This fascinating collection of over 200 archive photographs offers an illustrated tour of the lively pubs of North Shields town. Each picture is accompanied by a detailed caption, providing information and anecdotes relating to the pubs pictured and the regulars who frequented them. Drawn from the author's own experiences as a licensing officer of the North Shields police force, this book is essential reading for anyone who has enjoyed drinking in the pubs, taverns and beer houses of North Shields as well as any reader with an interest in the social and historical function of the public house.
For many years, Charlie Steel worked for the North Shields police force. It was during his time serving as a licensing officer that he became fascinated by the town's pubs and the long histories associated with many of them.