The Hartlepool Old Ferry

  • Description

    Image showing the ''Hartlepool Old Ferry'' along with the Headland ferry building in the background. For centuries, the ferry was the most convenient way of travelling from the Hartlepool Headland to Middleton, a journey of approximately 100m, compared to the walk of about a mile across the marshy area known as the Slake. At its peak, the Hartlepool ferry carried thousands of workers between the headland and the shipyards of West Hartlepool. The ferry service ended in the 1950s as more convenient forms of transport became popular. Photograph Collection Number 693
  • Owner

    Museum of Hartlepool
  • Source

    Hartlepool Museum (Flickr)
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    Resource type: Image
    Last modified: 7 years, 2 months ago
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