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Title : Sunderland Harbour and Docks, 1965

Description : Aerial view of Sunderland Harbour and Docks, March 1965 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/35553C). This set of images celebrates the 300th Anniversary of the establishment of the Port of Sunderland. The port authority was constituted in 1717 by Act of Parliament, which appointed the River Wear Commissioners to manage and improve the harbour and river. Since then the port has changed beyond recognition with the construction of piers, docks and quays and the dredging of the River Wear to make it wider and deeper. These developments were vital to the coal trade on which the region’s prosperity depended. The improvement of the river was also essential to the success of shipbuilding in Sunderland as well as allied industries such as marine engineering and ship repairing. These images are a reflection of Sunderland’s proud industrial history. (Copyright) We're happy for you to share these digital images within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email

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Subject : portofsunderland

Subject : sunderland

Subject : riverwear

Subject : historic

Subject : heritage

Subject : industry

Subject : ships

Subject : vessels

Subject : harbour

Subject : docks

Subject : coalstaithes

Subject : shipping

Subject : wearside

Subject : shipbuilding

Subject : industrial

Subject : aerialphotograph

Subject : aerial

Subject : maritime

Subject : hudsondocks

Subject : hendondock

Subject : piers

Subject : railways

Subject : sunderlandharbour

Subject : aerialview

Subject : blackandwhitephotograph

Subject : digitalimage

Subject : march1965

Subject : portauthority

Subject : riverwearcommissioners

Subject : management

Subject : pier

Subject : quay

Subject : dredging

Subject : developments

Subject : construction

Subject : structure

Subject : container

Subject : cylinder

Subject : slope

Subject : crane

Subject : industrialheritage

Subject : northeastofengland

Subject : unitedkingdom

Subject : coaltrade

Subject : shipbuildingheritage

Subject : marineengineering

Subject : maritimeheritage

Subject : shiprepairing

Subject : alliedindustries

Subject : traditionalindustries

Subject : land

Subject : water

Subject : blur

Subject : grain

Subject : debris

Subject : fascinating

Subject : interesting

Subject : unusual

Subject : road

Subject : crossing

Subject : vessel

Subject : rail

Subject : deck

Subject : cabin

Subject : transportation

Subject : buildings

Subject : bank

Subject : daylight

Subject : shadow

Subject : economy

Subject : wall

Subject : roof

Subject : train

Subject : smoke

Subject : passage

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