Wednesday, 5 June 2019

The woodyard at Barrow Haven & New Holland Bulk Terminal.

This post follows on from the boats at Barrow Haven & into the small dockyard there.  The port is used mainly for the importation & storage of timber and steel shuttering.
As it was a Sunday there was no activity in the dockyard so we were able to get a few pictures, I took mainly pattern/texture pictures.

The timber yard at Barrow Haven Dockyard.

Pallets of timber everywhere, these were all slender, staves with pointed ends.
I couldn't work out what they might be used for.

As can be seen here, the timber came from distant places.

As I like to take pattern & texture pictures I found these staves interesting.

Between two pallets is a view of Barrow Haven and the Humber Estuary in the 
distance with the Humber Bridge spanning it from Barton Upon Humber across to 
Hessle on the Yorkshire side.

A stand of steel shuttering, the sort you might see holding up deep road excavations
or similarly along the banks of a canal.

Flat steel sheeting, I liked the shapes, lines & rust.

Mooring rope left on the quayside.

We travelled on, along the route of the Barton to Cleethorpes
Community line to New Holland.

This weathered information board shows the route and stations along the 
community railway.

No trains running on a Sunday so no danger getting down low for this shot

Here the railway line enters New Holland Dock and Bulk Terminal area.
Even on a weekday there's no public access beyond here.

The Humber Bulk access to us!

Bulk cargo vessels moor up to the jetty to unload their cargoes, mainly grain.
This long jetty was originally used by  Steam Paddle ships operating a ferry service over
the Humber Estuary after the previous service stopped from the nearby Barrow Haven.
On 24th July 1981, the Humber Bridge was opened to the public.  It was officially opened
by HM Queen Elizabeth II on 17th July 1981.  
The ferry service from here ceased shortly after that.

Grain silos.

The moon showing in the clear blue sky.

A panoramic view of the New Holland Bulk Terminal.

Olympus EM10 Mk2 + 12-100 Pro Lens.


  1. Amazing photos capturing the wood and steel. Well done all around! You must have had to lay flat on the ground to get that awesome view of the mooring rope! Well worth it😊

    1. Thank you Ann, I wasn't sure these pics would appeal to you. The pic of the mooring rope wasn't as difficult as you might think as I have a camera with a back screen that flips up so all I had to do was crouch down. Mind you, I still had to get up again & that's getting more & more difficult these days!

  2. Superb set of photos - so interesting and great photography.

  3. Thanks MIke, it was a great venue for the sort of photography I like doing.