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Curry's Point. On 4th September 1739 Michael Curry was executed for the murder of the landlord of the Three Horseshoes Inn, Hartley. His body was afterwards hung in chains from a gibbet at this spot within sight of the scene of his crime. Ever since that gruesome event this headland has been known as Curry's Point.

Curry's Point, Whitley Bay, United Kingdom

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Stan Laurel. Born Arthur Stanley Jefferson in Ulverston, Cumbria on 16th June 1890, the "thin one" of the world famous Hollywood comedy team of Laurel and Hardy lived at No 8 Dockwray Square between 1897-1901. He died in Santa Monica, California, on 23rd February 1965, aged 74 years

6-7 Dockwray Square, North Shields, United Kingdom

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The headland of Pen Bal Crag. "The place where now stands the Monastery of Tynemouth was anciently called by the Saxons Benel=balcrag" - Leland at the time of Henry VIII. So began the history of Tynemouth - its Priory, sacked by the Danes in 800, and Castle walls, started in 1095. Three Kings were buried within - Oswin, King of Deria(651): Osred, King of Northumbria (792); Malcolm III, King of Scotland (1093). Three crowns still adorn the North Tyneside coat of arms.

Front Street, Tynemouth, United Kingdom

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Robert Atkinson Westall. The acclaimed children's author was born here on 7th October 1929. He wrote over 40 books and received a number of literary awards. Some of his books used a local setting including 'The Machine Gunners'. He dies at Northwich, Cheshire on 15th April 1993.

7, Vicarage Street, North Shields, United Kingdom

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Clifford's Fort. Completed in 1672 and named after Lord Clifford of Cabal, this fort was first armed with 20 x 20 pdr and ten x 10 pdr cannons. Commanded by Governor of Tynemouth Castle until 1839. Headquarters of Tyne Division Royal Engineers (Volunteers) Submarine Miners 1888-1928.

Fish Quay, North Shields, United Kingdom

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John Falconar Slater (1857-1837). A leading member of the Cullercoats Artists Colony, he lived in this house for the last 12 years of his life. Known as the 'weatherproof artist' for his practice of painting outdoors in all conditions, and an outstanding British Impressionist painter.

St. Oswin's Avenue, Cullercoats, United Kingdom

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This is the site of the former Hudleston Arms Hotel where the renowned American artist Winslow Homer (1836-1910) first lodged when he resided in Cullercoats from April 1881 until November 1882.

Front Street, Cullercoats, United Kingdom

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The Tyne Electrical Engineers. Formed in 1888 as Tyne Division Royal Engineers (Volunteers) Submarine Miners for the defence of the Tyne entrance. The unit was based on Clifford's Fort adjoining Fish Quay until 1928 before moving to this New Clifford's Fort drill hall. The "Tynes" survive still as 72 Engineer Regiment (Tyne Electrical Engineers) (V) at Gateshead.

Station Terrace, Tynemouth, United Kingdom

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Dame Annie Maud Burnett. b. 1863-1950 d. lived here. Elected in 1910, she was the first and only woman member of Tynemouth Council until 1929 when three others were elected. Created a Dame Commander of the British Empire in 1918 for services during World War 1, she became the first woman mayor of Tynemouth in 1928. She was appointed a Justice of the Peace in 1920.

10, Prior's Terrace, Tynemouth, United Kingdom

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Tynemouth Lodge Hotel. The building has been in use as a public house and residential hotel since 1799. Meals for prisoners were prepared in the cellar kitchens of this hotel and carried through an underground tunnel to the inmates of the Tynemouth House of Correction and Justice Room next door.

Tynemouth Road, North Shields, United Kingdom

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Governor's Tree. Site of the Governor's Tree where important visitors to Tynemouth were met as they disembarked in Pow Burn. These visitors included King Charless I in 1633 and King Henry VIII's commissioners, when they came to dispossess the monks of Tynemouth Priory in 1539

Tynemouth Road, Tynemouth, United Kingdom