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Report - Duke of Lancaster, North Wales. June 2015.

Ferox

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
#1
Always fancied the look of this. As it was only a 10 minute detour from Holywell we would have been daft not to have a look. Knew there was no way on but, it was the graffiti that had attracted me to this ship. And of course the ship itself. Better than I thought it would be in the flesh, although certainly more rusted and withered. Most of the graffiti is holding up plus there is still a security cabin on the site. Nice half an hour nosey. Visited with Urblex.

On August 10th, 1979, a former Sealink passenger ferry called “The Duke of Lancaster" was beached at Llanerch-y-Mor in North Wales with the intention of turning it into a floating leisure and retail complex called The Fun Ship but the project never achieved it’s full potential due to many long running legal disputes with the local council.
Make no bones about it, until it was converted into a car ferry she was one of the finest vessels afloat at the time. The first class quarters in the late fifties and early sixties were the best around, silver service restaurants, state rooms and luxurious cabins. In fact, the facilities and the accommodation on board Lancaster were so good she was frequently taken out of her usual ferry service and used as a cruise liner with frequent annual cruises around Scotland, Scandinavia and the Mediterranean.

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Came across this pic on another site. Seen this after our visit, the best graffiti on the ship I would say.

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Pissed the owner of this cafe off by taking shots of his establishment. Can't see why, looks like a nice place :eek:

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Thanks For Looking :thumb
 

Bolts

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Regular User
#2
Nice shots! I was down here myself last week, it's an awesome sight.
There's an abandoned lighthouse nearby too
 

Ferox

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
#4
Nice shots! I was down here myself last week, it's an awesome sight.
There's an abandoned lighthouse nearby too
Thanks Bolts :thumb Yep, she is a big old girl. Was not aware of the lighthouse bud, any details? Sounds interesting.
 

Bolts

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#9
Thanks Bolts :thumb Yep, she is a big old girl. Was not aware of the lighthouse bud, any details? Sounds interesting.
About 10-15 minutes away, on Talacre beach. Locked up pretty tightly though and not much to see inside, just the staircase and the top bit, whatever that's called :p
 

Ferox

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28DL Full Member
#14
About 10-15 minutes away, on Talacre beach. Locked up pretty tightly though and not much to see inside, just the staircase and the top bit, whatever that's called :p
Looks cool bud :thumb Thought it might be sealed though. Don't suppose their will be many entry points to lighthouses.
 

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