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The crew's messroom on 'Nicola'

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View of crew?s messroom on ?Nicola? the first SD14 to be built by Austin & Pickersgill at the Southwick shipyard, Sunderland (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/4/3732R). 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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Looking across the Auditorium at the Paramount Theatre, Newcastle

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paramounttheatre | theatre | cinema | pilgrimstreet | newcastleupontyne | odeoncinema | 1930s | architecture | tyneside | northeastengland | artdeco | auditorium | magnificent | luxurious | historic | lights | lighting | decor | furniture | interior | balcony | socialhistory | arena | seating | rail | light | decoration | doorway | curtain | figures | illustration | pattern | wall | ceiling | floor | fabric | crease | september1931 | blackandwhitephotograph | digitalimage | archives | abstract | artanddesign | industry | industrialheritage | progress | progression | unitedkingdom | elegance | beautiful | glimpse | view | fascinating | unusual | interesting | 7september1931 | opening | odeon | 1939 | closure | 2002 | demolished | 2017 | luxuriousdécor | northumberlandnewcastlesociety | grain | mark | passage | armrest | impressive | show | heritage | building | construction

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Looking across the Auditorium at the Paramount Theatre, Newcastle

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View across the auditorium at the Paramount Theatre, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, September 1931 (TWAM ref. DX1677/1/1). The Odeon Cinema opened on Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne on 7 September 1931. It as originally known as the Paramount Theatre but was taken over by Odeon in 1939. The Odeon?s luxurious décor made it one of the country?s finest cinemas and arguably the North East?s best loved. Most of the images in this album date from its opening and convey a real sense of the building?s elegance and beauty. Sadly the cinema closed in 2002 and was demolished in 2017. This image is from an album which was kindly donated to the Archives by the Northumberland & Newcastle Society. (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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paramounttheatre | theatre | cinema | pilgrimstreet | newcastleupontyne | odeoncinema | 1930s | architecture | tyneside | northeastengland | artdeco | auditorium | magnificent | luxurious | historic | lights | lighting | decor | furniture | interior | balcony | socialhistory | arena | seating | rail | light | decoration | doorway | curtain | figures | illustration | pattern | wall | ceiling | floor | fabric | crease | september1931 | blackandwhitephotograph | digitalimage | archives | abstract | artanddesign | industry | industrialheritage | progress | progression | unitedkingdom | elegance | beautiful | glimpse | view | fascinating | unusual | interesting | 7september1931 | opening | odeon | 1939 | closure | 2002 | demolished | 2017 | luxuriousdécor | northumberlandnewcastlesociety | grain | mark | passage | armrest | impressive | show | heritage | building | construction

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Wheelhouse of the tanker 'Torvanger'

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View inside the wheelhouse of the tanker 'Torvanger', March 1955 (TWAM ref. DS.JLT4/PH/1/681/8/1). She was launched at the North Sands shipyard of J.L. Thompson & Sons, Sunderland on 26 November 1954. This set celebrates the achievements of the famous Sunderland shipbuilding firm Joseph L. Thompson & Sons. The company?s origins date back to 1846 when the firm was known as Robert Thompson & Sons. Robert Thompson senior died in 1860, leaving his second son Joseph Lowes Thompson in control. In 1870 the shipyard completed its last wooden vessel and was then adapted for iron shipbuilding. By 1880 the firm had expanded its operations over much of North Sands and in 1884 completed the construction of Manor Quay, which served as fitting out and repair facilities. For many years in the late nineteenth century the yard was the most productive in Sunderland and in 1894 had the fourth largest output of any shipyard in the world. The Depression affected the firm severely in the early 1930s and no vessels were launched from 1931 to 1934. However, during those years the company developed a hull design giving greater efficiency and economy in service. During the Second World War the prototype developed by Joseph L. Thompson & Sons proved so popular that it was used by the US Government as the basis of over 2,700 Liberty ships built at American shipyards between 1942 and 1945. After the War the North Sands shipyard went on to build many fine cargo ships, oil tankers and bulk carriers. Sadly the shipyard closed in 1979, although it briefly reopened in 1986 to construct the crane barge ITM Challenger. (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 | jlthompsonsonsltd | northsandssunderland | tanker | torvanger | wheelhouse | maritimeheritage | blackandwhitephotograph | steeringwheel | 2wheelhouse | march1955 | northsandsshipyard | launched | jlthompsonsons | 26november1954 | josephlthompsonsons | 1846 | robertthompsonsons | robertthompsonsenior | josephlowesthompson | vessel | ironshipbuilding | northsands | manorquay | fittingout | repairs | latch | window | glass | handle | wood | floor | boards | reading | gage | ceiling | light | wall | doorway | beam | bolt | unusual | fascinating | industry | northeastofengland | unitedkingdom | shine | daylight | speaker | vent | chair | armrest | padding | leg | platform | structure | construction | pipe | controlroom | cabin | deck | steering | controls | stern | slow | half | full | finishedwithengines

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The bar on the cargo ship 'Silverbriar'

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View of the bar on the cargo ship ?Silverbriar?, February 1948 (TWAM ref. DS.JLT/4/PH/2/1). She was launched at the North Sands shipyard of J.L. Thompson & Sons, Sunderland, 21 May 1947. This set celebrates the achievements of the famous Sunderland shipbuilding firm Joseph L. Thompson & Sons. The company?s origins date back to 1846 when the firm was known as Robert Thompson & Sons. Robert Thompson senior died in 1860, leaving his second son Joseph Lowes Thompson in control. In 1870 the shipyard completed its last wooden vessel and was then adapted for iron shipbuilding. By 1880 the firm had expanded its operations over much of North Sands and in 1884 completed the construction of Manor Quay, which served as fitting out and repair facilities. For many years in the late nineteenth century the yard was the most productive in Sunderland and in 1894 had the fourth largest output of any shipyard in the world. The Depression affected the firm severely in the early 1930s and no vessels were launched from 1931 to 1934. However, during those years the company developed a hull design giving greater efficiency and economy in service. During the Second World War the prototype developed by Joseph L. Thompson & Sons proved so popular that it was used by the US Government as the basis of over 2,700 Liberty ships built at American shipyards between 1942 and 1945. After the War the North Sands shipyard went on to build many fine cargo ships, oil tankers and bulk carriers. Sadly the shipyard closed in 1979, although it briefly reopened in 1986 to construct the crane barge ITM Challenger. (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 | jlthompsonsonsltd | northsandssunderland | silverbriar | cargoship | maritimeheritage | blackandwhitephotograph | bar | february1948 | industry | interesting | launch | 21may1947 | northsandsshipyard | sunderlandshipbuildingfirm | josephlthompsonsons | 1846 | robertthompsonsons | northsands | 1884 | manorquay | fittingout | repairs | facilities | floor | tile | pattern | square | stool | timber | door | hinge | metal | fabric | cloth | beam | ceiling | light | shelf | glass | bench | noticeboard | menu | mug | ornament | frame | stone | brick | board | ledge | plate | chair | armrest | varnish | floral | cabin | room | vessel | ship

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?What?s happened to the man I married??

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A neglected wife despairs as her husband stares at the television screen (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/28785). You can read a blog relating to these images here www.twmuseums.org.uk/engage/blog/turners-saved-my-marriage/. Tyne & Wear Archives is very fortunate to hold the photographic negatives of the firm Turners (Photography) Ltd. The collection contains many remarkable images commissioned by local firms during the second half of the Twentieth Century. The Turners collection also includes images taken by the firm to promote their own business and this set shows a short series of images taken in March 1962 to promote the sale of cameras in their shops. They tell the story of a bored husband, his mind numbed by television, and his worried wife. Looking for inspiration, the man passes by a Turners shop window and discovers the wonder of photography. At once his happiness returns and matrimonial harmony is restored. We?ve no record of the captions used by Turners to accompany these images so we?ve used a bit of artistic licence and created our own. Maybe you can suggest alternatives. (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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turnersphotographyltd | advertising | marriage | photography | cameras | 1960s | humour | television | socialheritage | blackandwhitephotograph | screen | tv | messyhair | floral | chair | arm | rest | armrest | shadow | floor | wood | varnish | scratch | crease | trousers | shoe | sock | shirt | waistcoat | neglectedwife | woman | staring | gape | dress | face | eye | nose | mouth | lip | teeth | hair | fabric | cloth | unusual | interesting | engaging | ring | skin | hand | finger | leg | feet | chest | back | curl | turnerscollection | photographicnegatives | twentiethcentury | turnerssavedmymarriage | promotion | business | worried | turnersshopwindow | inspiration | restored | matrimonialharmony | storytelling | dailylife | funny | laughter | communication | neutral | neutralbackground | storyteller

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