Jarrow Slake

  • Description

    "Jarrow Slake was a large area of mudflats which would fill up and drain according to the level of the River Tyne. Industry sprouted along the Slake, with historical ordnance survey maps showing timbre ponds in the spot where the below photograph was taken just before the River Don’s confluence with the Tyne. The mostly Scandinavian wood was seasoned and matured in the ponds became highly sought after around the world. In 1972 local authorities and the Port of Tyne began filling a large portion of Jarrow Slake..."
  • Owner

    Metal and Dust
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
  • License

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  • Further information

    Link: https://metalanddust.org/2016/01/09/jarrow-slake/
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Peter Smith
    Last modified: 3 years, 4 months ago
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    Picture Taken: Unknown
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