Shipbuilding at Blyth - a question

Shipbuilding at Blyth - a question

Postby tidesman » Fri May 13, 2016 3:16 pm

We have two websites; one covering the Tyne and one Sunderland shipbuilding; is their intent to include a detailed coverage of Blyth as an appendage to either as I would suspect the subject location would not warrant a stand alone site?

Just a thought.

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Re: Shipbuilding at Blyth - a question

Postby Whickham » Fri May 13, 2016 7:09 pm

Is that the sound of a keen volunteer? 8-)
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Re: Shipbuilding at Blyth - a question

Postby northeast » Sat May 14, 2016 6:25 am

Yes that's you, Dave! Blyth and Amble would logically fit with the Tyne site rather than southwards. Go for it!
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Re: Shipbuilding at Blyth - a question

Postby creemaster » Sun May 15, 2016 7:43 pm

would have thought there was plenty locally to start something up
AND I am NOT Volunteering
Have a word with the magoonigal
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Re: Shipbuilding at Blyth - a question

Postby tidesman » Tue May 17, 2016 11:26 am

The reason for my interest was that while digging into Watts Watts, I came across the following notice in the London Gazette.

London Gazette, edition 19778, page 1927, of 15th October 1839
NOTICE is hereby given, that the Partnership here to - 'fore subsisting between us the undersigned, as ShipBuilders, at South Blyth, in the county of Northumberland, under the firm of William Shepherd and Company, is this day dissolved by mutual consent, as far as regards the undersigned: Nicholas Wright, James Wright, and Edmund Hannay Watts As witness our hands this 30th day of September 1839.
William Shepherd.
W. J. Stoveld.
Wm. Smith.
Nicholas Wright.
Thos. Wright.
James Wright.
Edmund H. Watts
Jas. Wilkie.

Not found anything else, as yet.

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Re: Shipbuilding at Blyth - a question

Postby Whickham » Tue May 17, 2016 4:25 pm

1839? That's real hard stuff. Best hope is that someone has already spent a lifetime researching the subject.
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Re: Shipbuilding at Blyth - a question

Postby northeast » Tue May 17, 2016 5:25 pm

Sources readily available are the WSS yard lists for the larger yards and Ian Buxton's British Shipbuilding Database for the older and more obscure yards and ships.
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Re: Shipbuilding at Blyth - a question

Postby creemaster » Fri May 20, 2016 9:42 am

Not forgetting the pamphlet produced by Newlands Secondary Modern School in the 1960s
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