Tyne and Wear HER(7695): Whitley Bay, Curry's Point - Details
Whitley Bay, Curry's Point
The body of Michael Curry, who was executed at Newcastle for murder, was hung in chains in 1739 at Curry's Point, opposite St. Mary's Island. Curry had murdered the landlord of the Three Horse Shoe's Inn at Hartley and so was hung within sight of his crime.
F. Graham, 1973, Tynemouth, Cullercoats, Whitley Bay and Seaton Delaval, p 18; North Tyneside Council, 2005, St. Mary's Island Draft Conservation Area Character Statement