19u44: Humber Dock, 1979 - The Old Town
The tall warehouses by Railway Dock were one of the
few dockside features to be preserved after the closing of Humber Dock in
1968. Much of the dockside area as this picture shows was broken up. The
dock was later dredged to become Hull Marina, and the warehouses were renovated.
Only these three of the bays of the original warehouses along most of the
length of Railway Dock have been retained; a few years earlier there had
been a much more impressive range of seven. Railway Dock was the first of
Hull's docks to have a direct rail connection when it was opened in 1846,
shortly after the Hull and Selby Railway opened its Manor Street terminus
in 1840, and there was later a large goods shed behind Railway St on the
west side of Humber Dock as well as a line over the Wellington St Bridge
and down the east side of Humber Dock and on to Prince's Dock.
Images on this site are arranged into rough areas by location as in my book 'Still Occupied', available on Blurb. Eventually this site will contain all the images in that book and more.
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