the river ouse and west lynn ferry on a calm day

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the river ouse and west lynn ferry on a calm day

Postby andy j » 13 May 2005, 23:22

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Re: the river ouse and west lynn ferry on a calm day

Postby rospaul » 31 Mar 2020, 14:28

:( …….. I walked the dog down to the Ferry this morning, first time since it closed last Saturday with the retirement of Gail and Steve Kingston due to the current health crisis. It all looks very strange, the Ferry boats have been taken away, the car park is closed and locked and there isn't a soul to be seen. All very sad when you think that the ferry has been running almost continuously since 1285. Let's hope a new buyer can be found ready to re-start when things return to normal, what ever normal will be after this lot ?
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Re: the river ouse and west lynn ferry on a calm day

Postby EWW » 31 Mar 2020, 15:06

I know how you like to walk the bank and see the life on the river RP and things will get back to normal at some time.
Its nice you are adding to the archive to show people of the future what it was like here in these troubled times.
Thank you.
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Re: the river ouse and west lynn ferry on a calm day

Postby Nuggets » 02 Apr 2020, 17:07

Last year towards the end of Summer three of us walked along the bank at West Lynn down the steps at the Ferry Point (very low tide) bit muddy on the steps.
and took the Ferry across to the Lynn Side.
We made our way to Marriots and had a lovely lunch outside in the glorious sunshine. Here`s hoping that we can repeat a similar journey in the future.
My first memory going from Lynn across the Ferry was with Mum and Dad on a visit to the Cherry Tree Pub. Dad new the landlord so we were there for some time.
I think I had 3 Vimto`s and two packets of crisps( only plain crisps in those days including the twisted blue bag inside)
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Re: the river ouse and west lynn ferry on a calm day

Postby desira37 » 02 Apr 2020, 17:42

Pleased to see someone else remembers the Cherry Tree at West Lynn.
Was the donkey there when you used to go there ?
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Re: the river ouse and west lynn ferry on a calm day

Postby Nuggets » 02 Apr 2020, 17:48

Donkey?
All I can recall was a very large black dog chained to a kennel. Be fair I was only 8 or 9 years old! So I was doing well to remember how many drinks I had!
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Re: the river ouse and west lynn ferry on a calm day

Postby EWW » 02 Apr 2020, 20:02

Dunno if you can remember the Mitchell family of plasteres that lived in West Lynn. Dick (richard) the dad, Derick the eldest son,Tony, and the
youngest son also called Richard. Well when we were working on Dericks new house in west Lynn we used to go in the Cherry tree dinner time
for a pint. The pub closed for good in 1963 so would have been c1962.
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Re: the river ouse and west lynn ferry on a calm day

Postby Nuggets » 04 Apr 2020, 12:09

Re Mitchell Plasterers,
around 1970 I worked as plasters labourer for Alan Roberts who lived on Tennyson Av.
One of the plasterers who worked for Alan was Trevor Mitchell who lived down North Lynn at the Flats opposite Riversway.
I believe he might be related to the Mitchell's you mention from West Lynn Ev.
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Re: the river ouse and west lynn ferry on a calm day

Postby EWW » 04 Apr 2020, 12:43

Derick never had any children. Tony had some so could be one of his family. Do not know if Richard had any, but
he lived, and still does I think, over in Terrington. So if he had any, could be one of his. But the name Trevor
Mitchell does not ring a bell. I was at school with an Alan Roberts and he lived on Tennyson. I think he was a
carpenter by trade. He lived about three doors from my eldest brother. Close to the old bridge.
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Re: the river ouse and west lynn ferry on a calm day

Postby vivmcnic » 24 May 2020, 12:01

I grew up in West Lynn and went to primary school with most of the Mitchells, we lived on Kempe Road and there were 4 Mitchell families in our cul de sac.

I took the ferry every day to go to the High School, the foggy mornings when Reg Hare steered the ferry without being able to see three feet in front of him are particularly vivid in my memory.
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