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Postcard Lifeboat Memorial South Shields

Photograph Lifeboat Memorial 2010
A postcard of the Lifeboat Memorial, South Shields, publisher unknown, postmarked Appleby, October 25th., 1903?  While the Wouldhave clock tower is there, the actual lifeboat doesn't seem to be present at this stage.   The message on the card reads "Do not wear shoes as they are to [sic] much".

A photograph taken from a similar viewpoint in July 2010.  The clock memorial clock tower was erected in commemoration of the jubilee of Queen Victoria and as a memorial of the lifeboat first designed and built in South Shields in 1790.  It was inaugurated in 1890.
Postcard  Wouldhave Memorial South Shields
Photograph Wouldhave Memorial July 2010
A postcard published in the Auty series,  postmarked South Shields December 20th, 1906 and Arendal (Norway), December 24th.  The lifeboat itself is visible on this card.  
A photograph from a similar viewpoint, taken in July 2010.    
Postcard Wouldhave Memorial South Shields

Photograph of Wouldhave Memorial 2010
Postcard of the Wouldhave Memorial from a different viewpoint, published in the "Rotochrom" series, exact date unknown.

A photograph taken from a similar viewpoint in July 2010. 
Postcard South Shields Lifeboat Photograph Lifeboat South Shields
A postcard showing the lifeboat at the memorial.  Published by Valentines, in the Crystoleum series and pstmarked August 1908. A photograph from a similar viewpoint, taken in July 2010.
Postcard Wouldhave Memorial and Lifeboat

Photograph Wouldhave Memorial 2010
A later postcard showing the memorial and lifeboat, published by Valentines and postmarked July 19th.,  1949.  The inscription includes a comment that the weather was nice, but not too hot. While July 1949 was a warm month, round about the  19th., was a cooler period after a period of much higher temperatures.

A photograph taken from a similar viewpoint in July 2010.  
Postcard Wouldhave Memorial South Shields Photograph Wouldhave Memorial 2010
A postcard postmarked August 13th., 1958, publisher unknown.  Again, the weather was "not so bad just now".   A photograph from a similar location taken July 2010.
Some detail from the Wouldhave monument: Although it is know as the Wouldhave memorial, it actually commemorates both William Wouldhave and Henry Greathead, both of whom were involved in the development of the first life boat.
Information board Main Plaque
Wouldhave Plaque Greathead Plaque
Plaque 1 Plaque 2
More postcards of South Shields:
Postcard Life Brigade House from Pier Photograph Pier & Life Brigade House
A postcard of the Pier and Life Brigade House, postmarked August 30th., 1906,  publisher unknown. A photograph from a similar viewpoint, taken July 2010.  The Life Brigade House still exists today.  Mor information on the South Shields Volunteer Life Brigade.
Postcard Lighthouse South Shields Pier Photograph Lighthouse South Shields Pier
A postcard of the Lighthouse on South Shields Pier.  Published in the M &L National series.  Date unknown but posted in the 1950's. Photograph from a similar viewpoint, taken in July 2007.
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