Local experts lead maritime history events

Two events are being held at North Shields Fish Quay for people interested in finding out more about maritime history.

Tuesday, 10th September 2019, 11:21 am
Updated Friday, 13th September 2019, 10:08 am
Old Low Light Heritage Centre, North Shields Fish Quay.

On Saturday at 11am there will be a talk at the Old Low Light Heritage Centre about Admiral Lord Collingwood, one of the great leaders of British naval history, who was born and went to school in Newcastle.

On the following day at 10.30am, there will be a guided walk starting at the Old Low Light, the oldest surviving building on the Fish Quay and once one of a pair of leading lights guiding ships through the mouth of the River Tyne.

The Collingwood talk, lasting around an hour, will be given by Syd Cairns. Admission is £3 – free for members of the Old Low Light Heritage Centree.

The free walk, which will last around two and a half hours, will be led by local maritime expert, Martin Kenny, starting and finishing at the Old Low Light Heritage Centre. He will explain the history of Clifford’s Fort and take walkers along the promenade to the headland.