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' This was a Gear making factory. It started life as Platers Sheds for Newcastle Shipbuilding Co in 1919 but they went bust in 1921. The Sheds were eventually taken over by the Reay Gear Works late 1920. Eventually Geo Angus took them over & later still RW Transmission's. The factory closed in the mid 70s & the land is a Housing Estate '