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Working on a propeller at Readhead's shipyard Working on a propeller at Readhead's shipyard

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A distinguished gentleman in robes and chain of office sitting on a throne (of sorts) A distinguished gentleman in robes and chain of office sitting on a throne (of sorts)

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Tank engine for the Weardale Lead Company Tank engine for the Weardale Lead Company

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Eleanor Gardner

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Tank engine for the Weardale Lead Company

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An image of a tank engine, ordered by the Weardale Lead Company in April 1913 (TWAM ref. DS.RSH/1/1/3). Engine no. 3029. Built for: Weardale Lead Company. Date ordered 2 April 1913. Gauge of Railway: 1 foot 10 inches. Principal Dimensions. Cylinders dia: 5 inches. Cylinders stroke: 10 inches. Wheels (Dia. of coupled): 1 foot 8 inches. Wheel-base - total: 3 feet. Water capacity: 65 gallons. Fuel capacity: not given. Heating surface ? total: 74 square feet. Grate area: 2 square feet. Working pressure: 140 lbs per square inch. Total weight in working order: 4.25 tons. Tractive force taking 90% of the working pressure: 1536 lbs. Tractive force taking 75% of the working pressure: 1280 lbs. Approximate shipping space: 372 cubic feet. Approximate gross weight packed for shipment: 3.795 tons. Code Word: GANDA This album celebrates the achievements of the Hawthorn Leslie locomotive works at Forth Banks, Newcastle upon Tyne. The works were established by Robert Hawthorn in January 1817 and in 1820 his brother, William Hawthorn joined him as a partner. The firm initially manufactured stationary engines but within a few years diversified into marine engineering and in 1831 produced its first locomotive engine for the Stockton and Darlington Railway. In 1870 the firm established a separate marine engine works on the River Tyne at St. Peter?s and from 1882 the Forth Banks Works became devoted entirely to the manufacture of locomotives. In 1885 the firm amalgamated with the shipyard of Andrew Leslie at Hebburn, creating the world-famous shipbuilding and engineering company R and W. Hawthorn, Leslie & Co. Ltd. The Forth Banks Works of Hawthorn Leslie produced engines of all types and sizes for railways around the world. The output of the Forth Banks Works included a large number of tank engines for industrial works and collieries and the firm established a speciality in the construction of crane locomotives. The images in this set date from the early twentieth century and are a reminder of Newcastle upon Tyne?s proud industrial heritage. They are taken from a series of photograph albums produced by Hawthorn Leslie. The albums were kindly donated to Tyne & Wear Archives by Alan C. Baker and T.D. Allen Civil. (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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Saddle Tank Engine for the South Metropolitan Gas Company

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An image of a saddle tank engine, one of two ordered for the South Metropolitan Gas Company, London in May 1909 (TWAM ref. DS.RSH/1/1/3). Engine nos. 2790-2791. Built for: South Metropolitan Gas Company. Date ordered 14 May 1909. Gauge of Railway: 4 feet 8 inches. Principal Dimensions. Cylinders dia: 10 inches. Cylinders stroke: 15 inches. Wheels (Dia. of coupled): 2 feet 10 inches. Wheel-base - total: 5 feet. Water capacity: 350 gallons. Fuel capacity: 25 cubic feet = 0.55 tons. Heating surface ? total: 300 square feet. Grate area: 6 square feet. Working pressure: 150 lbs per square inch. Total weight in working order: 16.75 tons. Tractive force taking 90% of the working pressure: 5558 lbs. Tractive force taking 75% of the working pressure: 4632 lbs. Approximate shipping space: 1455 cubic feet. Approximate gross weight packed for shipment: 15 tons. Code Word: MET This album celebrates the achievements of the Hawthorn Leslie locomotive works at Forth Banks, Newcastle upon Tyne. The works were established by Robert Hawthorn in January 1817 and in 1820 his brother, William Hawthorn joined him as a partner. The firm initially manufactured stationary engines but within a few years diversified into marine engineering and in 1831 produced its first locomotive engine for the Stockton and Darlington Railway. In 1870 the firm established a separate marine engine works on the River Tyne at St. Peter?s and from 1882 the Forth Banks Works became devoted entirely to the manufacture of locomotives. In 1885 the firm amalgamated with the shipyard of Andrew Leslie at Hebburn, creating the world-famous shipbuilding and engineering company R and W. Hawthorn, Leslie & Co. Ltd. The Forth Banks Works of Hawthorn Leslie produced engines of all types and sizes for railways around the world. The output of the Forth Banks Works included a large number of tank engines for industrial works and collieries and the firm established a speciality in the construction of crane locomotives. The images in this set date from the early twentieth century and are a reminder of Newcastle upon Tyne?s proud industrial heritage. They are taken from a series of photograph albums produced by Hawthorn Leslie. The albums were kindly donated to Tyne & Wear Archives by Alan C. Baker and T.D. Allen Civil. (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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Royal Mail van built at the Scotswood Works

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Working on a propeller at Readhead's shipyard

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Workers fitting a propeller to its shaft at the shipyard of John Readhead & Sons Ltd, South Shields, May 1963 (TWAM ref. 1061/1197). 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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Preparing the cargo ship 'Crofter' for launch

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View of the cargo ship ?Crofter? being prepared for launch at the shipyard of John Readhead & Sons Ltd, South Shields, 16 August 1951 (TWAM ref. 1061/1086). 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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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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Double-N Wax Floor Polish - TWCMS:G3766

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A tin of Double-N Wax Floor Polish, yellow, gold and black in colour. Height: 3.1 cm Diameter: 10.3 cm Manufactured by Nicholson's Ltd in Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England, UK, 1914 - 18. Copyright Statement: (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 sarah.younas@twmuseums.org.uk

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Eleanor Gardner

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Name: Eleanor Gardner Arrested for: not given Arrested at: North Shields Police Station Arrested on: 19 February 1909 Tyne and Wear Archives ref: DX1388-1-49-Eleanor Gardner These images are a selection from an album of photographs of prisoners brought before the North Shields Police Court between 1902 and 1916 in the collection of Tyne & Wear Archives (TWA ref DX1388/1). 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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prisoner | crime | criminal | northshields | policestation | mugshot | imprisoned | arrested | sad | misery | poverty | socialheritage | woman | cloak | cloth | female | blackandwhitephotograph | sepia | criminalrecord | publicrecords | mysterious | eleanorgardner | northshieldspolicestation | 19february1909 | northshieldspolicecourt | 190216 | pattern | attentive | weary | motto | neutralbackground | crease | hair | face | portrait | eye | nose | ear | mouth | lip | skin | body | wrinkle | grain | mark | texture | shawl

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'Shahristan' on sea trials

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View of the cargo ship ?Shahristan? on sea trials, 1938 (TWAM ref. 1061/1029). She was built at the shipyard of John Readhead & Sons Ltd, 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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southshields | shipbuilding | johnreadheadsonsltd | cargoship | shahristan | sea | water | vessel | strickline | shipping | maritimeheritage | blackandwhitephotograph | johnreadheadsonssouthshields | industrial | industry | abstract | northeastengland | fascinating | interesting | unusual | sky | mast | deck | cabin | flag | pole | land | buildings | digitalimage | cargo | seatrials | 1938 | grain | mark | cloud | cylinder | vent | rail | metal | wire | rope | step | passage | transportation | chimney | bank | blur | letter | motto | window | glass | construction | structure | 1865 | johnreadhead | jsoftley | partnership | lawe | johnreadheadco | highwestyard | swanhuntergroup | britishshipbuilders | hainsteamshipcompanyltd | stricklineltd | princeline | sirjamesknott | roof | wall | shipyard

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Launch of the cargo ship 'Baron Belhaven'

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View of the cargo ship Baron Belhaven entering the River Tyne after launch at the shipyard of John Readhead & Sons Ltd, South Shields, 2 November 1959 (TWAM ref. 1061/1121). 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 | cargoship | slipway | shiplaunch | rivertyne | baronbelhaven | vessel | tyneside | dragchains | maritimeheritage | platform | structure | construction | ship | launch | blackandwhitephotograph | digitalimage | river | bank | 2november1959 | johnreadheadsonssouthshields | northeastengland | industry | industrial | abstract | development | 1865 | johnreadhead | jsoftley | partnership | fascinating | unusual | johnreadheadco | highwestyard | swanhuntergroup | britishshipbuilders | readhead | hainsteamshipcompanyltd | stricklineltd | princeline | sirjamesknott | grain | workers | ground | land | rail | crane | deck | cabin | mast | flag | pole | motto | letter | porthole | cylinder | vent | blur | sky | cloud | daylight | pile | debris | parts | observing | standing | magnificent | water | spray | wind | building | stair

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Cycle Race in the Town Centre

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This image Documents a Cycle Race in Washington, UK. The photograph was taken at some point in the late 1960's or early 1970's. Reference: 5417/146/1 This collection of images has been assembled in support of the Washington Heritage Festival 2013. The celebration of Washington brings together a variety of different themes. Washington is a Town in the City of Sunderland, Tyne & Wear. It is traditionally associated with Coal Industry, and notably known as the home of the Washington Family, ancestors of the First President of the United States George Washington. However, in 1964 Washington was designated a New Town and drastically changed. With the introduction of new industry such as the Nissan Car Factory Washington experienced a huge redevelopment in both its economy and community. These Photographs are taken from the Records of the Washington Development Corporation; held at Tyne & Wear Archives. The records document this change in industry, landscape and community in Washington between 1964 & 1988, and consist of many photographs. For more information on the Washington Heritage Festival, 21st September 2013 please click here. (Copyright) These images are Crown 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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northeastevent | community | nostalgic | development | newtown | social | leisure | entertainment | hobby | sport | socialhistory | blackandwhitephotograph | sportsphotography | cycling | washingtonheritagecollectionsportandleisure | cyclerace | towncentre | washington | unitedkingdom | late1960s | early1970s | washingtonheritagefestival2013 | cityofsunderland | tynewear | coalindustry | washingtonfamily | firstpresident | unitedstatesofamerica | georgewashington | 1964 | nissancarfactory | newindustry | digitalimage | hill | slope | people | seated | spectators | ceremony | competition | awards | handshake | man | stripe | suit | miss | woman | happy | trousers | cap | hat | socks | shoe | shorts | teashirt | interesting | striking | letter | motto | sponsor | cheer | glass | beer | drinking | boy | shirt | hair | head | standing | platform | pole | banner | signage | sign | cloth

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TWCMS.2006.4145

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Sepia portrait photograph of donor's mother in her tram conductress' uniform. She is standing in front of a backdrop of a window with a sunset in the background, and rests her right arm on a wood stand She later worked in the Post Office, and met her husband, Sergeant Poole (TWCMS_2006_4144), in Newcastle while she was a tram conductress. Married in 1918 and moved to London. Regional Faces of the First World War. The photograph is from an album relating to the men, women and children from Tyne and Wear who lived, worked or fought during the First World War. Accompanying this photo is the biographical and supporting information that we have about them, but the full story is not always known. Our collections records are not very detailed in some cases. We need your help to fill in the blanks. Do you have any information to add to what is already here? A name? A location? What more can you find out and tell us about their life? If you have some extra information about this photograph, please add your comments, information and any links, images or text. Part of the ?Wor Life? project. To find out more please visit www.worlife.org.uk

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firstworldwar | ww1 | worlife | sepia | blackandwhite | socialheritage | regionalfaces | woman | worfacesregionalfacesofthefirstworldwar | tyneandwear | dailylife | lives | donorsmother | tramconductress | uniform | window | sunset | woodstand | interior | postoffice | sergeantpoole | newcastle | married | 1918 | london | shine | shoe | floor | wall | tree | branch | leaves | glass | frame | dark | light | cloth | button | crease | pocket | hat | otto | motto | striking | interesting | attentive | standing | lean | drape | pattern | imposing | shadow | debris | whiteframe | twcms20064144 | twcms20064145 | worlifeproject

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World Unicorn

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This is a view of World Unicorn ready for launch by Swan Hunter, 1973. Image reference: DS.SWH/4/PH/5/28/2 This image is part of a small selection of photographs from our outstanding shipbuilding collections, which have just been added to UNESCO's UK Memory of the World register. (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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industry | northeastunesco | heritage | shipbuilding | blackandwhitephotograph | majestic | maritimeheritage | ship | worldunicorn | launch | swanhunter | 1973 | shipping | unescomemoryoftheworld | crane | road | pavement | gutter | buildings | brick | wall | doorway | window | frame | glass | door | chimney | roof | fence | timber | post | pole | signage | letter | motto | porthole | plate | deck | bow | rail | striking | unusual | antenna | stone | metal | iron | steel | pedestrian | man | spectator | unescos | ukmemoryoftheworldregister | northeast | walkerville | newcastleupontyne | england

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