German Protestant Church and Seamen's Mission, South Shields
3 series + 15 files
Immediate source of acquisition:
Accession 2736 (part)
South Shields, County Durham
South Shields, Tyne and Wear
Administrative / biographical background:
The German Seamen's mission committee was set up in South Shields in 1880 to look after German immigrants in South Shields and sailors visiting the Tyne. The Seamen's Home was built in 1906 for £5,000 and inaugurated in 1909.
During World War I the mission was closed. Work of the mission began again in the 1920s. During World War II, staff of the seamen's mission were either interned or deported to Germany. The mission was recommenced in 1952.
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