Bents Park, South Shields, Tyne and Wear

Bents Park, South Shields, Tyne and Wear
Photograph taken August 2001 © Copyright Historic England Archive ref: nmr 17658/00

Along with shipbuilding, heavy industry and coal mining, the Victorian era brought large numbers of holidaying families to the coastline of the north east, fueling a bonanza of new leisure facilities and infrastructure. Bents Park, a 20th-century addition, incorporates many traditional features, including a bandstand, parade, miniature amphitheatre and green.