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Wingfield Castle before restoration

What we know about this image :

Built in Hartlepool by William Gray in 1934, PSS Wingfield Castle was a paddle steamer used to cross the Humber until 1974. She was then bought by Whitbread to be used as a floating pub in Swansea. However this never happened and in June 1986, she came back 'home' to Jackson Dock in Hartlepool to be restored.

This photo was taken before restoration and the new Museum of Hartlepool was still to be built on the nearby quayside. Some of Gray's old buildings are still to be seen.

Date (of image) : 1986

Donor : Bill Henderson

Creator : Bill Henderson


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