King George VI at the shipyard of Hawthorn Leslie

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    This is a photograph of King George VI meeting some of the oldest serving employees at the shipyard of Hawthorn Leslie, Hebburn, 7 April 1943. Reference: 2931 On 22 November Prince William will be visiting Sunderland and South Tyneside to take part in a number of youth development events. During the visit he will also officially open Haven Point, the new leisure centre in South Shields. To celebrate this Tyne & Wear Archives has produced a short flickr set remembering past royal visits to the region’s shipyards. Most of the visits featured here took place during difficult times and they gave a real boost to public spirits in the face of two World Wars. A short blog relating to these images can be read http://www.twmuseums.org.uk/engage/blog/a-celebration-of-royal-visits-to-tyne-and-wear/" >here . These images are part of the Tyne & Wear Archives Shipyard Collection. In July 2013 the outstanding historical significance of the Collection was recognised by UNESCO through its inscription to the UK Memory of the World Register. (Copyright) We're happy for you to share these digital images within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email archives@twmuseums.org.uk
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    Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums
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    TWAM (Flickr)
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    Alternate Link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/29295370@N07/10817995485/
    Resource type: Image
    Last modified: 2 years, 1 month ago
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