1. Welcome to 28DaysLater.co.uk - 28DL - The UK Urban Exploring / Urban Exploration / Urbex Forums.

    Asylums and Hospitals, High Stuff, Industrial, Leisure Sites, Residential Sites, Military Sites, Mines and Quarries, ROC Posts, Theatres and Cinemas, Draining, Underground Sites, European and International Sites, Leads, Rumours and News, Kit, Clothing, Equipment, Photography and Video sections plus a lot more.

    Please feel free to browse this website as a guest. Creating an account removes some ads, allows you to post replies, start new topics and threads, and gives you access to more features including bookmarking, live chat, messaging and notification systems.

    Create an account | Login | Request new password

Report - Port of Annan, Dumfries & Galloway April 2011

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by Bovine, Apr 22, 2011.

  1. Bovine

    Bovine 28DL Regular User
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2008
    Messages:
    82
    Likes Received:
    23
    Annan was one of the crossing places of the Solway Firth and for hundreds of years had armies passing through to or from the English side. By the 1300's, a port had been established on the River Annan and this prospered, with shipbuilding being added. Ships up to 1,000 tons including tea clippers were built. During the 18th and 19 centuries, it was a major embarkation point for emigrants to America.
    After that, it went into decline and silted up. Warehouses were demolished and the whole area became very run down. The council produced a grand regeneration plan and started by rebuilding a section of the quay, but this has stagnated due to problems of finance.
    When visited, it seemed that the only maritime visitors were the odd ship, that came here to die! The last unaltered warehouse still exists, so this was explored too. It was stripped, but bits of the past still remained.
    Lovely day for it!

    [​IMG]
    Dead fishing boat at the quay

    [​IMG]
    Forward view

    [​IMG]
    The head (toilet)

    [​IMG]
    Hand Bilge Pump

    [​IMG]
    Engine Room

    [​IMG]
    Forward hold, seaman spider at the ready!

    [​IMG]
    The last warehouse on Port Street

    [​IMG]
    Solo chair shot

    [​IMG]
    Line shafting

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    Made in Glasgow

    [​IMG]
    Upper floor

    [​IMG]
    Hoist in attic

    [​IMG]
    No facilities
     

    Remove this ad by donating or subscribing.

Draft saved Draft deleted
Loading...

Users Who Have Read This Thread (Total: 0)

Share This Page

Remove this ad by creating an account and logging in