EAW002153 ENGLAND (1946). Wallsend Dry Docks and the Hebburn Shipbuilding Yard with warships being decommissioned, Hebburn, 1946

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Title [EAW002153] Wallsend Dry Docks and the Hebburn Shipbuilding Yard with warships being decommissioned, Hebburn, 1946
Reference EAW002153
Date 1-August-1946
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Place name HEBBURN
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 430191, 565434
Longitude / Latitude -1.5281912437525, 54.982516071294
National Grid Reference NZ302654

Pins

This end of the school was the Girls section. Boys and girls shared a small school yard with a white line to divide us and we werent allowed to cross it. Today the yard is a carpark for the church

NDunn
Monday 25th of March 2019 01:22:02 PM
Prince Consort Road Nursery. Try my website if you like old photos. www.oldtyneside.co.uk

NDunn
Monday 25th of March 2019 01:18:53 PM
This was Carr St and it was a busy shopping area , but today its gone. It stretched from Ellison St to Prince Consort Rd. I was born 1944 and can remember a couple of shops in the street. Wards had a drapery shop and Fionda's had an Icecream Parlour.

NDunn
Monday 25th of March 2019 01:17:02 PM
This is where there was an old Lead Works.

NDunn
Monday 25th of March 2019 01:12:29 PM
This was the Portland Cement Works. If you like pics of old Hebburn, try my website www.oldtyneside.co.uk

NDunn
Monday 25th of March 2019 01:11:36 PM
This pad ontop of the roof of a Leslies building is probably where the Ack Ack Gun was situated in WW2. We also had guns ontop of the Ballast Hill to protect the vulnerable shipyard

NDunn
Monday 25th of March 2019 01:07:59 PM
This short section was called Ellison Tce

NDunn
Wednesday 14th of February 2018 03:32:18 PM
This was called Forster St

NDunn
Wednesday 14th of February 2018 03:30:10 PM
Palmer's Ship repairers next door to Hawthorn Leslies.

NDunn
Wednesday 14th of February 2018 03:26:38 PM
This is Edwards St named after Victoria's eldest son who later became King after she died. It had been renamed because the original St was called Colling St and the lane was called Collins Lane. Lots of Irish immigrants lived in that street/lane.

NDunn
Wednesday 14th of February 2018 03:22:47 PM
Victoria St, named after Queen Victoria

NDunn
Wednesday 14th of February 2018 03:19:49 PM
This little building was the Hebburn Telephone Exchange at the side of Prince Consort Rd.

NDunn
Wednesday 14th of February 2018 03:13:18 PM
Cuthbert St, Hebburn. Lots of Photos on my www.oldtyneside.co.uk

NDunn
Friday 26th of January 2018 07:44:03 PM
Palmer's Offices which stood at the side of Waggonway Road, known to locals as 'the low road'

NDunn
Saturday 26th of November 2016 05:24:47 PM
Locals called this empty land 'Tennant's Field' . In the mid 1860s the Glasgow based Tennant's Chemical Works were set up in Hebburn. When they closed down the land was left derelict .

NDunn
Saturday 26th of November 2016 05:22:18 PM
Our River Tyne

NDunn
Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 05:07:46 PM
Station Bridge.

NDunn
Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 05:07:05 PM

NDunn
Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 05:06:15 PM
Police Station with the Magistrates Court attached. Across the road (Argyle St) is St Aloysius School and Church

NDunn
Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 05:05:18 PM

NDunn
Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 05:00:54 PM

NDunn
Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 04:59:33 PM

NDunn
Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 04:51:20 PM
Whites Factory alongside Prince Consort Rd

NDunn
Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 04:50:05 PM
Railway Tce which was at the end of Lyon St opposite the Quay Boards School

NDunn
Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 04:48:15 PM

NDunn
Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 04:46:22 PM
The Hedley Schools on Argyle St which are still there today.

NDunn
Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 04:45:30 PM
Smith's the Printers on Albert St/Lyon St corner.

NDunn
Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 04:42:29 PM
The Albert Hotel on Albert St/William St corner

NDunn
Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 04:40:56 PM

NDunn
Friday 7th of October 2016 03:32:34 PM

NDunn
Friday 7th of October 2016 03:31:52 PM

NDunn
Friday 7th of October 2016 03:29:36 PM
This property fronting onto Prince Consort Rd was some kind of cheap lodging house. Men would sleep standing up hanging over ropes. Cheap lodgings but no bed. How tough life must have been then

NDunn
Sunday 2nd of October 2016 10:59:37 AM
These became the Mid Tyne Ferry Offices when the Ferry service was moved from next to Leslies wall. Photo from my www.oldtyneside.co.uk website

NDunn
Sunday 2nd of October 2016 10:55:05 AM
This was Maggie O'Rourkes fish'n'chip shop on Bewick St/Cuthbert St corner.

NDunn
Sunday 2nd of October 2016 10:47:27 AM
In the 40s through to demolition this was a Paper Shop run by Winnie Gallagher. Across from it on Bewick St was a General Dealers called Newlands.

NDunn
Sunday 2nd of October 2016 10:44:52 AM
This corner shop was Fionda's on Ellison St- St Andrews St corner.

NDunn
Sunday 2nd of October 2016 10:40:41 AM
My dad William B Dunn was born in this property 47 Lyon St Aug 11th 1922.

NDunn
Sunday 2nd of October 2016 10:38:40 AM
Battle Class destroyer? outboard of Oil Tanker.

ken
Wednesday 17th of June 2015 08:42:48 PM
This street is nowadays called Prince Consort Rd but in those days it was James St. I've attached a photo from my www.oldtyneside.co.uk website showing the back lane

NDunn
Sunday 8th of September 2013 11:03:11 AM
The Ellison House Hotel next door to the theatre & badly burned in Oct 1950 when the Theatre next door burned down. The only photo I have is this one from my www.oldtyneside.co.uk website taken at the time of the fire

NDunn
Sunday 8th of September 2013 11:00:05 AM
This area was known as 'The Bauxite' . Bauxite is the ore where aluminium is extracted from.

NDunn
Friday 6th of September 2013 08:44:47 AM
This was a Reservoir.

NDunn
Friday 6th of September 2013 08:36:36 AM
This was where in 1919 the Newcastle Shipbuilding Company started building ships. They went bust two years later. The Platers sheds further up the bank became the Reay Gear Works in the late 1920s.

NDunn
Friday 6th of September 2013 08:29:44 AM
St Aloysius School with the Church just behind it

NDunn
Friday 6th of September 2013 08:26:53 AM
St Andrew's St

NDunn
Friday 6th of September 2013 08:25:16 AM
Lamport St which ran from Ellison St to the Reay Gear works

NDunn
Friday 6th of September 2013 08:24:11 AM
Hebburn Police Station and courts

NDunn
Friday 6th of September 2013 08:22:42 AM
The Commercial Hotel on Lyon St/Ellison St corner

NDunn
Friday 30th of August 2013 12:51:42 PM
Gainers Terrace, In the 70's this is where all the trailers and lorrys where parked when they filmed the Ferry scenes for' Get Carter '

andsome enery
Friday 23rd of August 2013 07:39:35 PM

andsome enery
Friday 23rd of August 2013 07:36:23 PM
Ferry landing, below Benton Way. Earlier ferries are mentioned in William Richardson's History of the Parish of Wallsend (1923). R & W Hawthorn Leslie, of Hebburn, had problems in 1901, getting the newly constituted Wallsend Borough to accept their plan for steam launches to carry their workers. The Evening Chronicle reported that Mid-Tyne Ferries had lost £141000. The operator, Swan Hunter, had declared them too expensive. The 3 boats, built in the 1940s, would soon need replacements - 3.7.1979. Manager Harry Rowell commented on a strike over passenger rowdiness; the boats were "Tyne Queen", "Tyne Duchess", "Tyne Princess" - Journal 15.3.1980.

Eric Hollerton
Friday 23rd of August 2013 01:51:43 PM
This path led to what locals called the 'Wooden Bridge'. At the other side over the railway line was Hedgely Rd running right & left. If you turned left it led to Black Rd. If you turned right it led up past the Pyrotenax factory & then the Bitumastic Factory & onto Station Rd.

NDunn
Sunday 18th of August 2013 03:48:09 PM
This factory is the 'Reay Gear Works' but it was originally the Plater's Sheds belonging to the Newcastle Shipbuilding Co that started in 1919 & went bust in 1921. You can see the little slipways at the riverside in front of it.

NDunn
Thursday 15th of August 2013 05:43:43 PM

NDunn
Tuesday 13th of August 2013 10:07:49 AM

NDunn
Tuesday 13th of August 2013 10:07:21 AM

NDunn
Tuesday 13th of August 2013 10:06:25 AM

NDunn
Tuesday 13th of August 2013 10:05:39 AM

NDunn
Tuesday 13th of August 2013 10:04:35 AM

NDunn
Tuesday 13th of August 2013 10:03:55 AM

NDunn
Tuesday 13th of August 2013 10:03:10 AM

NDunn
Tuesday 13th of August 2013 10:02:19 AM

NDunn
Tuesday 13th of August 2013 10:00:37 AM
'The County Hotel'

NDunn
Tuesday 13th of August 2013 09:59:54 AM

NDunn
Tuesday 13th of August 2013 09:58:40 AM
Caledonian St. The 'Dock Hotel' was just next to this identification flag.

NDunn
Tuesday 13th of August 2013 09:56:08 AM
The 'Caledonian' Hotel on Lyon St/Tyne St corner

NDunn
Tuesday 13th of August 2013 09:53:29 AM

NDunn
Monday 12th of August 2013 06:29:56 PM

NDunn
Monday 12th of August 2013 06:28:59 PM
Bonnacord St named because of the workers that came down from Aberdeen to work for Andrew Leslie's shipyard post 1853. Bonnacord was Aberdeen's motto.

NDunn
Monday 12th of August 2013 06:26:56 PM
This was the Mortuary for the Pit

NDunn
Monday 12th of August 2013 06:23:48 PM
Leslie's Canteen for the workers

NDunn
Monday 12th of August 2013 06:20:25 PM
I lived in that upstairs Flat (14 Lyon St) 1944 to 1953 when I was 9yrs old. I watched the Theatre Royal burn down across the road in October 1950. It was a Friday night & I had been looking forward to seeing the next episode of something I've now forgot. Probably Marvel Man or Cpt Marvel.

NDunn
Wednesday 7th of August 2013 07:30:59 PM
The 'Quay Board School'

NDunn
Wednesday 7th of August 2013 11:32:02 AM
Hawthorn Leslie's Shipyard where the famous HMS Kelly was built. Kelly was commanded by Lord Louis Mountbatten & he often attended Armistice Day celebrations in Hebburn.

NDunn
Wednesday 7th of August 2013 11:30:10 AM
Hebburn's own 'Theatre Royal' that opened in 1897 & burned down in October 1950. I watched it burning as a 6 yr old & lived across the road 50 yds east of it. The father of the famous comedy actor Stan Laurel of 'Laurel & Hardy' fame was Manager of the theatre & his name was Arthur Jefferson

NDunn
Wednesday 7th of August 2013 11:27:16 AM

NDunn
Wednesday 7th of August 2013 11:22:44 AM
The 'Gem' picture hall on Albert St-William St corner

NDunn
Wednesday 7th of August 2013 11:21:45 AM
Lloyds Bank opposite St Aloysius Church

NDunn
Wednesday 7th of August 2013 11:19:59 AM
Prince Consort Rd with White Marine factory on the right

NDunn
Wednesday 7th of August 2013 11:17:37 AM
This shows part of Tyne View Tce which belonged to the Tenant's Chemical Works in earlier years. My McNeill relatives later lived in the house 1940s & 50s & told me there was a Tennis Court at the house which is probably what can be seen alongside the house.

NDunn
Wednesday 7th of August 2013 11:16:18 AM
I made a mistake & I've just realised that My McNeill family lived at Tyne View in the 1930s as well as the 40s & 50s

NDunn
Monday 12th of August 2013 08:24:25 AM
St Cuthbert's Church

NDunn
Tuesday 6th of August 2013 08:09:41 PM
Co-op Store Hall on Lyon St-Albert St corner

NDunn
Tuesday 6th of August 2013 08:08:39 PM
Ann St & the gap is where German bombs blew up the houses that were there pre war.

NDunn
Tuesday 6th of August 2013 08:06:40 PM
Ellison St which ran from the riverside up to Argyle St

NDunn
Tuesday 6th of August 2013 08:05:25 PM

NDunn
Tuesday 6th of August 2013 08:04:40 PM
This was the remains of Hebburn 'C' Pit

NDunn
Tuesday 6th of August 2013 08:03:53 PM
St Andrew's Presbyterian Church

NDunn
Tuesday 6th of August 2013 08:03:03 PM
The Ballast Hill which during WW2 had guns mounted on the top to shoot down German bombers.

NDunn
Tuesday 6th of August 2013 08:02:29 PM
i remember in the early 60s crossing from wallsend and playing on the balast hill

chris lowery
Wednesday 4th of September 2013 05:38:45 PM
Ferry approaching Hebburn ferry landing

MB
Thursday 4th of July 2013 06:37:18 PM

MB
Thursday 4th of July 2013 06:34:16 PM
Redundant destroyers or frigates with gun mountings removed

MB
Thursday 4th of July 2013 06:32:59 PM
These are three incomplete "Battle"-class (1943 batch) destroyers, HMS "Mons", "Poictiers" and "Jutland" (furthest from camera, the only one with turrets shipped). They had been launched and construction suspended at the wars end. Only "Jutland" would be completed.

Andy A
Tuesday 21st of January 2014 01:01:23 AM

MB
Thursday 4th of July 2013 06:31:25 PM
i had many a pint in this bar and it's sadly no longer there pulled down by its new owner Freddy Sheppard in 2013

chris lowery
Wednesday 4th of September 2013 05:40:40 PM

User Comment Contributions

'Dry' docks are areas of dockland which provide spaces for ships to sail into, but which can then be drained to allow them to be repaired or (in this case) to be broken up and demolished once there is no further use for them. As we see here, they can be very large structures, providing space not only for the ships themselves but also for cranes, storage, access and transportation.

AlMu
Thursday 8th of May 2014 12:36:18 PM
Suggest that the 'Redundant destroyers or frigates with gun mountings removed' are in fact three 'Battle' class destroyers, built on the Tyne and incomplete at the cessation of hostilities. That furthest from the camera has some of her armament fitted, the two nearer have not. Hard to be certain which ships they are, but must be three out of 'Agincourt', 'Alamein', 'Aisne', 'Albuera', 'Corunna', 'Oudenarde', 'Jutland', 'Gabbard', 'Saintes' or 'St.Kitts', all of which were Tyne-built. Some of these ships were subsequently completed; others eventually scrapped, incomplete.



Sources: John English, 'British Fleet Destroyers 1941-45', & George Moore, 'The Battle Class Destroyers' in 2002-2003 edition of 'Warship' annual.

Stephen Dent
Tuesday 27th of August 2013 07:08:05 PM
Further confirmation suggests ships are Agincourt, Alamein and Jutland, all built by Hawthorn Leslie. The former two were completed, the latter was used for explosives tests and then subsequently scrapped.

Stephen Dent
Tuesday 27th of August 2013 07:08:05 PM