An illustration of an early steam boat. The other ships are wind powered. Source: J. Knox, artist. Group name: Longbenton Community College.
The Swing Bridge was built on the sites of the Old Tyne Bridges, and was completed in 1876. It was designed and paid for by William Armstrong, who wanted to allow larger ships along the River Tyne than the Old … Continue reading
Plaque displaying the places to which Tyne-Tees Steam Shipping Company took regular liner services. Plaque reads: Tyne-Tees Steam Shipping Company Limited Regular Liner Services Between Newcastle Sunderland and London Antwerp Rotterdam Amsterdam Dordrecht Hamburg Bremen Chent and Northern French Ports … Continue reading
22,750 vessels came to the River Tyne in one year of 1873. This is a considerably more amount of vessels compared to what we get today. Nowadays there are only about 240 a year. Date: 1873 Group: Longbenton Community College