12 July 2016

Double bill entertainment this weekend - a cat cafe in the afternoon, followed by a superb gig from Twin Atlantic at the Rescue Rooms in the evening. Actually, a triple bill because the Salvation...

DSC00433During our half term week holiday in North Yorkshire, we had a day out to Hartlepool. I worked in Middlesbrough for six months in 1978 but don't remember visiting Hartlepool. My loss, I guess.

Visited the Royal Navy Museum, where the HMS Trincomalee is moored. What an impressive ship she is!

Interesting for us Humbersiders, also moored there is the last of the Humber estuary ferries, the paddle steamer 'Highfield Castle'. Built in 1934, it carried up to 600 passengers and freight between New Holland in north Lincolnshire and Hull.

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From the museum website:

"Built in 1817 in Bombay (modern-day Mumbai), HMS Trincomalee is now over 200 years old. Before being stationed at Hartlepool, HMS Trincomalee travelled over 100,000 miles around the globe. Despite never seeing combat, HMS Trincomalee has a fascinating history. During her active service, she undertook duties that included policing, protection, and exploration."

 

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