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View along the River Wear View along the River Wear

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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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Looking down the River Wear

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Aerial view looking down the River Wear, May 1959 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/22167G). This image gives a good view along the High Street and over the Wear Dockyard of Austin & Pickersgill Ltd, where the cargo ship 'Manchester Fame' was under construction. The tanker 'Aluco' is at the fitting out quay of J.L. Thompson & Sons Ltd. 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 | mouthoftheriver | weardockyard | manorquay | northsands | shipyard | shipbuilding | ships | highstreetsunderland | corporationquay | drydock | piers | wearside | industrial | industry | tanker | cargoship | jlthompsonsonsltd | aluco | manchesterfame

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Fish Quay, Strand Quay and Manor Quay

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Aerial view of River Wear, with the Fish Quay in the foreground, Strand Quay on the opposite side, May 1959 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/22167C). The Shell tanker 'Aluco' is being fitted out by J.L. Thompson & Sons at Manor Quay and you can also see the firm's North Sands Shipyard at the top right of the picture. A ship can also be seen under construction at the Wear Dockyard of Austin & Pickersgill on the left edge. 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 | fishquay | strandquay | manorquay | northsands | weardockyard | jlthompsonsonsltd | austinpickersgillltd | shipbuilding | highstreetsunderland | wearside | industrial | industry | monkwearmouth | stpeterschurchmonkwearmouth | tanker | aluco

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