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EPW053695 ENGLAND (1937). The River Tyne between the Wallsend Slipway and Engineering Works and Jarrow Staith, Wallsend, 1937

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Title [EPW053695] The River Tyne between the Wallsend Slipway and Engineering Works and Jarrow Staith, Wallsend, 1937
Reference EPW053695
Date 15-June-1937
Place name WALLSEND
Easting / Northing 431712, 566073
Longitude / Latitude -1.504352089793, 54.988164195133
National Grid Reference NZ317661


The Lead Works in Hebburn but close to the Jarrow border

N Dunn
Saturday 3rd of May 2014 11:26:20 AM
Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd. Founded 18 Nov 1871 to repair ships for Mitchell & Co, Milburn & Co, and Nelson, Donkin & Co. The company built the first steel boiler on the Tyne, 1878. Dry dock opened 1895. Began building steam turbines 1905. For a potted history - see History of the Parish of Wallsend (1923), by William Richardson.

Eric Hollerton
Saturday 21st of September 2013 08:41:54 PM
Nansen St, Jarrow

N Dunn
Wednesday 7th of August 2013 08:20:18 PM
A very rare glimpse of a forgotten church in Jarrow called St Aidan's in Franklin St. I've never seen a photo of it

N Dunn
Wednesday 7th of August 2013 08:18:59 PM
Jarrow Staiths just after the Queen's mother opened them

N Dunn
Wednesday 7th of August 2013 08:14:25 PM
The 'Royal Hotel' nicknamed 'The White Lead'. Later it became Dougies Tavern. It 2013 it is being restored & is going to be a Pub/Restaurant called 'The White Lead'. Its good to see an old building from the 1800s still being used.

N Dunn
Wednesday 7th of August 2013 08:13:21 PM

User Comment Contributions

If you look carefully in the top left corner you can see the remains of the RMS Olympic. This image is taken shortly before she is removed to Inverkeithing for final demolition and Wards began work on dismantling the old Palmers Works and the Aerial Cranes.

Wednesday 16th of April 2014 08:03:26 PM