All aboard the river cruise

Warkworth and District Probus Club members on the river cruise.
Warkworth and District Probus Club members on the river cruise.

Warkworth and District Probus Club and their wives,are seen as they completed a River Tyne boat trip.

On an afternoon when the weather was perfect for sailing, they travelled from the berth, just opposite the Baltic, to the Tynemouth piers and back, a journey of three hours.

The informative guide was born and brought up in South Shields and had spent many years as a tug boat skipper on the Tyne.

The demise of the ship-building, repairs and coal-exporting industries is almost total, and quite obvious, but there are healthy signs of regeneration, especially with regard to the off-shore oil industry and new residential developments.