"we park ourselves in the sand below the middle shelter"
Newbiggin promenade and beach at the middle shelter
Permission Granted by Copyright Owner for Use on Book DrumNewbiggin promenade and beach at the middle shelter - Credit: Jason Thompson

When Newbiggin beach was a popular destination, the sands below the middle shelter always seemed to be filled up first, partly because it was near to the steps leading from the railway station, partly because of the shelter offered nearby in case of rain or while dusting the sand off before leaving, and partly because the shelter was a useful landmark when the beach was crowded. (See also the photograph of the author's extended family, taken at the sands below the middle shelter. bookmark p.3.)

On the beach
Permission Granted by Copyright Owner for Use on Book DrumOn the beach - Credit: Paula Williams