Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Nice Photo Archive photos

Some cool photo archive images:


Observation Room - Mauretania
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Image by Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums
The observation room was based on the promenade deck. Here passengers could view the vessel forging ahead, but had protection from the strong winds that were caused by the great speeds that Mauretania travelled.

The Mauretania was built by the shipbuilders Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Ltd, at the Wallsend shipyard and was one of the most famous ships ever built on Tyneside.

Ref: TWAS:DS.SWH/4/PH/7/6/33

(Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image 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.

To purchase a hi-res copy please email archives@twmuseums.org.uk quoting the title and reference number.


Workers Helmet
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Image by Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums
Photographs taken of Westoe Colliery before closure 1993, by Les Golding.

In March 1993, came the announcement that Westoe Colliery was to be closed and many of the working men there carried out their last shifts on 7th May 1993.

Westoe Colliery was situated south of the River Tyne, South Shields and was the last pit on the Tyne.

Ref: TWAS:35mm.c3.111

(Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image 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.

To purchase a hi-res copy please email archives@twmuseums.org.uk quoting the title and reference number.