Thursday, 29 July 2010

Old ferry pierhead

Before the Humber bridge was built ferries ran from here to New Holland on the Lincolnshire side of the Humber. In those days there was a proper Corporation Pier  but that's all long gone. The last surviving ferry, the PS Lincoln Castle, is currently being broken up in a Grimsby dock. Humber pilots used to board from the pier but I don't think they still do.
The other side of the pier has a ramp known locally as the 'oss wash, a place for cleaning horses.
In the background looms the iconic Deep.

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