"There's the shuggy boats, look. Should we have a ride before we go in the sea?"
Swing boats (shuggies)
Creative Commons AttributionSwing boats (shuggies) - Credit: crunchcandy

Shuggy boats was the Northumbrian name for swing boats, amusement rides for two people that depended on each rider pulling a rope alternately to swing each other. There was a set of shuggy boats on the beach below the quay wall in Newbiggin, just as there was on most popular beaches at the time.