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Shields South

Shields, SOUTH, on the opposite bank of the Tyne, is a much larger town. It possesses extensive docks, and the entrance to the port is protected by fine piers. Upwards of a million tons of coal are shipped annually, and there is a large general trade. Marine engines, chemicals, glass, and pottery are among the principal manufactures, The borough returns one member to Parliament.