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Re: 50 years ago today
I was at the yard when it was built as apprentice there was a lot .of poor quality workmanship. I was there peoples high on cannabis welding a culture of jumping in t.o t.he safetyvnets for fun.
Eddie described design faults for it size, rancking and panting are the technical terms but there was a lot of poor work kinship particularly in welding.
I was there during construction.A lot of workers had no pride of this build. This was different to the Illustriuos and Ark Royal which were immaculate,. The pride in workmanship totally different.
Although this is my opinion hi lived those times and worked in .t.he yards.
Recommended Local History websites.
www.oldtyneside.co.uk www.gatesheadeast.co.uk, www.donmouth.co.uk and www.hebburn.org