EAW009370 ENGLAND (1947). Swan, Hunter and Wigham Richardson Ltd Neptune Shipbuilding Yard and environs, Walker, 1947

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Details

Title [EAW009370] Swan, Hunter and Wigham Richardson Ltd Neptune Shipbuilding Yard and environs, Walker, 1947
Reference EAW009370
Date 18-August-1947
Link
Place name WALKER
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 429841, 565019
Longitude / Latitude -1.533703877629, 54.978807577243
National Grid Reference NZ298650

Pins

These Slipways or Berths were created by the Newcastle Shipbuilding Company in 1919 but unfortunately they went bankrupt in 1921. Their Platers Sheds which are not in the photo were eventually taken over by the Reay Gear Works. Photos on my website showing the gear works who eventually became RW Transmissions and closed in the 1970s

N Dunn
Friday 23rd of December 2016 06:03:21 PM
Swan Hunter's famous Shipyard at Wallsend

N Dunn
Friday 23rd of December 2016 05:57:37 PM
This was the Portland Cement Works

N Dunn
Friday 23rd of December 2016 05:56:48 PM
Ellison St junction with Lamport St. Lamport St is the one that comes towards the side of the Ballast Hill

N Dunn
Friday 23rd of December 2016 05:55:10 PM
Hebburn Ferry Landing alongside the famous Hawthorn Leslies Shipyard

N Dunn
Friday 23rd of December 2016 05:51:03 PM
The Ballast Hill in Hebburn. Vessels couldn't come empty to collect their cargo eg coal so had to have ballast to stabilise the vessel at sea hence sand/gravel as ballast. There were lots of Ballast hills along the riverside created by the emptying of the ballast ready for the cargo.

N Dunn
Friday 23rd of December 2016 05:40:52 PM