EPW019892 ENGLAND (1927). The Tyne Sulphur and Copper Works, Hebburn, 1927

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Title [EPW019892] The Tyne Sulphur and Copper Works, Hebburn, 1927
Reference EPW019892
Date October-1927
Link
Place name HEBBURN
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 430274, 564200
Longitude / Latitude -1.5270245767178, 54.971421141485
National Grid Reference NZ303642

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This photo shows Mr Breeze retiring not long after this aerial photo was taken. The photo is from my free website so why not take a look through it.

N Dunn
Friday 10th of January 2014 04:47:29 PM
One of the Tharsis Copperworks Chimney's was 190ft high so probably this one. The photo is from my www.oldtyneside.co.uk website

N Dunn
Friday 10th of January 2014 04:42:50 PM
This whole complex was the 'Tharsis Sulpher & Copper Company'. They employed over 1000 employees

N Dunn
Friday 10th of January 2014 04:38:43 PM
The Tharsis Sulpher & Copper C Wharf where the copper ore would be brought in from their own Mine in Spain. Finished goods would have also been exported from her. Silver was another metal that came from the ore.

N Dunn
Friday 10th of January 2014 04:37:15 PM
These sheds were part of the Newcastle Shipbuilding Company's shipyard which opened in 1919 & unfortunately went bust in 1921. The sheds & land stood empty for years & a lot was sold off cheaply after a failed Auction where no one bought it. The sheds were eventually bought privately by a Gateshead Company called Reay & they started off Gear & Gearbox manufacturing as the 'Reag Gear Works'. Later it was bought by Geo Angus & later again it became RW Transmissions. It closed down in the mid 70s & is now a Housing Estate called 'Tyne View Estate'. I worked at RWT as a Fitter from 1965 to 1971

N Dunn
Friday 10th of January 2014 04:33:20 PM
This section of land became the Council Rubbish Tip. Today it is all covered over with soil & landscaped. Today the area is beautiful but in the 40s & 50s it was filthy, smoky & rat infested

N Dunn
Friday 10th of January 2014 04:26:52 PM
This Bridge was part of Tennant's Chemical Works complex & allowed rail trucks to get to the Wharf at the riverside. It was made from massive timbers. When I was a young lad early 1950s it was unused so a good playground for us kids. The road through it was used by the Hebburn Urban District Council Bin lorries taking household rubbish to the rubbish tip a few yards past the bridge. This rare photo shows the bridge which is on my www.oldtyneside.co.uk website

N Dunn
Friday 10th of January 2014 04:18:45 PM
The Newcastle to South Shields electrified railway line .

N Dunn
Friday 10th of January 2014 04:09:40 PM
Copper Works reservoir that claimed quite a few lives over the years

N Dunn
Monday 1st of July 2013 06:13:16 PM
United Alkali formerly Tennants Chemical Works

N Dunn
Monday 1st of July 2013 06:12:33 PM