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Sussex Shipping – mostly Newhaven, period: 1930s. These pictures do not show as a "slideshow", although "PREVIOUS" or "NEXT" will change the picture.

© Black & white photos by F.H. Parks (except 2nd picture)
 

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S.S. Ashley just below Newhaven swing bridge.

 

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Looking the other way: Newhaven swing bridge & sheerlegs.

 

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A "boulder boat" beached near Peacehaven. Pebbles were collected at low tide and the boat floated off at high tide (if they hadn't collected too many pebbles). These were used by Staffordshire potteries, and probably went by train from Newhaven. Rye Harbour was another place where boulders were unloaded.

 

 

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A small coaster entering Newhaven harbour.

 

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A large sailing vessel passing the "grid-iron" in Newhaven. This was used to do minor repairs and cleaning. The ship on it is a bucket dredger. One regular dredger in Newhaven during the 1960s was the "Foremost Prince" (picture to be added).

 

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The unfortunate S.S. Nimbo aground at Portobello (Telscombe Cliffs). It may have mistaken the light on the nearby sewage outfall for Newhaven. This unintentional double exposure shows clearly the ship at right angles to the cliffs, and more faintly, looking along the cliffs in the background. The crew were taken off by breeches buoy, told in a book by local author and folk singer, Bob Copper.

 

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The "Paris" entering Newhaven harbour. The Paris Hotel extreme left.

 

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The "Skylark" (I kid you not) on the beach at Brighton.

 

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A steam yacht in front of the Paris Hotel, Newhaven

 

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A yacht in the old arm of the Ouse, Newhaven. "Stricklands" warehouse (demolished, like many interesting bits of Newhaven) in the background. This was just above the swing bridge.

 

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Sailing ships at Southwick, West Sussex, about 1900 (although it was just Sussex then).