Tag Archives: Swan Hunter

Some Assembly Required

Every so often you come across a story so extraordinary that you can barely believe it really happened.  Such is the saga of the ss Baikal, which I stumbled upon whilst innocently cataloguing a box of old photographs… By 1895… Read more

Tyne & Wear Archives Shipyards Collection receives international recognition

Staff and researchers at Tyne & Wear Archives have long known about the outstanding historical significance of our shipbuilding collection. We’re delighted to announce, though, that this has been given official recognition through its addition to the UK Memory of… Read more

Model Visitors

I met a lovely couple the other week.  They’d phoned to make an appointment and then travelled up from Down South especially to see one of our ship models, the ss Newton Ash.  We have over 600 ship models in our collection… Read more

Neptune Yard Launches

A recent acquisition for the Archives is the visitors book for Swan Hunter’s Neptune Shipyard covering the years 1910-1963 (TWA ref DS.SWH/5/1/6/3). This volume had apparently been put in a rubbish skip on the closure of the yard in 1988… Read more

Colin Armstrong – Volunteering at the Discovery Museum

Colin has been volunteering with us at Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums for over 2 years now. He first joined volunteering as part of the Culture Track Project and has since progressed into volunteering across the museums, helping with… Read more