Throston

Throston

Postby Whickham » Mon May 21, 2012 7:44 pm

One of the few photos that I have seen of THROSTON

I think this is at Mitchison's yard at Gateshead

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Photo by Les Turner
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Re: Throston

Postby magoonigal » Mon May 21, 2012 9:13 pm

Yes Dave, going off the background that is Mitchison's Yard at Friars Goose.

The other side is now the Riverside Park between what used to be Hawthorn Leslie and Norther Gas's St Anthony's Tar Works.

If it was Bobby Harrisons Yard you would see Walker Naval Yard, Slipways.

But it had me thinking!!
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Re: Throston

Postby Whickham » Mon May 21, 2012 9:38 pm

This is the only other photo that I have seen and it is a bit dark. However it gave me more doubts about the location than the first photo. What is the name on the shed? (EDIT: Just realised it says Mitchison) What is that line of "pylons" on the skyline? Is that St Peter's Engine Works on the other side of the river.

Looks like West Hartlepool on the stern.

Photo by Les Turner

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Re: Throston

Postby magoonigal » Mon May 21, 2012 9:59 pm

Yes, thats Hawthorn Leslies Works and the Posts on the top are the Trolley Bus Wires going along Walker Road.

The Electric Railway Line to the Coast runs just above the Ridge of the Green Shed.

At least it confirms all Four Tugs were registered in 'British West Hartlepool'.
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Re: Throston

Postby magoonigal » Mon May 21, 2012 11:20 pm

PS. The pictures are attributed to G D Turners, Father and were posted on Ships Nostalgia in 2010.
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Re: Throston

Postby Whickham » Tue May 22, 2012 6:23 am

Thanks Paul, that will be Les Turner. Graeme is his son. I will modify the postings accordingly.
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Re: Throston

Postby teesships » Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:34 am

A somewhat too close-up view taken at Hartlepool by Albert Weller:
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Re: Throston

Postby teesships » Mon Oct 01, 2012 7:15 pm

Albert Weller's bow shot:
2throstonxawneg.jpg
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