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Posted by John Shearer on April 29, 2019, 10:43 am, in reply to "Keelmen...
I remember reading this and it was also mentioned that to improve the rivers navagation it was necessary to dredge many Millions of cubic metres of sand/silt. The exact amount I really don't know. There was also an old map showing all the sand bars.
Recommended Local History websites.
www.oldtyneside.co.uk www.gatesheadeast.co.uk, www.donmouth.co.uk and www.hebburn.org