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Consecration of Ravensworth Terrace Synagogue, Newcastle upon Tyne Consecration of Ravensworth Terrace Synagogue, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Removing an unexploded bomb in South Shields Removing an unexploded bomb in South Shields

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southshields | southshields | shipbuilding | shipbuilding | johnreadheadsonsltd | johnreadheadsonsltd | shipyard | shipyard | historic | historic | northeastengland | northeastengland | tyneside | tyneside | bomb | bomb | ww2 | ww2 | secondworldwar | secondworldwar | unexplodedbomb | unexplodedbomb | removing | removing | removal | removal | johnreadheadsonssouthshields | johnreadheadsonssouthshields | johnreadhead | johnreadhead | industrialheritage | industrialheritage | maritimeheritage | maritimeheritage | industry | industry | shipbuildingheritage | shipbuildingheritage | chain | chain | abstract | abstract | digitalimage | digitalimage | blackandwhitephotograph | blackandwhitephotograph | fascinating | fascinating | interesting | interesting | unusual | unusual | northeastofengland | northeastofengland | unitedkingdom | unitedkingdom | daylight | daylight | stone | stone | debris | debris | shadow | shadow | ground | ground | sky | sky | building | building | wall | wall | roof | roof | frame | frame | window | window | structure | structure | production | production | construction | construction | truck | truck | cloth | cloth | bar | bar | metal | metal | wheel | wheel | door | door | latch | latch | brick | brick | timber | timber | cylinder | cylinder | dirt | dirt | soil | soil | 25april1941 | 25april1941 | worldwartwo | worldwartwo | wartime | wartime | mysterious | mysterious | jsoftley | jsoftley | lawe | lawe | johnreadheadco | johnreadheadco | highwestyard | highwestyard | swanhuntergroup | swanhuntergroup | britishshipbuilders | britishshipbuilders | vessels | vessels | hainsteamshipcompanyltd | hainsteamshipcompanyltd | stricklineltd | stricklineltd | princeline | princeline | sirjamesknott | sirjamesknott | defused | defused | smiling | smiling | gathering | gathering | men | men | military | military | uniform | uniform

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A whole lot of bull! A whole lot of bull!

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ahpoole | ahpoole | arthurhenripoole | arthurhenripoole | poolecollection | poolecollection | glassnegative | glassnegative | nationallibraryofireland | nationallibraryofireland | bull | bull | nosering | nosering | man | man | handler | handler | waterford | waterford | doors | doors | latch | latch | curraghmore | curraghmore | cattle | cattle | glennine | glennine | glennie | glennie | landsteward | landsteward | delapoer | delapoer | curraghmoreestate | curraghmoreestate | tarbh | tarbh | lepoer | lepoer | bowlerhat | bowlerhat

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Two caged lions

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This image comes from a collection of glass slides of fairground scenes found in the stores at Discovery Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne. www.flickr.com/photos/twm_news/sets/72157627692102509/ We have no information about the photographer or where the photographs were taken. We welcome any new information you are able to share. (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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circus | newcastle | fairground | blackandwhite | carnival | captivity | cagedanimal | cage | archivephoto | straw | travellingcircus | circusanimals | documentary | lions | controversial | behindthescenes | menageries | blackandwhitephotograph | glassslide | scenes | landscape | newcastleupontyne | discoverymuseum | hay | chain | latch | timber | wood | bar | metal | steel | fur | hair | grain | still | travelling | unhappy | confined | restrained | cramped | shocking | display | show

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Three camels

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This image comes from a collection of glass slides of fairground scenes found in the stores at Discovery Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne. www.flickr.com/photos/twm_news/sets/72157627692102509/ We have no information about the photographer or where the photographs were taken. We welcome any new information you are able to share. (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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circus | newcastle | fairground | blackandwhite | carnival | circusanimals | archivephotograph | documentaryphotography | workingenvironment | camel | cobbles | entertainment | behindthescenes | glassslides | hat | shirt | coat | shoes | trousers | waistcoat | moustache | man | gloves | fur | hair | buttons | rope | pavement | stones | hay | timber | gate | fence | post | latch | scenes | showbusiness | discoverymuseum | newcastleupontyne | hump | strap | eyes | ring | leather | pattern | composed | intriguing | cover | dark | still | dailylife | standing | debris | mysterious

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Door latch

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Location\Europe | latch | openings and fittings

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The glamour of the ship launch

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The sponsor prepares to launch the 'Montcalm' at the shipyard of William Doxford & Sons Ltd, Sunderland, 15 March 1960 (TWAM ref. DT .TUR/2/23847FF). 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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glamour | shipbuilding | sunderland | ship | shipyard | shiplaunches | pallionsunderland | williamdoxfordsonsltd | cargoship | blackandwhitephotograph | shiplaunch | sponsor | montcalm | 15march1960 | 7june2014 | sunderlandhistoryfair | vessel | riverwear | camera | flash | press | media | handbag | leather | shine | crease | coat | hat | hair | latch | fur | pattern | dress | shoes | stocking | glasses | eyes | nose | mouth | ears | skin | lips | tie | shirt | trousers | scarf | suit | button | moustache | smile | pencil | glass | lens | socks | attentive | distracted | crowd | handkerchief | ribbon | wire | cloth | timber | ceiling | support | rope | beam | entrance | pole | light | standing | string | knot | maritimeheritage | unusual | marineengineering

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Door latch

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Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co "Mauretania"

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Photograph of one of the four original propeller bosses for "Mauretania" at Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co. Reference: TWAS: DS.WS/143/2/3 (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 | build | coalbunkers | magic | lantern | aft | slide | ship | construction | wallsend | swanhunterltd | wighamrichardsoncoltd | neptuneyard | wallsendyard | swanhunterwighamrichardsonltd | cunard | blueriband | marine | sea | museum | twam | tyneandweararchivesandmuseums | tyneandwear | tyne | northeast | propeller | shipbuildingheritage | maritimeheritage | industrialheritage | industry | abstract | blackandwhitephotograph | archives | digitalimage | wallsendslipwayengineeringco | northeastofengland | unitedkingdom | site | land | debris | ground | building | wall | door | latch | pipe | bolt | components | man | moustache | worker | cap | standing | attentive | coat | trousers | crease | pocket | fascinating | engaging | interesting | unusual | timber | support | shadow | ladder | bar | button | shirt | propellerbosses | original | england | transportation | grain | mark

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Propeller from Mauretania

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A complete propeller assembly at Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co. for the "Mauretania" Reference: TWAS: DS.WS/143/2/4 (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 | build | coalbunkers | magic | lantern | aft | slide | ship | construction | wallsend | swanhunterltd | wighamrichardsoncoltd | neptuneyard | wallsendyard | swanhunterwighamrichardsonltd | cunard | blueriband | marine | sea | museum | twam | tyneandweararchivesandmuseums | tyneandwear | tyne | northeast | propeller | blackwhitephotos | awesome | majestic | impressive | unusual | completepropeller | assembly | northeastofengland | unitedkingdom | wallsendslipwayengineeringco | digitalimage | blackandwhitephotograph | production | shipbuildingheritage | maritimeheritage | industrialheritage | abstract | industry | parts | metal | belt | beuilding | wall | pipe | ladder | cylinder | bolt | platform | timber | ground | cabinet | dood | latch | pile | worker | cap | moustache | coat | crease | standing | attentive | drawer | mark | cog | component | board | debris | electrics | transportation

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Latch - forged iron

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Location\Europe | latch | openings and fittings

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Consecration of Ravensworth Terrace Synagogue, Newcastle upon Tyne

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John Grantham, Sheriff of Newcastle attending the consecration of a new Jewish synagogue, Ravensworth Terrace, Newcastle upon Tyne, 8 September 1925 (TWAM ref. DF.GRA/1/3). These images belong to a series of albums documenting John Grantham?s service to the City of Newcastle upon Tyne as its Sheriff 1924-1925 and its Lord Mayor 1936-1937. John Grantham was born in Blyth in 1877 and became a cinema proprietor in Newcastle. He was elected to the City Council in 1912 and became an alderman in 1932. The albums give us an interesting insight into the duties of Lord Mayor and Sheriff as well as a fascinating picture of the times. 2016 is the 800th anniversary of the creation of Newcastle's Mayoralty and Burgesses. (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 | 1920s | northeastengland | judaism | synagogue | hats | ravensworthterrace | tyneside | consecreation | historic | jewishcommunity | religion | johngrantham | sheriff | socialhistory | service | duty | grain | blur | blackandwhitephotograph | digitalimage | archives | northeastofengland | unitedkingdom | 8september1925 | newcastle | newjewishsynagogue | cityofnewcastle | 192425 | lordmayor | 193637 | blyth | 1877 | cinemaproprietor | citycouncil | 1912 | alderman | 1932 | publicservice | servingthecity | steps | doorway | building | stone | pavement | shoe | uniform | hat | pipe | latch | door | trousers | stripes | shirt | tie | jewishsynagogue | policeman | standing | attentive | distracted | interesting | unusual | fascinating | necklace | traditional | event | occasion | sword | stick | fabric | crease | beard | moustache | emblem | fur

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Hayfield Here We Come

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Sunderland blind children in a hayfield with their carers. 18 of the 22 had never been in one before and several had not been in a motor. All but one, felt the shape of a cow for the first time, and were alarmed at its size. July 1924 ?To them, their fingers are eyes? From 1913, John Alfred Charlton Deas, a former curator at Sunderland Museum, organised several handling sessions for the blind, first offering an invitation to the children from the Sunderland Council Blind School, to handle a few of the collections at Sunderland Museum, which was ?eagerly accepted?. Ref: TWCMS:2006.7974 view the set www.flickr.com/photos/twm_news/sets/72157626903151525/ (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 - for image licensing enquiries please follow this link www.twmuseums.org.uk/image-licensing/

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blind | children | adults | johnalfredcharltondeas | charltondeas | handlingsessions | sunderland | sunderlandmuseum | touch | see | objects | collections | access | curator | sessions | northeast | newcastleupontyne | tyneandwear | museum | twam | tyneandweararchivesandmuseums | oldphotographs | oldphotos | hayfield | cow | motor | blackandwhitephotograph | socialheritage | blindchildren | herewecome | carers | firsttimeexperience | 1924 | july1924 | fingersareeyes | from1913 | formercurator | invitation | sunderlandcouncilblindschool | handle | eager | grass | gathering | slope | trees | hay | fence | leaves | branches | shirt | coat | hats | tie | blouse | skirt | women | men | boys | girls | jumper | hair | attentive | unsual | poignant | shorts | outing | gate | steel | metel | latch

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Latch detail

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A Family in a Beach Chalet

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This is a photograph of a family in a beach chalet, South Shields, August 1950. Reference: DT.TUR/2/5255C This photograph is part of a set that has been created to celebrate the opening of South Tyneside Council?s new leisure centre, Haven Point, on 28 October. It focuses in particular on life along the foreshore at South Shields during the 1950s but also includes a few images from further down the coast. South Shields has long been a popular seaside resort and also has a proud industrial heritage. Times have changed, though, and many of the old industries such as shipbuilding and coal mining have disappeared. Rather than stand still and accept this change in fortunes, South Tyneside Council is pressing ahead with an ambitious vision to transform the Foreshore, Town Centre and Riverside areas into vibrant destinations. Haven Point is a key part of this change. Tyne & Wear Archives and South Tyneside Local Studies Library have a vital role to play in this. As South Shields is regenerated and forever changed the Archives and Local Studies serve as its memory. We keep alive a window into the town?s past, preserving the history of people, places and industries that no longer exist. South Shields must look forward but its sense of direction will be lost if it forgets where it came from. These images, together with a fantastic selection from South Tyneside Local Studies Library, can be seen in a digital exhibition at Haven Point. You can also see images from the Local Studies Library online at www.southtynesideimages.org.uk/. A Blog on this collection of images can be read here (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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summer | seaside | holiday | beach | bay | sand | sea | leisure | northeast | family | holidayhome | chalet | breakfast | blackandwhitephotograph | kettle | stovetop | tablecloth | plates | cake | saucer | teacups | flowers | kelloggscornflakes | cardboardbox | packet | electriccable | chairs | table | cutlery | tins | shelf | powerpoint | shoes | socks | hair | eyelash | dress | pattern | shorts | trousers | shirt | necktie | tie | smile | familysetting | relaxed | shine | jumper | suit | strap | stockings | deckchair | carpet | daylight | wood | belt | ribbon | cleanshaven | newspaper | book | blanket | door | latch | leisurecentre | opening | life | seashore | southshields | august1950 | reminiscent

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Shervick Tractors at the Elswick Works

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View of Shervick Tractors inside 136 Shop, Elswick Works, Newcastle upon Tyne, April 1948 (TWAM ref. 1027/269). These tractors were manufactured by Vickers after the Second World War, using Sherman tanks, which had become surplus to military requirements. ?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 | shervick | tractors | industrial | shermantanks | industrialheritage | digitalimage | blackandwhitephotograph | tractor | 136shop | april1948 | workshopoftheworld | vickers | manufactured | scotswoodworks | scotswood | elswick | surplus | military | factories | rivertyne | products | customers | global | williamgeorgearmstrong | lordarmstrong | armoured | armaments | vickersarmstrongcollection | men | suit | tie | shirt | coat | crease | shoes | overalls | marks | grease | button | pocket | spill | debris | ground | fascinating | striking | unusual | standing | attentive | metal | steel | plate | parts | wheel | belt | traction | door | grill | latch | handle | vent | pipe | beam | post | wall | ceiling | structure | construction | seat | bar | rope

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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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Galley on the tanker 'Aluco'

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Galley on the tanker ?Aluco?, October 1959 (TWAM ref. DS.JLT/4/PH/1/695/11/35). She was launched at the North Sands shipyard of J.L. Thompson & Sons, Sunderland on 23 April 1959. 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 | aluco | tanker | galley | blackandwhitephotograph | kitchen | october1959 | maritimeheritage | shipyard | 23april1959 | josephlthompsonsons | 1846 | robertthompsonsons | vessel | industry | design | tile | pattern | wood | metal | steel | rail | bench | door | latch | equipment | saucepan | pole | pipe | cylinder | ceiling | wall | floor | light | glass | noticeboard | text | wire | crew | men | uniform | unusual | screw | plate | parts | shine | grain | shadow | trousers | jumper | shoes | attentive | shirt | shelf | socket | comradeship | social | abstract | northsandsshipyard | passageway

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Removing an unexploded bomb in South Shields

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Removal of an unexploded bomb, South Shields, 25 April 1941 (TWAM ref. DS.RDD/5/8/4). This photograph is part of the John Readhead & Sons collection but it's unclear whether the image was taken at the firm's shipyard or another location in South Shields. 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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This image comes from a collection of glass slides of fairground scenes found in the stores at Discovery Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne. www.flickr.com/photos/twm_news/sets/72157627692102509/ We have no information about the photographer or where the photographs were taken. We welcome any new information you are able to share. (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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