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4.7 out of 5 stars
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4.7 out of 5 stars


on 22 April 2017
This is a lot about the vessels built rather than the yards themselves. I had been hoping for a lot more old photos that you can't find easily online.
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on 7 August 2010
Sometimes it is easy to forget what a great industrial heritage Britain has. High up amongst that is shipbuilding and its associated repair industry. The many establishments that were engaged in this business along the banks of the River Tyne are commemorated in this excellent and well illustrated book. Unlike many of its genre it avoids obsessive detail and does not wallow in pity for a bygone era. It tells the tale in a simple and straightforward manner with many descriptions of what the work was like and the memories of those who worked in the yards. The authors know what they are talking about and obviously have a great affection for the area and the people living there.Recommended.
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on 27 November 2010
Bought this for a colleague who worked in many shipyards on the Tyne and it was very well received evoking memories of his working life there and adding to the history of the ship yards and the surrounding area. Pleased with this
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on 16 March 2011
Good photos and text. My 83 year old Father really enjoyed it. He grew up in the area and worked in some of the Tyne shipyards.
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on 27 January 2013
Bought this for my 90 year old father in law who spent all his working life as a riveter up and down the River Tyne eventually ending up at Clelands, this really bought back so many memories for him and I know he has spent many hours going through this book since I gave it to him for Christmas. Really fascinating to look at the maps of the Tyne and just realise how many ship building & ship repair yard there used to be. Buy it now and give it to those who worked on the Tyne it will bring a smile to their face and a tear to their eye.
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on 30 January 2013
Bought for a former Tees shipbuilder, who found it very interesting to read - and a very good price, excellent condition
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on 27 September 2013
Brother in law worked in these ship yards many years ago. He was delighted with the book, along with 2 other books
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on 16 February 2017
An excellent account of the Shipyard Industry on the River Tyne. Enjoyed reading it very much.
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on 26 July 2014
very good
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