Photographs by Peter Loud

Tankers at Swan Hunter,
Wallsend, 1970s

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262,000 DWT Tanker Tyne Pride, Leslie Street, Wallsend, 1975
I took this photo in 1975, developed the film, put the negative away and forgot about it. I re-discovered it in 2008.
It is the best shot that there is of a tanker towering above the streets of Wallsend.

(If ordering a print, the image above is Tyne Pride A, below, Tyne Pride B)

This shot was taken at the same time as that above, I like it because it puts the emphasis on the street rather than the ship.
Pop singer, Sting, was brought up in the next street along.

The top photo of Tyne Pride is my most popular photo, undoubtedly due to its widespread use by Sting. However I liked the second shot focusing on the street. So I decided to crop the second photo a bit more tightly to reduce the emphasis on the street and put more emphasis on the ship. Here is my latest version. At the moment it is my personal favourite.

(Tyne Pride C)
Leslie Street and Tyne Pride, Wallsend, 1975.

Large prints of these photographs may be purchased

Nominal Size

1. 38cm x 30cm
2. 49cm x 40cm
3. 65cm x 49cm
4. Sizes up to approx. 76cm x 100cm, (30" x 40")


Can be printed by special arrangement.

These prints are made from high resolution images normally 7 to 100 megapixels. They are printed on a commercial printer to professional quality, not standard auto-prints. They are not printed in a photographic dark-room.

The sizes are nominal, one side, will be varied to suit the format and composition of the photograph.

The prints are not mounted. They are posted out in a cardboard tube. Postage & packing is extra. Recently a print was lost in the post, (you can not imagine how much trouble this causes), so I am planning to send out prints using a "Proof of delivery" tracking service.
The new post & packing charges are,
UK £5.00,
Europe, £10.70,
Worldwide, £13.25.

I do not supply digital images for people to have prints arranged by themselves. (Different arrangements apply for commercial clients.)

For more details regarding
purchasing prints email me.

Identity theft, impersonation and abuse

Over the past few months I have been subject to identity theft, impersonation on internet, threatening and offensive, abusive emails. The guy doing this has set up webpages supposedly set up by me, that offer my photographs to anyone who wants them, and/or have been abusive. He uses email address that incorporate my name.

This person is Chris Robinson, a 70 year old embittered ex-art teacher, originally from Newcastle, who hangs around Chiang Mai, Thailand. I have never met this guy and had no involvement with him until he took a personal dislike to me in early 2013.

Here are the full details of the problem. Another person has had similar harassment from this guy, you can check his blog, and learn more about his harassment.
1st Sept. 2013.
Robinson has just emailed me from Thailand telling me that he has set up another website using my photos, (and another using tunes from my tunebook webpage). He is using the email address, If you receive a weird email, it is not from me.

The police are involved, so if you receive anything that is offensive or libellous please forward it to me.

Tanker World Unicorn, GRT 131,067, Leslie Street, Wallsend, 1973.

World Unicorn, 1973

The End of an Era
250,000 DWT Tanker Everett F. Wells, 1976
This was the last super-tanker built on the Tyne.
The shop is boarded up, no kids play in the street, there are no parked cars.
Shortly afterwards the houses were demolished.

Tanker Everett F. Wells before launch,
Swan Hunter Shipbuilding, c.1976

Another view of Shipbuilding on Tyneside

Industrial Heritage Window, by Joseph Nuttgens, 2006.
St Mary's Catholic Cathedral, Newcastle

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