EPW053947 ENGLAND (1937).  Hebburn New Town and Wincomblee alongside the River Tyne, Hebburn, 1937


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    Title [EPW053947] Hebburn New Town and Wincomblee alongside the River Tyne, Hebburn, 1937
    Reference EPW053947
    Date June 1937
    Place name HEBBURN
    Parish
    District
    Region
    Country ENGLAND
    Easting / Northing 430009,  563903
    Longitude / Latitude -1.5311956459933,  54.968768042124
    National Grid Reference NZ300639
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     This area was known locally as 'The Bauxite'. Not a lot is recorded about this 'British Aluminium Co' apart from it produced Aluminium Hydroxide from the ore known as 'Bauxite'. A lot of waste known as red mud was a by-product of the process & it was dumped on the site producing hillocks/mounds of this red mud. It was fenced off to keep people off it.

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    NDunn
    Sunday 4th of May 2014 10:56:39 AM
     Reyrolles bottom works. The other part was over the railway lines & known as the Newtown Works

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    NDunn
    Sunday 4th of May 2014 10:55:58 AM
     Naval Yard Wincomblee Gatehouse

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    Vin Mullen
    Monday 17th of March 2014 12:03:15 AM
     Rigging Loft in the Naval Yard

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    Vin Mullen
    Sunday 16th of March 2014 11:55:33 PM
     Millwright's in the Naval Yard

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    Vin Mullen
    Sunday 16th of March 2014 11:54:20 PM
     Coppersmith's Shop in the Naval Yard

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    Vin Mullen
    Sunday 16th of March 2014 11:52:45 PM
     Plumber's Shop in Naval Yard

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    Vin Mullen
    Sunday 16th of March 2014 11:51:17 PM
     Probably the "Tribal"-class destroyers HMS Afridi and Cossack, which were launched on 8th June by Vickers-Armstrongs. They would be about to start fitting out, but this work has yet to start.

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    Andy A
    Wednesday 15th of January 2014 08:54:15 PM
     St Cuthbert's Vicarage situated out in the countryside away from all the pollution around the actual Church. The pollution was from all the coalfires in the homes of the people, plus fumes from the Chemical works, the Sulpher & Copper Works etc.

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    NDunn
    Sunday 12th of January 2014 11:45:21 AM
     Tennant St. My photo shows the street looking east towards Station Rd. The photo is one of thousands in my www.oldtyneside.co.uk website

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    NDunn
    Sunday 12th of January 2014 11:42:12 AM
     Hebburn Railway Station. The photo is from my FREE www.oldtyneside.co.uk website.

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    NDunn
    Sunday 12th of January 2014 11:38:13 AM
     Glen St in Hebburn 'Newtown'. Photo from my www.oldtyneside.co.uk website

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    NDunn
    Sunday 12th of January 2014 11:28:23 AM
     Victoria Rd West in Hebburn

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    NDunn
    Sunday 12th of January 2014 11:25:44 AM
     The Newcastle to South Shields railway line.

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    NDunn
    Sunday 12th of January 2014 11:25:11 AM
     South Drive in Hebburn. My photo was taken roughly beside the Bushing Co entrance looking towards Victoria Rd West. www.oldtyneside.co.uk for more local photos

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    NDunn
    Sunday 12th of January 2014 11:23:57 AM
     This is roughly where my photo was taken of the Staiths & the Staith House Inn. A few yards further along was the Tennants Arms pub where I have been told sailors met local good time girls. The manager of the Staith House didn't allow that behaviour so it was probably a lot quieter in his place.

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    NDunn
    Sunday 12th of January 2014 11:20:29 AM
     The Elders . My drawing shows the J & D Morris little shipyard with the 'Elders' possibly in the background

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    NDunn
    Sunday 12th of January 2014 11:14:21 AM
     Maloneys Quay

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    NDunn
    Sunday 12th of January 2014 11:08:29 AM
     Pelaw Main Staiths. The photo is from my www.oldtyneside.co.uk website but can also be seen on my www.gatesheadeast.co.uk site along with lots of other images

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    NDunn
    Sunday 12th of January 2014 11:07:03 AM
     Deans Primrose Staiths

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    NDunn
    Sunday 12th of January 2014 11:01:05 AM
     Primrose Cottage where a Staith Master lived

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    NDunn
    Sunday 12th of January 2014 11:00:09 AM
     This lake was known locally as 'Sandy Bottom'. The photo is from my www.oldtyneside.co.uk website

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    NDunn
    Sunday 12th of January 2014 10:56:51 AM
     This was the Tharsis Sulpher & Copper Works reservoir known locally as the Copperworks Pond. When Tharsis pulled out of the town that 'Pond' was left unfenced & was a magnet for local children. I myself fished for stickleback in it as a 8yr old. The brick sides of it sloped steeply into the depths so it was impossible to 'plodge' or you'd just slide into the water. About 1950 ish a lad called Colqhoun who was my age drowned in it. In previous years other children from the close by Newtown houses also drowned in it.

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    NDunn
    Sunday 12th of January 2014 10:54:52 AM
     This 'Pin' is the old Boathouse on the edge of the 'Second Lake' . The Ellison family who owned most of Hebburn land had these four lakes constructed in the 1800s (1870s or 80s) just like ordinary folk put a pond in their garden. They weren't water filled quarries as was wrongly said in previous books about old Hebburn. On my 1859 Map that land was farm land. The Ellison's simply had embankments built to act as dams & the natural burn gradually filled them with water. They had fish put into the lakes & even had their own boats for leisure activities inc fishing. My photo shows what remained of the Boathouse in the 50s ie wooden stumps sticking out of the water

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    NDunn
    Sunday 12th of January 2014 10:49:17 AM
     Its difficult to see on this aerial view but there was a Pumphouse at the edge of the 'First Lake'. Here it is on my photograph taken from my website www.oldtyneside.co.uk The lakes & pumphouse area were our playground in the 1950s as I lived just 200 yds from the lake.

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    NDunn
    Sunday 12th of January 2014 10:36:32 AM
     This 'Pin' is on the field where in about 1950-51 Coniston Ave, Windermere Cres, Grasmere Rd & Thirlmere Court were built. My parents moved into Grasmere Rd 1953 & it was a brand new Council House which we thought was marvellous. Previously we'd lived in an old 1800s upstairs Flat in Lyon St with a toilet in the back yard. My photo shows my late sister Marian Dunn on Campbell Parkk Rd with Coniston Ave/Windermere Cres behind. Behind the camera was the First Lake.

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    NDunn
    Sunday 12th of January 2014 10:32:25 AM
     Hebburn Cemetery. The photo is from my www.oldtyneside.co.uk website

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    NDunn
    Sunday 12th of January 2014 10:25:16 AM
     Only remaining landmark, yellow hammerhead crane.

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    Jim Graham
    Monday 4th of November 2013 09:20:56 PM
     Cruiser HMS Sheffield?

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    Jim Graham
    Monday 4th of November 2013 09:19:32 PM
    Most likely. Outside chance it is "Newcastle" but she had completed by this point.

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    Andy A
    Wednesday 15th of January 2014 08:56:20 PM
     Vickers Armstrong Naval Yard, Walker. Six storey office block.

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    Jim Graham
    Monday 4th of November 2013 09:18:39 PM
     Wordsworth Ave. I was born at no 25 Janice Hood nee McPhail. At no27 lived Frank & Lydia Wappat and sons Frank and Alan. No23 lived Greenwoods. No21 Clarks No19 McMullen

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    Jan Hood
    Monday 30th of September 2013 02:44:18 PM
     Hebburn Quarry

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    NDunn
    Sunday 29th of September 2013 04:29:54 PM
     Clegg House farm was close to this identification flag. There was also a fresh drinking water well here & called Clegg Well. The land just before it is where Clegwell School & playing fields were situated in the 1930s.

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    NDunn
    Thursday 15th of August 2013 06:03:30 PM
      Ellison Hall Infirmary.

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    NDunn
    Thursday 15th of August 2013 06:00:41 PM
     Hebburn Park that once along with the lakes belonged to the Carr Ellison Family who owned land & pits in the town. Sir Humphrey Davy stayed at Ellison Hall & used bottles of gas from Hebburn 'B' Pit to test his invention 'The Davy Lamp'. This saftety lamp saved thousands & thousands of lives worldwide because other countries were experiencing methane gas explosions in their coal mines.

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    NDunn
    Thursday 15th of August 2013 05:57:16 PM
     The Fever Hospital beside the cemetery

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    NDunn
    Thursday 15th of August 2013 05:50:54 PM
     Leslies Sportsfield

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    NDunn
    Thursday 15th of August 2013 05:49:57 PM
     Victoria Rd West close to the Mill Lane junction

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    NDunn
    Thursday 15th of August 2013 05:47:07 PM
     The empty derelict land left by United Alkali's Chemical Works after demolishing. The works had started off as Tennant's Chemicals in the 1860s.

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    NDunn
    Tuesday 13th of August 2013 09:28:11 AM
     The long gone Burn Heads Farm

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    NDunn
    Tuesday 13th of August 2013 09:23:55 AM
     Hebburn's 4 man made lakes that the Ellison land owning family had made in the mid to late 1800s.

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    NDunn
    Tuesday 13th of August 2013 09:20:52 AM
     The Bushing Company

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    NDunn
    Tuesday 13th of August 2013 09:19:28 AM
     Reyrolle's

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    NDunn
    Tuesday 13th of August 2013 09:19:08 AM
     Tharsis Sulpher & Copper Works.

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    NDunn
    Tuesday 13th of August 2013 09:18:37 AM