066125:Retirement photograph Vickers Armstrong Ltd Elswick Works Elswick Unknown c.1950's

  • Description

    Type : Photograph Medium : Print-black-and-white Description : A retirement photograh of a group of workers Vickers Armstrong Ltd Elswick Works Elsick. The workers have been photographed outside the works from left to right J. Pearson A. Davidson A.S. Clark R. Harland and E. Foggin. A bridge can be seen in the background.Industries Collection : Local Studies Printed Copy : If you would like a printed copy of this image please contact Newcastle Libraries http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/tlt" >www.newcastle.gov.uk/tlt quoting Accession Number : 066125
  • Owner

    Newcastle Libraries
  • Source

    Newcastle libraries (Flickr)
  • License

    What does this mean? Public Domain Mark
  • Further information

    Link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/39821974@N06/4089642047/
    Resource type: Image
    Last modified: 4 years, 9 months ago
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    Picture Taken: Unknown
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  • Alex Phillips on Aug. 31, 2015, 10:02 a.m.

    I was an apprentice at Vickers Elswick works around 1978 to 1982. One day a small group of us along with the in house photographer took a van stuffed to the brim with wooden boxes to Bamburgh castle. The boxes contained a HUGE collection of negatives going back to the 19th century many were glass plates. during the day we took out a few to look. Fascinating and amazing sights we saw of every element of the life of that huge factory.
    Since that day I have wondered where those images are. Could these be from that collection?

  • Simon Cotterill on Aug. 31, 2015, 4:44 p.m.

    Hi Alex - that's really interesting to hear about the collection (sounds like a real gold mine!) and your trip to Bamburgh Castle. This photo of Vickers Armstrong is part of a Newcastle Libraries 'Tyneside Then and Now' collection of 80,000 images. I don't know all their sources, but it is possible it was part of the collection you took in the van. There is a little info. on the Newcastle Libraries, and it might be worth contacting them; http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/tlt

    All the best - Simon, Co-Curate team

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