The Ferry at Bodlewell Lane

  • Description

    The ferry was first mentioned in 1661 as leased by the Bishop of Durham to Walter Etterick. The route crossed from the north side riverbank next to St. Peters church to the bottom of Bodlewell Lane. The ferry service was closed under the Sunderland Corporation Act of 1957, and the W.F.Vint, in service since 1926, made its final journey across the river in July 1957, the mayor ringing the ferry’s bell a final time
  • Owner

    Sunderland Public Libraries
  • Source

    Sunderland Public Libraries (Flickr)
  • License

    What does this mean? Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License
  • Further information

    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 7 years, 4 months ago
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    Picture Taken: Unknown
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