John Readhead's Shipyard Index
A reunion of Readheads Office workers took place on the 25th September 2014, at the Old Ship, Sunderland Road, South Shields. We plan to have another in the near future and any former Readheads people are welcome to join us. Contact me if you are interested on firstname.lastname@example.org
This website is dedicated to recording the history of the South Shields Shipyard of John Readhead & Sons and their employees.
Information, stories and photos are always welcome for adding to this website. Please contact me on;- email@example.com
Even though the shipyards and docks of South Tyneside played a huge part in the lives of so many local people, sadly, there isn't a museum dedicated to their history. The town of St. Ives in Cornwall has a very good Maritime Museum and they have a whole room dedicated to their local hero, Edward Hain and his shipping company. Many of his ships were built at Readheads and as a result there is more information about Readheads on display in St. Ives than in South Shields. Maybe it is time South Tyneside Council did something about this absence of local maritime history before it is too late ..... John Bage - webmaster
The St. Ives Museum is located in the harbour area and the address is Wheal Dream, St. Ives, Cornwall, England.TR26 1PR Telephone +44 01736 796005
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