The fellow above is wearing a fine Guernsey.
Posted from the male and female sets with kind permission from the Tyne and Wear Archives. If you, like me, hadn’t heard of Tyne and Wear, it’s the unusual name of a county way up in northeastern England.
8 thoughts on “Criminal Faces of North Shields”
Home of the Barbour
I’ve certainly heard of Newcastle on Tyne! Great photos!
Home to cabourn as well
Not heard of Tyne and Wear? Heavens to Betsy!
As pointed out above, home of a little factory specialising in the waxed jackets.
By the way. Any news on the Leather key Loop fairy?
‘Wear’ is pronounced ‘weer’ as well, just a heads-up.
James Williams wears an interesting fisherman’s gansey, not so much for the pattern, which is pretty common, but for the fact his has short sleeves. I’ve looked at a lot of pictures of ganseys and that’s the first time I’ve seen that.
For those interested there’s a little more information about Gansies from England’s North East coast here:
I live in North Shields, but am not relation to any of the unsavoury characters above.
You’re not quite right to say we’re the home of Barbour, that’s South Shields. As much as I love this classic brand there is no love lost between North and South Shields.
Cabourn certainly is someone we’re particularly proud of!