Monday, January 16, 2012

Criminal Faces of North Shields



The fellow above is wearing a fine Guernsey.






Posted from the male and female sets with kind permission from the Tyne and Wear Archives. If you, like me, hadn't heard of Tyne and Wear, it's the unusual name of a county way up in northeastern England.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Home of the Barbour

Rivet Head said...

I've certainly heard of Newcastle on Tyne! Great photos!

peter robinson said...

Home to cabourn as well

Mr Hudson of England said...

Not heard of Tyne and Wear? Heavens to Betsy!
As pointed out above, home of a little factory specialising in the waxed jackets.
By the way. Any news on the Leather key Loop fairy?

esarempee said...

'Wear' is pronounced 'weer' as well, just a heads-up.

andrea.at.the.blue.door said...

James Williams wears an interesting fisherman's gansey, not so much for the pattern, which is pretty common, but for the fact his has short sleeves. I've looked at a lot of pictures of ganseys and that's the first time I've seen that.

Chris said...

For those interested there's a little more information about Gansies from England's North East coast here:

http://www.stitchedandstitched.com/?tag=gansey

Nick said...

I live in North Shields, but am not relation to any of the unsavoury characters above.
You're not quite right to say we're the home of Barbour, that's South Shields. As much as I love this classic brand there is no love lost between North and South Shields.
Cabourn certainly is someone we're particularly proud of!