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Auctioneers marked the end of the engineering yard, Clark-Kincaid engine works in

Auctioneers marked the end of the engineering yard, Clark-Kincaid engine works in Wallsend. The yard closed with the loss of 360 jobs. North Tyneside council leader Stephen Byers believed British Shipbuilders ought to have accepted a bid from a management buyout team aimed at keeping 330 jobs on the site. He referred the sale to two House of Commons select Committees. 26th March 1987

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NCJ Archive
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Wallsend
Tyne and Wear
England

Media ID 21701796

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Auction Engineer Engineering Labour Member Of Parliament Unemployment Wallsend


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A Bittersweet Farewell: The End of an Era at Clark-Kincaid Engine Works". In this poignant photo print, auctioneers solemnly mark the end of an era at the engineering yard of Clark-Kincaid engine works in Wallsend. It was a day filled with mixed emotions as the closure resulted in the heartbreaking loss of 360 jobs, leaving many families uncertain about their future. North Tyneside council leader Stephen Byers passionately believed that British Shipbuilders should have accepted a bid from a management buyout team, which aimed to preserve 330 jobs on-site. Fueled by his commitment to his constituents and driven by empathy for those facing unemployment, Byers referred the sale to two House of Commons select Committees. Captured during this pivotal moment in history on March 26th, 1987, this snapshot encapsulates not only the devastating impact on workers but also highlights larger political debates surrounding job security and industrial decline. As we gaze upon this image today, it serves as a reminder of how economic shifts can profoundly affect communities and individuals alike. This photograph is more than just a visual representation; it stands as a testament to resilience and collective efforts towards preserving livelihoods amidst challenging times. Let us remember these hardworking men and women who dedicated themselves to their craft while acknowledging the importance of supporting industries that sustain our local economies.

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