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GREATFORD

PostPosted: Tue Dec 24, 2013 9:51 am
by brianh
The seaward defence boat Greatford at Hartlepool on 24 June 1961 - the Ford class were the most modern of the vessels laid up there and were moved elsewhere rather than going to the breakers as dis most of the others.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2015 8:21 pm
by Nighttrucker
Fantastic set of golden oldies Brian. This shot of GREATFORD is she berthed where Hartlepool Historic ships museum is today ? looks very familiar to me.
Regards
Dave

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 8:11 pm
by hartlepoolmonkey
Nighttrucker - it is in the same area as the Historic Quay and Maritime Museum.

HMS Trincomalee is just a bit further up to the right along with the PSS Wingfield Castle.

The building on the extreme left, with the tower showing, is the old Docks Office in Victoria Terrace - now a Grade II listed building.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:13 pm
by magoonigal
Got you! Your looking on to what is now Maritime Avenue with the Wingfield to the Right and the Premier Inn to the left........

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2015 7:27 pm
by Nighttrucker
I thought it looked familiar Thanks Guys
Dave

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2015 10:01 pm
by Whickham
Well, being an old West Hartlepudlian I thought, yes I know that clock tower, its the old Harbour Office or Police Station down on Mainsforth Terrace (but I was wrong and its called Victoria Terrace, near Mainsforth Terrace). So I looked on Google Street View and was surprised to see that the clock tower is slightly different. See below.

Clock Tower.jpg
Photo copyright of Google

But I am sure you are right and it is the Harbour Office, so then it must have been slightly altered in the last 50 years.

The row of buildings in the photo is approximately where the puddle is (to the right of the blue car) in the following photo I guess.

Maritime Ave.jpg
Photo copyright of Google

Or have I got it all wrong?

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2015 10:39 am
by hartlepoolmonkey
http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-433121-old-dock-offices-and-rear-wings-/photos

Yes Whickham, you are right. Those old buildings would have been near the puddle to the right of the blue car.

I have a photograph of the Old Dock Office towards the bottom of this page:

http://www.stanlaundon.com/hartlepool.html

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2015 10:45 am
by Whickham
Thanks Stan, looks as though the cupola was raised in height at some stage.