The tunnels between Howdon and Jarrow were first proposed in 1937, but it wasn’t until the Tyne Tunnel Act granted construction before Royal Assent in 1946, opening in 1951. The tunnels where designed to alleviate heavy traffic generated by the shipyards concentrated on the north and south river banks and allowed workers greater access to […]
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View of Turners' shop on Blackett Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, May 1953 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/4/360). The decorations were in place to celebrate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. Tyne & Wear Archives presents a series of images taken by the Newcastle-based photographers Turners Ltd. The firm had an excellent reputation and was regularly commissioned by local businesses to take photographs of their products and their premises. Turners also sometimes took aerial and street views on their own…
As she let slip from the quay at Portsmouth, few would realise that the HMS York was once the fastest destroyer in the Royal Navy, with a proud service record, having assisted in the invasion in Iraq, patrolling the waters of the south Atlantic and rescuing British citizens trapped in The Lebanon in 2006.