Thursday, April 16, 2009


The Daily Telegraph reports that after 145 years the Swan Hunter shipyard in North Tyneside has closed. The north-east of England once built two out of every five ships produced in the world. Now that Swan Hunter has gone – its last crane went to the Bharati shipyards in India – there are no shipyards left there.

So here is Robert Wyatt, live on the Old Grey Whistle Test, singing Elvis Costello’s “Shipbuilding”.

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