Two handwritten books containing the details of ships built by Swan Hunter between the 1960s and 1980s salvaged from a skip when the receivers were called into the yard are to be sold at auction.
Historical ship books salvaged from a skip to go up for auction
Dave Gray, who worked at the Wallsend shipbuilder for 22 years and was employed by the receivers to help clear the site and offices in 1993, found the two books destined for the rubbish tip.
He fished them out and was given permission to keep them.
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