From the archives: Exmouth docks in pictures
PUBLISHED: 10:41 26 September 2018 | UPDATED: 10:50 26 September 2018
The last ship, Star Libra, at Exmouth docks. Dated January 1, 1989. Picture: Journal archives
Picture: Exmouth Journal archives
We take a look through the Exmouth Journal photo archives of the Exmouth working docks.
Docks garage. Dated January 18, 1990. Picture: Journal archives
The Exmouth working dock used to be the centre of activity for the town. We take a look at photographs found in the Journal’s archive of this once thriving part of Exmouth.
Built in 1865, the Exmouth working dock at the west end of the seafront saw all types of goods landed and loaded by ships from all over the world.
These pictures provide a glimpse into the latter years of Exmouth’s docks, right up to when the last ship left in 1989.
Do you remember the former working docks? We would love to see your old photos and hear about your memories from this period in the town’s history. You can send your photos to us by visiting our image-sharing website - iwitness24.co.uk and uploading them to the East Devon ‘nostalgia’ group. You can also get in touch by emailing us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The busy docks. Dated June 1, 1983. Picture: Journal archives
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No access to the public. Dated October 8, 1983. Picture: Journal archives An aerial view of the Exe Estuary. Dated July, 1984. Picture: Journal archives A cargo ship in dock. Dated February 7, 1989. Picture: Journal archives A shipment of coal being unloaded at the docks. Dated May, 1984. Picture: Journal archives The Pier cafe before it was later demolished in June 1988. Dated April 20, 1988. Picture: Journal archives 2800 barrels of salted spratts bound for Sweden. Dated December 12, 1979. Picture: Journal archives Only a chimney remains of a demolished challet at Shelly Road. Dated March 13, 1992. Picture: Journal archives Shelly Road challets. Dated March 10, 1990. Picture: Journal archives Looking towards the pier from Shelly beach. Dated November 19, 1991. Picture: Journal archives A giant crane on the docks. Dated December 1989. Picture: Journal archives Demolition work on Shelly Road. Dated June 26, 1990. Picture: Journal archives Trucks line up at Exmouth docks to unload their goods to waiting cargo ships. Dated January 21, 1984. Picture: Journal archives The docks entrance widening. Dated January 19, 1984. Picture: Journal archives Hohensee of Hamburg draws a crowd at the docks. Dated July 7, 1983. Picture: Journal archives Queue for the docks. Dated January 26, 1983. Picture: Journal archives A pile of scrap metal on the docks. Dated March 22, 1988. Picture: Journal archives Demolition of a cafe. Dated May 1988. Picture: Journal archives A new dock company lorry on the seafront. Dated June 25, 1988. Picture: Journal archives A shipment of coal piled up. Dated October 20, 1984. Picture: Journal archives The Atlantic Wave unloading its cargo. Dated April 13, 1985. Picture: Journal archives The docks office. Dated June 6, 1983. Picture: Journal archives