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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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Inside 5 Shop, Elswick Works Inside 5 Shop, Elswick Works

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Fitting breech blocks at the Elswick Works Fitting breech blocks at the Elswick Works

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Valentine Tanks on the Assembly Line Valentine Tanks on the Assembly Line

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Repairing locomotives at the Scotswood Works Repairing locomotives at the Scotswood Works

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Manufacturing Pom Pom guns at the Scotswood Works Manufacturing Pom Pom guns at the Scotswood Works

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The Shell Department at the Elswick Works The Shell Department at the Elswick Works

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Naval gun mounting at the Elswick Works Naval gun mounting at the Elswick Works

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New tractor at the Elswick Works New tractor at the Elswick Works

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Testing guns at the firing range, Silloth Testing guns at the firing range, Silloth

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Tom had been warned about drinking and driving Tom had been warned about drinking and driving

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Parade celebrating the Centenary of the Blaydon Races Parade celebrating the Centenary of the Blaydon Races

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Launch of the Japanese cruiser 'Iwate' Launch of the Japanese cruiser 'Iwate'

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Gun on railway truck mounting at the Elswick Works Gun on railway truck mounting at the Elswick Works

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Elswick Works employees during the First World War Elswick Works employees during the First World War

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Inspecting gun shells Inspecting gun shells

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Delivery of a 50 ton rudder to the Elswick Works Delivery of a 50 ton rudder to the Elswick Works

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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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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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Aerial view of the Elswick Works

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Aerial view of the Elswick Works, Newcastle upon Tyne, April 1962 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/28699A). ?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 | aerialphotography | scotswoodroad | factory | workshops | industry | vickersarmstrong | industrial | aerialphotograph | archives | blackandwhitephotograph | digitalimage | industrialheritage | workshopoftheworld | northeastofengland | unitedkingdom | april1962 | manufacturing | britain | scotswoodworks | factories | rivertyne | products | infrastructure | williamgeorgearmstrong | lordarmstrong | hydrauliccranes | shipbuildingheritage | maritimeheritage | abstract | armaments | locomotives | vickersarmstrongcollection | elswick | scotswood | grain | blur | bank | river | passage | land | vessel | buildings | park | train | carriages | vehicle | transportation | economy | components | business | roof | wall | window | frame | construction | structure | production | glass | church | street | road | fascinating | engaging | interesting | unusual | container | cylinder | tower | bar | debris | ground

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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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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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Gun Inspection Department, Elswick Works

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

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Elswick Works Amateur Rowing Club

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