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Offline AlanH

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Re: The closure of the Acorn Shipyard at Rochester.
« Reply #2 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.
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The closure of the Acorn Shipyard at Rochester.
« Reply #1 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


 

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