The Customs House

  • Description

    The Customs House lies on the South bank of the River Tyne in the historic Mill Dam area. The Merchant Navy Memorial Located at the Mill Dam, next to the Customs House the bronze and yellow ashlar monument depicts a sailor at the wheel on a sloping base to give the impression of what it is like to stand on a ship's deck in a choppy sea. Overlooking the Tyne the statue was unveiled by the Duchess of Mountbatten, widow of distinguished naval commander, Lord Louis Mountbatten in memory of the merchant seamen who sailed from South Shields Port and lost their lives in World War II.
  • Owner

    Sicco2007
  • Source

    Flickr (Flickr)
  • License

    What does this mean? Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License
  • Further information

    Link: https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8150/7459470800_c55b280959.jpg
    Alternate Link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/9697853@N03/7459470800/
    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 2 years, 7 months ago
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    Picture Taken: Unknown
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