When I was a little girl, our town had docklands. I remember being fascinated by the chain bridges that linked them all together. I would walk with care over the wooden boards, water on either side of me. Then we were no longer competitive at the shipbuilding game, and a wealth of skills were laid to waste. Years passed, with the town in decline. Still, we can be tenacious in this north eastern corner of England.
A happy ending, of sorts, is on display every day at Hartlepool’s Maritime Experience, our recreation of an 18th Century seaport. The website incorporates a brief history of Hartlepool, and details of HMS Trincomalee, restored locally and the only British warship still afloat.
Come and gaze with me into the windows of an 18th Century seaport.
Hope you enjoyed my tour. Come up and see us sometime. It really is quite fascinating inside the shops. I think I put my time to good use at Sunday’s visit to the Steampunk event.
Dawn, I hope you approve my choice of windows? Many thanks for hosting Thursday : Lingering look at Windows. I enjoy exploring your world too.