ⓘ Keelmen

                                     

ⓘ Keelmen

The Keelmen of Tyne and Wear were a group of men who worked on the keels, large boats that carried the coal from the banks of both rivers to the waiting collier ships. Because of the shallowness of both rivers, it was difficult for ships of any significant draught to move up river and load with coal from the place where the coal reached the riverside. Thus the need for shallow-draught keels to transport the coal to the waiting ships. The keelmen formed a close-knit and colourful community on both rivers until their eventual demise late in the nineteenth century.

                                     
  • Row is a traditional Tyneside folk song evoking the life and work of the keelmen of Newcastle upon Tyne. A closely related song was first published in a
  • volume, or a weight of 21.2 long tons or 424 cwt 21.54 metric tons Keelmen of Tyne and Wear discusses the coal - carrying keels Shorter Oxford English
  • ancestor of the Norfolk Wherry, the Humber Keel and the Tyne Keel and their Keelmen In Ireland the Howth 17 was designed by Sir Walter Boyd in 1897, and is
  • players in the coal business, dealing with disputes with the Newcastle keelmen who transported the coal by sea, and negotiating with other coal owners
  • uk icons of invention technology 1750 - 1820 IC.006 Wylam Dilly and the Keelmen Working Class Movement Library. Retrieved 26 June 2006. Smith, George
  • considerable time. A well - known group of workers on the river were the keelmen who handled the keels, boats that carried the coal from the riverbanks
  • Standard 1915, p. 1 References Bell, David 2001 Ships, Strikes and Keelmen TUPS. ISBN 9781901237269. Heyries, Hubert 2005 Les Garibaldiens de
  • Hugh McKnight, David and Charles, ISBN 978 - 0 - 7153 - 6884 - 8 Humber Keels and Keelmen 1988 Fred Schofield, Terence Dalton Ltd, ISBN 0 - 86138 - 059 - 2 The Humber:
  • review of their achievements. A major force through this period were the Keelmen The TIC deepened the river to 9.83 metres, and built the North and South
  • songs : - Invitation to the Mansion - house Dinner in honour of the Coronation Keelmen and the Grindstone The Jenny Howlet or Lizzie Mudie s Ghost Newcastle Worthies
  • District in 1807 and, in that capacity, he was involved in suppressing a keelmen s strike on Tyneside. He chaired the hearing against Le Marchant on charges