Jim Matthewson's Ships At Austin & Pickersgill,Sunderland February 1957 to June 1985

                                        A Tribute to Jim Matthewson - His Life and Work in The Shipyards


February 1957 to June 1985 

  • Head Forman Shipwright
  • Building Berth Manager
  • Outfit Manager
  • Ship Construction Manager
  • Production Services Manager

Story 0f The SD14 

History of A&P



“....in these past 28 years Jim Matthewson  has been one of the lynchpins in A & P progress and success ....” 


Jim Matthewson

23rd Jan 1923


31st Aug 2007 



Acknowlegements & Bibliography

Sunderland Shipyards By Andrew Clark Published by The People’s History Suite 1, Byron House Seaham Grange Business Park Seaham Co Durham SR7 0PW

 Changing Tide -  The Final Years of Wear Shipbuilding  By Ray Nichols Published by Sunderland and Hartlepool Publishing and Printing Ltd

 Newspaper Cuttings from Sunderland Echo