Hello Sailors and various other nonsense

I was just bored & decided to read the paper. A story triggered a brain cell and I went googling :wink:


Remember Yeoward Bros, who are now Abbey Roadtanks.

Thanks to Bjorn Larsson for those and much more in the link above.


Boyd Line Hull


Humber Bridge Prototype.


Politically Correct.

Queueing to take their turn in the barrel.


Where the A1033 flyover crosses the River Hull.


Dunstons Shipyard Hessle.


Bugger. I missed that one!

Marfleet Refining as it was.

Lots more trawlers and photos of Ull!

Very nice historical pics. - if you live in Hull Wheelnut.
I think that the date on the Marfleet picture is about 15 years too soon and I would like to know more about the “brake”. It appears to be on pneumatic tyres which dates it as later than about 1926. Have you any more info.?

wessexman:
Very nice historical pics. - if you live in Hull Wheelnut.
I think that the date on the Marfleet picture is about 15 years too soon and I would like to know more about the “brake”. It appears to be on pneumatic tyres which dates it as later than about 1926. Have you any more info.?

Not actuallly from Hull but remember the docks when it was in full flow, the fish docks as a thriving place and the brave blokes who went to sea to bring me a few cod back.

The links to the Hull fisherman site is just above my photobucket link.

My you were bored weren’t you Malc?
Some memorable pics there for me as an ex-seafarer but my favourites were

  1. Robinson’s tours - a chara, or a stretched limo?
  2. The side launching is really dramatic.

Spardo:
My you were bored weren’t you Malc?
Some memorable pics there for me as an ex-seafarer but my favourites were

  1. Robinson’s tours - a chara, or a stretched limo?
  2. The side launching is really dramatic.

I used to love watching them side launch a ship like that, there were quite a few large companies like Cochranes who built many of the Grimsby trawlers, John Harkers and Richard Dunston using this method.