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Northumberland Street, Newcastle upon Tyne Northumberland Street, Newcastle upon Tyne

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turners | turners | photography | photography | 1940s | 1940s | northumberlandstreet | northumberlandstreet | newcastleupontyne | newcastleupontyne | tyneside | tyneside | shops | shops | tailors | tailors | jacksonthetailor | jacksonthetailor | nationalprovincialbank | nationalprovincialbank | hairsalon | hairsalon | wgleadley | wgleadley | queenscafe | queenscafe | businesses | businesses | businesspremises | businesspremises | business | business | economy | economy | retail | retail | consumerism | consumerism | newcastleshopsofthe1940s | newcastleshopsofthe1940s | april1949 | april1949 | streetscene | streetscene | city | city | wgleadleyshairdressingsalon | wgleadleyshairdressingsalon | bank | bank | financial | financial | finance | finance | cafe | cafe | tailor | tailor | hairdressingsalon | hairdressingsalon | northeastofengland | northeastofengland | unitedkingdom | unitedkingdom | photographic | photographic | heritagebuildings | heritagebuildings | wall | wall | roof | roof | window | window | signage | signage | letters | letters | bar | bar | lightpost | lightpost | lightshade | lightshade | sky | sky | land | land | ground | ground | wire | wire | glass | glass | display | display | products | products | post | post | debris | debris | interesting | interesting | fascinating | fascinating | poignant | poignant | unusual | unusual | industry | industry | industrialheritage | industrialheritage | archives | archives | digitalimage | digitalimage | artanddesign | artanddesign | socialhistory | socialhistory | abstract | abstract | development | development | change | change | construction | construction | structure | structure | frame | frame | cloud | cloud | blur | blur | vehicle | vehicle | transport | transport | pedestrian | pedestrian | road | road | pavement | pavement | street | street

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Young guests at the launch of the cargo ship 'Empire Crown' Young guests at the launch of the cargo ship 'Empire Crown'

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rivertyne | rivertyne | southshields | southshields | shipbuilding | shipbuilding | johnreadheadsonsltd | johnreadheadsonsltd | shipyard | shipyard | cargoship | cargoship | children | children | shiplaunch | shiplaunch | maritime | maritime | boys | boys | tyneside | tyneside | northeastengland | northeastengland | dragchains | dragchains | cute | cute | rivers | rivers | tugboat | tugboat | ships | ships | empirecrown | empirecrown | empireships | empireships | ww2 | ww2 | secondworldwar | secondworldwar | chain | chain | pile | pile | maritimeheritage | maritimeheritage | industrialheritage | industrialheritage | shipbuildingheritage | shipbuildingheritage | blackandwhitephotograph | blackandwhitephotograph | digitalimage | digitalimage | johnreadheadsonssouthshields | johnreadheadsonssouthshields | industry | industry | launch | launch | threeyoungboys | threeyoungboys | bank | bank | 16october1943 | 16october1943 | worldwarii | worldwarii | northeastofengland | northeastofengland | wartime | wartime | unitedkingdom | unitedkingdom | johnreadhead | johnreadhead | construction | construction | development | development | chimney | chimney | smoke | smoke | cylinder | cylinder | blur | blur | grain | grain | post | post | sky | sky | water | water | land | land | timber | timber | clothing | clothing | crease | crease | button | button | attentive | attentive | standing | standing | gathering | gathering | fascinating | fascinating | interesting | interesting | poignant | poignant | unusual | unusual | jsoftley | jsoftley | lawe | lawe | johnreadheadco | johnreadheadco | highwestyard | highwestyard | swanhuntergroup | swanhuntergroup | britishshipbuilders | britishshipbuilders | vessel | vessel | hainsteamshipcompanyltd | hainsteamshipcompanyltd | stricklineltd | stricklineltd | princeline | princeline | sirjamesknott | sirjamesknott | smiling | smiling | hair | hair

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Harriet Davison, convicted of stealing money Harriet Davison, convicted of stealing money

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victorian | victorian | criminals | criminals | crime | crime | villains | villains | prisoners | prisoners | newcastleupontyne | newcastleupontyne | gaol | gaol | tyneside | tyneside | northeastengland | northeastengland | 1873 | 1873 | photography | photography | jail | jail | female | female | laundress | laundress | stealing | stealing | theft | theft | hull | hull | woman | woman | historic | historic | interesting | interesting | unusual | unusual | socialhistory | socialhistory | sepiaphotograph | sepiaphotograph | neutralbackground | neutralbackground | hardship | hardship | archives | archives | grain | grain | blur | blur | wall | wall | unitedkingdom | unitedkingdom | seated | seated | hand | hand | finger | finger | dress | dress | hair | hair | curl | curl | crease | crease | button | button | blouse | blouse | fascinating | fascinating | engaging | engaging | poignant | poignant | frill | frill | decoration | decoration | serious | serious | shoulder | shoulder | selfportrait | selfportrait | mugshot | mugshot | criminalrecords | criminalrecords | publicrecord | publicrecord | criminalsof18711873 | criminalsof18711873 | widow | widow | darkbrown | darkbrown | stealingmoney | stealingmoney | conviction | conviction | 27march1873 | 27march1873 | 2monthshardlabour | 2monthshardlabour | convictedcriminal | convictedcriminal | detail | detail | withdrawn | withdrawn | scary | scary | surreal | surreal | mark | mark | ring | ring | wrinkle | wrinkle | stark | stark

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'Aghios Nicolaos' is launched by William Doxford & Sons

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View of the shipyard of William Doxford & Sons Ltd, showing the launch of the cargo ship ?Aghios Nicolaos', while the ?Dona Evgenia? is completed at the fitting out quay, 11 October 1954 (TWAM ref. DS.DOX/4/PH/1/805/3/2) 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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sunderland | shipbuilding | shiplaunches | cargoship | pallionsunderland | shipyard | launch | maritimeheritage | aghiosnicolaos | williamdoxfordsonsltd | riverwear | blackandwhitephotograph | river | industrial | ?donaevgenia? | fittingout | quay | sunderlandhistoryfair | 7june2014 | vessels | marineengineering | supplies | smoke | poignant | momentous | occasion | structure | frame | platform | support | beam | plate | panel | deck | rail | steel | accesshole | accommodation | compartment | assembly | parts | bars | block | body | bow | bracket | foundation | passageway | hull | keel | mooring | planking | stern | workers | crane | buildings | windows | roof | wall | doorway | propeller | shiplaunching | slipway | ship

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'Borgsten' is launched into the River Wear

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Launch of the tanker ?Borgsten?, built by J.L. Thompson & Sons Ltd, North Sands, 1 November 1963 (TWAM ref. DS.JLT/4/PH/1/709/3/3). 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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sunderland | shipbuilding | borgsten | jlthompsonsonsltd | shiplaunches | northsandssunderland | shipyard | tanker | blackandwhitephotograph | maritimeheritage | industry | humanity | crane | water | flags | sunderlandhistoryfair | 7june2014 | cargo | riverwear | launch | northsands | 1november1963 | marineengineering | workers | supply | letters | channel | buildings | platform | structure | frame | windows | roof | walls | stairs | hats | coat | trousers | shirt | boots | timber | pipes | chain | pattern | industrial | piles | observing | momentous | unusual | surreal | barrier | released | vessel | poignant | vision | beacon | path | standing | still

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Harriet Davison, convicted of stealing money

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Harriet Davison was convicted of stealing money on 27 March 1873 and was sentenced to 2 months hard labour. Age (on discharge): 39 Height: 5? 3? Hair: Dark brown Eyes: Dark brown Place of Birth: Hull Status: Widow Occupation: Laundress These photographs are of convicted criminals in Newcastle between 1871 - 1873. Reference:TWAS: PR.NC/6/1/1212 (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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victorian | criminals | crime | villains | prisoners | newcastleupontyne | gaol | tyneside | northeastengland | 1873 | photography | jail | female | laundress | stealing | theft | hull | woman | historic | interesting | unusual | socialhistory | sepiaphotograph | neutralbackground | hardship | archives | grain | blur | wall | unitedkingdom | seated | hand | finger | dress | hair | curl | crease | button | blouse | fascinating | engaging | poignant | frill | decoration | serious | shoulder | selfportrait | mugshot | criminalrecords | publicrecord | criminalsof18711873 | widow | darkbrown | stealingmoney | conviction | 27march1873 | 2monthshardlabour | convictedcriminal | detail | withdrawn | scary | surreal | mark | ring | wrinkle | stark

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Crowds at the launch of the 'British Princess'

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Crowds look on during the launch of the tanker ?British Princess? built by Sir James Laing & Sons Ltd, Deptford, Sunderland, 30 April 1946 (TWAM ref. DS.LG/4/PH/4/1). 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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sunderland | shipbuilding | britishprincess | sirjameslaingsonsltd | shiplaunches | cargoship | deptfordsunderland | shipyard | shipbuildingheritage | blackandwhitephotograph | maritimeheritage | industrialheritage | industry | archives | abstract | digitalimage | crowd | people | gathering | grain | blur | interesting | fascinating | unusual | poignant | sunderlandlaunches | northeastofengland | unitedkingdom | launch | tanker | vessel | ship | deptford | 30april1946 | sunderlandhistoryfair | 7june2014 | riverwear | production | construction | structure | development | marineengineering | rail | platform | timber | land | ground | label | letters | bar | pile | stones | debris | cap | clothing | crease | hat | glasses | smiling | standing | observing | event | occasion | trousers | coat | pocket | scarf | innovation | transportation | ear

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The Village Homes

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This is a Glass Slide showing the village homes in whitley and a group of young girls. The slide is from some time between the late 19th and early 20th century. It was taken by the Tynemouth photographer M. Auty. The slide would have been viewed through a Magic Lantern, an early type of image projector. This image is part of the Tyne & Wear archives & museums set South Shields Art Gallery Social History collection. (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 adam.bell@twmuseums.org.uk

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glassslide | blackandwhitephotograph | digitalimage | archives | socialhistory | southshieldsartgallerysocialhistorycollection | whitley | group | gathering | late19thandearly20thcentury | tynemouthphotographer | mauty | magiclantern | view | glimpse | imageprojector | lawn | grass | building | land | sky | wall | window | frame | glass | roof | label | blackoutline | blackframe | curve | debris | grain | mark | blur | stone | brick | vent | seat | seated | younggirls | staff | man | women | standing | pipe | gutter | hat | fascinating | interesting | unusual | compelling | poignant | northeastofengland | unitedkingdom | villagehomes | residential | shelter | refuge | carer | caretaker | fabric | crease | clothing | uniform | shirt | coat | faded

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The Village Homes

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This is a Glass Slide showing the village homes in whitley. It features the row of houses and a group of young girls. The slide is from some time between the late 19th and early 20th century. It was taken by the Tynemouth Photographer M. Auty. The slide would have been viewed through a Magic Lantern, an early type of image projector. This image is part of the Tyne & Wear archives & museums set South Shields Art Gallery Social History collection. (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 adam.bell@twmuseums.org.uk

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glassslide | digitalimage | archives | socialhistory | blackandwhitephotograph | northeastofengland | unitedkingdom | southshields | southshieldsartgallerysocialhistorycollection | villagehomes | residential | refuge | whitley | group | gathering | younggirls | poignant | interesting | engaging | fascinating | unusual | slide | row | houses | late19thandearly20thcentury | tynemouthphotographer | mauty | view | glimpse | land | landscape | sky | magiclantern | imageprojector | earlytype | socialhistorycollection | curve | blackoutline | blackframe | pole | flag | pipe | wall | roof | window | glass | frame | uniform | seated | seat | clothing | hat | dress | crease | debris | soil | garden | vegetation | fence | post | chimney | caretaker | staff | working | standing | grain | blur | mark | discolouration | surreal | trail | doorway | door | darkness | daylight

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Members of the Brownie pack

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This appears to show a presentation to a member of the Brownie pack at the Royal Victoria School for the Blind, January 1962 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/28235C). Tyne & Wear Archives is proud to present a series of images relating to the Royal Victoria School for the Blind, Newcastle upon Tyne. The set has been produced to celebrate UK Disability History Month 2014. The Royal Victoria School for the Blind (then known as the Royal Victoria Asylum) was established from a fund to mark the coronation of Queen Victoria in 1837 and was originally located at the Spital before moving to premises in Northumberland Street. In the 1890s the name was changed to the Royal Victoria School, and in 1895 the school moved to the former house of Dr Hodgkinson in Benwell Dene. Pupils came from throughout the North of England. As a result of legislation to integrate special groups within the mainstream education system the school closed in 1985. (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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children | education | royalvictoriaschoolfortheblind | newcastleupontyne | brownies | girlguiding | disability | ukdisabilityhistorymonth | blindness | visualimpairment | socialheritage | blackandwhitephotograph | browniepack | members | january1962 | blind | royalvictoriaasylum | coronation | queenvictoria | 1837 | spital | northumberlandstreet | royalvictoriaschool | drhodgkinson | students | benwelldene | pupils | northofengland | specialgroups | educationsystem | aschoolfortheblind | floor | carpet | pattern | rug | foldingtable | wood | fireplace | wall | shadow | paint | shelf | door | glass | organ | decoration | presentation | gathering | woman | hat | dress | uniform | shoes | arm | leg | hand | feet | head | face | eye | nose | mouth | lip | ear | socks | shine | cloth | cylinder | attentive | distracted | striking | unusual | poignant | hair | object

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Passionate Edwardians

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postcard | edwardian | kissing | passion | passionate | embrace | flowers | tenderness | sensual | racy | tender | digitalimage | blackandwhitephotograph | holes | mark | blur | tear | colour | earlytwentiethcentury | socialhistory | handwriting | text | transcription | romantic | emotional | poignant | interesting | unusual | fascinating | insight | portrait | archives | postcards | inscription | love | vase | carpet | floor | interior | room | wall | frame | window | glass | curtain | furnishings | box | cloth | bed | necklace | dress | suit | shirt | immaculate | pocket | plate | grain | cabinet | light | dark | crease | puncture | northeastofengland | unitedkingdom | man | woman | tie | ribbon | hair

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Siberian Weather

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Ice - breaking in Siberian cold The icebreaking steamer 'Baikal' was built at Walker in Newcastle, in 1896. These photographs show it in action on Lake Baikal. Reference: TWAS: DS.SWH/4/PH/6/2 (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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icebreaker | ice | snow | wintry | winter | xmas | baikal | swanhunter | sledging | sledge | cold | ship | boat | lake | lakebaikal | 19thcentury | 1800s | 1881 | newcastle | twam | tyneandwear | tyneandweararchivesandmuseums | northeast | blackandwhitephotos | oldphotographs | siberia | siberianweather | siberiancold | blackwhitephotos | walker | 1896 | ocean | roughseas | men | crew | winterclothes | chain | rope | doorway | portal | porthole | symbol | momentous | maritimeheritage | poignant | water | beards | hats | windy | breakingthrough | pieces | crushed | voyage

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A parents address to his firstborn son pt2

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This is a letter found in Tyne & Wear Archives. Reference: DX-378-5-2 The letter is a parents address to his first born son on the day of its birth. The sentimental letter was written by James Davison of Low Fell in the late 19th Century. This letter is taken from a collection sourced for the project Half Memory by musician Richard Dawson. Half Memory was devised by Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums in partnership with Tusk Music and Pixel Palace, resulting in a unique audio-visual performance inspired by museums and archive collections. More images from ?The Glass Trunk? can be found here. The contents of the collection resulted in his album ?The Glass Trunk? featuring songs inspired by items and images found in Tyne & Wear Archives by Richard Dawson. These items and images ranged from songs and stories found in a 1791 scrap book, photography taken from collections documenting ships built in Tyne & Wear and photographic records of the regions social history. More information on ?The Glass Trunk? can be found here. (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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letter | handwriting | parentsaddress | firstborn | son | male | boy | baby | birth | sentimental | jamesdavison | lowfell | late19thcentury | halfmemorytheglasstrunk | paper | fold | crease | tear | hole | mark | grain | digitalimage | socialhistory | musician | richarddawson | tuskmusic | pixelpalace | archival | story | 1791 | scrapbook | discovery | tynewear | moving | poignant | unusual | storytelling | document | sepia

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ss. Urania

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Freeezing - in the Kattegat January 1895 Reference: TWAS: ds.swh/4/ph/6/2 (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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snow | antartic | freezing | winter | wintry | snowy | ship | boat | icy | christmas | 19thcentury | 1800s | 1881 | newcastle | twam | tyneandwear | tyneandweararchivesandmuseums | northeast | blackandwhitephotos | oldphotographs | winterwonderland | cold | ice | chilly | blackwhitephotos | blackandwhitephotograph | digitalimage | archives | ssurania | vessel | kattegat | january1895 | poignant | unusual | interesting | maritimeheritage | industry | deck | crew | man | standing | posing | rope | rail | cabin | chimney | cylinder | doorway | sea | sky | grain | mark | blur | components | frozen | bitter | hostile | icecold | frosty | transportation | mysterious | powerful | passage

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A Rigger

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This is an Advertisement for William Doxford & Sons Ltd showing a rigger using traditional techniques to splice a wire rope, c1961 Reference: DS.DOX/6/7/4/3 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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shipbuilding | cable | williamdoxfordsonsltd | rigger | man | wirerope | dedicated | shipbuildingtradition | humanity | maritimeheritage | poignant | proud | blackandwhite | text | industrialheritage | workersofsunderland | blackandwhitephotograph | shipbuildingheritage | maritime | abstract | archives | advertisement | traditionaltechniques | splice | c1961 | sunderland | northeastofengland | unitedkingdom | fascinating | interesting | unusual | impressive | innovation | marineengineering | development | ships | construction | launch | seatrials | worker | rope | room | dark | wall | brick | cap | crease | fabric | tool | handle | wrinkle | pocket | flap | bench | parts | metal | reel | traditional | industry | pile | working | attentive | standing | handling | hand | finger | intricate | generations | transportation

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Construction of escalators, supports in place

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The Tyne Pedestrian and Cyclist Tunnels were opened to the people of Tyneside on 24th July 1951. These two purpose-built tunnels were designed to connect Howdon in North Tyneside with Jarrow in South Tyneside under the river Tyne. At a cost of 833,000, these 900 ft (274.5 m) long tunnels, which run parallel to each other, have been connecting the communities on the North and South banks of the river Tyne for the past 60 years. Ref: TWAS:DT.MHA-1-37 Courtesy Mott MacDonald To view the set: www.flickr.com/photos/twm_news/sets/72157627128959897/ (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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tyne | tunnels | river | escalators | museum | twam | archives | tyneside | jarrow | howdon | blackandwhitephotos | 1950s | construction | industrialheritage | digitalimages | industry | interesting | unusual | fascinating | engaging | poignant | blackandwhitephotograph | constructionofthetynepedestrianandcyclisttunnels | tunnel | transportation | cyclist | pedestrian | woodentreads | castaluminiumhousing | ground | curve | rail | opening | 24july1951 | twopurposebuilttunnels | connecting | connection | development | structure | platform | northtyneside | southtyneside | underground | rivertyne | longtunnels | communities | northbanks | southbanks | supports | interior | artificiallight | urban | glare | blackoutline | blur | grain | mark | parts | artanddesign | abstract | surreal | scary | northeastofengland | unitedkingdom | technology | advances

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Escalator shaft under construction

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The Tyne Pedestrian and Cyclist Tunnels were opened to the people of Tyneside on 24th July 1951. These two purpose-built tunnels were designed to connect Howdon in North Tyneside with Jarrow in South Tyneside under the river Tyne. At a cost of 833,000, these 900 ft (274.5 m) long tunnels, which run parallel to each other, have been connecting the communities on the North and South banks of the river Tyne for the past 60 years. Ref: TWAS:DT.MHA-1-34 Courtesy Mott MacDonald To view the set: www.flickr.com/photos/twm_news/sets/72157627128959897/ (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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River Wear Bridges

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Blind visitors to Sunderland Museum, examining models of the old and new bridge across the river Wear. ?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?. TWCMS:K13581 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 | riverwear | bridge | sunderlandbridge | wearmouthbridge | socialhistory | northeastofengland | room | interior | unitedkingdom | blackandwhitephotograph | digitalimage | archives | fascinating | interesting | unusual | poignant | table | standing | gathering | formercurator | senses | handling | artefacts | sunderlandcouncilblindschool | seeingthroughtouch | museumcollection | signal | communication | communicating | wall | neutralbackground | examiningmodels | oldbridge | newbridge | models | hendon | england | glasses | engaged | suit | hair | tie | blouse | reflection | grain | mark | dress | fabric | crease | riverwearbridges | fingers | artdesign

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'Seeing' a Polar Bear

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Here are three blind children examining a mounted polar bear at Sunderland Museum. ?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:K13838 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 | polarbear | girls | boy | paintings | platform | fur | barrier | sensations | from1913 | sunderlandcouncilblindschool | blackandwhite | poignant | rope | stands | board | attentive | feeling | standing | gallery | room | taxidermy

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Young guests at the launch of the cargo ship 'Empire Crown'

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Three young boys attending the launch of 'Empire Crown' at the shipyard of John Readhead & Sons Ltd, South Shields, 16 October 1943 (TWAM ref. DS.RDD/4/PH/1/537/1). 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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rivertyne | southshields | shipbuilding | johnreadheadsonsltd | shipyard | cargoship | children | shiplaunch | maritime | boys | tyneside | northeastengland | dragchains | cute | rivers | tugboat | ships | empirecrown | empireships | ww2 | secondworldwar | chain | pile | maritimeheritage | industrialheritage | shipbuildingheritage | blackandwhitephotograph | digitalimage | johnreadheadsonssouthshields | industry | launch | threeyoungboys | bank | 16october1943 | worldwarii | northeastofengland | wartime | unitedkingdom | johnreadhead | construction | development | chimney | smoke | cylinder | blur | grain | post | sky | water | land | timber | clothing | crease | button | attentive | standing | gathering | fascinating | interesting | poignant | unusual | jsoftley | lawe | johnreadheadco | highwestyard | swanhuntergroup | britishshipbuilders | vessel | hainsteamshipcompanyltd | stricklineltd | princeline | sirjamesknott | smiling | hair

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The Queens Silver

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Replicas in silver of the Queen's Doll's House Table Service, being shown to the blind children at Sunderland Museum. 8th jan 1926 ?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: 2006.7975 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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Ann Garrett, convicted of stealing money

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Ann Garrett was convicted of stealing money and served 1 month with hard labour. In the previous three years she had been convicted 6 times and had served 42 days in prison. Age (on discharge): 22 Height: 5? 2? Hair: Lt. Brown Eyes: Blue Place of Birth: Newcastle Status: Single Occupation: Prostitute These photographs are of convicted criminals in Newcastle between 1871 - 1873. Reference:TWAS: PR.NC/6/1/1265 (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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victorian | criminals | villains | prisoners | newcastleupontyne | gaol | tyneside | northeastengland | 1873 | photography | jail | female | prostitute | prostitution | stealing | theft | socialhistory | woman | portrait | mugshot | sepiaphotograph | digitalimage | 18711873 | criminalsof18711873 | anngarrett | unitedkingdom | conviction | money | 1monthwithhardlabour | sentenced | previousconvictions | 6times | 42daysinprison | single | convictedcriminal | sad | tragic | hardship | poignant | fascinating | interesting | unusual | haunting | hurt | face | worn | poor | thin | seated | chair | wall | neutralbackground | grain | mark | blur | blouse | crease | scarf | hand | finger | dress | attentive | archives | surreal

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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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Alexander George, arrested for stealing a purse

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Name: Alexander George Arrested for: not given Arrested at: North Shields Police Station Arrested on: 17 January 1907 Tyne and Wear Archives ref: DX1388-1-101-Alexander George The Shields Daily News for 19 January 1907 reports: ?THEFT IN A NORTH SHIELDS SCHOOL. YOUTH SENT FOR 14 DAYS. At North Shields Police Court today, Alex. George (17), residing in Norfolk Street, was charged with stealing a purse containing 7s 6d belonging to Margaret Riddell, at St Joseph?s school, Tyne Street, on the 15th inst. Margaret Riddell, teacher, deposed to missing the purse from a pocket in her jacket which was hanging in the class room. This was at play time in the afternoon. After the school closed the children picked up an empty purse outside. Detective Sergt. Hall said he arrested the accused at 6 Norfolk Street and charged him. He replied ?Yes, I took it. I was dying of hunger but I turned afraid afterwards and took it back and gave it to a little girl?. Accused now said he was very sorry and promised to repay the money if he was given a chance. Sergt Hall said the lad had been in three situations in four months and had lost them through laziness. Prisoner made his seventh appearance and was committed for 14 days.? The Shields Daily News for 24 April 1903 contains the details of an earlier case. ?THEFT BY BOYS. Alexander George (13), James George (11), Henry Crow (13), Robert Charters (8), Montgomery Bryden (9) and Andrew Dodds (11), Stephenson Street, were charged with stealing a rabbit, valued at 1s 6d, from a backyard at 137 Linskill Street, the property of Sarah Spurling. Prosecutrix said that she missed a rabbit from her back premises, on the date named. Alfred Hodgson, an assistant with Mr Kelday, poulterer, Camden Street, said that Charters brought the rabbit to the shop and offered to sell it, saying his father was out of work. He gave him 6d for it and afterwards handed it over to the police. Detective Sergt. Scougal said he arrested and charged the accused. They admitted participating in the theft and in sharing the proceeds. Alex. George, James George, Andrew Dodds and Robt. Charters were then charged with stealing three pigeons, valued at 5s, from the backyard of 37 Jackson Street, on the 21st inst. William Williamson, a boy, said at 6.30pm on the 21st inst. he had a number of pigeons in a dovecot at the house of his parents. At 7pm they were missing. The birds were worth 5s. Later he went to a pigeon shop in the Borough Road and there identified two of them. Det.-Sergt. Scougal said he charged the accused and they admitted stealing the pigeons and selling two. The whole of the prisoners were ordered to be birched?. For an image of James George see www.flickr.com/photos/twm_news/23169309290/in/album-72157.... 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). This set contains mugshots of boys and girls under the age of 21. This reflects the fact that until 1970 that was the legal age of majority in the UK. (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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Potters Wheel

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The blind visitors to Sunderland Museum are using a potter's wheel and clay.1913 ?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:K13801 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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