Janis Blower: A Personal Selection

This is a historic exhibition. It is no longer available to visit and this page is only retained as a record of the previous event. For current and future exhibitions, visit our What's On page.

Ex Shields Gazette journalist, Janis Blower, chooses her favourite pieces from the collection.

Wreck off of South Pier, 1897


Until 25 June 2016 (historic exhibition)


Janis Blower, renowned 'Cookson Country' journalist retired from the Shields Gazette in 2015, after 44 years.

With her expert knowledge of South Tyneside, she has trawled through the collection at South Shields Museum and chosen her favourite pieces to go on display.

All the panel text is Janis' own words, thoughts and feelings.

Works chosen include the wonderful scene depicting the harbour on the day Albert Edward Dock was opened and works showing places that are no longer there, like Pie Lane, and the never-built Hippodrome Theatre.