A model showing how South Shields landmark The Word would look. Did the maker get it right?

Seventeen past, present and future visions of the South Shields area

They are considered “ambitious plans” to some and “pointless pipedreams” to others.

By Gavin Ledwith
Friday, 10th January 2020, 3:40 pm
Updated Thursday, 16th January 2020, 12:45 pm

With a scheme to transform a disused South Shields pub into luxury apartments rejected again earlier this month, we have dusted down a series of impressions showcasing how different artists have envisaged the future of the town and surrounding area.

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