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The tanker 'Spinanger' ready for launch The tanker 'Spinanger' ready for launch

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Team of bridge riggers high above the city Story Bridge Brisbane ca.1939 Team of bridge riggers high above the city Story Bridge Brisbane ca.1939

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Men sitting in an old car at Whitings Tully area Men sitting in an old car at Whitings Tully area

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Naval gun mounting at the Elswick Works Naval gun mounting at the Elswick Works

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Double bottoms near completion

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Double bottoms near completion of ?Nicola?, the first SD14 to be built by Austin & Pickersgill, 23 October 1967 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/51703B). This set celebrates the ?Nicola?, the first in a long line of standard ships designed by the Sunderland shipyard of Austin & Pickersgill Ltd. The images document her construction from October 1967 through to her completion in February 1968. The shipbuilders commissioned the Newcastle-based firm Turners (Photography) Ltd to take weekly progress shots of the ?Nicola? and these images have given us a unique view of her development. She was the first SD14 to be completed (the name stands for ?Shelter Deck 14,000 tons deadweight?) and was designed as a replacement for the surviving ?Liberty ships?, built by American yards during the Second World War. Those Liberty ships had played a vital role in the Allied victory but by the 1960s they were fast approaching the end of their working lives. The SD14 developed by Austin & Pickersgill met the demand for economic and reliable cargo ships. The simplicity of the design meant that it could be marketed by the shipbuilders at a very competitive price. It?s success is reflected by the fact that over the course of 20 years 211 ships were built to the SD14 design by Austin Pickersgill and its licensees. Sunderland can be very proud of its remarkable shipbuilding and engineering history and the SD14 is one the City?s finest achievements. (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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View of The Tunnel Interior

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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. TWAS ref: DT.MHA/1/14 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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tynetunnelsriver | workmen | museum | twam | tyneside | jarrow | howdon | blackandwhitephotos | 1950s | construction

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Tyne Tunnels Aerial View

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Aerial view of the Tyne Pedestrian and Cyclist Tunnels site, before the start of the project. 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. DT.MHA/5/12 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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Preparation of the Tyne Tunnels

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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. TWAS ref: DT.MHA/1 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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Excavation of Entrance Tunnel

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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. TWAS ref: DT.MHA/1/46 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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Interior of one of the lift shafts during construction

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One of the workmen is in a bucket waiting to be hoisted to the surface. 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-1-62 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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Mid point of tunnel with construction gang at work

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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-1-25 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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Linking the tunnels north - south

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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-1-22 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 | workmen | twam | archives | museum | tyneside | jarrow | howdon | blackandwhitephotos | 1950s | construction

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Shield chamber 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-1-21 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 | workmen | twam | archives | museum | tyneside | jarrow | howdon | blackandwhitephotos | 1950s | construction | shieldchamber | blackandwhitephotograph | digitalimage | blackoutline | industry | abstract | industrialheritage | artanddesign | unusual | scary | interesting | engaging | fascinating | impressive | northeastofengland | unitedkingdom | constructionofthetynepedestrianandcyclisttunnels | underground | crossing | rivercrossing | workers | curve | interior | darkness | artificiallight | structure | platform | development | technology | advancements | northtyneside | southtyneside | transportation | link | rivertyne | longtunnels | twopurposebuilttunnels | connecting | communities | working | support | northbanks | southbanks | standing | bending | seated | pipe | rope | timber | bolt | tools | handle | blur | grain | debris | crease | clothing | hair | head | section | parts | sciencetechnologyhistory

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Start of excavation of cyclist tunnel

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Start of excavation of cyclist tunnel. 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-1-20 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 | workmen | museum | twam | archives | tyneside | jarrow | howdon | blackandwhitephotos | 1950s | construction

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Jarrow site, tunnel entrance

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Two workmen emerging from the tunnel mouth with a tub of excavated clay. 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-1-17 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 | workmen | museum | twam | archives | tyneside | jarrow | howdon | blackandwhitephotos | 1950s | construction

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Anchor Men - Mauretania

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This is another illustration of the size and weight of the anchor chains of the "Mauretania". RMS MAURETANIA was one of the most famous ships ever built on Tyneside. Reference: TWAS Ref: 2931/T/14 (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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mauretania | build | coalbunkers | magic | lantern | aft | slide | ship | construction | wallsend | swanhunterltd | wighamrichardsoncoltd | neptuneyard | wallsendyard | swanhunterwighamrichardsonltd | cunard | blueriband | marine | sea | museum | twam | tyneandweararchivesandmuseums | tyneandwear | tyne | northeast | blackwhitephotos | celebrateneengland | chain | anchor | rmsmauretania | famous | bigworkmen | tools | fabric | moustache | hats | workclothes | industrialheritage | shipbuilding | tyneside | striking | industry | shipbuildingheritage | maritimeheritage | abstract | blackandwhitephotograph | digitalimage | northeastofengland | unitedkingdom | anchormen | shipchain | interesting | unusual | fascinating | impressive | transportation | cloth | crease | neutralbackground | grain | mark | cap | apron | shirt | workers | standing | pile | button | structure | walkerville | newcastleupontyne | timber | ground | tool | handle

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Excavation of entrance tunnel

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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-1-12 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 | workmen | museum | twam | archives | tyneside | jarrow | howdon | blackandwhitephotos | 1950s | construction

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Complete ring of turbine blading - Mauretania

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Photograph of a completed ring of turbine blading with workmen to indicate scale on the 'Mauretania'. RMS MAURETANIA was one of the most famous ships ever built on Tyneside. Maufactured by Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co. Ltd. Reference: TWAS: L4673.12 (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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mauretania | build | coalbunkers | magic | lantern | aft | slide | ship | construction | wallsend | swanhunterltd | wighamrichardsoncoltd | neptuneyard | wallsendyard | swanhunterwighamrichardsonltd | cunard | blueriband | marine | sea | museum | twam | tyneandweararchivesandmuseums | tyneandwear | tyne | northeast | blackwhitephotos | workmen | lowpressure | rmsmauretania | rotor | famous | tyneside | wallsendslipwayengineeringcoltd | maufactured | industrialheritage | striking | people | humanity | uniform | comradeship | testimony | parts | metal | joint | supports | belt | pipes

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Workmen - Mauretania

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The aft launch cradle in position. This photograph shows some of the workmen who built the vessel. RMS MAURETANIA was one of the most famous ships ever built on Tyneside. Reference: TWAS: 2931.T.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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Craftsmen at work

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This photograph shows craftsmen at work at the Hawthorn Leslie shipyard, Hebburn, c1960s. Reference: 2931-43-19 This image is taken from an album produced by the world famous shipbuilding and engineering firm of Hawthorn Leslie. The album gives us a fascinating glimpse of life at the company's shipyard at Hebburn from the late 1930s to the 1960s. There are remarkable images of the men at work in the yard and a poignant series showing the terrible damage caused during the Second World War to HMS Kelly, one of Hawthorn Leslie's best loved ships. This particular collection of images follows the Birth and ultimate Death of a ship. From the craft and pride in its production and the joy in its performance, to the devastation and price of its destruction. A blog about this fascinating collection can been viewed here on the Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums website. (Copyright) We're happy for you to share these digital images within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email archives@twmuseums.org.uk

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Construction, Newcastle city centre

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This photograph is from the Robert Hope collection. Robert Hope was a resident of Newcastle upon Tyne. In the early 1970s he took out a bank loan to buy a Rolleiflex camera. Over the next few years he photographed various Newcastle scenes, including the Grainger Market and the demolition of housing estates in the West End of the city. Robert Hope died in 2001. Thanks to Steven Hope for donating the collection to Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums. (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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The tanker 'Spinanger' ready for launch

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View of the tanker ?Spinanger? ready for launch at the North Sands shipyard of J.L. Thompson & Sons, Sunderland, 22 October 1957 (TWAM ref. DS.JLT/4/PH/1/694/2/2). The launch of 'Spinanger' was unusual in that it was carried out without the assistance of tugboats. This was due to industrial action by the Wear tugboatmen. 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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Naval gun mounting at the Elswick Works

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Naval gun mounting at the Elswick Works, Newcastle upon Tyne, c1911 (TWAM ref. DS.VA/9/PH/3/1). ?Workshop of the World? is a phrase often used to describe Britain?s manufacturing dominance during the Nineteenth Century. It?s also a very apt description for the Elswick Works and Scotswood Works of Vickers Armstrong and its predecessor companies. These great factories, situated in Newcastle along the banks of the River Tyne, employed hundreds of thousands of men and women and built a huge variety of products for customers around the globe. The Elswick Works was established by William George Armstrong (later Lord Armstrong) in 1847 to manufacture hydraulic cranes. From these relatively humble beginnings the company diversified into many fields including shipbuilding, armaments and locomotives. By 1953 the Elswick Works covered 70 acres and extended over a mile along the River Tyne. This set of images, mostly taken from our Vickers Armstrong collection, includes fascinating views of the factories at Elswick and Scotswood, the products they produced and the people that worked there. By preserving these archives we can ensure that their legacy lives on. (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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