Railway and East Quays both packed.

By Andy Gilbert

My regular trawling through the archives at Newhaven Museum has turned up two more of the still comparatively rare 'full house' photos.

The first comes from the 1950's or possibly early 1960's. Furthest from the camera, at the corner of the East and Railway Quays is the Dieppe 'screw' Brest or Nantes - impossible to say which from this photo. Next is the French passenger steamer Lisieux, of 1952 and then our own Brighton (VI) of 1950. Nearest the camera is the remaining Dieppe 'screw' Rennes.

The colour photo can be pretty positively dated as late 1965 or, more likely, early 1966. Up at the Marine Shops, Falaise has received a lick of paint and, astern of her is Brighton (VI), looking pristine and ready for what would be her final season. The two Isle of Wight paddlers Sandown and Ryde are next, having been overhauled and then repainted over the winter months.

On the West Quay, we see the sand dredger Ron Woolaway at the former coal wharf, one of the RAF 63' pinnaces, and a collection of fishing vessels including Golden Osprey and Happy Dispatch.

Photo:Full House - East Quay

Full House - East Quay

Courtesy of Newhaven Museum

Photo:Full House - Railway Quay

Full House - Railway Quay

Courtesy of Newhaven Museum

This page was added by Andy Gilbert on 13/05/2009.
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One of the British Rail Sealink ferries laid up at this time was the Lord Warden, of which I have a photograph. I believe it is the last but one in the distance. The paddle steamer I believe was the Ryde.........

I've checked. The ferries are as I've described them above. Ryde is there with her sister Sandown, but Lord Warden, though here from time to time, is not in the photo. Andy-Editor

By Colin Hussey
On 01/11/2013

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