Shipyard workers

Made:
1940-01-08 in United Kingdom
maker:
Bishop Marshall
and
Bishop Marshall
and
Shipyard workers
      A photograph of workers in the Swan Hunter Shipyard on Tyneside

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Shipyard workers A photograph of workers in the Swan Hunter Shipyard on Tyneside
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A photograph of workers in the Swan Hunter Shipyard on Tyneside, taken by Bishop Marshall for the Daily Herald newspaper on 8 January, 1940.

A photograph of workers in the Swan Hunter Shipyard on Tyneside, taken in January 1940 by Bishop Marshall for the Daily Herald.

The photograph shows Thomas Picken, a plater, directing a crane moving a large sheet of metal. His co-workers look on in the background. Many warships were built at Swan Hunter during World War Two, including destroyers, destroyer escorts, cruisers and battleships. This photograph is one of a series taken to illustrate a Dudley Barker feature story on workers in wartime.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1983-5236/H08510
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • object genre
  • image
credit:
The Daily Herald Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford