John Summers (1787 - 1803)
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John Summers operated a shipyard at South Shore between 1787 and 1803. 19 were built at Hillgate, which was at this time a central shipbuilding area on Tyneside. As the Quayside has seen significant change, it is difficult to pinpoint the exact location of the shipyard.
Bielby's Plan of Newcastle and Gateshead of 1788. Though the map isn't detailed enough to illustrate the specific shipyards, it at least provides a taster to the area in the 18th century. Source: British Library
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