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Manufacturing fishing floats

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Manufacturing fishing floats at the Elswick Works, Newcastle upon Tyne, c1931 (TWAM ref. 1027/9). This image reflects the sheer variety of products manufactured by Vickers Armstrong. ?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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Repairing locomotives at the Scotswood Works

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View of locomotives being repaired in 12 Shop, Scotswood Works, Newcastle upon Tyne, April 1948 (TWAM ref. 1027/269). ?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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scotswoodworks | newcastleupontyne | factory | industry | vickersarmstrong | locomotive | train | repairing | industrial | tyneside | industrialheritage | fascinating | unusual | workshopoftheworld | interesting | repairs | locomotives | april1948 | 12shop | manufacturing | britain | nineteenthcentury | elswickworks | factories | rivertyne | workers | products | digitalimage | boilers | workshop | northeastofengland | machine | floor | parts | box | metal | steel | beam | frame | structure | construction | line | barrier | mark | sections | platform | bar | cylinder | pole | rope | wire | chain | hook | chord | bolt | plate | porthole | standing | pipe | global | transportation | pattern | row

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Wartime medical equipment at the Elswick Works

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View of Dr Clarkson and a colleague, wearing wartime medical equipment at the Elswick Works, Newcastle upon Tyne, 25 November 1940 (TWAM ref. 1027/neg15299). Dr Clarkson is ?armed? with a wartime medical belt, holding a syringe and medical supplies. Healing was essential but smiling was optional! ?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 | factory | industry | vickersarmstrong | secondworldwar | wartime | medicalequipment | medicalbelt | syringe | medicine | medicalofficer | uniforms | serious | arp | airraidprecautions | doctor | ww2 | industrialheritage | blackandwhitephotograph | medical | worldwartwo | 25november1940 | drclarkson | colleague | wartimemedicalbelt | workshopoftheworld | portrait | manufacturing | scotswoodworks | rivertyne | products | williamgeorgearmstrong | lordarmstrong | vickersarmstrongcollection | elswick | scotswood | digitalimage | suit | uniform | helmet | letter | label | belt | crease | shadow | neutralbackground | unusual | floor | wall | board | boot | baggage | strap | tie | shirt | moustache | hair | head | eye | nose | ear | mouth | lip | face | attentive | distracted | standing

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The Guildhall, Newcastle upon Tyne, 1958

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The cargo ship 'Queenmoor' heading on sea trials

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View of the cargo ship ?Queenmoor? on sea trials, 1924 (TWAM ref. 1061/998). She was launched at the shipyard of John Readhead & Sons Ltd, South Shields on 8 December 1923. This set celebrates the achievements of the shipyard of John Readhead & Sons. The firm has played a significant role in the North East?s illustrious shipbuilding history and the development of South Shields. The company began in 1865 when John Readhead, a shipyard manager, entered into business with J Softley at a small yard on the Lawe at South Shields. Following the dissolution of the partnership in 1872, it continued as John Readhead & Co on the same site until 1880 when the High West Yard was purchased. After Readhead?s four sons were taken into the business in 1888 the company traded as John Readhead & Sons becoming a limited company in 1908. In 1968 the company was absorbed by the Swan Hunter Group and in 1977 became part of the nationalised British Shipbuilders. In the same year the last vessel was launched and the site was sold off in 1984. Readheads was prolific and built over 600 ships from 1865 to 1968, including 87 vessels for the Hain Steamship Company Ltd and over forty for the Strick Line Ltd. The shipyard also built four ships for the Prince Line, founded by Sir James Knott. The firm built vessels, which were involved in the major conflicts of the Twentieth Century. During the First World War they built patrol vessels and ?x? lighters (motor landing craft used in the Gallipoli campaign) for the Admiralty. During the Second World War the firm built tankers for the Normandy Landings. (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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southshields | shipbuilding | johnreadheadsonsltd | cargoship | queenmoor | sea | vessel | moorline | shipping | water | rivertyne

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Amphibious Tank on the River Tyne

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View of an amphibious tank on the River Tyne, c1932. ?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 | factory | industry | vickersarmstrong | foreman | rowingboat | rivertyne | amphibioustank | industrial | industrialheritage | blackandwhitephotograph | c1932 | workshopoftheworld | manufacturing | nineteenthcentury | scotswoodworks | factories | products | maritime | shipbuilding | williamgeorgearmstrong | lordarmstrong | vickersarmstrongcollection | dailylives | digitalimage | unusual | man | coat | hat | water | bank | buildings | sky | roof | wall | window | frame | parts | structure | glass | metal | steel | chimney | cylinder | vessel | paddle | men | fascinating | row | pattern | northeast | ball | attentive | steering | cloud | smoke

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Man cages manufactured by Vickers Armstrong

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View of man cages manufactured at the Elswick Works, Newcastle upon Tyne, April 1936 (TWAM ref. 1027/5178). ?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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The two halves of the Tyne Bridge meet

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Newcastle Quayside, 1961

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View of men working at the Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, June 1961 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/26901B). 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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The Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, 1961

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View along Newcastle upon Tyne Quayside, June 1961 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/26897A). You can also see the Baltic Flour Mills, Gateshead. 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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cranes | newcastleupontyne | 1960s | tynebridge | swingbridge | newcastlequayside | rivertyne | balticflourmillsgateshead | blackandwhitephotograph | cloud | grain | scenicviewsofnewcastle | digitalimage | thequayside | bridge | chain | post | fence | bank | newcastleupontynequayside | northeastengland | unitedkingdom | june1961 | balticflourmills | gateshead | turnersltd | industry | commission | businesses | premises | products | streetviews | step | path | people | mast | deck | vessel | boat | letter | buildings | window | wall | roof | cabin | rail | crane | industrial | unusual | fascinating | river | social | abstract | calm | dinaimo5090189 | groningen | netherlands | shipping | maritime | gathering | daylight | rope

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Royal Mail van built at the Scotswood Works

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View of a Roots & Venables paraffin oil engined vehicle. Built at the Armstrong Whitworth Motor Car Department, Scotswood Works, Newcastle upon Tyne, early Twentieth Century (TWAM ref. D.VA/32/3). ?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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scotswoodworks | newcastleupontyne | armstrongwhitworth | royalmail | van | vehicle | rootsvenables | blackandwhitephotograph | industrialheritage | industry | wheel | oilengined | engine | paraffin | motorcardepartment | workshopoftheworld | vintage | twentiethcentury | britain | manufacturing | elswickworks | vickersarmstrong | factories | product | williamgeorgearmstrong | lordarmstrong | rivertyne | elswick | scotswood | debris | fround | ground | chain | stone | soil | shadow | steeringwheel | seat | bar | rail | impressive | striking | unusual | metal | steel | parts | plate | building | brick | wall | roof | pipe | box | timber | doorway | people | workers | pile | vent | lever | letter | word | motto | deliveryvan | clutch | radiators | enginecover | blur | grain

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1st class smoking room on RMS Mauretania

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View of the 1st class smoking room looking forward on the 'Mauretania', c1907 (TWAM ref. ds.swh/5/3/4/2/B359). She was launched at the Wallsend yard of Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson, 20 September 1906. The 'Mauretania' was one of the most famous ships ever built on Tyneside. (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. To purchase a hi-res copy please email archives@twmuseums.org.uk quoting the title and reference number.

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mauretania | vessel | historic | important | firstclass | smokingroom | ships | shipbuilding | rivertyne | northeastengland | oceanliner | passengership | wallsend | swanhunterwighamrichardson | shipyard | cunardline | wealth | luxury | luxurious | elegant | interior | room | grand | shipbuildingheritage | maritimeheritage | industrialheritage | industry | abstract | rmsmauretania | c1907 | launched | wallsendyard | 20september1906 | famous | tyneside | northeastofengland | unitedkingdom | interesting | impressive | unusual | fascinating | 1stclasssmokingroom | lights | carpet | floor | wall | ceiling | table | chair | furniture | fireplace | shine | decoration | post | pattern | timber | architecture | design | artanddesign | digitalimage | blackandwhitephotograph | cushion | candle | upperclass | empty | blur | decor | wealthy | status | meetingplace | social | society | construction | development | progress

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Gun Inspection Department, Elswick Works

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Inside the Elswick Steel Works

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View of hydraulic forging presses in a bay at the Elswick Steel Works, Newcastle upon Tyne, c1905 (TWAM ref. 5484). ?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 | steelworks | hydraulicforgingpresses | industry | industrial | industrialheritage | blackandwhitephotograph | archives | manufacturing | production | construction | structure | northeastofengland | unitedkingdom | workshopoftheworld | presses | nuts | upperframe | frame | powered | chain | cog | bay | elswicksteelworks | c1905 | scotswoodworks | factories | factory | vickersarmstrong | interior | rivertyne | pile | cylinder | parts | williamgeorgearmstrong | lordarmstrong | products | land | landscape | fascinating | impressive | striking | interesting | unusual | rail | timber | debris | blur | grain | stone | beams | bar | mechanical | machine | mark | largesectionchain

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Towing 'Empire Clough' to the fitting out quay

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View of the cargo ship ?Empire Clough? being towed to the fitting out quay after launch at the shipyard of John Readhead & Sons Ltd, South Shields, 2 April 1942 (TWAM ref. 1061/1042). This set celebrates the achievements of the shipyard of John Readhead & Sons. The firm has played a significant role in the North East?s illustrious shipbuilding history and the development of South Shields. The company began in 1865 when John Readhead, a shipyard manager, entered into business with J Softley at a small yard on the Lawe at South Shields. Following the dissolution of the partnership in 1872, it continued as John Readhead & Co on the same site until 1880 when the High West Yard was purchased. After Readhead?s four sons were taken into the business in 1888 the company traded as John Readhead & Sons becoming a limited company in 1908. In 1968 the company was absorbed by the Swan Hunter Group and in 1977 became part of the nationalised British Shipbuilders. In the same year the last vessel was launched and the site was sold off in 1984. Readheads was prolific and built over 600 ships from 1865 to 1968, including 87 vessels for the Hain Steamship Company Ltd and over forty for the Strick Line Ltd. The shipyard also built four ships for the Prince Line, founded by Sir James Knott. The firm built vessels, which were involved in the major conflicts of the Twentieth Century. During the First World War they built patrol vessels and ?x? lighters (motor landing craft used in the Gallipoli campaign) for the Admiralty. During the Second World War the firm built tankers for the Normandy Landings. (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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southshields | shipbuilding | johnreadheadsonsltd | cargoship | empireclough | empireship | shipyard | cranes | industry | industrial | shiplaunches | fittingoutquay | secondworldwar | ww2 | vessel | rivertyne | launch | tugboats | boats | blackandwhitephotograph | digitalimage | maritimeheritage | ship | porthole | rail | deck | cabin | crane | chain | hook | rope | boat | oar | people | river | sky | bank | daylight | grain | cylinder | chimney | smoke | johnreadheadsonssouthshields | northeastofengland | fascinating | unusual | towed | fittingout | quay | 2april1942 | johnreadheadsons | development | johnreadhead | jsoftley | partnership | lawe | johnreadheadco | highwestyard | readhead | swanhuntergroup | britishshipbuilders | hainsteamshipcompany | stricklineltd | princeline | sirjamesknott | twentiethcentury | wheel | paddle | paddlesteamer | timber | metal | ladder | window | door | wall | roof

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Elswick Works Amateur Rowing Club

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

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Launch of the cargo ship ?Empire Clough?

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Launch of the cargo ship ?Empire Clough? at the shipyard of John Readhead & Sons Ltd, South Shields, 2 April 1942 (TWAM ref. 1061/1042). This set celebrates the achievements of the shipyard of John Readhead & Sons. The firm has played a significant role in the North East?s illustrious shipbuilding history and the development of South Shields. The company began in 1865 when John Readhead, a shipyard manager, entered into business with J Softley at a small yard on the Lawe at South Shields. Following the dissolution of the partnership in 1872, it continued as John Readhead & Co on the same site until 1880 when the High West Yard was purchased. After Readhead?s four sons were taken into the business in 1888 the company traded as John Readhead & Sons becoming a limited company in 1908. In 1968 the company was absorbed by the Swan Hunter Group and in 1977 became part of the nationalised British Shipbuilders. In the same year the last vessel was launched and the site was sold off in 1984. Readheads was prolific and built over 600 ships from 1865 to 1968, including 87 vessels for the Hain Steamship Company Ltd and over forty for the Strick Line Ltd. The shipyard also built four ships for the Prince Line, founded by Sir James Knott. The firm built vessels, which were involved in the major conflicts of the Twentieth Century. During the First World War they built patrol vessels and ?x? lighters (motor landing craft used in the Gallipoli campaign) for the Admiralty. During the Second World War the firm built tankers for the Normandy Landings. (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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southshields | shipbuilding | johnreadheadsonsltd | cargoship | empireclough | empireship | shipyard | shipyardworkers | shiplaunches | slipway | secondworldwar | ww2 | vessel | rivertyne | launch

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Tyne Bridge, 1960

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bridge | roof | sky | cloud | industry | water | grass | metal | buildings | river | landscape | person | cabin | industrial | crossing | crane | path | timber | steel | debris | platform | bank | rail | vessel | calm | structure | pole | tynebridge | cranes | vehicles | deck | maritime | frame | porthole | vegetation | bolts | products | walls | 1960s | mast | hook | shrub | striking | slope | swingbridge | streetview | newcastleupontyne | premises | rivertyne | colourphotography | newcastlequayside | northeastofengland | colourphotograph | july1960 | stmaryschurchgateshead | turnersltd

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Aerial view of Reyrolle factory, Hebburn, 1962

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hebburn | rivertyne | aerialphotograph | southtyneside | areyrollecompanyltd

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Young guests at the launch of the cargo ship 'Empire Crown'

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Three young boys attending the launch of 'Empire Crown' at the shipyard of John Readhead & Sons Ltd, South Shields, 16 October 1943 (TWAM ref. DS.RDD/4/PH/1/537/1). This set celebrates the achievements of the shipyard of John Readhead & Sons. The firm has played a significant role in the North East?s illustrious shipbuilding history and the development of South Shields. The company began in 1865 when John Readhead, a shipyard manager, entered into business with J Softley at a small yard on the Lawe at South Shields. Following the dissolution of the partnership in 1872, it continued as John Readhead & Co on the same site until 1880 when the High West Yard was purchased. After Readhead?s four sons were taken into the business in 1888 the company traded as John Readhead & Sons becoming a limited company in 1908. In 1968 the company was absorbed by the Swan Hunter Group and in 1977 became part of the nationalised British Shipbuilders. In the same year the last vessel was launched and the site was sold off in 1984. Readheads was prolific and built over 600 ships from 1865 to 1968, including 87 vessels for the Hain Steamship Company Ltd and over forty for the Strick Line Ltd. The shipyard also built four ships for the Prince Line, founded by Sir James Knott. The firm built vessels, which were involved in the major conflicts of the Twentieth Century. During the First World War they built patrol vessels and ?x? lighters (motor landing craft used in the Gallipoli campaign) for the Admiralty. During the Second World War the firm built tankers for the Normandy Landings. (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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rivertyne | southshields | shipbuilding | johnreadheadsonsltd | shipyard | cargoship | children | shiplaunch | maritime | boys | tyneside | northeastengland | dragchains | cute | rivers | tugboat | ships | empirecrown | empireships | ww2 | secondworldwar | chain | pile | maritimeheritage | industrialheritage | shipbuildingheritage | blackandwhitephotograph | digitalimage | johnreadheadsonssouthshields | industry | launch | threeyoungboys | bank | 16october1943 | worldwarii | northeastofengland | wartime | unitedkingdom | johnreadhead | construction | development | chimney | smoke | cylinder | blur | grain | post | sky | water | land | timber | clothing | crease | button | attentive | standing | gathering | fascinating | interesting | poignant | unusual | jsoftley | lawe | johnreadheadco | highwestyard | swanhuntergroup | britishshipbuilders | vessel | hainsteamshipcompanyltd | stricklineltd | princeline | sirjamesknott | smiling | hair

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Elswick Works

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The cargo ship Crofter at Readhead's jetty

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View of the cargo ship Crofter at the jetty of John Readhead & Sons Ltd, South Shields, 7 December 1951 (DS.RDD/4/PH/1/568/9). She was launched at the shipyard on 16 August 1951. This set celebrates the achievements of the shipyard of John Readhead & Sons. The firm has played a significant role in the North East?s illustrious shipbuilding history and the development of South Shields. The company began in 1865 when John Readhead, a shipyard manager, entered into business with J Softley at a small yard on the Lawe at South Shields. Following the dissolution of the partnership in 1872, it continued as John Readhead & Co on the same site until 1880 when the High West Yard was purchased. After Readhead?s four sons were taken into the business in 1888 the company traded as John Readhead & Sons becoming a limited company in 1908. In 1968 the company was absorbed by the Swan Hunter Group and in 1977 became part of the nationalised British Shipbuilders. In the same year the last vessel was launched and the site was sold off in 1984. Readheads was prolific and built over 600 ships from 1865 to 1968, including 87 vessels for the Hain Steamship Company Ltd and over forty for the Strick Line Ltd. The shipyard also built four ships for the Prince Line, founded by Sir James Knott. The firm built vessels, which were involved in the major conflicts of the Twentieth Century. During the First World War they built patrol vessels and ?x? lighters (motor landing craft used in the Gallipoli campaign) for the Admiralty. During the Second World War the firm built tankers for the Normandy Landings. (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 emai

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southshields | shipbuilding | johnreadheadsonsltd | cargoship | shipyard | vessel | rivertyne | northeastengland | tyneside | maritime | industry | industrial | ships | crofter | jetty | cranes | maritimeheritage | industrialheritage | shipbuildingheritage | abstract | johnreadhead | johnreadheadsonssouthshields | ship | cargo | readheadsjetty | 7december1951 | launched | 16august1951 | northeastofengland | unitedkingdom | development | production | structure | construction | blackandwhitephotograph | digitalimage | archives | 1865 | jsoftley | partnership | lawe | johnreadheadco | highwestyard | swanhuntergroup | britishshipbuilders | readheads | hainsteamshipcompanyltd | stricklineltd | princeline | sirjamesknott | transportation | crane | bank | bridge | rail | deck | cabin | chimney | cylinder | mast | signage | letters | letter | buildings | sky | water | timber | metal | majestic | impressive | unusual | striking | interesting | measurement | romannumeral

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HMS Victoria on the River Tyne

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

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Valentine Tanks on the Assembly Line

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Valentine Tanks on the Assembly Line in the Tank Shop, Elswick Works, Newcastle upon Tyne, 28 September 1942 (TWAM ref. DX1529/1). ?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 | tanks | valentinetank | tankshop | armaments | vickersarmstrong | military | secondworldwar | ww2 | assemblyline | factory | industry | industrial | industrialheritage | blackandwhitephotograph | workshopoftheworld | tank | elswick | 28september1942 | manufacturing | scotswoodworks | scotswood | rivertyne | products | customers | williamgeorgearmstrong | lordarmstrong | vickersarmstrongcollection | digitalimage | wwii | worldwartwo | vehicle | construction | path | debris | ground | wall | beam | bolt | mark | line | intriguing | worker | parts | pile | wheel | belt | door | vent | gun | opening | body | frame | standing | attentive | blur | pole | bench | pipe | cylinder | industriallandscape | clock | time | cord | lever | structures | northeastengland | unitedkingdom

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'Hudson Light' under construction at Readhead's shipyard

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View of the bulk carrier ?Hudson Light? under construction at the shipyard of John Readhead & Sons Ltd, South Shield, March 1965 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/35684C). This set celebrates the achievements of the shipyard of John Readhead & Sons. The firm has played a significant role in the North East?s illustrious shipbuilding history and the development of South Shields. The company began in 1865 when John Readhead, a shipyard manager, entered into business with J Softley at a small yard on the Lawe at South Shields. Following the dissolution of the partnership in 1872, it continued as John Readhead & Co on the same site until 1880 when the High West Yard was purchased. After Readhead?s four sons were taken into the business in 1888 the company traded as John Readhead & Sons becoming a limited company in 1908. In 1968 the company was absorbed by the Swan Hunter Group and in 1977 became part of the nationalised British Shipbuilders. In the same year the last vessel was launched and the site was sold off in 1984. Readheads was prolific and built over 600 ships from 1865 to 1968, including 87 vessels for the Hain Steamship Company Ltd and over forty for the Strick Line Ltd. The shipyard also built four ships for the Prince Line, founded by Sir James Knott. The firm built vessels, which were involved in the major conflicts of the Twentieth Century. During the First World War they built patrol vessels and ?x? lighters (motor landing craft used in the Gallipoli campaign) for the Admiralty. During the Second World War the firm built tankers for the Normandy Landings. (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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southshields | shipbuilding | johnreadheadsonsltd | shipyard | cranes | hudsonlight | construction | bulkcarrier | industry | industrial | shipping | maritime | southtyneside | rivertyne | northeastengland | industrialheritage | maritimeheritage | shipbuildingheritage | archives | blackandwhitephotograph | abstract | digitalimage | johnreadheadsonssouthshields | development | structure | march1965 | unitedkingdom | johnreadhead | 1865 | jsoftley | lawe | partnership | johnreadheadco | highwestyard | swanhuntergroup | britishshipbuilders | vessel | crane | sky | platform | unusual | fascinating | impressive | interesting | hainsteamshipcompany | hainsteamshipcompanyltd | stricklineltd | princeline | sirjamesknott | daylight | shadow | ladder | rope | river | land | bank | buildings | grain | blur | barrier | pole | workers | debris | machine | mechanical | transportation | clothing | crease | board | wire | chain | darkness | cylinder | deck | rail

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