What's in a name? How every South Tyneside town was named including South Shields, Boldon, Jarrow and more

The names of the present often shine a light on the region’s past.

South Tyneside being found on the south side of the North East’s River Tyne is an obvious naming convention, but less is known about why the towns which make up the region are named the way they are.

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Come with us as we take a look through history at why each town is named the way it is across the area we call home.