The Bentinck dock

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The Bentinck dock

Postby old-git » 22 Jan 2005, 04:18

View across part of the Bentinck dock towards St Nicks church.

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The tall object (centre right) was "The Coal Drop". It was used to load the steamers calling at the dock.
In the early part of the 1900's one of the operators of the coal drop went by the nickname of Nelson, as he only had one eye. Having lost the other eye, when young, to a combination of his sister and a dinner fork. :smt062
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Postby old-git » 02 Feb 2005, 02:43

I found this photo in a bunch of photos from around the 1930's, I think it's a view of a steamer refuelling at the coal drop in the Bentinck dock, shot from the other side of the dock from the first photo. But it could be a dock anywhere.

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Postby Harassed » 20 Feb 2005, 13:59

well old-git, look what the Germans did to our Coal-Drop when they bombed Kings lynn during the Second World War :smt022 , spiteful or what?

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Postby Mike.H » 22 Feb 2005, 01:34

Wow, obviously the pilot was pretty well on target there, and it must have been quite a big deal to the port authorities. Refuelling steamers would have been slowed down buy losing the coal drop, I hope someone out there had a relative who worked on the dock at the time and one day can tell us the story.

The picture is a bit strange, the 1883 is back to front, I wonder if it was written like that or if they had the negative the wrong way around.
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Postby old-git » 23 Feb 2005, 02:36

Mike.H wrote:The picture is a bit strange, the 1883 is back to front, I wonder if it was written like that or if they had the negative the wrong way around.


Untill another piccy turns up, my money's on the negative being reversed :smt083
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Postby old-git » 26 Jun 2005, 01:58

Another turns up :D the above photo is reversed :roll:

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Postby old-git » 09 Dec 2006, 02:08

Another couple of pics around the coal drop.

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Postby EWW » 18 Dec 2006, 11:37

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Re: The Bentinck dock

Postby old-git » 29 Jan 2009, 03:01

1911. The company name at left back and centre right is Sydenham & Co
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