Further to my August 18th posting, Ian Holmes has been to North Shields with his camera. I wouldn't mind living in one of the lighthouses. The High Light looks to have been rebuilt in 1860, so postdates the structure shown on the jug.
I guess that the Low Lights Tavern was where John Patton's ales and 'home-brew'd porter' were served. Perhaps in a Carr frog mug.
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