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The camera never lies… and in this extensive collection of pictures, we see workers of the Wallsend shipyards going about their everyday life, welding, plating, playing footy and risking their lives across the yards. Every picture telling its own story - you may just recognise some of your friends - or maybe yourself?
Work and Play
Go to our photo gallery on work and play (image: workers in a yard)
Inside the Yards
Go to our photo gallery on life inside the yards (image: workers on the deck of a ship)
Ships and Quays
Go to our photo gallery on work and play (image: ship in dock)
A happy workforce is a strong workforce, and the people of Wallsend show how they enjoyed work-time and leisure-time.

Everything in the yards was immense - the sheer size of ships, engines, cranes and docks is caught on camera

From liners to tankers, tugs to Turbinia, Wallsend was synonymous with shipbuilding for the world.
 Work and Play   Inside the Yards   Ships and Quays

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