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Shields Gazette Letter of the week: 'Future of our sea front is a fortune teller'

What's the one thing you think would attract more people to South Shields sea front?
What's the one thing you think would attract more people to South Shields sea front?

​What’s really missing from our seafront is a fortune teller.

All seaside towns have one.

Chippie queues at South Shields in 1982.  What's the one thing you think would attract more people to South Shields sea front?

Chippie queues at South Shields in 1982. What's the one thing you think would attract more people to South Shields sea front?

South Shields had one years ago called Madam Zena. I was very friendly with her.

Last week's Letter of the week: "South Tyneside Council should keep its own gardens in order before criticising others"

She worked from a back room of a fancy goods shop in Ocean Road.

It wasn’t great conditions and apart from dampness there were posters of pop stars of the day, Noddy Holder and Rod Stewart were pinned to the wall.

Despite this she was very popular and folk travelled for miles to listen to her prophecies.

While many people think that this type of thing is rubbish there is no doubt it would be a great attraction.

Mick, The Pen, Brown.