Posts Tagged ‘Hasselblad’

Sunny evening on the Humber

Sunny evening on the Humber

View from the back of a pilot cutter, river Humber, Hull roads, circa 1987 Bookmark on Delicious Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin Tweet about it


Luxury Hotel

Luxury Hotel

1986, the new Trusthouse Forte luxury hotel starts to take shape on Hull’s railway dock which shortly afterwards became an extension to the Hull Marina. Bookmark on Delicious Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin Tweet about it


When the Humber built ships

When the Humber built ships

The ‘Ra’ nile cruiser built in Hull by Yorkshire Dry Dock in the 1980′s seen her undergoing river trials on the River Humber. Bookmark on Delicious Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin Tweet about it


Switchboard 1980′s style

Switchboard 1980's style

Here’s a shot I took around 1985 for the then Hull Corporation Telephone Department, now Kcom. An operator demonstrates the latest Plessy desktop exchange. Bookmark on Delicious Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin Tweet about it


Dunston Shipyard re visited

MV Loch Linnhe built for Caledonian MacBrayne by Richard Dunston shipyard, Hessle, East Yorkshire, the ro-ro car ferry seen here taking shape on the stocks in 1986. Bookmark on Delicious Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin Tweet about it


Navena beached at Scarborough

Here’s a shot I took in the early 1980′s of the J.Marr trawler ‘Navena’ which had run into difficulties off the Yorkshire coast, local fisherman tried to salvage the vessel and it ended up beached on the south shore, Scarbrough. I seem to remember the trawler was successfully re floated, re fitted and returned to […]


A Youthful Farnella

Here’s a shot from my early archive, the J Marr trawler FARNELLA, seen here in 1984 in Albert dock Hull, she was subsequently converted for survey work. Today known as RV Odyssey Explorer. she saw war service as one of the five TON-manned trawlers that went to the Falklands in 1982. Hasselblad 500/cm, 50mm, Ilford […]


Down in the Engine Room

This is an image I made in the mid 1980′s onboard a J.Marr ship, a former fishing trawler being re fitted for scientific survey work, from memory the vessel was the Northern Horizon. Shot was made using a Hasselblad CM and 40mm distagon lens, Kodacolor 400 film. Bookmark on Delicious Recommend on Facebook Share on […]


Lady Alma

Lady Alma

The United Towing tug Lady Alma seen on a sunny summer evening in 1983, King George Dock Hull Bookmark on Delicious Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin Tweet about it


Photographer transport 1980′s style

Searching through a long forgotten box, as you do, I found this picture of my Richmond & Rigg company mini van in which I drove to many jobs in the early 1980′s Hasselblad 500/cm, 80mm, Ektachrome EPR, Bookmark on Delicious Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin Tweet about it


Last signs of Life

Last signs of Life

Here’s a shot of the busy fabrication shop at Richard Dunston shipbuilders in Hessle, East Yorkshire taken in the late 1980’s when the yard had a healthy order book. Dunston’s finally closed in 1993 and was then used as a shipping wharf until recently, with most of the site buildings finding other uses. Business ceased […]


River Trials

Heres a couple of images of the trawler ‘Hill Cove’ being ushered out of Hull’s Albert Dock by the mooring tug ‘Keelman’ into the river humber. The vessel would have been in the port for refitting and servicing work and as such would undertake a river trial to check its various systems were working correctly […]


A Head of Steam

A Head of Steam

A retired engineer from BP Chemicals Saltend, works on a scale model of a steam engine he built himself. The Engine was called ‘Lady Barbara after his wife. Picture was taken in 1983. I had to photograph this gentleman for the BP Chemical magazine as he had recently retired, he had built a fantastic workshop in […]


Another one slips past

Another one slips past

Caledonian MacBrayne ferry Loch Ranza slides down the slipway at RIchard Dunston shipyard in Hessle, East Yorkshire, on a dark wet evening in the late 1980s. I have quite a few of these ship launch photographs in my archive, this ones not as dramatic as the side launch images I blogged a few months ago, […]


Archive Week Number One: Cut & Shut

Archive Week Number One: Cut & Shut

Seeing as the current freeze is putting a hold on things I’m going to have a week of posting images from my archive (and maybe a few snow pictures). The shot of the trawler Adenia was taken in the mid 1980s at the Albert dock (dry dock). This area was very busy at the time […]


A tale of Cranes

A tale of Cranes

Opened in 1885 Hull’s Alexandra Dock was at the heart of the ports commercial shipping until being mothballed in 1982. with an upturn in trade and the abolition of the National Dock Labour Scheme the dock reopened in 1992. Unfortunately in the interim period many of the dock side cranes were cut up and sold […]


Salvageman a Falklands Hero

Salvageman a Falklands Hero

1984, United Towing’s ocean going tug Salvageman (at the time the worlds largest Tug) was undergoing a refit after her return from the Falklands conflict. She is seen here in Hull’s Central Dry Dock run by Ruscardors. In the 25 years since this picture was taken the dry dock has been left derelict (bottom Image), […]


Yorkshire Dry Dock side launches the Hoo Dolphin

Yorkshire Dry Dock side launches the Hoo Dolphin

‘Yorkshire Dry Dock’ Co Ltd Lime St Hull side launches the Hoo Dolphin for Lapthorne Shipping on a summer evening 1986. This was a regular event on the River Hull up until the early 1990′s, and there was always great potential to get your feet wet! Its interesting to note that further up the river […]