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Workers of Sunderland
Sunderland has a remarkable history of innovation in shipbuilding and marine engineering. From the development of turret ships in the 1890s and the production of Doxford opposed piston engines after the First World War through to the designs for Liberty ships in the 1940s and SD14s in the 1960s. Sun...
10:15am 10 Dec 2013
Alan's latest blog pays tribute to the shipyard workers of Sunderland
Remembering the shipyard workers | Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums Blog
An earlier blog contained several images of the ship Northern Star' including an unusual one of workers preparing the slipway for the launch. It reminded me of how rare and precious such images are. The Archives cares for tens of thousands of photographs in our shipbuilding collections but most of...
9:36am 10 Dec 2013
Working in the Outreach Team 1: Zoe Brown, Outreach Officer
In four short films members of the Outreach Team at Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums talks about the work they do. In this first video: Zoe Brown, Outreach Officer.
Over to You, Our Museum - Alisdair and Helen
This is the first in a series of short films introducing members of the Our Museum 'Core Engagement Team'. In this video Alisdair Cameron (Launchpad, Team Leader) and Helen White (Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums, Head of Museums: Gateshead, Newcastle and Great North Museum) discuss how they got involved in the programme and what they feel it can achieve.
09 Dec 2013
An earlier blog contained several images of the ship ‘Northern Star’ including an unusual one of workers preparing the slipway for the launch.¬† It…
27 Nov 2013
The icebreaker Ermack was the strongest ship in the world in its day. It was built in 1898 at the shipyard of Armstrong Whitworth & Co. at Low Walker on…
Imagine an enemy attacking everywhere but hard to spot. Imagine an enemy that can't be shot, will not surrender and keeps coming back. Worse still, imagine an enemy that has six legs and lives on human blood...
We are talking lice!
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RMS Mauretania was one of the most famous ships ever built on Tyneside.
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