My Great Grandfather John Morris worked there as a Copper Furnaceman and lived in St. Rollox St. in Hebburn.
I have just looked at a Godfrey map of Willington Quay @1895 and the Tharsis Copper works is just downstream of Willington Gut.
In Hebburn on the 1897 Godfrey map there is Tyne Works (sulpher & Copper). This was located over the railway at bottom of North Farm Road and to the south. (has it been missnamed on the map ?)
Tennant's Work's (alkali) was where later the tower block of A. Reyrolle's was located.
As far as I can determine Tharsis Copper works was in Willington Quay and not in Hebburn in 1895.
The Hebburn works was Tyne Works (Sulpher & Copper). given on the map.
If my G.G/F lived in St.Rollox St. he could not have been able to work at the Tharsis Works "Too far to travel".
I had thought that he came up from Swansea area to work at Tharsis as he was a trained copper Furnaceman.
I have a photo of him with 7 other workmates @ 1900 which I labeled Tharsis Sulpher & Copper Works. Nornam Dunn has that photos on his old website.
So where did G G/F work. Hebburn or Willington Quay. Was the Hebburn Tyne Sulpher & Copper Works actually Tharsis Sulpher & Copper works (by 1927) So did the company move from Willingtn Quay to Hebburn in order to expand.
Now a director of Tharsis was a chap called Sir C. Tennant. Did he start Tennant's Alkali Works in Hebburn.
Sorry if this is a bit disjointed. I'm trying out new laptop.
Over to you experts.
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