Dredging & Construction Co.

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Re: Dredging & Construction Co.

Postby EWW » 14 Feb 2017, 22:32

Pictures of the chimney in this thread.

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Re: Dredging & Construction Co.

Postby daveh » 15 Feb 2017, 12:35

Yes, that's the place, EWW. Thanks for that, I thought my mind was going! I think that it was also an antique shop at some time. Of course, it was all knocked down when the area was rebuilt.
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Re: Dredging & Construction Co.

Postby EWW » 15 Feb 2017, 16:22

There are pictures in the New Conduit st thread daveh.
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Re: Dredging & Construction Co.

Postby EWW » 15 Feb 2017, 16:50

If you look at the picture you will see the Antique shop is next door. DER was a cafe
before it became DER.
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Re: Dredging & Construction Co.

Postby daveh » 16 Feb 2017, 20:11

Yes, EWW - where the shop sign says "Antiques." Sorry, I couldn't see the wood for the trees!
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Re: Dredging & Construction Co.

Postby daveh » 23 Feb 2017, 12:14

Hi EWW - I spoke to my father last night and he told me that he never worked for, or with, a Mr. Cramp. He left the D & C Co. in 1957, so Mr. Cramp must have started his employment after that date. He said that he was working on flood defences on the river, alongside the marshes (opposite bank to Lynn town, towards the Wash) and, because of the speed and strength of the tide, they had to sink an old, weighted down, steel barge near a sluice. I don't know where that was, but someone must. All I can remember are the mats, weighed down with stones, either side of the Cut Bridge.
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Re: Dredging & Construction Co.

Postby EWW » 23 Feb 2017, 12:41

Mr Cramp worked on raising the concrete parapet along the shores from Common staithe to the Boal quay end.
I went to watch him with his son John a few times. So it must have been sometime after the 53 floods, but when
I cannot be sure.
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Re: Dredging & Construction Co.

Postby sad anorak » 06 Jun 2019, 20:42

Message for steamer. Any current photos of the roller in your post from a couple of years ago?
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Re: Dredging & Construction Co.

Postby sad anorak » 01 Feb 2020, 20:45

I understand 'The Dredging' owned a 1956 Burlingham bodied 41 seater Bedford coach, circa 1972. Anyone remember it, or have any photos?
A long shot, I know.
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