Tag Archives: Sir James Laing & Sons

Remembering Sunderland’s ship launches

Tyne & Wear Archives is delighted to present a new flickr set remembering Sunderland ship launches of the past 150 years. The set has been produced to celebrate Sunderland History Fair, which will be held at the Seaburn Centre, Sunderland on… Read more

A celebration of royal visits to Tyne and Wear

On 22 November Prince William will be visiting Sunderland and South Tyneside to take part in a number of youth development events.  During the visit he will also officially open Haven Point, the new leisure centre in South Shields. To… Read more

Bringing a touch of royal glamour to Post-War Sunderland

Today is the Queen’s Birthday – she was born on 21 April 1926. To celebrate lets go back nearly 67 years to a time before she was on the throne, before she was even married. The year is 1946 and for… Read more

Recent developments on the ‘We Mak’em’ Sunderland Shipbuilding archives project

It’s been an exciting past month on the Sunderland Shipbuilding archives project. For one thing I now have a ‘glamorous’ assistant, Colin Boyd, who will be working part-time with me for the next year. Colin has worked in the shipbuilding… Read more

Recent discoveries from the Sunderland shipbuilding archives project

I am delighted to announce that work has started on the ‘We ‘Mak’em’ Sunderland Shipbuilding archives project. This is the first in a series of blogs that will report on the project’s progress and highlight any exciting discoveries I make.… Read more