Ships and Shipbuilding
Did you know that since 1294 there has been a ship building industry on the River Tyne? The earliest recorded was the building of a galley for the King’s Fleet.
Ships have been so important to the North East for work and money. They provide transport for goods made in the area, carry fisherman out to sea and were built around the shipyards on the river.
The Tyne and Wear Archives Flickr page has a range of shipyard and shipbuilding photographs from around the Tyne and Wear.
If you are a school, why not consider loaning a Box of Delight. The team have collections of objects which can be loaned to support topics in the classroom. You could loan the Ships and Shipbuilding box.
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