Welcome to The Vickers Photographic Archive
The Dock Museum's online resource for our collection
of images from the Vickers Shipyard, Barrow-in-Furness, England.
Archive Background Information
To search the archive you can:
Read Search Tips
- Use the Categories on the left of every page to list subjects as links.
- Type a word or phrase in the Search Box in the top right of every page.
- Use the Search Box on a Category page to search within that section.
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The images were taken by professional photographers employed by
Barrow Shipyard and span a period of almost a century of work at the Yard
from the 1870s until the 1960s.
The Archive was originally developed as a marketing tool and was used to
illustrate the process and prowess of shipbuilding in Barrow to prospective clients.
It documents the development of shipbuilding, armament and engineering production by one of the
world's leading companies in this field and therefore represents a significant asset to British
maritime and industrial heritage.
Ownership of the Archive and existing copyrights were transferred to Barrow Museum Service at The Dock Museum
when the collection was donated by the Shipyard.
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