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

xm657

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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.

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Here it is at its heyday, picture is likely from the 50s or earlier.
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And today, but note the crane stands remain
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From closer up one of the metal supports from the crane is still present
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Here is a 19th century photo of early days at the yard making wooden boats
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And sure enough the slipway is still there
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Notice the crane near the water edge in this picture
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And the remains:
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Another couple random shots.

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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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Northern Exposure

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

Good historical shots as well - I did not realise you were that old
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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