Readheads Yard 6th May 1963

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John Readhead and Sons, South Shields 6th May 1963.

This shot shows the graving docks and slipways. The company celebrated its centenary in 1965 and was still employing around 1,000 people. New orders for a fleet of cargo express liners for the Cunard Steam Ship Company meant a healthy future ahead. Running anti-clockwise the ships shown are No.1 Dock, Shell Supplies; No.2 Dock, Wandsworth; No.3 Dock Ambesta; No. 4 Dock, British Oak; East Quay, British General and Sunriver.

Reference: TWAS: DT.TUR.7.3

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    navydog

    • 13/Feb/2016 17:17:48

    This is Middle Docks not Readheads.