1. Aldous Successors Ltd catalogue - page 26. Smithy and Ironwork section. Photo of barge RUNIC being converted. Official No. 118460.
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2. Barge RUNIC being converted at Aldous Successors, Brightlingsea. Official No. 118460, built Krimpen 1904, owned by E.J. & W. Goldsmith.
Photograph from an...
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3. Some of Aldous's mudberths - steam yachts laid up for the winter at Brightlingsea. From the Aldous Catalogue c1936
"River Colne Shipbuilders" dates the...
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4. Steam Yacht STAR OF INDIA sale brochure page 1.
Built 1888 for Sir William Pearce. Then purchased by an American gentleman who kept her for 30 years at...
Date: After 1927
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5. Steam Yacht in River Colne. Photo by Miss Ruffell, Brightlingsea.
Thought to be BERYL Official Number 120472, twin triple expansion steam engines, built...
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6. Aldous Successors Limited, Brightlingsea. Twin Screw Survey Vessel PENELOPE for Nigerian Navy. Yard No. 931, launched 30 Sept 1958. Rivetted construction, she...
Date: After 30 September 1958
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7. All up for a clean. The shipyard tug, smacks, a French fishing boat and M.Y. FREEDOM, all up for a clean and paint on Brightlingsea Hard this weekend. [DW]
Date: 17 July 1939
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8. Smacks in the ice. Looking up the South Channel Creek from St. Osyth Stone in a hard winter about 1929. The smacks lie to their anchors amidst the swirling snow...
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9. Brightlingsea One-Design SYBIL (No.5), later TILLER GIRL, owned at one time by John Leather, followed by MILDRED (7) (later EDWINA) and EGRET (8) --- inset...
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10. The hulk of the 23 metre racing cutter BRYNHILD, beached in Brightlingsea creek for breaking up, after her dramatic sinking at Harwich in 1910.
Used in The...
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11. Brightlingsea from St. Osyth Stone about 1885. First class cutter smacks and a ketch in the creek. Others crowd the hard where the coastguard hulk lies just...
From: Gaff Rig / Smacks
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12. Fishing boats lying on the Hard at Brightlingsea. Left is CK283 MASONIC or (less likely) CK383 MEHALAH.
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13. Two barges sailing into the Colne on the flood tide. One already brailing her sails in readiness to anchor to make the Hythe on the next flood. Two at anchor...
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14. Fitting out on Brightlingsea hard. Variation in shape of smack hulls is shown in this photograph. The underwater form was usually subtle, with a fine,...
Date: 3 November 1934
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15. The 250ft long, four masted cargo schooner GLORIA was designed and built in America during the 1914-18 war as one of many similar ships constructed for...
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16. Oyster dredging. Smacks at Brighlingsea going out for oysters. The oyster dredgerman in Pyefleet Creek, home of the Colchester Native. [DW]
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17. Eel alive oh! The crew of a Dutch eel-carrier lying off Brightlingsea dip-net the cargo from the hold into perforated measures before they are boxed and...
From: Douglas Went photographs
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18. Brightlingsea, Essex. In the early morning sprats are unloaded from the smacks, in casks, rowed ashore and then conveyed by lorry to the markets. Norfolk's...
Date: After August 1934
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19. George Peggs of Brightlingsea in a typical gun punt.
Used in The Northseamen page 72.
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20. MV PURBECK on the hard at Brightlingsea. She had worked for A.J. Brush in the ballast trade.
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21. The last of the steam yachts lying in the River Colne in the late 1920s - MEDEA and VITA (right). [Although the article identifies the left yacht as MEDEA, it...
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22. An abundance of sprats. A photograph taken in 1926 when some 40 smacks were still fishing and sprats were so abundant that they were sold at 1/- and 1/6 a...
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23. The famous barque CAP PILAR photographed when she was up in Aldous's Yard at Brightlingsea in 1939. This once-lovely ship now lies a wreck up at Wivenhoe...
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24. A scalloper, CK2 and smacks on Brightlingsea Hard.
From an article on Brightlingsea by Douglas Went, published in Essex Countryside December...
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25. The CAP PILAR, famous for its romantic honeymoon trip round the world, being towed into Brightlingsea by the shipyard tuag, BRICKLESEA, which was a feature of...
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26. Barge LADY GWYNFRED of Rochester ashore in a gale at Brightlingsea. Douglas Went postcard. Brightlingsea Promenade. Postcard mailed 26 March 1938. A similar...
Date: Before March 1938
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27. Brightlingsea Creek No.29. Steam tug WALRUS. Smacks 243CK FROLIC, CK281 MAYFLOWER (?), CK473 UNION.
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