giant dock crane at Swan Hunters Shipyard from the air
|Buy this picture|
aerial photograph of giant dock crane at Swan Hunters shipyard Wallsend Tyne and Wear England UK. Swan Hunter was founded in 1852 by George Burton Hunter as a partnership with the widow of shipbuilder Charles Sheridan Swan. The Yard built some of the greatest ships of the 20th Century such as the RMS Mauretania, and HMS King George V. Even up to the 1980s the yard was active building the Invincible class carriers HMS Ark Royal HMS Illustrious. It all went wrong in the 21st Century and the yard closed in 2006 although the company survives providing engineering services. Shortly after this photograph was taken the cranes were dismantled and shipped abroad.
The easiest way to navigate this gallery is using the geographic menu on the left. The aerial photographs are all organised in galleries according to their location so start with the county and then choose the town or village. Wales & Scotland are at the bottom under the English Counties. If your looking at a picture and are not sure where it is, click the arrow on the upper right and it will show you which album it is in. Click the album name to see nearby images. There is a search facility ( bottom left ) but this only works with words I have put into it. That's fine for searches of places or well known buildings but in most cases I have not entered road name or a post code. The gallery is only a small part of my collection of UK aerial photographs so please Email if you would like to buy an aerial view of something not in the gallery. There are over 25,000 photos in the gallery and I have an archive of around half a million pictures going back to 1999.