Tag Archives: Joseph L. Thompson & Sons Ltd

Recent discoveries and challenges on the Sunderland Shipbuilding Archives Project

For the past month I’ve been busy cataloguing the ships photographs of several Sunderland shipyards, including those for Sir James Laing & Sons Ltd and J.L. Thompson & Sons Ltd. There are thousands of fantastic images of ships launches and… Read more

Exciting new additions to our Sunderland shipbuilding collections

I’m happy to report that work is continuing well on the ‘We Mak’em’ Shipbuilding Archives project. The records of the firm Bartram & Sons Ltd are now fully catalogued (TWAM ref. DS.BM) and can be searched using our online catalogue.… Read more

An update on progress with the Sunderland Shipbuilding archives project

Readers of my previous blogs may remember that in October I gained a ‘glamorous’ assistant, Colin. Over the last few months he’s been working hard sorting and listing a very large series of ships plans for the firm Bartram &… Read more

An exciting recent donation of Sunderland shipbuilding archives

One of my hopes for the ‘We Mak’em’ Sunderland Shipbuilding archives project, when it started in June, was that it would encourage former employees of the shipyards and their families to come forward with fascinating additions to the collections we… Read more