Gantry Crane, Former Whessoe Fabrication Yard

  • Description

    "The oil rig module fabrication yard now stands deserted. Behind is the Transporter Bridge. To the right stands Dock Point Clock Tower soon to be engulfed by the new Middlesbrough College. The clock tower has a clock on only three faces. The north face is blank. The story is either the benefactor, a local industrialist whose premises were to the north near the river, ran out of money, or he didn't want his employees clock watching." Photo by Mick Garratt, 2007, and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Licence.
  • Owner

    Geograph.org.uk
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0)
  • Further information

    Link: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/327155
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 4 years, 3 months ago
    Viewed: 518 times
    Picture Taken: Unknown
  • Co-Curate tags

Comments

Add a comment or share a memory.

  • ss on July 20, 2020, 8:04 a.m.

    Whessoe Heavy Engineering Limited
    Dock Point Facility
    Scotts Road, Middlesbrough.

    The Gantry Crane named Goliath served the construction of the Conoco oil platform that was built around 1978 when I served the company as a draughtsman. An old drawing of Goliath drawn up on 20th November 1975 shows the 100/10 Ton Monobox Crane Clearance Diagram, the name WHESSOE was added to the side from the 18th July 1978 recorded in the revision box.
    The Crane stood proudly and well maintained with the 7ft high lettering of Whessoe painted in white on a blue background.

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