Tag Archives: ship building

The Thames Ironworks Heritage Trust’s grand plans

The Thames Ironworks Heritage Trust launched in November aims to bring boat building (and apprentice training) back to the north bank of the Thames in East London by restore a series of boats made over a century ago by the … Continue reading

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Ship building at Essaouira, Morocco

         My recently married friends Eve and Ed Birch very kindly took these striking photos of a shipbuilding yard at Essaouira in Morocco, where they travelled for their honeymoon. Thanks for remembering us Eve and Ed!

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Buckler’s Hard and its Ships, published 1906

    A history of this important old centre for ship building, and now a destination for yacht owners and tourists. ‘Many cottages, now no longer needed, and falling to pieces, have had to be pulled down, and closed is … Continue reading

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