What's in a name? How every North Tyneside town got its name including North Shields and Whitley Bay

The names of today can often give us insights into the past, and we have some great examples along our coast!

North Tyneside being found on the northern 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 – as well as a look at how the Tyne itself was named.