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View upriver from South Shields Lawe top some time ago

View upriver from South Shields Lawe top some time ago

All this were fields, when I were a lad.

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Real old shot indeed, I know exactly where this shot was taken from.
I see the Bergen lines 'Leda' at the Tyne commissioners quay and the buoys are still at Harton Staiths and off Broads landing and the old Tyne ferry (the one that took cars)
A small coaster along side the Tyne Dock Engineering.
It looks like they were clearing along the side of Brighams & Cowans dock I wonder if this was after it closed?
Tyne Tugs 'George V' and 'what looks like 'Alnmouth' at Harton Buoys, they always stayed there not Broads landing buoys.
Also the old South Shields train turntable in the forground.
My guess it is from the early/mid 60's but could be wrong maybe earlier!

Mike Blyth
 

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Would hazard a guess at the coaster being one of Rowbotham's tankers, possibly Leadsman. Other than that typical summer weather on the Tyne !!

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well done mike, you beat me to it,yes it is a great old pic of the tyne and as you say george v and alnmouth the two tugs on the buoys.i agree the pic is probally mid sixties
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Ahead of the Leda you can see the stern ramp for the first Ro-Ro berth I think that opened in 1966 which would date the picture after that. The Leda was finished sometime in the early 1970s.
 

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'Real old shot indeed'
Steady on Mike, It was just the twinkling of an eye to me! It must have been late 60's or early 70's though. I didn't have a good camera until then.
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My brother and I used to spend every spare minute down by the river, usually at the Mill Dam. This would have been mid to late sixties and things in this picture look very much as I remember them from those times. We used to get Polish trawlers moored at those buoys off the Mill Dam, the crew were really friendly, hospitable people. My brother and I spent many a happy hour aboard.
 

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My grandfather was Captain of the old Laristan years ago and his job after leaving the MN after he went deaf (due to the war ) was a night watchman at Brighams

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This is definitely a view from the mid to late sixties. The building on the right below the crane, is the then 'new' fitting shop. I started my apprenticeship with Brighams in 1968 in that very 'shop and it had been in use for a few years by that time.
The land being cleared was the site of another ship yard that was between Brighams and the Tyne Dock Engineering yard, which had long gone out of business by the time I started there. Think it was Greenwells or something like that but could be wrong. Brighams didn't close untill 1980's
 

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