End of an era on the Tyne. Tynesiders gather at the... - Mark Pinder, mp06040907.jpg

End of an era on the Tyne.
Tynesiders gather at the Groyne in South Shields to say their final farewells to the Swan Hunter shipyard cranes as they leave the river Tyne, on a journey to the Bharati shipyard, Mangalore, India. The sale of the cranes deprives Tyneside finally of one of it's most recognisable and enduring industrial images, that of the cranes towering over the town of Wallsend and marks the end of a tradition of shipbuilding at Swan Hunter's stretching back over 145 years. South Shields - Mark Pinder - 2009-04-06
 
 
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