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Launch party of the 'Kosmaj'

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View of the launch party of the ?Kosmaj?, taken before her launch at the North Sands shipyard of Sunderland Shipbuilders Ltd, 18 August 1977 (TWAM ref. DS.JLT/4/PH/2/7). She was built for Jugoslavenska Oceanska Plovidba BB, Yugoslavia. The image includes performers in traditional folk costume. 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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Callers christmas lights

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This photograph is from the Robert Sanderson collection. which was kindly donated to Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums. The Callers department store name is spelt out in festive lights. This is a 35mm slide. It was taken in 1964. (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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glowing | illumiation | magical | festive | tradtional | callers | shopping | lights | illumination | christmastrees | shopwindow | shopdisplay | tacky | sixties | decoration | nightphotography | streetphotography | colour | photograph | robert | sanderson | collection | departmentstore | thecallers | 35mmslide | 1964 | people | humanity | glass | mannequin | clothes | doorway | reflection | nostalgia | pavement | road | words | text | glare | blur | bright | unique | unusual | newcastleupontyne | static

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Desert Dream caravan on the road, 1950

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Friends of A.J.Fenwick, Mr and Mrs Langford O'Duncan with their caravan 'Desert Dream' visiting him in 1950. They were on a tour of Britain in the van from 1949 to 1950. Accession: 944/2929 The images have been selected from the Arthur J Fenwick collection of circus material. Arthur James Fenwick (1878-1957) was a director of Fenwick's Department Store. In his personal life he was extremely interested in fairs and circuses, collecting historical material about them and building personal relationships with showmen who visited Newcastle. He was made a life member of the Showmen's Guild in 1944. (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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caravan | horsedrawncaravan | tradtionalwoodencaravan | travellers | travelling | journey | roadtrip | ontheroad | fenwick | fenwicks | waggon | waggonwheel | horse | roulotte

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