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Report - Hawthorn Leslie Shipyard. Hebburn - March & May 2012


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he shipyard was built in 1853 by Hebburn shipbuilders Andrew Leslie & Co. Andrew retired from the company in '86 and the new manager merged the company with RW Hawthorne - renowned engineers famed for building marine engines as well as a large number of locamotives (second only to Stephenson). The business then comprised of two subsiduaries representing each initial specialism. The shipbuilders eventually became part of Swan Hunter and Tyne Shipbuilders Ltd in '68 wheras the engine-builders half became part of British Shipbuilders in '77 and subsequently, Clarke Hawthorne in '79. The yard built a host of military and trading ships over it's lifetime before closing it's doors in 2001 since which time it has been vacant.

Exterior shot







I was wondering if anyone knows who that is in the picture above.




Most of the floors were like the above pictures with most windows smashed and most walls put through




Those piles of scrap are all thats left of the main shed thing


The View from the roof still hasn't changed, but that church is supossed to be becoming a Brewery
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