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View along the Tyne Bridge nearing completion

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View along the Tyne Bridge as it nears completion, 25 September 1928 (TWAM ref. 3730/15/23). The Tyne Bridge is one of the North East?s most iconic landmarks. These photographs were taken by James Bacon & Sons of Newcastle and document its construction from March 1927 to October 1928. They belonged to James Geddie, who was Chief Assistant Engineer on the construction of the Bridge with Dorman, Long & Co. Ltd. of Middlesbrough. (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image 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 archives@twmuseums.org.uk.

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Gun Inspection Department, Elswick Works

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View inside the Gun Inspection Department, Elswick Works, Newcastle upon Tyne, c1905 (TWAM ref. 5484). After completion in the manufacturing shops each gun was sent there. Checks included examination of the bore, rifling, outside dimensions of the gun, ease of working of the breech mechanism and the fitting of spare parts. ?Workshop of the World? is a phrase often used to describe Britain?s manufacturing dominance during the Nineteenth Century. It?s also a very apt description for the Elswick Works and Scotswood Works of Vickers Armstrong and its predecessor companies. These great factories, situated in Newcastle along the banks of the River Tyne, employed hundreds of thousands of men and women and built a huge variety of products for customers around the globe. The Elswick Works was established by William George Armstrong (later Lord Armstrong) in 1847 to manufacture hydraulic cranes. From these relatively humble beginnings the company diversified into many fields including shipbuilding, armaments and locomotives. By 1953 the Elswick Works covered 70 acres and extended over a mile along the River Tyne. This set of images, mostly taken from our Vickers Armstrong collection, includes fascinating views of the factories at Elswick and Scotswood, the products they produced and the people that worked there. By preserving these archives we can ensure that their legacy lives on. (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image 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 info@twarchives.org.uk.

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elswickworks | newcastleupontyne | guns | armaments | guninspectiondepartment | factory | sirwgarmstrongwhitworthcoltd | blackandwhitephotograph | c1905 | industrialheritage | industry | spareparts | bore | rifling | breechmechanism | manufacturing | workshopoftheworld | nineteenthcentury | scotswoodworks | vickersarmstrong | rivertyne | products | collection | elswick | scotswood | williamgeorgearmstrong | lordarmstrong | hydrauliccranes | locomotives | shipbuilding | interesting | unusual | builing | beam | floor | wall | ceiling | debris | pole | rail | parts | wheel | timber | steel | metal | barrier | shield | brick | platform | window | glass | shadow | tile | engineering | construction

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Elswick Works Amateur Rowing Club

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View of the Elswick Works Amateur Rowing Club, Newcastle upon Tyne, c1900 (TWAM ref. 1027/418). Lord Armstrong appears to be in this photograph, second from the left at the top of the stairs. ?Workshop of the World? is a phrase often used to describe Britain?s manufacturing dominance during the Nineteenth Century. It?s also a very apt description for the Elswick Works and Scotswood Works of Vickers Armstrong and its predecessor companies. These great factories, situated in Newcastle along the banks of the River Tyne, employed hundreds of thousands of men and women and built a huge variety of products for customers around the globe. The Elswick Works was established by William George Armstrong (later Lord Armstrong) in 1847 to manufacture hydraulic cranes. From these relatively humble beginnings the company diversified into many fields including shipbuilding, armaments and locomotives. By 1953 the Elswick Works covered 70 acres and extended over a mile along the River Tyne. This set of images, mostly taken from our Vickers Armstrong collection, includes fascinating views of the factories at Elswick and Scotswood, the products they produced and the people that worked there. By preserving these archives we can ensure that their legacy lives on. (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image 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 info@twarchives.org.uk.

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elswickworks | newcastleupontyne | rowing | sport | rivertyne | sportsteam | oars | flags | unionflag | unionjack | lordarmstrong | williamgeorgearmstrong | abstract | blackandwhitephotograph | amateurrowingclub | social | workshopoftheworld | flag | c1900 | britain | manufacturing | dominance | nineteenthcentury | scotswoodworks | vickersarmstrong | factories | newcastle | products | tyne | river | hydrauliccranes | shipbuilding | armaments | locomotives | collection | unusual | impressive | hat | cane | trousers | stripes | coat | shirt | button | crease | dress | uniform | men | boys | women | building | window | frame | glass | stair | wall | rowers | oar | wood | moustache | hair | distracted | attentive | industry | shoes | shine | ground | debris | grain | rope | bolt | sock | tie | beard | standing

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Aerial view of South Shields looking north, 1970

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Tyne Bridge roadway under construction

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Heavy Gun Machine Shop, Elswick Works

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View inside the Heavy Gun Machine Shop at the Elswick Works, Newcastle upon Tyne, c1900 (TWAM ref. 5484). This image shows 8?, 9.2? and 12? guns being machined. ?Workshop of the World? is a phrase often used to describe Britain?s manufacturing dominance during the Nineteenth Century. It?s also a very apt description for the Elswick Works and Scotswood Works of Vickers Armstrong and its predecessor companies. These great factories, situated in Newcastle along the banks of the River Tyne, employed hundreds of thousands of men and women and built a huge variety of products for customers around the globe. The Elswick Works was established by William George Armstrong (later Lord Armstrong) in 1847 to manufacture hydraulic cranes. From these relatively humble beginnings the company diversified into many fields including shipbuilding, armaments and locomotives. By 1953 the Elswick Works covered 70 acres and extended over a mile along the River Tyne. This set of images, mostly taken from our Vickers Armstrong collection, includes fascinating views of the factories at Elswick and Scotswood, the products they produced and the people that worked there. By preserving these archives we can ensure that their legacy lives on. (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image 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 info@twarchives.org.uk.

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Double bottoms near completion

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Double bottoms near completion of ?Nicola?, the first SD14 to be built by Austin & Pickersgill, 23 October 1967 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/51703B). This set celebrates the ?Nicola?, the first in a long line of standard ships designed by the Sunderland shipyard of Austin & Pickersgill Ltd. The images document her construction from October 1967 through to her completion in February 1968. The shipbuilders commissioned the Newcastle-based firm Turners (Photography) Ltd to take weekly progress shots of the ?Nicola? and these images have given us a unique view of her development. She was the first SD14 to be completed (the name stands for ?Shelter Deck 14,000 tons deadweight?) and was designed as a replacement for the surviving ?Liberty ships?, built by American yards during the Second World War. Those Liberty ships had played a vital role in the Allied victory but by the 1960s they were fast approaching the end of their working lives. The SD14 developed by Austin & Pickersgill met the demand for economic and reliable cargo ships. The simplicity of the design meant that it could be marketed by the shipbuilders at a very competitive price. It?s success is reflected by the fact that over the course of 20 years 211 ships were built to the SD14 design by Austin Pickersgill and its licensees. Sunderland can be very proud of its remarkable shipbuilding and engineering history and the SD14 is one the City?s finest achievements. (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 archives@twmuseums.org.uk

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nicola | industry | austinpickersgillltd | sunderland | shipbuilding | sd14 | southwick | shipyard | riverwear | industrialheritage | ladder | steps | maritimeheritage | shipbuildingheritage | northeastofengland | unitedkingdom | abstract | digitalimage | blackandwhitephotograph | archives | impressive | unusual | nicolathefirstsd14 | construction | development | structure | productionline | workmen | workers | sunderlandshipyard | turnersphotographyltd | commission | progression | shelterdeck14000tonsdeadweight | libertyships | cargoship | engineering | land | bank | river | rivertyne | buildings | wall | roof | sky | crane | daylight | shadow | striking | magnificent | shade | rope | tools | working | debris | timber | pile | water | parts | window | cylinder | hole | vent | clothing | hat | glimpse | yard | remarkable | grain | standardships | design

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Hawthorn Leslie shipyard, Hebburn, 1957

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Ship repair yard of Palmers Hebburn, 1953

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Elswick Works

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View of the Elswick Works, Newcastle upon Tyne, c1900 (TWAM ref. D.VA/57/9). ?Workshop of the World? is a phrase often used to describe Britain?s manufacturing dominance during the Nineteenth Century. It?s also a very apt description for the Elswick Works and Scotswood Works of Vickers Armstrong and its predecessor companies. These great factories, situated in Newcastle along the banks of the River Tyne, employed hundreds of thousands of men and women and built a huge variety of products for customers around the globe. The Elswick Works was established by William George Armstrong (later Lord Armstrong) in 1847 to manufacture hydraulic cranes. From these relatively humble beginnings the company diversified into many fields including shipbuilding, armaments and locomotives. By 1953 the Elswick Works covered 70 acres and extended over a mile along the River Tyne. This set of images, mostly taken from our Vickers Armstrong collection, includes fascinating views of the factories at Elswick and Scotswood, the products they produced and the people that worked there. By preserving these archives we can ensure that their legacy lives on. (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image 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 info@twarchives.org.uk.

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Ship repair yard of Palmers Hebburn, 1953

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HMS Victoria on the River Tyne

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HMS Victoria, passing through the Swing Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, 1889 (TWAM ref. D.VA/24/3). She was launched at the Elswick Shipyard of Armstrong Whitworth on 9 April 1887. ?Workshop of the World? is a phrase often used to describe Britain?s manufacturing dominance during the Nineteenth Century. It?s also a very apt description for the Elswick Works and Scotswood Works of Vickers Armstrong and its predecessor companies. These great factories, situated in Newcastle along the banks of the River Tyne, employed hundreds of thousands of men and women and built a huge variety of products for customers around the globe. The Elswick Works was established by William George Armstrong (later Lord Armstrong) in 1847 to manufacture hydraulic cranes. From these relatively humble beginnings the company diversified into many fields including shipbuilding, armaments and locomotives. By 1953 the Elswick Works covered 70 acres and extended over a mile along the River Tyne. This set of images, mostly taken from our Vickers Armstrong collection, includes fascinating views of the factories at Elswick and Scotswood, the products they produced and the people that worked there. By preserving these archives we can ensure that their legacy lives on. (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image 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 info@twarchives.org.uk.

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elswickworks | newcastleupontyne | swingbridge | rivertyne | highlevelbridge | warship | hmsvictoria | boats | royalnavy | maritimeheritage | blackandwhitephotograph | vessel | cylinder | flag | naval | workshopoftheworld | navalhistory | northeastofengland | 1889 | launch | elswickshipyard | armstrongwhitworth | 9april1887 | england | manufacturing | nineteenthcentury | bank | scotswoodworks | impressive | majestic | vickersarmstrong | williamgeorgearmstrong | lordarmstrong | shipbuilding | vickersarmstrongcollection | elswick | scotswood | people | oar | rowboat | timber | windy | traffic | steam | smoke | gathering | mast | wire | cabin | deck | rail | window | glass | cloth | pole | vent | doorway | porthole | chain | stone | grain | blur | metal | steel | sky | water | construction | frame | industrial | industry | social | momentous | product | spectator | crew

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Elswick Works cricket team

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Elswick Works Cricket XI, 1891 (TWAM ref. 1027/377). ?Workshop of the World? is a phrase often used to describe Britain?s manufacturing dominance during the Nineteenth Century. It?s also a very apt description for the Elswick Works and Scotswood Works of Vickers Armstrong and its predecessor companies. These great factories, situated in Newcastle along the banks of the River Tyne, employed hundreds of thousands of men and women and built a huge variety of products for customers around the globe. The Elswick Works was established by William George Armstrong (later Lord Armstrong) in 1847 to manufacture hydraulic cranes. From these relatively humble beginnings the company diversified into many fields including shipbuilding, armaments and locomotives. By 1953 the Elswick Works covered 70 acres and extended over a mile along the River Tyne. This set of images, mostly taken from our Vickers Armstrong collection, includes fascinating views of the factories at Elswick and Scotswood, the products they produced and the people that worked there. By preserving these archives we can ensure that their legacy lives on. (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image 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 info@twarchives.org.uk.

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elswickworks | newcastleupontyne | cricket | sport | sportsteam | blackandwhitephotograph | socialhistory | 1891 | manufacturing | nineteenthcentury | scotswoodworks | vickersarmstrong | factories | newcastle | rivertyne | products | customers | global | williamgeorgearmstrong | lordarmstrong | hydrauliccranes | shipbuilding | armaments | locomotives | vickersarmstrongcollection | elswick | scotswood | twamref1027377 | elswickworkscricketxi | workshopoftheworld | vegetation | tree | branch | fascinating | leaves | grass | nature | uniform | stripes | cap | moustache | emblem | shirt | trousers | coat | button | crease | grain | comradeship | attentive | standing | seated | tie | smile | shoe | jumper | hair | finger | hand | arm | leg | head | face | abstract | alert | industry | sky | daylight | mark | leisure | club | sportinglife

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Cowan, 1962

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drydock | southshields | rivertyne | aerialphotograph | southtyneside | shiprepairing | brighamcowan

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Aerial view of Jarrow, 1963

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Aerial view of Jarrow, 1963

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Mouth of the River Tyne, 1949

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Aerial view of Jarrow, 1963

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View of Jarrow looking east, 1957

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Bridges on the River Tyne

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View along the River Tyne towards the Tyne Bridge, June 1961 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/26897B). Tyne & Wear Archives presents a series of images taken by the Newcastle-based photographers Turners Ltd. The firm had an excellent reputation and was regularly commissioned by local businesses to take photographs of their products and their premises. Turners also sometimes took aerial and street views on their own account and many of those images have survived, giving us a fascinating glimpse of life in the North East of England in the second half of the Twentieth Century. (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 archives@twmuseums.org.uk

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newcastleupontyne | 1960s | gateshead | tynebridge | swingbridge | highlevelbridge | rivertyne | quayside | boats | water | rivers | june1961 | industrialheritage | industry | northeastofengland | unitedkingdom | scenicviewsofnewcastle | river | bank | turnersltd | products | premises | streetview | digitalimage | architecture | design | heritagebuildings | construction | structure | development | blackandwhitephotograph | crane | boat | mast | rail | deck | cabin | daylight | shadow | rope | porthole | fascinating | interesting | unusual | striking | wall | roof | window | glass | reflection | calm | ship | cargo | transportation | maritimeheritage | shipbuildingheritage | abstract | sky | cloud | land | passage | artanddesign | archives

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Launch of the ferry ?Superflex Bravo?

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View of the roll-on / roll-off ferry ?Superflex Bravo? after its launch by North East Shipbuilders, Southwick Yard, 10 August 1987 (TWAM ref. DS.NES/4/PH/1/1). Tyne & Wear Archives is proud to present a selection of images from its Sunderland shipbuilding collections. The set has been produced to celebrate Sunderland History Fair on 7 June 2014. It's a reminder of the thousands of vessels launched on the River Wear and the many outstanding achievements of Sunderland?s shipyards and their workers. These photographs reflect Sunderland?s history of innovation in shipbuilding and marine engineering from the development of turret ships in the 1890s through to the design for SD14s in the 1960s. The Sunderland shipbuilding collections are full of fascinating stories. Some of these are represented in this set, such as the ?Rondefjell?, launched in two halves on the River Wear by John Crown & Sons Ltd and then joined together on the River Tyne. The set also shows the vital part that Sunderland?s shipbuilding industry played during the First World War. William Doxford & Sons Ltd built Royal Naval destroyers such as HMS Opal, which served in the Battle of Jutland, while other yards constructed cargo ships to help keep these shores supplied. (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 archives@twmuseums.org.uk

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sunderland | shipbuilding | northeastshipbuildersltd | shiplaunches | ferry | southwicksunderland | shipyard | riverwear | maritimeheritage | colourphotograph | digitalimage | vessel | ship | mast | rail | window | glass | cabin | glag | pole | crew | bank | vegetation | buildings | wall | roof | fence | post | flower | water | sky | rivertyne | superflexbravo | launch | rollon | rolloff | northeastshipbuilders | southwickyard | 10august1987 | sunderlandhistoryfair | 7june2014 | vessels | workers | marineengineering | letter | label | wire | rope | unusual | clothing | industry | industrial | light | porthole | signal | stairs | sunderlandlaunches | pipe | container | slope | grass | timber | metal | steel | parts | crane

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General view of the Walker Naval Yard

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A general view of the Walker Naval Yard, Newcastle upon Tyne, July 1962 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/29400). This set of images celebrates the achievements of the Naval Yard at High Walker. The Yard was established by Sir W.G. Armstrong Whitworth & Co Ltd as a replacement for the firm?s Elswick Shipyard. The size of the Elswick yard and its location above Newcastle Swing Bridge meant that by the early twentieth century it had become unsuitable for building large warships. Shipbuilding operations started at the Naval Yard in 1913 and by the end of the First World War all shipbuilding at Elswick had ceased. Between 1913 and 1928 the yard completed 37 warships, 29 merchant ships and 30 tankers. In April 1928, though, it was placed on a care and maintenance basis. The yard re-opened in 1930 to build the liner ?Monarch of Bermuda? but after her completion in November 1931 had to close again from lack or orders. In May 1934, however, the yard re-opened and went on to play an important role in the Second World War. During the War the yard delivered 72 ships including a battleship, a monitor, 4 aircraft-carriers, 3 cruisers, 22 destroyers, 15 submarines and numerous landing craft. After the War the Naval Yard was busy with merchant shipping. Giant tankers and famous passenger liners, such as the ?Empress of England?, were built at Walker. From 1953 onwards the Yard also started building warships again, including the County-class destroyer HMS Glamorgan, launched in 1964. Difficult times lay ahead, though, and in 1968 the shipyards on the Tyne were merged to form Swan Hunter and Tyne Shipbuilders. On 15 February 1980 the containership ?Dunedin? was the last vessel to be launched at the Naval Yard bringing to an end a proud shipbuilding 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 archives@twmuseums.org.uk

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walkernavalyard | newcastleupontyne | rivertyne | vickersarmstrongsltd | tyneside | northeastengland | industry | industrial | cranes | shipyard | shipbuilding | ships | vessels | factory | unitedkingdom | blackandwhitephotograph | landscape | structure | construction | production | industrialheritage | shipbuildingheritage | maritimeheritage | abstract | archives | july1962 | navalyard | highwalker | sirwgarmstrongwhitworthcoltd | elswickshipyard | elswickyard | newcastleswingbridge | maintenance | care | tyne | river | swanhunterandtyneshipbuilders | tradition | cloud | sky | daylight | road | mark | workers | parts | pile | buildings | wall | roof | window | frame | operations | transportation | platform | vessel | grain | blur | fascinating | interesting | unusual | impressive | door | chain | mechanical | machine

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Bridges across the Tyne

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Inside 5 Shop, Elswick Works

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View of guns under construction in 5 Shop, Elswick Works, Newcastle upon Tyne, 27 July 1942 (TWAM ref. DX1529/1). Includes 5.118 inch guns for Russia and 4 inch guns for the Admiralty. ?Workshop of the World? is a phrase often used to describe Britain?s manufacturing dominance during the Nineteenth Century. It?s also a very apt description for the Elswick Works and Scotswood Works of Vickers Armstrong and its predecessor companies. These great factories, situated in Newcastle along the banks of the River Tyne, employed hundreds of thousands of men and women and built a huge variety of products for customers around the globe. The Elswick Works was established by William George Armstrong (later Lord Armstrong) in 1847 to manufacture hydraulic cranes. From these relatively humble beginnings the company diversified into many fields including shipbuilding, armaments and locomotives. By 1953 the Elswick Works covered 70 acres and extended over a mile along the River Tyne. This set of images, mostly taken from our Vickers Armstrong collection, includes fascinating views of the factories at Elswick and Scotswood, the products they produced and the people that worked there. By preserving these archives we can ensure that their legacy lives on. (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image 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 info@twarchives.org.uk.

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Newcastle upon Tyne Quayside, 1950

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