While stopping at my brothers In Jarrow a couple of weeks ago l planned a day out using my bus pass.
l began at Jarrow st Paul's monastery lots to see drinks sarnies then went to Jarrow bus station jumped on a North Shields bus which went under the Tyne there in 20 minutes had a walk around down at the fish Quay where l believe it was about sixty years ago since l was last there.l then jumped on the ferry over to South Shields l had never been on a Tyne ferry since the 1950s when as lads used to go over to Walker baths in our school holidays.There was no market on,next door was the new library l sought of got lost in there,the l travelled along King st l think it was King st it has certainly been run down since the 1960s,l then went into the old library which is now a museum mainly of shipbuilding shiprepair showing some great photos of Hebburn and Jarrow shipbuilders of yester year it was really worth seeing for me as l served my time in HEbburn Palmers in the 1950s
The museum has just opened they have done a fantastic job the caffiteria do drinks and lunches.
From there cought the Metro to my sisters who lives in Hebburn had a coffee then went back to my brothers in Jarrow,then relaxed after a very busy day l used my bus pass on all transport except the ferry which l got a concessionry ticket costing 92 pence.great day had by all
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