by Snowbow
Another amazing journey back through time to look at shipping in its golden heyday.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019
The Great Liners Part 40
£18.95

Shipping on the Tyne
by Snowbow
Another amazing journey back through time to look at shipping in its golden heyday.

Shipping on the Tyne
by Snowbow

With more wonderful rare film, this special 40th DVD takes us on another amazing journey back through time to look at shipping in its golden heyday. This DVD takes us to North East England and the Tyne, to see it when it was one of the biggest maritime stages in the world. We watch the construction and launches of so many great ships (over 4,000 ships were built there) including famous liners such as the Mauretania, Dominion Monarch as well as ships for Port Line, Shaw Savill, Ellerman Lines and the build and launch of the super tanker World Unicorn. The rare film also takes us on a voyage aboard a Collier from Newcastle to London, enabling us to experience just what it would have been like to have been there in the Tyne’s heyday, an age when ships filled every berth from its estuary, all the way to Newcastle and beyond. It also tells of stories that few of us are familiar with including the remarkable fate of the last of the old paddle tugs, the Eppleton Hall and how back in the 1960s, Swan Hunter had advanced plans to build the biggest ships not only here in the UK, but in the world! The programme ends with spectacular film of the Sagafjord, the last ocean liner to have been built in England. Oh how this country has lost so much but at least, thanks to this remarkable DVD we, and future generations, will be able to see just what it was like to have been there on the Tyne in its maritime heyday.

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