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Postby bill » 04 May 2005, 19:36

end of south quay facing custom house old and new

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Postby delbert » 04 May 2005, 20:32

hi bill is it the end of quay parallel with queen street,if it is my sis and i as kids used to walk around it,the walkway was a bit narrow near inlet side (near customs house)there were large metal storage silos there too ,about three i think

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Postby bill » 05 May 2005, 05:19

delbert wrote:hi bill is it the end of quay parallel with queen street,if it is my sis and i as kids used to walk around it,the walkway was a bit narrow near inlet side (near customs house)there were large metal storage silos there too ,about three i think

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correct then the building was demolished and 3 silos were built
must have been in the fiftys
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Postby old-git » 26 May 2005, 03:30

The warehouse was probably built in 1935 when this house was knocked down to make way for it,,, am I in the right area?

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Postby delbert » 26 May 2005, 08:20

hi git yes right area,altho house bit before my time :roll:
used to be along quay quite a bit as kids as my grandparents used to live at 21 queen street(formerly three crowns pub) we used to go through,what was called devils alley to get to quay,in those days we were told to look out for shunting trainsand not to go too close to river(often got told off for not obeying either instruction)
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Postby bill » 26 May 2005, 20:33

hi, devils alley still there, next to the grain store which is still there
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Postby delbert » 24 Oct 2006, 13:29

the alley i refered to as devils alley was from yard behind 21 queen street,through to quay (but not sure if corect name,as most people know other lane as devils alley )
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Postby EWW » 24 Oct 2006, 13:52

Never heard the alley besides Freds house being called Devills alley
Del, always the other one.
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Postby delbert » 24 Oct 2006, 14:06

yea maybe confused ,but thats kids for ya.
any idea what it was called ,if anything,not on 1881 map :-D
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Postby EWW » 24 Oct 2006, 14:16

Dunno Del, but there was a couple of coalyards through there, Wittreds and skerrys, and I think people used to call it by one of those names.
Throwers was also through that alley. If memory is correct.
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Postby old-git » 07 Dec 2008, 17:33

Some pics from c1960

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Postby bill » 08 Dec 2008, 19:13

just love these old pictures bring back memorys
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Re: end south quay

Postby old-git » 03 Apr 2009, 01:44

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The above is from a photograph taken on the Quay, King's Lynn, on May 18th 1910, and we give particulars of the six boats as follows :—
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Name of boat Cargo Tonnage
Bernard (Hull) Linseed Cake 116 tons
Karen (Norwegian) Do. 200 „
Mlette (Danish) Barley 175 „
Henny (German) Linseed Cake 207 „
Hertha (Danish) Oats (1,200 qrs.) 180 „
Kamma Do. Linseed Cake 275 „
1,152 Tons

The boat waiting to come in is the Kamma.
It will be noticed that the only English vessel is the Bernard, of Hull, which, by the way, carried less tonnage than each of the five Foreign boats. The latter had Foreign crews, Foreign-made linseed cake (which might have been made in Lynn), and Foreign barley and oats (which could have been grown in the United Kingdom or the Colonies.)
The above is typical of what is constantly happening, not only in Lynn but at all the ports in the British Isles. Foreign vessels are also allowed to load in England and discharge the cargo at any other port in the United Kingdom, and thus unfairly compete in our coasting trade.
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Postby Alastair » 03 Apr 2009, 08:09

A lot of those boats could have been on triangular routes taking in three or more ports in a cycle.. for example Hamburg to Newcastle to King's Lynn to Hamburg.. there would be a coastal trade leg on the trip but this would have been down to the available trade. No ship owner would deliberately run light.

Do the records list what was being loaded as well as unloaded?

It would be interesting to take a sample of shipping that passed through Lynn in a give month for one of these years and follow each vessel between ports and the cargoes she carried. It would help visualise the role of King's Lynn in coastal and international shipping.
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Re: end south quay

Postby EWW » 03 Apr 2009, 14:52

Had a word with Proff Richards today, and he tells me that a lot of sand left from this port
at the end of the 19th beginning of the 20th century, plus machinery. Artificial fertilizer
was also a big export at those times. But the biggest by far was grain, although lots came
in of one type, lots of other grains were going out. If I get time in the week I will enquire
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