Immingham Dock Centenary Souvenir

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Immingham Dock Centenary Souvenir

Postby northeast » Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:46 pm

The Great Central Railway Society has published an attractive booklet under the above title, contains a detailed record of the Official Opening by King George V, who pronounced that "it would henceforth be known as The King's Dock" ... well, that seems to have been ignored! Lots of photos of the construction and the ceremony, and reproductions of the coloured art prints by Matania. As might be expected from the GCRS, there is a lot of railway content but also a variety of shipping photos and this should appeal to all-round transport enthusiasts. Only £3 inc UK postage.
If anyone is interested, send me a PM for ordering details.
Cheers, George
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Re: Immingham Dock Centenary Souvenir

Postby Whickham » Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:06 pm

So it is just called Immingham Dock? No other name?
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Re: Immingham Dock Centenary Souvenir

Postby northeast » Sun Jun 24, 2012 6:39 am

King's Dock somehow never caught on and always (certainly in last 50 years) just called Immingham Dock. Probably because people had already got used to calling it that before His Majesty appeared there!
Although another alternative name is 'that mucky place on the south bank' :)
Rather similarly, in 1960/70's some dock staff at Hull still referred to KG Dock as 'Joint Dock' from the time it was being built as a joint venture between two railway companies.
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