Ian Macdonald, Photographer

Ian Macdonald
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Smith's Dock

Smith's Dock Offshore The Circle Fish Quay Skinningrove Bonfire

The Smith's Dock work arose with the announcement of the closure of the yard by British Shipbuilders in May 1986. Ian Macdonald and Len Tabner were already working together on a book about the river Tees estuary, which was eventually published in 1989. Smith's Dock was a major part of life on the industrial river and would have been part of a larger picture of the river scape

Closure fast forwarded this process and with a commission from British Shipbuilders and funding help from N.A. work began in August 1986 and continued up to the last days and beyond in November 1987.

Selected images from Smith's Dock

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North Islands ship
North Islands ship
Shipyard worker handles heavy hawser during the mooring of a ship
Shipyard worker handles heavy hawser during the mooring of a ship
North Islands ship
North Islands ship
Swans
Swans
Derrick
Derrick
Workers
Workers