EAW009371 ENGLAND (1947).  Swan, Hunter and Wigham Richardson Ltd Neptune Shipbuilding Yard and environs, Walker, 1947


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    Title [EAW009371] Swan, Hunter and Wigham Richardson Ltd Neptune Shipbuilding Yard and environs, Walker, 1947
    Reference EAW009371
    Date 18 August 1947
    Place name WALKER
    Parish
    District
    Region
    Country ENGLAND
    Easting / Northing 429887,  564931
    Longitude / Latitude -1.5329942857528,  54.978013967992
    National Grid Reference NZ299649
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     This was Walker Bone Yard & people in towns such as Hebburn often got the horrible smell of dead animals drifting over. Animal parts/bones were made into things like glue & bone meal for gardening

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    Saturday 19th of April 2014 05:15:52 PM
     Walker Ferry Landing

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    Saturday 19th of April 2014 05:13:00 PM
     Hebburn Ferry Landing. The Ferry ran to Wallsend & also upriver to Walker

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    Saturday 19th of April 2014 05:12:20 PM
     The famous Swan Hunter's Ship Building Yard at Wallsend

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    Saturday 19th of April 2014 05:10:57 PM
     Wallsend Ferry Landing. Photo from my www.oldtyneside.co.uk website

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    NDunn
    Saturday 19th of April 2014 05:10:07 PM
     This row of Slipways were constructed for the Newcastle Shipbuilding Co who started in 1919 & unfortunately went bankrupt in 1921.

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    NDunn
    Saturday 19th of April 2014 05:08:56 PM
     Hawthorn Leslies a famous shipyard in Hebburn. Lord Louis Moutbatten's warship HMS Kelly was built here. The Kelly story was in the film 'In Which We Serve'.

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    Saturday 19th of April 2014 05:07:25 PM
     The Ballast Hill that was made by boats unloading their sand/gravel ballast & then filling up with coal from the staiths a bit further up river.

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    Saturday 19th of April 2014 05:05:25 PM
     This is the bottom of Prince Consort Road formerly James St.

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    Saturday 19th of April 2014 05:03:41 PM
     Tyne View Tec which used to belong to Tennant's Chemical Works. Where I've put the information Pin is the Tennis Court that the Tennant's people used. They had indoor toilets & bathrooms unlike other people in those cdays.

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    Saturday 19th of April 2014 05:02:42 PM