T IS FOR TYNESIDE
A more traditional view of the River Tyne (below), taken from South Shields and looking across to the Norwegian ferry at North Shields.
A long held family story recollected a photograph (sadly lost) of a White ancestor in a top hat in the uniform of the River Tyne police. A silver uniform button (left) is still held by the family.
The Nominal Roll of the Tyne River Police (held at Tyne & Wear Archives) provided some answers, finding that two sons of Matthew (senior), had been members of the river police force – but both with rather a chequered history.
Did You Know?
Coming into land at Newcastle Airport,