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#637452 - 14th Dec 2011 4:19pm Egremont Ferry
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An unusual shot of Egremont Ferry taken in 1890. The crush of folk on the boat is amazing


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#637573 - 14th Dec 2011 7:48pm Re: Egremont Ferry [Re: pablo42]
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That photo would of been on a Sunday or bank holiday, every one is in there Sunday best. Plus the ferry's where packed like that in the late 40s every weekend
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This photo is one of several of the same scene taken by Alfred Priestley of Egremont in the mid-1890s. The vessel moored mid-river in the background is the Cunard liner RMS Lucania, launched in 1893, which held the Blue Riband for the fastest Transatlantic crossings between 1894-1898. She was scrapped in 1909 after being damaged by fire while laid up in Huskisson Dock.

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#638135 - 15th Dec 2011 4:33pm Re: Egremont Ferry [Re: pablo42]
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