A sad end

By Derek Parker and Andy Gilbert

Photo:Sand Swan

Sand Swan

Derek Parker

Derek Parker has kindly allowed me to share a rather sad sight. 

This is 'Sand Swan' heading towards her final fate at Torbay. She was one of the regular suction dredgers at Newhaven and would unload her cargo of sand and gravel up at the North Quay back 'in the day'.

You could trace the prefix 'Sand', followed by the name of a bird of your choice, back to the 1960s at least, when the little 'Sand Martin' would discharge at the 'coal wharf' near The Ark on the West Quay.

How many can you recall? Swift, Swan, Serin, Martin, Dart, Gull, for starters!

This page was added by Andy Gilbert on 23/02/2020.
Comments about this page

I have some more pictures of Sand Swan that may of interest. I will try and upload them.

By Neil Fuller
On 07/05/2020

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