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Old 13th Dec 2015, 22:35
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I did my machine-shop apprenticeship at Vickers Elswick Works.
At finishing time there was an almighty rush by the workers to catch the long row of double-decker buses waiting on Scotswood Road.

Nowadays, (although there are no Vickers workers), the very idea of a row of buses lined-up and waiting is beyond comprehension.

Likewise at the shipyards - and there were many people who would walk under the Tyne (in the pedestrian tunnel) as they went to and from work.
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