Topics > Historical Periods > 20th Century > 1950s > 1954

1954


< 1953 | 1954 | 1955 >

In Northern England:

A new dock at the Smith's Dock complex in North Shields was opened by James Thomas the First Lord of the Admiralty in 1954. It was 216.1m long, 28.9m wide and 8.2m deep, making it the largest dock on the site. The dock was built to cater with the increasing size of oil tankers, which were the stock trade of the yard at that time. The dock had a pumping station and the world's largest single flap metal gate at the time it was built.

1950s
from Newcastle University (youtube)
Crook Town Win Final (1954)

Pinned by Simon Cotterill
from Newcastle libraries (flickr)
049117:Paddy's Market Milk Market Newcastle upon Tyne Allen James 1954

Pinned by Simon Cotterill
from Newcastle libraries (flickr)
053543:Grand Theatre Wilfred Street Byker Unknown pre 1954

Pinned by Simon Cotterill
from Newcastle libraries (flickr)
010357:Burton, Blackett Street/Northumberland Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, 1954

Pinned by Simon Cotterill
from Beamish (flickr)
Easington Colliery Hutton Seam 1954

Pinned by Simon Cotterill
from Youtube (youtube)
Newcastle Area Only - Queen Visits Northumberland (1954)

Pinned by Simon Cotterill
from Youtube (youtube)
Duchess Of Kent Launches S.S. "World Harmony" (1954)

Pinned by Simon Cotterill
from Youtube (youtube)
First Lord Opens New Smith Dock (1954)

Pinned by Simon Cotterill
from Flickr (flickr)
Newcastle Quayside c1954_3

Pinned by Simon Cotterill
from Flickr (flickr)
Newcastle Quayside c1954_1

Pinned by Simon Cotterill
from Geograph (geograph)
East end of Newcastle Central Station from Castle Keep, with northbound empties

Pinned by Simon Cotterill
from Geograph (geograph)
The panorama at the east end of Newcastle Central Station from the Castle, with the 'North Briton' express leaving for Edinburgh

Pinned by Simon Cotterill
from Hartlepool Museum (flickr)
Firemen at Match Factory Fire 1954

Pinned by Simon Cotterill
from Geograph (geograph)
An 0-8-0 at Middlesbrough Locomotive Depot

Pinned by Simon Cotterill
from Geograph (geograph)
Panorama from Newcastle castle keep across the River Tyne to Gateshead.

Pinned by Splat

Comments

Add a comment or share a memory.

Login to add a comment. Sign-up if you don't already have an account.


ABOUT US

Co-Curate is a project which brings together online collections, museums, universities, schools and community groups to make and re-make stories and images from North East England and Cumbria. Co-Curate is a trans-disciplinary project that will open up 'official' museum and 'un-officia'l co-created community-based collections and archives through innovative collaborative approaches using social media and open archives/data.

LATEST SHARED RESOURCES