John Readhead and Sons

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    "John Readhead and Sons of West Dock, South Shields were shipbuilders John Readhead had been a millwright but changed direction aged 32 when he trained as a shipwright in the Lawe yard of Thomas Marshall. He did this for 15 years before starting his own company. 1865 This famous shipbuilding name was first established in 1865, as a partnership between John Readhead and John Softley as Readhead and Softley near South Shields harbour in an area known as the Lawe...."
  • Owner

    Grace's Guide: British Industrial History
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
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    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 7 years, 3 months ago
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