Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Victoria Dock Village

Victoria dock was to the east of the river Hull and opened in 1850 closing in 1970. The dock itself was filled in and the land was sold for development and work started in 1987 to build the Victoria Dock Village. I haven't been round these parts for over twenty years (it's a bit out of the way!) when it was still being built and it was, frankly, a bit of a mess. Now it's done and beginning to mature though I wouldn't like to live there; it was eerily deserted when I was there.
This is part of the Half-Tide Basin which was added to the dock to allows ships to enter the dock on the half-tide thus extending the time the dock was open for business. In 1989 when the redevelopment took place this had to be dredged as it had silted up to the level of the dock walls!

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