Friar's Goose, Felling
Friars Goose is an area of Felling located by the south banks of the River Tyne. It's name derives from the 11th century, when local Roman Catholic Friars collected Gorse, commonly known as "Friar's Goose" here. The plant was used during the medieval times for food (edible petals) and to produce medication. The area later became the site of a colliery; Tyne Main Colliery, also known as "Friar's Goose Colliery". There was a ship building and repair yard at Friars Goose (T Mitchinsons, and later James Burness & Sons), which operated up to 1964. Friars Goose Water Sports Club was established in 1971, and is based at the site of the former ship yard.