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West Lynn boat yard

Postby EWW » 13 Jun 2006, 13:06

Hello Del.....Don't know if you already have this on the Wesr Lynn Shipyard.

Boats name was the LYDIA EVA...Steel built 104ft long, so quite big, steam trawler, built for the EASTICK family of Yarmouth. Managing Director of the
Kings Lynn Slipway was Mr R.H.Hutchinson. You might be able to date her
from the Ships Registry held at Trues yard, its in the archive room. Not much else of any age in the West lynn folder im afraid, but will keep digging. All the relevent is in the clipping if you can enlarge.

LAUNCHED 1930. THIS BOAT IS STILL AFLOAT AND IN LOWSTOFT MARINA

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SECOND PIC WEST LYNN HARBOUR

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Postby delbert » 25 Jul 2006, 17:59

hi went on the walk/tour "old south lynn and the whalers" today very informative ,included blubber house creek .chap doing the tour took forum address ,he had,nt heard of it before ,said he would love to see pics on there.
well worth the fee £4(that i didnt pay by the way,turned up on the offchance,hadnt booked but i was told if i turned up i could maybe pay then,but some kind lady had a ticket that was spare and would not accept payment for it ) :D

got most of commentary on camera in several bits if anyone interested could send or try to addd to forum,have to review them yet tho :wink:

uh !! dont seem to be able to add voice recording to the bucket,maybe should have took video !! oh well,i,ll know next time
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Postby EWW » 22 Sep 2006, 08:15

Article in todays EDP the "LYDIA EVA"is going to be fully restored,
great stuff, might even see her in her port of origin, :D
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Postby delbert » 16 Oct 2007, 18:23

could this be blubberhouse creek area !!
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Postby EWW » 16 Oct 2007, 18:49

I have the same pic only not in the round as yours is. On mine it says
"Shipyard west Lynn" Del.
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Postby delbert » 16 Oct 2007, 19:01

ah ha !!
thanx for that eww :-D
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Postby old-git » 17 Oct 2007, 07:14

Super pic del, so it's the shipyard in West Lynn, didn't think I would ever see that. 8)

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Postby delbert » 17 Oct 2007, 17:46

yea git been looking for info on old boatyards this side of river but info is very scarce as west lynn was never considered part of lynn, funny that as in old maps its listed as old lynn :D
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lydia eva

Postby delbert » 12 Dec 2007, 16:10

the lydia eva has a page
here
http://www.lydiaeva.org.uk/lydia_eva_great_yarmouth.htm

interesting :wink:

sent the site a question about west lynn site and got this reply ....

Lydia Eva was built by the Kings Lynn Slipway Co Ltd, West Lynn, No 251. The yard had closed in 1929 after building the Angel and the Rosario for Spanish owners, it was reopened to build the Lydia Eva, and my information is that the yard was then closed down almost immediately and redeveloped.

Laurence Monkhouse
Secretary

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more info and pics at this site

http://nationalhistoricships.org.uk/ind ... f/43/pic/2

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Postby Mivalanchi » 12 Dec 2007, 19:06

In EEW's second pic of West Lynn harbour (Page 1) can anyone identify what the church like buildings upon the skyline are?
(i.e. those situated just to left hand (Portside) of the mast on the boat nearest to the creek's outfall.)
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Postby roger » 12 Dec 2007, 19:58

Hi Mivalanchi
Tht buildings you are on about look like Bowkers silos(now the flats in Baker lane and Clifton House) to me how about you?Roger.
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Postby Mivalanchi » 13 Dec 2007, 15:24

Many thanks, and yes I can recognise Bowkers and Clifton house tower ok, however I cannot recognise what the other tall structure is on the left of those two? Greyfriars Tower would have been to the right nearer to St Margaret's along with Jermyns water tower!
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RE PHOTO

Postby roger » 13 Dec 2007, 19:20

I thought Bowkers had two towers one was knocked down when the old building was knocked down anyone know diffrent?. Roger.
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Postby teddybear1959 » 14 Dec 2007, 00:19

I wonder if it is just Clifton House Tower and the very wide chimney on the building next to it.

I will try to post some pictures over the week-end if I get a minute, but daughter is coming back from Uni on Saturday so other things on my mind!

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Postby old-git » 14 Dec 2007, 21:06

Hopefully when EWW gets back he can put up a more detailed image of that part of the photo. Yes Clifton house tower looks to be on the right as to the one on the left,, was there an earlier granary/grain silo on the site of the converted granary on Baker Lane?
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