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Report - Harrisons Ship Yard, Tyneside - 11/12/07

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by xm657, Dec 11, 2007.

  1. xm657

    xm657 28DL Full Member
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    As the Tyne ship yards are getting a bit of attention on here at the moment thought I'd share some photos of what remains of Harrison's little yard at Bill Quay. Its a tiny yard compared to Swan's and H+L and little remains of it today.

    What brings this place alive for me are the old photos, and how the big concrete crane stands still remain 20+ years after closure.


    Here it is at its heyday, picture is likely from the 50s or earlier.

    And today, but note the crane stands remain

    From closer up one of the metal supports from the crane is still present

    Here is a 19th century photo of early days at the yard making wooden boats

    And sure enough the slipway is still there

    Notice the crane near the water edge in this picture

    And the remains:

    Another couple random shots.



    What looked to be an interesting set of old buildings next door though turned out to be a car scrap yard, full of rusty cars and junk. Which was a shame as the arched buildings are clearly visible on the 19th century photo. Today though they are roofless walls hiding scrap.

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  2. Northern Exposure

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    Re: Harrisons Ship Yard, Tyneside - REPORT - 11/12/07

    Hehe :D

    Nice work xm, concrete towers have got to be rare,their construction was probably during WW1 or 2 when steel was at a premium and they had to make do with reinforced concrete.
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