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View along the River Wear View along the River Wear

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Aerial view of the River Wear, 1948 Aerial view of the River Wear, 1948

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Dredging in progress at Folly End, Sunderland Dredging in progress at Folly End, Sunderland

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portofsunderland | portofsunderland | sunderland | sunderland | riverwear | riverwear | historic | historic | follyend | follyend | dredger | dredger | dredging | dredging | boats | boats | vessels | vessels | wearmouthbridge | wearmouthbridge | bridges | bridges | rivers | rivers | wearside | wearside | quays | quays | ferry | ferry | wfvint | wfvint | monkwearmouth | monkwearmouth | blackandwhitephotograph | blackandwhitephotograph | digitalimage | digitalimage | abstract | abstract | archives | archives | industry | industry | industrialheritage | industrialheritage | maritimeheritage | maritimeheritage | shipbuildingheritage | shipbuildingheritage | northeastofengland | northeastofengland | unitedkingdom | unitedkingdom | interesting | interesting | unusual | unusual | fascinating | fascinating | impressive | impressive | progression | progression | progress | progress | june1950 | june1950 | follyendremovalscheme | follyendremovalscheme | navigation | navigation | river | river | ferryboat | ferryboat | portauthority | portauthority | 1717 | 1717 | actofparliament | actofparliament | riverwearcommissioners | riverwearcommissioners | management | management | transportation | transportation | structure | structure | construction | construction | harbour | harbour | port | port | piers | piers | docks | docks | coaltrade | coaltrade | alliedindustries | alliedindustries | marineengineering | marineengineering | shiprepairing | shiprepairing | deck | deck | rail | rail | chimney | chimney | smoke | smoke | sky | sky | water | water | land | land | bank | bank | cabin | cabin | bridge | bridge | crane | crane | buildings | buildings | wall | wall | roof | roof | window | window | frame | frame | glass | glass | mast | mast | soil | soil | pile | pile | cog | cog

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Wearmouth Bridge, Sunderland

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postcard | sunderland | bridges | tram | civilengineering | northeastengland | 1930s | wearside | wearmouthbridge | unitedkingdom | postcards | c1930 | insight | glimpse | development | construction | structure | bridge | crossing | text | signage | drewsliversalt | vessel | deck | cabin | cargo | board | pile | pole | shadow | daylight | passage | river | lightpost | road | pedestrians | walking | pavement | slope | bank | stairs | rail | transportation | industrialheritage | maritimeheritage | abstract | sky | cloud | grain | blur | mark | debris | digitalimage | blackandwhitephotograph | archives | buildings | wall | roof | chimney | trolleybus | publictransport | services | people | economy | infrastructure | business | cap | fabric | crease | vehicle | wheel | wire | cable | fascinating | interesting

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Aerial view of the River Wear, 1973

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Aerial view of the River Wear showing ?Naess Crusader? nearing completion at the fitting out quay (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/61775B), June 1973. These photographs were taken by the Newcastle-based firm Turners (Photography) Ltd. They celebrate the construction of the OBO (oil/bulk/ore) carrier ?Naess Crusader?, covering the early stages in January 1972 through her launch on 21 December 1972 to her completion and sea trials in July 1973. ?Naess Crusader? and her sister ship ?Nordic Chieftain? were built by Sunderland Shipbuilders Ltd at the firm?s North Sands Shipyard for Anglo Eastern Bulkships Ltd. They were the largest ships ever built on the River Wear. The memory of ?Naess Crusader? is integral to the Sunderland Keel Line, a new public artwork, opened in 2015, which celebrates the City?s shipbuilding heritage. The Keel Line is 291.7 metres long and that distance was chosen because it represents the full length of ?Naess Crusader?. This album is a reminder of Sunderland?s proud industrial heritage and a tribute to the skill and dedication of her shipyard workers. (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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sunderland | shipbuilding | riverwear | northsandssunderland | naesscrusader | manorquay | fittingoutquay | maritimeheritage | blackandwhitephotograph | shipyard | industry | industrial | construction | obocarrier | shipping | historic | interesting | wearside | northeastengland | ship | vessel | cranes | nordicchieftain | monkwearmouth | bishopwearmouth | piers | wearmouthbridge

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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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Wearmouth Bridge, Sunderland

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postcard | sunderland | bridges | civilengineering | northeastengland | 1930s | wearside | wearmouthbridge | weardockyard | riverwear | postcards | industrialheritage | c1930 | industry | glimpse | view | archives | fascinating | interesting | unusual | impressive | great | label | identification | structure | development | construction | bridge | crossing | land | bank | sky | maritimeheritage | shipbuildingheritage | ship | vessel | mast | rail | deck | transportation | cabin | door | vent | cylinder | rope | buildings | slope | vegetation | post | wall | roof | chimney | grain | mark | blackandwhitephotograph | stone | flat | river | passage | water | unitedkingdom | components | cargo | window | blur | road | number | letter | infrastructure | progress | progression | dockyard

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Aerial view of the River Wear, 1964

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Aerial view along the Wear from the, September 1964 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/34548A). 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 | wearmouthbridge | industrial | industry | ships | vessels | quays | shipyards | monkwearmouth | bishopwearmouth | wearside | northeastengland | rivers | docks | piers | aerialphotograph | harbour | northsands | industrialheritage | blackandwhitephotograph | digitalimage | unitedkingdom | aerialview | wear | river | bridge | bank | land | city | buildings | street | opening | crossing | passage | september1964 | port | pier | dock | quay | developments | construction | structure | coaltrade | tradition | shipbuildingheritage | marineengineering | shiprepairing | shadow | vessel | calm | fascinating | interesting | unusual | crane | vehicle | transportation | economy | business | daylight | cylinder | frame | tynewear

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Wearmouth Bridge to the Sea 2nd March 1967

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With Roker pier top right, this photograph looks north over Monkwearmouth and Roker. You can pick out Roker Park football ground top left and J.L. Thompson & Sons outfitting yard, centre right, working on a cargo vessel. Reference: TWAS: DT.TUR.7.7 (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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View along the River Wear

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Aerial view along the Wear from the Lambton & Hetton Staithes to the Mouth of the River, September 1964 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/34548C). 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 | piers | ships | highstreetsunderland | wearmouthbridge | staithes | shipyards | cranes | docks | wearside | industrial | industry | towncentre

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Shipyard of Sir James Laing & Sons, Sunderland

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Aerial view of the Deptford Yard of Sir James Laing & Sons Ltd, Sunderland looking back toward the Wearmouth Bridge, May 1959 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/22174B). You can also see the Gas Works on the right hand side of the picture and Wearmouth Colliery 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 | sirjameslaingsonsltd | shipbuilding | shipyards | deptfordyard | ships | wearmouthcolliery | wearside | industrial | industry | reflection | calm | water | land | bank | river | aerialphotograph | blackandwhitephotograph | passage | crossing | digitalimage | industrialheritage | archives | northeastofengland | unitedkingdom | wearmouthbridge | bridge | vessel | piers | pallion | shipbuildingheritage | maritimeheritage | aerialtouroftheriverwear | austinpickersgill | jlthompsonsons | sirjameslaingsons | marineengineeringindustry | engineworks | williamdoxfordsons | georgeclark | glassmaking | coalmining | mining | riversidecoalstaithes | traditionalheavyindustries | businesses | economy | infrastructure | city | urban | crane | interesting | impressive | fascinating | unusual | buildings | container | road | rail | transportation | vehicle | carpark | grain | blur | landscape | glimpse | view | deck | cabin | mast | boat | roof | chimney

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The North Sands Shipyard, Sunderland

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Aerial view of the North Sands shipyard of J.L. Thompson & Sons Ltd, Sunderland, May 1959 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/22169C). 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 a 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 | jlthompsonsonsltd | shipyard | northsands | wearmouthbridge | cranes | wearside | industrial | industry | aerialphotograph | digitalimage | blackandwhitephotograph | aerialview | archives | industrialheritage | aerialtouroftheriverwear | river | bank | land | crane | buildings | building | construction | structure | development | progression | northsandsshipyard | may1959 | northeastofengland | unitedkingdom | marineengineering | glassmaking | coalmining | traditional | city | austinpickersgill | jlthompsonsons | sirjameslaingsons | williamdoxfordsons | georgeclark | wearmouthcolliery | coalstaithes | riverside | coaltrade | vessels | floats | roof | wall | slope | soil | reflection | daylight | interesting | unusual | fascinating | striking | chimney | blur | grain | bridge | transportation | businesses | mast | deck | rail | road | shadow | smoke | passage | debris | civilisation | water

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Aerial view of the River Wear, 1948

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Aerial view of the River Wear in May 1948 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/1484H). It was a busy river back then as reflected by the ships being built and fitted out. 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 | wearmouthbridge | heritage | industry | ships | vessels | quays | shipyards | monkwearmouth | bishopwearmouth | coalstaithes | shipping | wearside | shipbuilding | industrial | aerialphotograph | aerial | blackandwhitephotogarph | digitalimage | archives | land | river | debris | may1948 | ship | vessel | shipbuildingheritage | maritimeheritage | industrialheritage | abstract | portauthority | 1717 | actofparliament | riverwearcommissioners | harbour | landscape | management | improvements | piers | docks | dredging | developments | coaltrade | tradition | alliedindustries | marineengineering | shiprepairing | northeastofengland | unitedkingdom | fascinating | striking | unusual | interesting | bridge | passage | transportation | buildings | wall | roof | row | road | block | rail | mast | cabin | deck | calm | construction | structure | frame | chimney | vehicle | daylight

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Wearmouth Bridge, Sunderland

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Aerial view of Wearmouth Bridge, Sunderland and surrounding area, May 1949 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/2927F). The image shows a collier docked on the pontoon belonging to Austin & Pickersgill at the bottom of the picture. You can also see the Lambton & Hetton Staithes just beyond the bridges and the Wearmouth Staithes further up on the opposite side of the River. Sunderland Power Station is also visible in the distance. 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 | pontoon | ships | austinpickersgillltd | shipbuilding | shiprepairing | wearmouthbridge | staithes | coaltrade | industry | lambtonhettonstaithes | sunderlandpowerstation | weardockyard | wearside | industrial | collier

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Dredging in progress at Folly End, Sunderland

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View of dredging in progress on the River Wear, June 1950 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/4944B). This was part of the Folly End Removal Scheme, which widened the river to help with navigation. The ferry boat 'W.F. Vint' can be seen 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 | historic | follyend | dredger | dredging | boats | vessels | wearmouthbridge | bridges | rivers | wearside | quays | ferry | wfvint | monkwearmouth | blackandwhitephotograph | digitalimage | abstract | archives | industry | industrialheritage | maritimeheritage | shipbuildingheritage | northeastofengland | unitedkingdom | interesting | unusual | fascinating | impressive | progression | progress | june1950 | follyendremovalscheme | navigation | river | ferryboat | portauthority | 1717 | actofparliament | riverwearcommissioners | management | transportation | structure | construction | harbour | port | piers | docks | coaltrade | alliedindustries | marineengineering | shiprepairing | deck | rail | chimney | smoke | sky | water | land | bank | cabin | bridge | crane | buildings | wall | roof | window | frame | glass | mast | soil | pile | cog

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Wearmouth Bridge, Sunderland

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Postcard of the Wearmouth Bridge, Sunderland, c1930 (TWAM ref. DF.ATK/16/16/1). The postcard is unused. 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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postcard | sunderland | bridges | tram | civilengineering | northeastengland | 1930s | wearside | wearmouthbridge | unitedkingdom | postcards | c1930 | insight | glimpse | development | construction | structure | bridge | crossing | text | signage | drewsliversalt | vessel | deck | cabin | cargo | board | pile | pole | shadow | daylight | passage | river | lightpost | road | pedestrians | walking | pavement | slope | bank | stairs | rail | transportation | industrialheritage | maritimeheritage | abstract | sky | cloud | grain | blur | mark | debris | digitalimage | blackandwhitephotograph | archives | buildings | wall | roof | chimney | trolleybus | publictransport | services | people | economy | infrastructure | business | cap | fabric | crease | vehicle | wheel | wire | cable | fascinating | interesting

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Aerial view along the River Wear, 1965

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portofsunderland | sunderland | riverwear | wearmouthbridge | industrial | industry | ships | vessels | quays | shipyards | monkwearmouth | bishopwearmouth | wearside | northeastengland | rivers | cranes | powerstation | shipbuilding | northsands | jlthompsonsonsltd | blackandwhitephotograph | digitalimage | archives | industrialheritage | northeastofengland | unitedkingdom | aerialphotograph | aerialview | northsandsshipyard | june1965 | harbour | river | land | riverwearcommissioners | port | pier | dock | quay | dredging | developments | construction | structure | frame | coaltrade | tradition | shipbuildingheritage | maritimeheritage | marineengineering | shiprepairing | ship | vessel | deck | rail | transportation | infrastructure | economy | grain | blur | mark | vegetation | buildings | street | city | urban | bank | slope | debris | crane | components | bridge | crossing | newcastleupontyne | chimney | smoke | fascinating

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Wearmouth Bridge, Sunderland

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Postcard of the Wearmouth Bridge, Sunderland, c1930 (TWAM ref. DF.ATK/16/16/2). The postcard is unused. 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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postcard | sunderland | bridges | civilengineering | northeastengland | 1930s | wearside | wearmouthbridge | weardockyard | riverwear | postcards | industrialheritage | c1930 | industry | glimpse | view | archives | fascinating | interesting | unusual | impressive | great | label | identification | structure | development | construction | bridge | crossing | land | bank | sky | maritimeheritage | shipbuildingheritage | ship | vessel | mast | rail | deck | transportation | cabin | door | vent | cylinder | rope | buildings | slope | vegetation | post | wall | roof | chimney | grain | mark | blackandwhitephotograph | stone | flat | river | passage | water | unitedkingdom | components | cargo | window | blur | road | number | letter | infrastructure | progress | progression | dockyard

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Aerial view of the North Sands shipyard

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Aerial view of the North Sands shipyard of J.L. Thompson & Sons, Sunderland, 26 May 1959 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/22169B). The image appears to show the shipyard's new pre-fabrication shed under construction. Work is also underway on a new slipway. 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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industry | heritage | sunderland | shipbuilding | jlthompsonsonsltd | northsandssunderland | riverwear | shipyard | wearmouthbridge | manorquay | northsandsshipyard | industrialheritage | blackandwhitephotograph | land | interesting | fascinating | unusual | digitalimage | water | river | aerialphotograph | view | aerialview | maritimeheritage | abstract | shipbuildingheritage | marine | construction | development | structure | bank | crane | vessel | ship | float | calm | bridge | buildings | rail | wall | roof | jlthompsonsons | northeastofengland | unitedkingdom | 26may1959 | prefabricationshed | slipway | 1846 | robertthompsonsons | josephlowesthompson | iron | timber | pile | northsands | fittingout | repairs | production | reflection | road | path | debris | soil | window | frame | post | beam | deck | mast | transportation

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Aerial view of the River Wear, 1964

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portofsunderland | sunderland | riverwear | wearmouthbridge | industrial | industry | ships | vessels | quays | shipyards | monkwearmouth | bishopwearmouth | wearside | northeastengland | rivers | docks | piers | aerialphotograph | harbour | northsands | industrialheritage | blackandwhitephotograph | digitalimage | unitedkingdom | aerialview | wear | river | bridge | bank | land | city | buildings | street | opening | crossing | passage | september1964 | port | pier | dock | quay | developments | construction | structure | coaltrade | tradition | shipbuildingheritage | marineengineering | shiprepairing | shadow | vessel | calm | fascinating | interesting | unusual | crane | vehicle | transportation | economy | business | daylight | cylinder | frame | tynewear

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Aerial view along the River Wear, 1965

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Aerial view along the River Wear, showing the North Sands shipyard in the foreground, June 1965 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/36311A). 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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