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Local Hull Landmark set ablaze

08 May

The old Thelson Marine Oils pier near Alexander Dock in Hull. Once used as a berthing spot for tankers to discharge straight onto trains, now in serious disrepair looks to be finally on it’s last legs this morning. The local landmark would seem to have been deliberately set on fire; certainly it looks suspicious given the down pour of rain being experienced in the area. The fire though damaging to the pier has been naturally contained by the elements since it was started sometime during the night.
This pier had warehouses once owned by Thelson Marine Oils. Once ships would have berthed here and loaded their cargoes, although I think Thelson finished trading in Hull a long time ago. Many hundreds of people, from all parts of the world would have seen this pier as they headed into Hull along the River Humber in by gone days.
Nowadays, the warehouses are empty, derelict and there’s a lot of graffiti and with plans to redevelop the dock area to accommodate the manufacturing of Wind Turbines in the area, fire or not, the Old Thelson Marine Oils pier is certain to become a memory of the past.
Note: images have been produced by Iphone – which combined with the weather resulted in such poor quality imagery.
Did you have a relative who worked at the Thelson Oils Pier ?


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