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Work in progress on two Clark-Sulzer engines Work in progress on two Clark-Sulzer engines

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Naval gun mounting at the Elswick Works Naval gun mounting 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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Female shipyard workers at South Shields Female shipyard workers at South Shields

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Preparing to launch 'Baron Berwick' at South Shields Preparing to launch 'Baron Berwick' at South Shields

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Chocks away

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Sons

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A shipyard Joiners' shop

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Polishers at work inside a Joiners' shop, probably that of Sir James Laing & Sons, shipbuilders of Sunderland, January 1948 (TWAM ref. DS.JLT/5/4/2/4). Sunderland has a remarkable history of innovation in shipbuilding and marine engineering. From the development of turret ships in the 1890s and the production of Doxford opposed piston engines after the First World War through to the designs for Liberty ships in the 1940s and SD14s in the 1960s. Sunderland has much to be proud of. Tyne & Wear Archives cares for tens of thousands of photographs in its shipbuilding collections. Most of these focus on the ships ? in particular their construction, launch and sea trials. This set looks to redress the balance and to celebrate the work of the men and women who have played such a vital part in the region?s history. The images show the human side of this great story, with many relating to the world famous shipbuilding and engineering firm William Doxford & Sons Ltd. The Archives has produced a short blog to accompany these images. (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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An engine room debate on 'Galeomma'

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A debate in the engine room during speed trials of the tanker ?Galeomma?, built by J.L. Thompson & Sons, North Sands, Sunderland, May 1946 (TWAM ref. DS.JLT/4/PH/1/643/1/6). 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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Inside the Doxford Engine Works Sub Assembly Shop

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View of the Doxford Engine Works Sub Assembly Shop, Pallion, Sunderland, August 1954 (TWAM ref. DS.DOX/6/11/9/6). Looking along the Northerly bay from East to West. Sunderland has a remarkable history of innovation in shipbuilding and marine engineering. From the development of turret ships in the 1890s and the production of Doxford opposed piston engines after the First World War through to the designs for Liberty ships in the 1940s and SD14s in the 1960s. Sunderland has much to be proud of. Tyne & Wear Archives cares for tens of thousands of photographs in its shipbuilding collections. Most of these focus on the ships ? in particular their construction, launch and sea trials. This set looks to redress the balance and to celebrate the work of the men and women who have played such a vital part in the region?s history. The images show the human side of this great story, with many relating to the world famous shipbuilding and engineering firm William Doxford & Sons Ltd. The Archives has produced a short blog to accompany these images. (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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Shipyard workers at Bartram & Sons, Sunderland

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Fabricating a bow section at the shipyard of Bartram & Sons Ltd, Sunderland, November 1956 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/16664D). Sunderland has a remarkable history of innovation in shipbuilding and marine engineering. From the development of turret ships in the 1890s and the production of Doxford opposed piston engines after the First World War through to the designs for Liberty ships in the 1940s and SD14s in the 1960s. Sunderland has much to be proud of. Tyne & Wear Archives cares for tens of thousands of photographs in its shipbuilding collections. Most of these focus on the ships ? in particular their construction, launch and sea trials. This set looks to redress the balance and to celebrate the work of the men and women who have played such a vital part in the region?s history. The images show the human side of this great story, with many relating to the world famous shipbuilding and engineering firm William Doxford & Sons Ltd. The Archives has produced a short blog to accompany these images. (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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Preparing for a launch

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View of the tugboat ?Flying Wizard? being prepared for launch by the shipyard workers of J.L. Thompson & Sons Ltd at the former shipyard of John Crown & Sons, Sunderland, 9 June 1960 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/24495X). Sunderland has a remarkable history of innovation in shipbuilding and marine engineering. From the development of turret ships in the 1890s and the production of Doxford opposed piston engines after the First World War through to the designs for Liberty ships in the 1940s and SD14s in the 1960s. Sunderland has much to be proud of. Tyne & Wear Archives cares for tens of thousands of photographs in its shipbuilding collections. Most of these focus on the ships ? in particular their construction, launch and sea trials. This set looks to redress the balance and to celebrate the work of the men and women who have played such a vital part in the region?s history. The images show the human side of this great story, with many relating to the world famous shipbuilding and engineering firm William Doxford & Sons Ltd. The Archives has produced a short blog to accompany these images. (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 | flyingwizard | shiplaunch | shipyardworkers | slipway | tugboat | maritimeheritage | blackandwhitephotograph | workersofsunderland | digitalimage | shipbuildingheritage | industrialheritage | industry | northeastofengland | unitedkingdom | grain | blur | construction | platform | support | sky | land | manufacturing | production | structure | path | debris | components | timber | pile | flags | rope | deck | rail | mast | cabin | crane | cog | chain | launch | preparations | ?flyingwizard? | shipyard | workers | overalls | cap | crease | moustache | suit | hat | measurement | numbers | label | letters | glasgow | ladder | propellor | mechanical | transportation | service | crowd | gathering | men | bucket | building | interesting | fascinating | impressive | unusual | johncrownsons | 9june1960 | marineengineering | williamdoxfordsonsltd

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Inside the Southwick Engine Works, Sunderland

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Lowering a crankshaft into position at the Southwick Engine Works of George Clark Ltd, Sunderland, April 1955 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/13527E). Sunderland has a remarkable history of innovation in shipbuilding and marine engineering. From the development of turret ships in the 1890s and the production of Doxford opposed piston engines after the First World War through to the designs for Liberty ships in the 1940s and SD14s in the 1960s. Sunderland has much to be proud of. Tyne & Wear Archives cares for tens of thousands of photographs in its shipbuilding collections. Most of these focus on the ships ? in particular their construction, launch and sea trials. This set looks to redress the balance and to celebrate the work of the men and women who have played such a vital part in the region?s history. The images show the human side of this great story, with many relating to the world famous shipbuilding and engineering firm William Doxford & Sons Ltd. The Archives has produced a short blog to accompany these images. (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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georgeclarkltd | engine | marineengineering | sunderland | southwick | southwickengineworks | crankshaft | april1955 | shipbuilding | development | design | construction | williamdoxfordsonsltd | mechanical | machine | industry | intriguing | wall | hole | brick | parts | chain | bench | metal | steel | bar | timber | wood | bolt | nut | cylinder | hook | cog | wheel | rope | beam | frame | window | glass | floor | structure | support | platform | mark | letter | workers | uniform | clothes | hat | trousers | shoes | coat | attentive | debris | workersofsunderland | doxfordopposedpistonengines | blackandwhitephotograph | digitalimage | industrialheritage | archives | northeastofengland | unitedkingdom | shipbuildingheritage | panel | components | engineering | fascinating | compelling | interesting | unusual | pipe | chalk | handwriting | label | overalls

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Doxfords engineering apprentices at work

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Apprentices working on a crankshaft at Doxfords (Engineering) Ltd, Sunderland, May 1961 (TWAM ref. DS.DOX/2/26680H). Sunderland has a remarkable history of innovation in shipbuilding and marine engineering. From the development of turret ships in the 1890s and the production of Doxford opposed piston engines after the First World War through to the designs for Liberty ships in the 1940s and SD14s in the 1960s. Sunderland has much to be proud of. Tyne & Wear Archives cares for tens of thousands of photographs in its shipbuilding collections. Most of these focus on the ships ? in particular their construction, launch and sea trials. This set looks to redress the balance and to celebrate the work of the men and women who have played such a vital part in the region?s history. The images show the human side of this great story, with many relating to the world famous shipbuilding and engineering firm William Doxford & Sons Ltd. The Archives has produced a short blog to accompany these images. (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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apprentices | williamdoxfordsonsltd | engineering | doxfordengines | crankshaft | blackandwhitephotograph | equipment | company | industrialheritage | workersofsunderland | digitalimage | archives | industry | production | skills | doxfordsengineeringltd | sunderland | may1961 | shipbuilding | marineengineering | development | construction | structure | platform | fascinating | unusual | interesting | impressive | mechanical | engine | socialhistory | abstract | unitedkingdom | industrialstructures | shoe | crease | working | attentive | hole | standing | overalls | parts | hand | holding | mark | wall | floor | interior | window | daylight | pipe | cylinder | bolt | debris | northeastofengland | training | learning | shaft | crank | chain | rope | cog | wheel | massive | sections | change | progression | progress | work | leg | arm | back | shoulders | head | hair

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Riveting of the base plate

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Riveting of the base plate of a shell at the National Projectile Factory, Birtley, 21 June 1916 (TWAM ref. 1027/271). These images belong to an album of photographs taken in the National Projectile Factory, Birtley (near Gateshead) during the First World War. The photographs were taken by Sir W.G. Armstrong Whitworth & Co Ltd, who built the factory. The images date from June 1916, shortly after the factory became operational. What makes the factory (and these photographs of it) so special is that all the management and workers there were Belgian. The factory and the nearby village of Elisabethville (built to accommodate them) were like a little corner of Belgium transplanted to the North East of England. More information about the factory and the village of Elisabethville can be found in the blog, which accompanies this set. (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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ww1 | firstworldwar | nationalprojectilefactory | birtley | birtleybelgians | socialhistory | sirwgarmstrongwhitworthcoltd | shellmanufacture | elisabethville | machinery | gunshells | blackandwhitephotograph | industrialheritage | machine | factory | riveting | baseplate | shell | 21june1916 | gateshead | operational | belgianworkers | northeastofengland | uniform | boot | hat | workoveralls | cylinder | bench | wood | metal | steel | bolts | platform | lever | belt | wheel | cog | bar | ceiling | pulley | beam | ladder | wall | standing | operating | tool | assembly | concentration | teamwork | cleanshaven | shorthair | ears | nose | eyes | hand | handle | shadow | debris | parts | unusual

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Filing weight off the radius

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Filing weight off radius and cleaning outside of the shell at the National Projectile Factory, Birtley, 21 June 1916 (TWAM ref. 1027/271). These images belong to an album of photographs taken in the National Projectile Factory, Birtley (near Gateshead) during the First World War. The photographs were taken by Sir W.G. Armstrong Whitworth & Co Ltd, who built the factory. The images date from June 1916, shortly after the factory became operational. What makes the factory (and these photographs of it) so special is that all the management and workers there were Belgian. The factory and the nearby village of Elisabethville (built to accommodate them) were like a little corner of Belgium transplanted to the North East of England. More information about the factory and the village of Elisabethville can be found in the blog, which accompanies this set. (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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Chocks away

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Knocking out the chocks before the launch of the tanker ?Andwi?, built by John Crown & Sons Ltd, 4 June 1954 (TWAM ref. DS.CR/4/PH/1/237/1). 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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HMS Opal on the slipway

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First World War torpedo boat destroyer HMS Opal, is prepared for launch at the East Yard of William Doxford & Sons Ltd, Sunderland, September 1915 (TWAM ref. DS.DOX/6/8). She was an M-class destroyer and took part at the Battle of Jutland. The Rivers Tyne and Wear were responsible for building many vessels, which served Britain during the First World War. This set remembers some of those warships that took part in the Battle of Jutland from 31 May to 1 June 1916. During the battle over 6,000 British sailors lost their lives and 14 Royal Naval vessels were sunk. The losses included the battlecruisers HMS Queen Mary and HMS Invincible, as well as the destroyers HMS Shark, HMS Sparrowhawk and HMS Turbulent, all built on Tyneside. Their memory lives on. (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 | ship | shiplaunches | shipbuilders | shipyard | hmsopal | williamdoxfordsonsltd | torpedoboatdestroyer | firstworldwar | battleofjutland | blackandwhitephotograph | slipway | september1915 | sunderlandhistoryfair | 7june2014 | vessels | riverwear | workers | marineengineering | cargoships | supplies | industrial | maritimeheritage | frame | structure | deck | rail | buildings | door | pole | timber | wood | debris | buildingmaterial | chimney | smoke | mast | rope | chain | roof | wall | window | glass | platform | propeller | hat | overalls | shirt | support | momentous | unusual | cylinder | pipe | warship | ww1

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The Chinese Economic Delegation

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This is a photograph of the Chinese Economic Delegation talking to Local Violin Maker Barry Oliver during their visit to Washington, UK in the 1970's. Reference: 5417/105/1 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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northeast | iconic | memorable | event | nostalgic | development | community | barryoliver | chineseeconomicdelegation | 1970s | localviolinmaker | visit | washingtonuk | washingtonheritagefestival2013 | socialhistory | industry | industrial | abstract | town | cityofsunderland | tynewear | washintonheritagecollectionvisitsandevents | coalindustry | washingtonfamily | ancestors | firstpresident | unitedstatesofamerica | georgewashington | newtown | 1964 | newindustry | transformation | change | chinese | nissancarfactory | redevelopment | economy | records | washingtondevelopmentcorporation | tyneweararchives | 196488 | digitalimage | blackandwhitephotograph | fascinating | striking | unusual | standing | stone | archway | wall | violin | moustache | gathering | men | overalls | jumper | arm | hair | crease | head | beard | uniform | button | suit | tie | shirt | fold | glasses | bald | timber | string | smile | relaxed | wrinkle | cleanshaven

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A worker at Philips

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This is a photograph of a Man working at Philips in Washington, UK. The photograph was taken at some point in the 1970's. Reference: 5417/353/3 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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industry | trade | economy | northeast | development | work | workers | retro | man | working | attentive | armstretched | overalls | philips | industrialheritage | washington | unitedkingdom | 1970s | washingtonheritagefestival2013 | darkness | hair | head | washingtonheritagecollectionworkandindustry | colourphotograph | digitalimage | cityofsunderland | tynewear | coalindustry | tradition | washingtonfamily | firstpresident | unitedstatesofamerica | georgewashington | newtown | 1964 | redevelopment | community | social | abstract | washingtondevelopmentcorporation | fascinating | interesting | unusual | shadow | artificiallight | rubber | tyres | tires | label | number | identification | pile | folded | tools | equipment | wall | fan | ceiling | beam | cleanshaven | eye | face | nose | mouth | ear | hand | finger | arm | chest | shoulder | crease | fabric | clothing | dunlop | mysterious

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The Control Room, Philips

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This is a photograph of a Man working in the Control Room at Philips, Washington, UK. The photograph was taken at some point in the 1970's. Reference: 5417/353/2 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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industry | trade | economy | northeast | development | work | workers | retro | philips | factory | machinery | controlroom | man | worker | male | room | interior | darkness | working | standing | washington | northeastofengland | unitedkingdom | cityofsunderland | tynewear | coalindustry | tradition | industrialheritage | washingtonfamily | ancestors | firstamericanpresident | georgewashington | newtown | 1970s | 1964 | newindustry | production | change | progress | nissancarfactory | washingtondevelopmentcorporation | tyneweararchives | landscape | community | washingtonheritagefestival | 21stseptember2013 | digitalimage | colourphotograph | glimpse | view | wire | circuit | components | electrical | box | panel | lid | nut | plate | overalls | crease | watch | beard | moustache | signal | light | fascinating | interesting | unusual | bolt | lever | pipe | washingtonheritagecollectionworkandindustry | shadow | wall

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Nike

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This is a photograph documenting the opening of Nike in Washington, UK. The photograph was taken at some point in the 1970's or early 1980's. Reference: 5417/335/2 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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industry | trade | economy | northeast | development | work | workers | retro | warehouse | trainers | nike | justdoit | consumerism | shelf | room | factory | floor | industrialheritage | colourphotograph | digitalimage | washingtonheritagecollectionworkandindustry | cardboard | box | storage | shoes | nikeshoes | washington | northeastofengland | unitedkingdom | 1970s | early1980s | washingtonheritagefestival2013 | working | standing | worker | man | male | employee | staff | cityofsunderland | newtown | 1964 | progress | change | production | manufacture | coalindustry | tradition | tynewear | washingtonfamily | ancestors | firstamericanpresident | georgewashington | nissancarfactory | newindustry | redevelopment | community | record | washingtondevelopmentcorporation | tyneweararchives | landscape | interior | label | identification | text | number | emblem | design | ceiling | wall | shadow | daylight | overalls | fascinating | interesting

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Welding

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This photograph, taken in the Hawthorn Leslie yard, Hebburn shows a worker welding both sides of a structure at once, c1960s. Reference: 2931-43-20 This image is taken from an album produced by the world famous shipbuilding and engineering firm of Hawthorn Leslie. The album gives us a fascinating glimpse of life at the company's shipyard at Hebburn from the late 1930s to the 1960s. There are remarkable images of the men at work in the yard and a poignant series showing the terrible damage caused during the Second World War to HMS Kelly, one of Hawthorn Leslie's best loved ships. This particular collection of images follows the Birth and ultimate Death of a ship. From the craft and pride in its production and the joy in its performance, to the devastation and price of its destruction. A blog about this fascinating collection can been viewed here on the Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums website. (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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ships | shipbuilding | shipyard | welding | equipment | tool | shipbuildingheritage | maritimeheritage | industry | industrialheritage | workman | abstract | archives | documentation | blackandwhitephotograph | digitalimage | glimpse | view | working | hawthornlesliehebburnontyne | hawthornleslie | hebburnontyne | northeastofengland | unitedkingdom | hawthornleslieyard | hebburn | worker | structure | c1960s | engineering | fascinating | compelling | unusual | remarkable | production | construction | process | mark | label | floor | components | wall | neutralbackground | darkness | cord | pipe | cylinder | overalls | cap | crease | precision | shadow | artificiallight | interior | room | progression

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Punching rivet holes at Joseph L Thompson & Sons Ltd

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Reference: DS.JLT-5-3-15 This image has been taken from the Joseph L Thompson & Sons Ltd shipbuilders? collection. The photographs, taken at the Sunderland Based Shipyard were used in the publicity campaign 'The Art of Shipbuilding' published in 1946 to promote the firms of Joseph L. Thompson & Sons Ltd and Sir James Laing & Sons Ltd. Inspired by the upcoming Grayson Perry exhibition 'The Vanity in small differences' Tyne & Wear Archives have created this set in reaction to some of the themes surrounding Sunderland and its social make up that have been explored by Grayson Perry in his six large scale tapestries. This set features both Social and Landscape Photography of a nostalgic Sunderland; these consist of both Aerial views of the physical make up of Sunderland's landscape, mixed with social portraits of the working community and industrial scenes traditionally associated with Sunderland's Heritage. Both are relevant to Grayson Perry's upcoming collection of Tapestries exploring the story of class mobility and the influence social class has on our aesthetic taste. When recently interviewed on the subject Perry states "When I asked club singer Sean Foster-Conley what I should feature in my tapestries to show working-class taste, he said ?the mines and shipyards?. ?But they no longer exist,? I replied. In a very important way, however, he was right. The heavy industries that shaped the north of England also shaped the emotional lives of the generations of people who lived there. Winding towers and cranes can be torn down in a day, but the bonds, formed through shared hardship working under them, live on." These images of a community driven by industry, mixed with Aerial Views of the physical make up of Sunderland during this time reflect on Perry's view of the eternal relevance that Sunderland's social and industrial past has on its present community. More information on 'The Vanity of Small Differences' can be found 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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label | letters | handwriting | punching | rivetholes | josephlthompsonsonsltd | blackandwhitephotograph | digitalimage | archives | documentation | industrialheritage | industry | graysonperryaviewofsunderland | shipbuildingheritage | maritimeheritage | abstract | sunderlandbasedshipyard | northeastofengland | unitedkingdom | publicitycampaign | theartofshipbuilding | 1946 | sirjameslaingsonsltd | graysonperryexhibition | graysonperry | thevanityinsmalldifferences | sunderland | socialhistory | sixlargescaletapestries | scene | view | glimpse | heritage | shipyard | wheel | seated | worker | engaging | unusual | fascinating | impressive | components | grain | blur | mark | bolt | glare | artificiallight | darkness | overalls | crease | cap | dirt | seat | workers | standing | cog | construction | structure | production | progress | progression | heavyindustries | generations | working | service | industrialscene | workingclass | bonds | friendships | community | workplace | tools | traditional | platform

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Welding at Joseph L Thompson & Sons Ltd

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Reference: DS.JLT-5-3-13-1 This image has been taken from the Joseph L Thompson & Sons Ltd shipbuilders? collection. The photographs, taken at the Sunderland Based Shipyard were used in the publicity campaign 'The Art of Shipbuilding' published in 1946 to promote the firms of Joseph L. Thompson & Sons Ltd and Sir James Laing & Sons Ltd. Inspired by the upcoming Grayson Perry exhibition 'The Vanity in small differences' Tyne & Wear Archives have created this set in reaction to some of the themes surrounding Sunderland and its social make up that have been explored by Grayson Perry in his six large scale tapestries. This set features both Social and Landscape Photography of a nostalgic Sunderland; these consist of both Aerial views of the physical make up of Sunderland's landscape, mixed with social portraits of the working community and industrial scenes traditionally associated with Sunderland's Heritage. Both are relevant to Grayson Perry's upcoming collection of Tapestries exploring the story of class mobility and the influence social class has on our aesthetic taste. When recently interviewed on the subject Perry states "When I asked club singer Sean Foster-Conley what I should feature in my tapestries to show working-class taste, he said ?the mines and shipyards?. ?But they no longer exist,? I replied. In a very important way, however, he was right. The heavy industries that shaped the north of England also shaped the emotional lives of the generations of people who lived there. Winding towers and cranes can be torn down in a day, but the bonds, formed through shared hardship working under them, live on." These images of a community driven by industry, mixed with Aerial Views of the physical make up of Sunderland during this time reflect on Perry's view of the eternal relevance that Sunderland's social and industrial past has on its present community. More information on 'The Vanity of Small Differences' can be found 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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graysonperryaviewofsunderland | industrialheritage | industry | blackandwhitephotograph | digitalimage | archives | documentation | view | glimpse | production | construction | structure | progress | progression | shipbuildingheritage | maritimeheritage | abstract | josephlthompsonsonsltd | publicitycampaign | sunderlandbasedshipyard | northeastofengland | unitedkingdom | theartofshipbuilding | sirjameslaingsonsltd | promotion | graysonperryexhibition | thevanityinsmalldifferences | sunderland | socialhistory | graysonperry | sixlargescaletapestries | landscape | industrialscene | tapestries | classmobility | influence | workingclasstaste | welding | sparks | cord | beam | bolt | hole | darkness | interior | grain | blur | mark | personalprotectionequipment | cap | worker | working | components | overalls | crease | shipyard | joining | unusual | fascinating | engaging | transportation | service | business | work | socialportrait | attentive | bending | glove | protection | smoke | screw | surface | bonds | hardship | dailylives

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