For your delectation, from Whitley Bay, two books so new they've not been written, let alone published. But I reckon there's good mileage in them:
First, The Whitley Bay Coffee Table Book of Allotments - an extended photo-essay documenting allotments from the North East to Nicaragua.
And second, The Whitley Bay Coffee Table Book of Dashboards - an extended photo-essay documenting dashboards around the town, and the paraphenalia that people keep on them. From superman mugs to copies of lad's mags, to nodding Elvises and Eastern Gurus, check out the average white van and you'll find out there's no such thing as an average white van dashboard!