Tyne Dock Eng (formally Middle Docks and Eng Co) REPORT

dweeb
6th December 2007, 01:23
Great old place, and lots to see despote partial demolition of the site at some stage. The records room looked a terrible loss, but it was all modern stuff in there so not too much of a big deal. What was criminal was all the plans for the docks (the original 1908 plans had also been left to rot. Good to see yet more docks with their original wooden and iron gates intact.

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dweeb
6th December 2007, 01:26
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R58484956
6th December 2007, 11:19
Surely their should be some historic documents/drawings etc laying around in that office. A great pity some maritime enthusiast could not go through them and save a few.

Chouan
6th December 2007, 11:38
Shocking that the records/documents should just be left.

gdynia
6th December 2007, 11:39
Its a disgrace

dweeb
9th December 2007, 16:04
Sadly I see it all the time... It's too late for the ones here, they are a big pile of mush on the floor. We explored the former Coalite plant last year, and we were told we could take anything we wanted from the strong room Documents and plans 100 years old, and we could not find a home for them, no one cares :(

snappel
10th December 2007, 12:32
The disappointing postscript to the Coalite story is that the office block was subject to an arson attack about 6 months after we visited. The entire company archives went up in smoke. Everything went... 1920s minutes books, share certificates, drawings, plans, original TV advert film reels...