Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Tyne Cranes

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The River Tyne and its near neighbour the River Wear  once formed  the largest ship building area in the world. Sadly, the industry wilted under cheaper competition from overseas , and cranes like those shown here, which  once lined the banks of the Tyne between Newcastle upon Tyne and North Shields, are few and far between.

1 comment:

  1. It is understandable economics to see industry moving to places where costs are lower, but it is nonetheless sad. Much of the USA has undergone the same shift from manufacturing excellence and productivity to obsolecence.