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The sidewinder trawler Ross Altair (H 279) seen here in a Humberside breakers yard

The sidewinder trawler Ross Altair (H 279) seen here in a Humberside breakers yard


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The sidewinder trawler Ross Altair (H 279) seen here in a Humberside breakers yard

The sidewinder trawler Ross Altair (H 279) seen here in a Humberside breakers yard awaiting scrapping. 15th April 1981

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Derelict Dereliction Destruction Engineering Fishing Boats Fishing Industry Humber Estuary Industry And Work Nobody Recycling Scrap Metal Ships Shipyard Trawler Yorkshire 1981


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The Sidewinder Trawler Ross Altair (H 279) - A Haunting Reminder of the Decline of England's Fishing Industry

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This poignant print captures the solemn sight of the sidewinder trawler Ross Altair (H 279) in a Humberside breakers yard, where it awaits its inevitable fate - scrapping. Taken on the somber day of April 15th, 1981, this image serves as a powerful symbol of dereliction and destruction. Once a proud vessel that braved the treacherous waters of the Humber Estuary, the Ross Altair now stands abandoned and forgotten. Its worn hull and rusted metal tell tales of countless fishing expeditions and hardworking sailors who dedicated their lives to England's fishing industry. In an era marked by industrial decline, this photograph showcases not only the demise of a single ship but also represents larger shifts within Yorkshire's economy. The once-thriving shipyard now lies silent, echoing with memories of bustling activity. Yet amidst this desolation emerges a glimmering ray of hope - recycling. As scrap metal becomes increasingly valuable in our modern world, these remnants from yesteryear find new purpose through sustainable practices. This image reminds us that even in times when industries crumble, there is potential for rebirth and renewal. Through this evocative snapshot captured by an anonymous staff member at Memory Lane Prints, we are transported back to an era when ships like the Ross Altair were symbols

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