We have no exact date for our main picture, but it’s clearly from the early 20th century.
It shows South Shields pier at a time when the River Tyne was teeming with ships, boats and heavy industry.
Today the pier is highly popular with anglers.
It stretches a mile out to sea, giving fishermen the chance to land a variety of catches, such as cod, flounder, coalfish and dab.
For safety reasons, the gates of the pier are locked in bad weather and when the pier is closed overnight.
The history of the pier stretches back to the mid-19th century.
In the 1850s The Tyne Improvement Commission began to develop the river, dredging it to make it deeper and building the large, impressive North and South Piers to help prevent silt build up within the channel.
Construction of the pier began on June 15, 1854 but due to a series of ferocious winter storms it wasn’t completed until 1895 - a full 41 years later.
If you’re in South Shields and you fancy a ‘breath of fresh air’ you can do worse than take a brisk stroll to the end of the pier and back, the enjoy one of the town’s famous Minchella’s ice creams.