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Hull in its Hay Day

King george dock in the 60s

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Thanks for posting these Alan. Load at silo, sail to Selby, all night trimming out, sail to coalpit and back. Excellent photos.
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Makes me sad this picture, all those barges taking stuff by river, now we stick it on a truck and add it to the traffic jam heading west out of Hull.
Sam wonders were all the ships / trade went ? it went to Immingham which has a better road network, is the answer Sam.
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Also many of the companies serviced by the barges ceased trading Steve. We regularly took sisal/manilla bales to Barton Haven for the Halls ropery, which is no longer. Raw materials to the fertilizer plant now a wildlife park. Also the container didnt help the barge trade. Maybe we should have copied our neighbours in Holland. I have posted a couple of photos of barges taken in Antwerp.
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