Waterbodies & Maritime => Waterways => Topic started by: Ted Ingham on February 20, 2017, 20:07:10

Title: The closure of the Acorn Shipyard at Rochester.
Post by: Ted Ingham on February 20, 2017, 20:07:10
After many years as a successful business it is sad to hear that the Acorn Shipyard at Rochester has now ceased trading .
The last vessel to be repaired was the James Prior which had a new prop shaft fitted.
My video is a tribute to that yard and we also take a stroll along the Riverside Walk remembering the times when it was a very busy area with all the wharves in full use.
This video was taken from the land side.
Here’s the link....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jk1iBQLHjDw

My next video is called “The Acorn Shipyard at Rochester including the vessels of JJ Prior” all filmed from the River.
Here’s the link:-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrijZztpTsQ

Cheers, Ted

Title: Re: The closure of the Acorn Shipyard at Rochester.
Post by: AlanH on February 21, 2017, 08:43:43
Thanks Ted, great videos. I've asked this question before "Where have all the jobs gone?" What do people of the towns do now? I've been away for over 40 years but it's still saddening.
AlanH.
Title: Re: The closure of the Acorn Shipyard at Rochester.
Post by: Ted Ingham on June 18, 2017, 16:37:32
Acorn Shipyard at Rochester lying derelict after arson and vandalism. Photographed on the 15th June 2017.
Title: Re: The closure of the Acorn Shipyard at Rochester.
Post by: pr1uk on June 18, 2017, 18:17:40
Thanks Ted, great videos. I've asked this question before "Where have all the jobs gone?" What do people of the towns do now? I've been away for over 40 years but it's still saddening.
AlanH.

I was working away for over 30 years when I returned 7 years ago I was amazed how many jobs were about seems to be mostly zero hours contract work favoured by east europeans I am told they can work 16 hours and get all the benefits family credits, work credits and rent/rates paid.
As for Acorn Shipyard I wonder if anyone wanted that particular area for development a couple of fires and it's clear now

Peter
Title: Re: The closure of the Acorn Shipyard at Rochester.
Post by: MedwayDweller on June 19, 2017, 08:33:30
Fantastic couple of videos there to see on You Tube. I had the pleasure of working at Limehouse Wharf just up the river from the Acorn Shipyard in the 80's and 90's and got to know the manager Malcolm Fisher. Great memories from those times, always fascinating to see the range of ships and skills. Such a shame these things have to disappear from our wonderful towns.