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Snapshots

  1. St Mary's lighthouse

    Snapshot Title: St Mary's lighthouse
    Taken by: Chris

    Image: St Mary's Lighthouse, North Tyneside
    Image Owner: Chris



    Description:

    Built in 1898 as a result of several large ships running aground on the rocks around the island, in a location roughly halfway between the ports of Tyne and Blyth. The white buildings are now a visito...



  2. Island pillbox

    Snapshot Title: Island pillbox
    Taken by: Chris

    Image: St Mary's Lighthouse, North Tyneside
    Image Owner: Chris



    Description:

    Wartime relic positioned to catch out those who came past the island as they headed for the mainland - it is hidden from the sea approach!



  3. Old 2nd World War shooting range butts

    Snapshot Title: Old 2nd World War shooting range butts
    Taken by: Chris

    Image: St Mary's Lighthouse, North Tyneside
    Image Owner: Chris



    Description:

    A set of shooting ranges on the mainland added a bit of extra weathering to St Mary's lighthouse as bullets went flying out to sea! Not too good for those living on the island.
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  4. Alcan alumina (& bauxite?) hoppers

    Snapshot Title: Alcan alumina (& bauxite?) hoppers
    Taken by: Chris

    Image: St Mary's Lighthouse, North Tyneside
    Image Owner: Chris



    Description:

    The port of Blyth is used to import alumina to be used in the aluminium smelter (see other snapshot) further up the coast



  5. Blyth east pier and wind turbines

    Snapshot Title: Blyth east pier and wind turbines
    Taken by: Chris

    Image: St Mary's Lighthouse, North Tyneside
    Image Owner: Chris



    Description:

    Seen in a separate panorama, the nine wind turbines are one of the earlier examples of wind power generation in the UK and are possibly due for replacing - seven far larger wind turbines would be used...



  6. Alcan factory and offshore wind turbines

    Snapshot Title: Alcan factory and offshore wind turbines
    Taken by: Chris

    Image: St Mary's Lighthouse, North Tyneside
    Image Owner: Chris



    Description:

    The multiple chimneys of the Alcan factory and two offshore wind turbines



  7. St Mary's lighthouse and causeway

    Snapshot Title: St Mary's lighthouse and causeway
    Taken by: Chris

    Image: St Mary's Lighthouse, North Tyneside
    Image Owner: Chris



    Description:

    An island at hgh tide, the causeway can be seen just being covered as the tide starts to rise.