Tyne and Wear HER(4982): Elswick, Richardson's Tannery (Elswick Leather Works)

  • Description

    "Richardson's Tannery, also known as Elswick Leather Works was located between Water Street and Dunn Street. Richardson's moved from Whitby to Tyneside in 1766 and opened the Elswick works in 1863. The firm became one of the area's leading concerns and the works continued in use until 1971. It was the last leather works on the north bank of the river."
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  • Further information

    Link: http://twsitelines.info/SMR/4982
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 4 years, 4 months ago
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