Picture Archive: Work & Industry

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Dunston Staithes, Gateshead. These staithes were used to transfer coal from local coalfields onto ships. Annual shipment peaked at five and a half million tonnes. They were first built in 1893 and remained in use until the 1970s. The staithes were damaged by fires in November 2003 and July 2010.

Image: s_gibson72 2008 (CC BY-NC-ND)


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