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The Fawdon factory, which was previously operated by Rowntree, is almost 50 years old and much of its machinery is old, though workers said there had been investment recently in the Blue Riband production line.
And the final Blue Riband holder was the Queen Mary, in 1938, when she steamed from Bishop Rock at the Scillies to Ambrose Light at New York in an amazing 3 days, 21 hours and 48 minutes.
Meanwhile, the Blue Riband semi-finals are on Tuesday night at Hall Green, and the final with seven supporting opens, the following Tuesday live on Sky Sports.
However, the golden age of the Blue Riband and for the construction of faster, larger, and more comfortable ships was from 1870 to 1914, when the great transatlantic liners incorporated the technical advances of the time, such as the two-stage expansion steam engine in 1869, steel hulls instead of iron in 1881, twin propeller systems in 1888, steam turbines in 1904, and the first diesel motors in 1911.
The 110 job losses are expected at the Nestle factory in Fawdon, Newcastle, after the company put forward plans to switch production of the Blue Riband biscuit to one of its plants in Poland.
Westmead Harry (1990), Dempsey Duke (1992), Heres Seanie (1995), Blue Murlen (1997) and He Knows (1998) were five famous Blue Riband winners from that golden era, but Hypnotic Stag was as good as any of them and I never felt he received the recognition he deserved.
WHILE we did include a picture of Meirion after he won the first bass solo over 25 on Friday, winning the blue riband was a fantastic achievement.
This service was supposed to be a Blue Riband standard, but is more like a red herring which promises much for a tomorrow that never comes.
Last Tuesday at Hall Green we witnessed a greyhound with a completely contrasting style of racing as Westmead Joe came from off the pace to snatch the group one William Hill Blue Riband final in dramatic fashion.
After upsetting all the odds by winning the Premiership title in 1995, Blackburn had high hopes for their first foray into European football's blue riband competition.
The Robert Alner-trained eight-year-old shot to the head of the blue riband betting after Best Mate was ruled out, but the 2003 Foxhunter Chase winner will now also miss the Festival.