A Lincolnshire Shipyard - New Holland, by Rodney Clapson

A Lincolnshire Shipyard - New Holland, by Rodney Clapson

Published privately by the author in 2013, 55 pages. Large A4 size softback (N6118)

From the foreword: The book tells the story of the shipbuilders of New Holland and their yards in a small village on the south bank of the River Humber. The history of railway development there, and of the ferry service to Hull on the north bank has been extensively researched, but the shipyards have always been neglected and this book is intended to show how important the yards were, not only to the railway village, but also to the development of shipping on the River Humber.

I was lucky enough to be able to spend part of my apprenticeship in the early 1950s in the drawing office at Warren's New Holland Shipyard Ltd. while the yard was still involved in traditional steel shipbuilding. The late Hilda Blakeborough, William Henry Warren's daughter, was running the yard and it was at this time that she lent me the yard building list which has formed the initial basis for my research...

The book is illustrated throughout with several small black and white photographs and lists, and chapters include: The first shipbuilders, The new steel shipbuilders, A new shipbuilder in Day's yard, William Henry Warren, On the Admiralty List 1912-1918, Troubled years after the war, Warren's New Holland shipyard Ltd, Through the depression, Wartime building and recovery to 1945, Warren's final years, and New Holland Shipyard Ltd.

The condition of the book is generally very good. The covers are clean and bright, the spine is tight and intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is an old price printed on the rear side cover.

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