Early 1900s

By Alec Paddy

These photographs of the Marine Workshops are from a large collection of glass negatives that I acquired last year.  Most relate to the harbour and I think they were taken around the turn of the last century.  I certainly had not seen any of the images before. 

They are full of interesting details and perhaps someone will recognise a relative in one of them.

Apart from peeping through the doors/windows in the late 70s, when the Sea Cadet boats were moored nearby, regretably I never got to see inside.  My father, John, tells me he used to work in there over the winters in the 50s & 60s, as well as working on the ferries. 

Photo:Marine Workshops

Marine Workshops

Alec Paddy Collection

Photo:Staff in Marine Workshops

Staff in Marine Workshops

Alec Paddy Collection

This page was added by Alec Paddy on 25/03/2011.
Comments about this page

It is nice to see that this workshop was illuminated by Carbon Arc electric lights. At that time if power was not generated on site it would have been the Newhaven and Seaford Electricity Company and a pressure of 110 or 220 volts DC would be the most likely supply with 480 volts for traction . By 1937 the only DC from that undertaking was 480 Volts the mains being 230 & 400 volts AC.

By Rodney Ballard
On 07/09/2013

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