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Pickersgill Ltd Pickersgill Ltd

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Pickersgill, Sunderland Pickersgill, Sunderland

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Sunderland Power Station Sunderland Power Station

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Engineering Company factory, Sunderland Engineering Company factory, Sunderland

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Jobling Glassworks, Sunderland Jobling Glassworks, Sunderland

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Wearmouth Colliery, Sunderland Wearmouth Colliery, Sunderland

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George Clark’s Engine Works, Southwick George Clark’s Engine Works, Southwick

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Aerial view of the River Wear, 1959 Aerial view of the River Wear, 1959

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portofsunderland | portofsunderland | sunderland | sunderland | riverwear | riverwear | heritage | heritage | industry | industry | industrial | industrial | ships | ships | vessels | vessels | shipyards | shipyards | shipbuilding | shipbuilding | deptford | deptford | pallion | pallion | southwick | southwick | sirjameslaingandsons | sirjameslaingandsons | williamdoxfordsons | williamdoxfordsons | williampickersgillsons | williampickersgillsons | wearmouthcolliery | wearmouthcolliery | coalmining | coalmining | collieries | collieries | rivers | rivers | queenalexandrabridge | queenalexandrabridge | railways | railways | coalstaithes | coalstaithes | aerialphotograph | aerialphotograph | blackandwhitephotograph | blackandwhitephotograph | digitalimage | digitalimage | archives | archives | aerialview | aerialview | shipyard | shipyard | july1959 | july1959 | industrialheritage | industrialheritage | shipbuildingheritage | shipbuildingheritage | maritimeheritage | maritimeheritage | ship | ship | mast | mast | deck | deck | transportation | transportation | development | development | structure | structure | construction | construction | river | river | water | water | land | land | bank | bank | crane | crane | buildings | buildings | wall | wall | roof | roof | window | window | marineengineering | marineengineering | shiprepairing | shiprepairing | dredging | dredging | pier | pier | dock | dock | quay | quay | passage | passage | harbour | harbour | management | management | riverwearcommissioners | riverwearcommissioners | tradition | tradition | cylinder | cylinder | container | container | refelection | refelection | calm | calm | fascinating | fascinating | unusual | unusual | impressive | impressive | interesting | interesting | northeastofengland | northeastofengland | unitedkingdom | unitedkingdom | bridge | bridge | road | road | vehicle | vehicle | trasnportation | trasnportation | vegetation | vegetation

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Launch of the 'Needles'

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View of the 'Needles' afloat on the River Wear after launch at the shipyard of William Pickersgill & Sons Ltd 5 February 1958 (TWAM ref. DS.WP/4/PH/1/355/1). 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 | williampickersgillsonsltd | shiplaunches | cargoship | southwicksunderland | shipyard | riverwear | industrial | maritimeheritage | launch | blackandwhitephotography | vessel | boat | bridge | bricks | support | platform | structure | afloat | february1958 | blackandwhitephotograph | needles | blackandwhite | photograph | sunderlandhistoryfair | 7june2014 | workers | chimney | smoke | steam | paddle | rocks | water | chain | rope | buildings | windows | bank | rail | striking | passage | brick | frame | timber | soil | beams | propeller | queenalexandrabridge

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Aerial view of the River Wear, 1959

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Aerial view of the shipyard of Sir James Laing & Sons Ltd, Sunderland, July 1959 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/22451), showing Wearmouth Colliery in the foreground. This set of images celebrates the 300th Anniversary of the establishment of the Port of Sunderland. The port authority was constituted in 1717 by Act of Parliament, which appointed the River Wear Commissioners to manage and improve the harbour and river. Since then the port has changed beyond recognition with the construction of piers, docks and quays and the dredging of the River Wear to make it wider and deeper. These developments were vital to the coal trade on which the region?s prosperity depended. The improvement of the river was also essential to the success of shipbuilding in Sunderland as well as allied industries such as marine engineering and ship repairing. These images are a reflection of Sunderland?s proud industrial history. (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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portofsunderland | sunderland | riverwear | heritage | industry | industrial | ships | vessels | shipyards | shipbuilding | deptford | pallion | southwick | sirjameslaingandsons | williamdoxfordsons | williampickersgillsons | wearmouthcolliery | coalmining | collieries | rivers | queenalexandrabridge | railways | coalstaithes | aerialphotograph | blackandwhitephotograph | digitalimage | archives | aerialview | shipyard | july1959 | industrialheritage | shipbuildingheritage | maritimeheritage | ship | mast | deck | transportation | development | structure | construction | river | water | land | bank | crane | buildings | wall | roof | window | marineengineering | shiprepairing | dredging | pier | dock | quay | passage | harbour | management | riverwearcommissioners | tradition | cylinder | container | refelection | calm | fascinating | unusual | impressive | interesting | northeastofengland | unitedkingdom | bridge | road | vehicle | trasnportation | vegetation

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Shipyards on the River Wear, 1949

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Queen Alexandra Bridge, Sunderland nearing completion

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Postcard showing the Queen Alexandra Bridge, Sunderland in the latter stages of construction, 1909 (TWAM ref. DX557/1). This postcard is addressed to Mr & Mrs Wm Harkness, 15 Derwent Terrace, Washington Station, Washington and postmarked 6 May 1909. The message has been transcribed below: ?21 Cleveland Road Dear Mr & Mrs Harkness, I am almost ashamed to write to you after sending me that kind invitation but I will not be very long in coming to see you all. I am still with nursing the gentleman at Roker love to you both Nurse? This set celebrates the many postcards in our collections. The people, places and events they show can give us an insight into the past, documenting the landscape, the fashions, the way we lived. Some postcards are unused but others tell us something about the people who bought them, through the messages they wrote. They can give us a fascinating glimpse into people?s lives. (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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queenalexandrabridge | sunderland | wearside | bridges | civilengineering | construction | postcard | edwardian | northeastengland | bridge | architecture | design | artanddesign | industrialheritage | industry | abstract | digitalimage | blackandwhitephotograph | fascinating | interesting | unusual | northeastofengland | unitedkingdom | archives | development | structure | frame | crane | sky | road | newbridgeapproachfromsunderlandside | buildings | wall | roof | window | door | shelter | crossing | fence | stone | stairs | rail | person | seated | post | wire | daylight | blur | grain | mark | postcards | 1909 | inscription | handwriting | insight | socialhistory | land | landscape | observer

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River Wear 2nd March 1967

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William Doxford & Sons shipyard and engine works take centre stage in this image. The Queen Alexandra Bridge and Deptford, with the distinctive gasworks, can be seen above. William Pickersgill & Sons yard is on the north bank of the River Wear. Reference: TWAS: DT.TUR.7.6 (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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Southwick Shipyard of Austin & Pickersgill Ltd

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Aerial view of the Southwick shipyard of Austin & Pickersgill, Sunderland looking down the River Wear, May 1965 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/36078A). This set of aerial images is intended as a short historical tour of the River Wear from the Piers to Pallion. It gives us an impression of what the River looked like during the middle years of the Twentieth Century, when it was a hive of industrial activity. Sunderland had an international reputation for shipbuilding and this is well represented in this set with images of its famous shipyards such as Austin & Pickersgill, J.L. Thompson & Sons and Sir James Laing & Sons. The River Wear was also home to a thriving marine engineering industry, reflected here by images of the engine works of William Doxford & Sons and George Clark. Other industries are also featured such as glassmaking and of course the key industry of coal mining. Mining is represented by images of Wearmouth Colliery and the riverside coal staithes, which were vital to the coal trade. These images reflect how much the River Wear has changed over the past 50 years, with the disappearance of traditional heavy industries. Those businesses may have gone but Sunderland can be proud of its industrial heritage and the men and women who worked on Wearside and helped to shape the City we know today. (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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Southwick Yard of Austin & Pickersgill, Sunderland

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Aerial view of the Southwick shipyard of Austin & Pickersgill, Sunderland, September 1961 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/27304A). The cargo ship 'Torr Head' can be seen in the foreground at the firm's fitting out quay. In the background the ore carrier 'Finnamore Meadow' is nearly ready for launch from the shipyard. This set of aerial images is intended as a short historical tour of the River Wear from the Piers to Pallion. It gives us an impression of what the River looked like during the middle years of the Twentieth Century, when it was a hive of industrial activity. Sunderland had an international reputation for shipbuilding and this is well represented in this set with images of its famous shipyards such as Austin & Pickersgill, J.L. Thompson & Sons and Sir James Laing & Sons. The River Wear was also home to a thriving marine engineering industry, reflected here by images of the engine works of William Doxford & Sons and George Clark. Other industries are also featured such as glassmaking and of course the key industry of coal mining. Mining is represented by images of Wearmouth Colliery and the riverside coal staithes, which were vital to the coal trade. These images reflect how much the River Wear has changed over the past 50 years, with the disappearance of traditional heavy industries. Those businesses may have gone but Sunderland can be proud of its industrial heritage and the men and women who worked on Wearside and helped to shape the City we know today. (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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Sunderland Power Station

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Aerial view of Sunderland Power Station, July 1959 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/22249C). The shipyard of Sir James Laing & Sons can be seen further up the River. This set of aerial images is intended as a short historical tour of the River Wear from the Piers to Pallion. It gives us an impression of what the River looked like during the middle years of the Twentieth Century, when it was a hive of industrial activity. Sunderland had an international reputation for shipbuilding and this is well represented in this set with images of its famous shipyards such as Austin & Pickersgill, J.L. Thompson & Sons and Sir James Laing & Sons. The River Wear was also home to a thriving marine engineering industry, reflected here by images of the engine works of William Doxford & Sons and George Clark. Other industries are also featured such as glassmaking and of course the key industry of coal mining. Mining is represented by images of Wearmouth Colliery and the riverside coal staithes, which were vital to the coal trade. These images reflect how much the River Wear has changed over the past 50 years, with the disappearance of traditional heavy industries. Those businesses may have gone but Sunderland can be proud of its industrial heritage and the men and women who worked on Wearside and helped to shape the City we know today. (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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riverwear | aerialphotography | sunderland | sunderlandpowerstation | deptfordyard | shipbuilding | sirjameslaingsonsltd | queenalexandrabridge | staithes | wearside | industrial | industry | deptford

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Deptford, Sunderland 14.9.1917

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Queen Alexandra Bridge is in the bottom right hand corner. Sir James Laing and Sons Deptford Yard takes up most of the centre of the image while Ayres Quay Bottle Works is obscured by the cloud. This rare image comes from the Gladstone Adams Collection. Reference: TWAS: DT.GA.4.1-4 (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email archives@twmuseums.org.uk To purchase a hi-res copy please email archives@twmuseums.org.uk quoting the title and reference number.

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deptford | sunderland | queenalexandrabridge | sirjameslaing | sonsdeptfordyard | ayresquaybottleworks | gladstoneadams | twam | museums | aerialviews | aerialphotographs | tyneandwear | turner | blackandwhitephotograph | land | cloud | gladstoneadamscollection | 14091917 | unitedkingdom | england | river | vessel | bridge | boundaries | fence | road | buildings | cargo | metal | steel | identification | letter | number | roof | wall | deck | rail | cabin | shape | pattern | unusual | interesting | abstract | nature | industry | northeastengland

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Sunderland Forge & Engineering Company factory, Sunderland

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Aerial view of the Sunderland Forge & Engineering Company factory, Sunderland, May 1949 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/2928). This set of aerial images is intended as a short historical tour of the River Wear from the Piers to Pallion. It gives us an impression of what the River looked like during the middle years of the Twentieth Century, when it was a hive of industrial activity. Sunderland had an international reputation for shipbuilding and this is well represented in this set with images of its famous shipyards such as Austin & Pickersgill, J.L. Thompson & Sons and Sir James Laing & Sons. The River Wear was also home to a thriving marine engineering industry, reflected here by images of the engine works of William Doxford & Sons and George Clark. Other industries are also featured such as glassmaking and of course the key industry of coal mining. Mining is represented by images of Wearmouth Colliery and the riverside coal staithes, which were vital to the coal trade. These images reflect how much the River Wear has changed over the past 50 years, with the disappearance of traditional heavy industries. Those businesses may have gone but Sunderland can be proud of its industrial heritage and the men and women who worked on Wearside and helped to shape the City we know today. (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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riverwear | aerialphotography | sunderland | sunderlandforgeengineeringcompany | factory | railways | queenalexandrabridge | wearside | industrial | industry

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Jobling Glassworks, Sunderland

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Aerial view of the Glassworks of J.A. Jobling & Co. Ltd, Sunderland, June 1962 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/29273E). This set of aerial images is intended as a short historical tour of the River Wear from the Piers to Pallion. It gives us an impression of what the River looked like during the middle years of the Twentieth Century, when it was a hive of industrial activity. Sunderland had an international reputation for shipbuilding and this is well represented in this set with images of its famous shipyards such as Austin & Pickersgill, J.L. Thompson & Sons and Sir James Laing & Sons. The River Wear was also home to a thriving marine engineering industry, reflected here by images of the engine works of William Doxford & Sons and George Clark. Other industries are also featured such as glassmaking and of course the key industry of coal mining. Mining is represented by images of Wearmouth Colliery and the riverside coal staithes, which were vital to the coal trade. These images reflect how much the River Wear has changed over the past 50 years, with the disappearance of traditional heavy industries. Those businesses may have gone but Sunderland can be proud of its industrial heritage and the men and women who worked on Wearside and helped to shape the City we know today. (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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riverwear | aerialphotography | sunderland | railways | glassmaking | ships | joblingglass | glassworks | jamesajoblingco | shipyards | queenalexandrabridge | wearside | industrial | industry

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Wearmouth Colliery, Sunderland

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Aerial view of Wearmouth Colliery, Sunderland, June 1962 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/29271B). This image also shows the Deptford Shipyard of Sir James Laing & Sons on the opposite side of the River. This set of aerial images is intended as a short historical tour of the River Wear from the Piers to Pallion. It gives us an impression of what the River looked like during the middle years of the Twentieth Century, when it was a hive of industrial activity. Sunderland had an international reputation for shipbuilding and this is well represented in this set with images of its famous shipyards such as Austin & Pickersgill, J.L. Thompson & Sons and Sir James Laing & Sons. The River Wear was also home to a thriving marine engineering industry, reflected here by images of the engine works of William Doxford & Sons and George Clark. Other industries are also featured such as glassmaking and of course the key industry of coal mining. Mining is represented by images of Wearmouth Colliery and the riverside coal staithes, which were vital to the coal trade. These images reflect how much the River Wear has changed over the past 50 years, with the disappearance of traditional heavy industries. Those businesses may have gone but Sunderland can be proud of its industrial heritage and the men and women who worked on Wearside and helped to shape the City we know today. (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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riverwear | aerialphotography | sunderland | deptfordyard | shipbuilding | sirjameslaingsonsltd | ships | railways | wearmouthcolliery | coalmining | collieries | queenalexandrabridge | wearside | industrial | industry | coalindustry

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George Clark?s Engine Works, Southwick

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Aerial view of George Clark?s Engine Works, Southwick, August 1959 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/22581C). To the west side of Queen Alexandra Bridge you can see part of the Southwick Shipyard of Austin & Pickersgill Ltd. The ore carrier 'Iron Ore', launched by Austin & Pickersgill Ltd, is at the Quay beside the Engine Works. This set of aerial images is intended as a short historical tour of the River Wear from the Piers to Pallion. It gives us an impression of what the River looked like during the middle years of the Twentieth Century, when it was a hive of industrial activity. Sunderland had an international reputation for shipbuilding and this is well represented in this set with images of its famous shipyards such as Austin & Pickersgill, J.L. Thompson & Sons and Sir James Laing & Sons. The River Wear was also home to a thriving marine engineering industry, reflected here by images of the engine works of William Doxford & Sons and George Clark. Other industries are also featured such as glassmaking and of course the key industry of coal mining. Mining is represented by images of Wearmouth Colliery and the riverside coal staithes, which were vital to the coal trade. These images reflect how much the River Wear has changed over the past 50 years, with the disappearance of traditional heavy industries. Those businesses may have gone but Sunderland can be proud of its industrial heritage and the men and women who worked on Wearside and helped to shape the City we know today. (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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riverwear | aerialphotography | sunderland | ships | marineengineering | southwickshipyard | engineworks | georgeclarknemltd | queenalexandrabridge | southwick | wearside | industrial | industry | ironore

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Shipyard and Engine Works of William Doxford & Sons, Sunderland

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Aerial view of the shipyard and engine works of William Doxford & Sons, Sunderland, May 1959 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/22170B). This set of aerial images is intended as a short historical tour of the River Wear from the Piers to Pallion. It gives us an impression of what the River looked like during the middle years of the Twentieth Century, when it was a hive of industrial activity. Sunderland had an international reputation for shipbuilding and this is well represented in this set with images of its famous shipyards such as Austin & Pickersgill, J.L. Thompson & Sons and Sir James Laing & Sons. The River Wear was also home to a thriving marine engineering industry, reflected here by images of the engine works of William Doxford & Sons and George Clark. Other industries are also featured such as glassmaking and of course the key industry of coal mining. Mining is represented by images of Wearmouth Colliery and the riverside coal staithes, which were vital to the coal trade. These images reflect how much the River Wear has changed over the past 50 years, with the disappearance of traditional heavy industries. Those businesses may have gone but Sunderland can be proud of its industrial heritage and the men and women who worked on Wearside and helped to shape the City we know today. (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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riverwear | aerialphotography | sunderland | shipyard | shipbuilding | ships | williamdoxfordsonsltd | doxfords | pallion | pallionshipyard | engineworks | railways | queenalexandrabridge | southwickshipyard | factory | marineengineering | wearside | industrial | industry

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Looking up River to Pallion and beyond

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Aerial view looking up the River Wear, May 1959 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/22167J). The picture shows the engine works of George Clark in the foreground and the shipyard and engine works of William Doxford & Sons in the centre. The shipyard of Short Brothers Ltd can also be seen in the distance, just beyond Doxfords. This set of aerial images is intended as a short historical tour of the River Wear from the Piers to Pallion. It gives us an impression of what the River looked like during the middle years of the Twentieth Century, when it was a hive of industrial activity. Sunderland had an international reputation for shipbuilding and this is well represented in this set with images of its famous shipyards such as Austin & Pickersgill, J.L. Thompson & Sons and Sir James Laing & Sons. The River Wear was also home to a thriving marine engineering industry, reflected here by images of the engine works of William Doxford & Sons and George Clark. Other industries are also featured such as glassmaking and of course the key industry of coal mining. Mining is represented by images of Wearmouth Colliery and the riverside coal staithes, which were vital to the coal trade. These images reflect how much the River Wear has changed over the past 50 years, with the disappearance of traditional heavy industries. Those businesses may have gone but Sunderland can be proud of its industrial heritage and the men and women who worked on Wearside and helped to shape the City we know today. (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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riverwear | aerialphotography | sunderland | shipbuilding | williamdoxfordsonsltd | shortbrothersltd | georgeclarknemltd | marineengineering | pallion | southwick | queenalexandrabridge | wearside | industrial | industry

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Looking down River from Pallion to the Sea

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Aerial view looking down the River Wear from Pallion, May 1959 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/22167H). This set of aerial images is intended as a short historical tour of the River Wear from the Piers to Pallion. It gives us an impression of what the River looked like during the middle years of the Twentieth Century, when it was a hive of industrial activity. Sunderland had an international reputation for shipbuilding and this is well represented in this set with images of its famous shipyards such as Austin & Pickersgill, J.L. Thompson & Sons and Sir James Laing & Sons. The River Wear was also home to a thriving marine engineering industry, reflected here by images of the engine works of William Doxford & Sons and George Clark. Other industries are also featured such as glassmaking and of course the key industry of coal mining. Mining is represented by images of Wearmouth Colliery and the riverside coal staithes, which were vital to the coal trade. These images reflect how much the River Wear has changed over the past 50 years, with the disappearance of traditional heavy industries. Those businesses may have gone but Sunderland can be proud of its industrial heritage and the men and women who worked on Wearside and helped to shape the City we know today. (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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riverwear | aerialphotography | sunderland | williamdoxfordsonsltd | shipyard | shipbuilding | engineworks | queenalexandrabridge | ships | marineengineering | doxfords | pallion | wearside | industrial | industry

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Shipyards on the River Wear, 1949

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Aerial view of shipyards on the River Wear, April 1949 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/2829C). The shipyard of William Doxofrd & Sons is on the centre left of the picture, while William Pickersgill & Sons is on the right. This set of images celebrates the 300th Anniversary of the establishment of the Port of Sunderland. The port authority was constituted in 1717 by Act of Parliament, which appointed the River Wear Commissioners to manage and improve the harbour and river. Since then the port has changed beyond recognition with the construction of piers, docks and quays and the dredging of the River Wear to make it wider and deeper. These developments were vital to the coal trade on which the region?s prosperity depended. The improvement of the river was also essential to the success of shipbuilding in Sunderland as well as allied industries such as marine engineering and ship repairing. These images are a reflection of Sunderland?s proud industrial history. (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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portofsunderland | sunderland | riverwear | heritage | industry | industrial | ships | vessels | quays | shipyards | pallion | southwick | williamdoxfordsons | williampickersgillsons | queenalexandrabridge | shipbuilding | wearside | industrialheritage | maritimeheritage | shipbuildingheritage | abstract | digitalimage | blackandwhitephotograph | northeastofengland | unitedkingdom | shipyard | aerialview | aerialphotograph | april1949 | portauthority | riverwearcommissioners | harbour | river | land | passage | port | piers | docks | dredging | developments | prosperity | coaltrade | region | alliedindustries | marineengineering | shiprepairing | vessel | rail | deck | bridge | crossing | infrastructure | structure | buildings | reflection | shadow | daylight | road | label | fascinating | interesting | unusual | striking | window | wall | roof | mast | cabin | cylinder | transportation | chimney | row | bank | water | grain

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