This site would not have been possible but for the support, encouragement and help of a number of people who are acknowledged below. In particular I wish to acknowledge the contribution made by Graham Toward of Berwick upon Tweed. Using a wide network of contacts in Berwick and in the fishing industry Graham was able to source information and photographs relating to Berwick Shipyard. He has been extremely generous in sharing knowledge, resources and information and has also been a great source of encouragement. Graham has written and researched a number of articles on the fishing industry. An extended version of one of these articles relating to Berwick-built fishing vessels appears on these pages. Graham also wrote much of the main text for the 'Early Yards' page. Without his help the overall content and look of this website would be much poorer.
Special thanks are also due to a number of individuals for their kindness and assistance in sourcing information and providing permission to use photographs. Theseinclude Janet Wakenshaw, Editor of the Berwick Advertiser, Ken Hitcham, Managing Director of Ward-Philipson, Ian Smith (Berwick Photo Centre), Donald Smith (Aberdeenshire), Philip Simons (Surrey), John Richardson (Australia), Ian Havery, Denham Redfearn, Bill Todd, (all Berwick), Linda Bankier (Berwick Records Office), Kevin Blair and other contributors on the ‘Tugtalk’ website. A full list of contributors is given below.
Anne Elson Piet Van Damme Carol Dayton, Mike Savage Ian O’Shea Loredana Zichichi, Luigi Gaetano La Farina Ole Holbech Nikos Thrylos Aleksi Lindström, Tapio Karvonen Rob Raeside Bill Alatini Brian Fisher John Richardson, Margaret Steenvoorde. Max Morales