South Shields Through Time is a unique insight into the illustrious history of one of England's finest cities. Reproduced in full colour, this is an exciting examination of South Shields, the famous streets and the famous faces, and what they meant to the people of South Shields throughout the 19th and into the 20th Century. Looking beyond the exquisite exterior of these well-kept photos, readers can see the historical context in which they are set, and through the author's factual captions for every picture and carefully-selected choice of images, the reader can achieve a reliable view of the city's history. Readers are invited to follow a timeline of events and watch the changing face of the city, as Mike Hallowell guides us through the city streets. There is something for everyone here, whether they have lived in South Shields all their lives, or whether they are just visiting this fabulous city. It also shows how photography has continually evolved to keep up with an ever-changing society.
Mike Hallowell is a full-time author and columnist who specialises in writing about the paranormal. He has spent over forty years investigating hauntings both old and new and regularly appears on TV and radio. Mike has contributed to magazines such as Quest, Beyond, Paranormal, Magonia and Vision. His 'WraithScape' column in The Shields Gazette has now been running for over a decade. He has interviewed dozens of celebrity mediums and psychics, including Uri Geller, Derek Acorah, Colin Fry and Tony Stockwell, and lectures widely on ghosts, hauntings and the poltergeist phenomenon.