South Shields Local History Group

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06 – Old Highlander

Richard Walton was licensee of the Highlander in 1827 in 1834 he called it the “Old Highlander”.

Old Highlander advert from 1852 (beer 1s 4d per gallon!)

It was rebuilt in 1878 and was a contender for the longest bar in South Shields.

2023 (Terry Ford)

From the 1930s it was a Truman’s pub, it underwent alterations in 1936.

1934 (Flagg, South Tyneside Libraries, STH0000513)
Old Higlander after alterations,1936 (Shields Gazette)

It closed in the mid 1960s it then became a shop.

For sale 1960s (Shields Gazette)

From about 2010 it was Vision Express, it is unused now.

Vision Express, 2019 (Terry Ford)

British Newspaper Archives
Licensing Records
Terry Ford
Trade Directories

Shields Gazette
South Tyneside Libraries
Terry Ford

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