay Folk of North Shields' and his fund-raising local note cards.

24 Nov 2015, Tuesday 10:30 am - 2 pm

Sales event at British Airways, Cragside Court, Newcastle upon Tyne. The author returned to his roots in an office where he worked for over fifteen years. On sale were the fund-raising note and Christmas cards as well as the two books published by Daniel Turner. He also provided a display of bird artefacts including some from the Northeast England beached bird group.

North Shields Victorian Christmas Market, 2015

Author Daniel Turner was in the Discovery area at North Shields Central Library on the weekend of 12-13 December. On sale was his new book 'Birds, beaches and boats' as well as his first book 'Fish Quay Folk of North Shields', plus his fund-raising Christmas and Note Cards.

Jack the eider duck

Monday 21 March 2016 (1-4 pm) and Tuesday 22 March (10 am - 4 pm). Bird display at the Old Low Light, North Shields fish quay. Daniel Turner was on hand with stuffed birds, skulls, bird books, etc to talk about them and the beached bird and fulmar projects.

Linskill Community Choir, 26 March

26 March 2016, Saturday: Easter Family Fun Day, Linskill Centre, North Shields, 10 am - 4 pm. Daniel Turner was present during the day - his stall included fund-raising items for Tynemoth Lifeboat Station.

Part of bird exhibition at Old Low Light.

Mon - Tue, 18 - 19 April 2016. Bird display at the Old Low Light, North Shields fish quay. Daniel Turner was on hand with stuffed birds, skulls, bird books, etc to talk about them and the beached bird and fulmar projects. The theme was seabirds. Also on display were artefacts from the Clare Friend collection.

Event poster

23 April 2016, Saturday. Local History Day, North Shields central library. I was present (10 am - 4 pm) with a table display of my books and cards - there were several other stalls too. Many visitors came to view the stalls and talk with the occupants. It was a good day.

On 14 June 2016 a cheque for £70 was handed to Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat

    station following sales of a further 140 copies of the book ‘Fish Quay Folk of

    North Shields’. This comprised a donation (at 50p per copy) from White Wings


17 July 2016, Sunday, Tynemouth Lifeboat Day at North Shields Fish Quay. There was a White Wings Publishing indoor stall, including fund-raising for Tynemouth Lifeboat Station. As well as local Note Cards and Christmas Cards, I had my two books on sale and there was a display table of stuffed birds from the Northeast England Beached Bird Surveys Group, plus others. 

New Book 'Life on the Tyne', publication date Saturday, 29 Oct 2016.

There was a launch at the Old Low Light heritage centre, North Shields Fish Quay - open to all visitors. I gave a short talk before the book was available for sale (and signing). I was present from 2-4 pm. There was an earlier, invitation-only, morning launch (11 am) in North Shields for people involved in the book in some way; I talked about my new publication.

(Photo by Alison Spedding).

Wednesday 16 November 2016


It was now a year since the publication of my journal ‘Birds, beaches and boats’. Therefore, today, I handed a cheque to the fund-raising department of St Oswald’s Hospice as a donation (at 50 pence each) from copies of this book sold in the past year.

North Shields Victorian Christmas Market,

Sat-Sun, 10-11 Dec 2016

I was present in the Discover section of North Shields central library (ground floor). My three books were on sale and for a signature, if required. My fund-raising Note and Christmas cards were also on sale.

In addition, local authors Jack Shotton and Michael Coates were present with their own books. We had a great weekend and were joined by the Linskill Community Choir on Sunday - just lovely.

Saturday 17 December 2016

A cheque for £275 was handed to the North Shields Fishermen’s Heritage Project due to my new book ‘Life on the Tyne’. The money comprised part of the book’s business sponsorship, a contribution from graphic designer Raspberry Creative Type plus income from initial book sales (130 copies with a donation of 50 pence per book).

The photograph (by Alison Spedding) shows Joyce Marti (secretary of the NSFHP) and yours truly at the Old Low Light, 17 Dec 2016.

Wed-Thur, 22-23 Feb 2017. Bird display at the Old Low Light, North Shields fish quay.

I was on hand with taxidermy bird specimens, beach finds, bird books, etc to talk about. I also discussed the beached bird and fulmar projects plus other birds of Tyneside.

Local History Day, North Shields Library, 

Saturday, 13 May 2017

I was present at a table in the Customer First Centre on the first floor of the library.

My stall stands in the foreground of the photograph; seated in white jumper is Frances Southwick. Frances works at the library in the Discover North Tyneside section. She was attending their own table at the event this day. It was a great event with many visitors and I was able to discuss different things with several interested folk.

Local History Day 2017 - Posters
Eight A4 posters about the Local History Day at North Shields Library on Saturday, 13 May 2017, 10 am - 4 pm.
Local History Day 2017 - Posters.pdf
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White Wings Publishing, Tynemouth Lifeboat Day, Sunday 16 July 2017

Sunday 16 July 2017,

Tynemouth Lifeboat Day, 11 am to 3 pm


During the day we manned a table with my books, Christmas cards and note cards … hoping for a few sales and fund-raising for the lifeboat station. It was a busy day with good summer weather and many people coming to enjoy the fish quay events. We also had a bird artefact display table, educating about different feathered projects in northeast England and further afield.

North Shields Victorian Christmas Market, 2017.

During this weekend event (Sat-Sun, 9-10 December) I attended a display area with three other local authors … Jack Shotton, Charlie Steel and Michael Coates. We were inside the library, much warmer than for those stall holders dressed for the cold air of Northumberland Square, just outside. It was a good weekend with many visitors coming to talk with us and find out something of our local history.

White Wings Publishing display table.

Local History Day, North Shields Library 2018

A lovely day (Saturday, 12 May, 10 am to 4 pm) upstairs at this busy local venue. We were well looked after and I joined my stall which was situated amongst many others. My books and cards were available and I had a couple of birdy friends along too. There were many visitors to talk with, but some just wished to browse. Behind me was a great exhibition of paintings by Victor Noble-Rainbird (1887-1936).

Bird display, Lifeboat Day, Sunday 15 July

Sunday 15 July 2018, Tynemouth Lifeboat Day, 11 am to 3 pm


It was a great day in glorious weather – this summer was proving to be hot and dry. Linda and I took care of our stall, with cards and books on sale along with a bird display for discussion. Many friends and visitors came to say hello and wish us well with the event. I purchased a lovely chilled cod fillet at the end, to enjoy a couple of days later for my tea.

'Plastics in Seabirds', exhibition at the Tower House Gallery, 25 July to 31 Aug.

25 July to 31 August 2018,

'Plastics in Seabirds', exhibition at the Tower House Gallery, Seaton Sluice, Northumberland. NEBBS Group coordinator Dan Turner attended all day on Wednesdays and Saturday afternoons from 1:30 pm (except 28 July) - to discuss the projects with visitors. Entrance was free. Visitors came to browse the Gallery as well as learn about the problems caused

                                                         by marine litter.

Flyer for 'Plastics in Seabirds' exhibition.
Come to view the displays and learn of the harmful effects caused by marine litter to our seabirds and other life at sea.
Plastics in Birds-v8-adjusted.pdf
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Events - Current


Sat-Sun, 8-9 December 2018, North Shields Victorian Christmas Market.

     Daniel Turner was present at a table in North Shields library (Customer

     First Centre) with his local note cards, Christmas cards and books (has

     now published four). His new book 'Tyneside verses from river and coast'

     was available ... it went on sale from 2 December 2018. The library

     was open from 9 am to 5 pm (Saturday) and 10 am to 4 pm (Sunday) and

     Daniel was present for most of this time. Please come and say hello,

     perhaps make a purchase, and also visit the other stalls and events of the

     Market. Looking forward to seeing you. The White Wings Publishing table

     was on the ground floor - there was a handling copy available of each

     book on Sunday and further copies were be available for purchase.

White Wings Publishing table, North Shields library, Saturday, 8 Dec 2018
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