These images on the fish dock at Grimsby were taken in 2003 on a Nikon E4300 4m compact.
The docks were in decline but still had a few more boats fishing from the port than now in 2014.
Quite a few of the boats though were registered in other ports and only used Grimsby to land
and sell their catch.
|This is the old Ice House, now derelict having been replaced with a modern, smaller unit.|
|The ice was transported over the road on these conveyor belts to the ships.|
|Along this jetty was once buildings known as the Pontoons. They were demolished years ago.|
|These pontoon buildings still exist but are left empty and derelict. You can see how the ice chutes|
carried the ice over the road from the Ice house and down the "funnels" into the holds of the trawlers.
|the derelict pontoon building. Fish merchants would have their "stands" all the way along here|
with an office above them.
|There are still a few smoke houses on the docks smoking haddocks.|
|A few smaller fishing boats.|
|One of the unused docks was converted to a mariner some years ago and is now home to|
many yachts and cabin cruisers. A form of diversification, on a very expensive scale!
|The ice house again.|
|A very empty looking fishdock compared to the heydays of the 50's & 60's.|
|Fish nets and floats.|
Part 2 will follow soon.