Thomas Brown (1840 - 1850)
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In 1844, Newcastle Council permitted Thomas Brown to lay down a slipway at the village of East Howdon.
It was located between Howden Pans and the Cramlington Staiths and is visible on the 1858 map as a small path into the river. He was still operating into the 1850s employing 120 men, but was said to have been killed in 1851. Very little is known about the site after this point, but it will certainly have been used by other shipbuilders.
By the 1890s the land was totally redeveloped, leaving no trace at the site.
Ordnance Survey, 1864
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