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The Heswall Navy


On the banks of the River Dee at Heswall in the Wirral there stand a number of boats in varying states of being.  Many of them look to far decayed to be of any use any more, others perhaps may be salvaged. It does make you wonder just why they have been left to get into such condition.

The Heswall Navy


On the banks of the River Dee at Heswall in the Wirral there stand a number of boats in varying states of being.  Many of them look to far decayed to be of any use any more, others perhaps may be salvaged. It does make you wonder just why they have been left to get into such condition.

comments (11)

its a bit like the industry itself, almost forgotten apart from a few, nice capture Les
Les Auld: It is Derek, I suspect many of them were used for inshore fishing, now no longer viable. Thanks for the comment.
I suppose it would cost too much to either renovate them or dispose of them so they just let nature take its course. Good for pictures though
Les Auld: It can take quite a while for them to rot Bill, so leaving us with a changing subject over the years. thanks for the comment.
Fantastic shot
Les Auld: Thanks Rod, appreciate the comment.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 3 Mar 2010, 09:22
It's all very sad Les: maybe they were commercial craft once
Les Auld: They do look like they were work boats rather tha for pleasure Chris, thanks for the comment.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 3 Mar 2010, 11:46
Well capture and processed
Les Auld: Thanks Vintage
It is a shame they are left to rot, maybe one day someone will fix themsmile
Les Auld: Some of them are beyond hope though Linda, thanks for the comment.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 3 Mar 2010, 13:06
I have the same thought with some farm machinery, Les. the amount of money invested in these things and then they are just left to rust away. Good editing on this, les.
Les Auld: Thanks Alan, I must admit I have noticed an increasing amount of farm machinery lying around in recent years, never thought of photographing them though.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 3 Mar 2010, 15:03
A nursing home for boats. Sigh! sad
Les Auld: And some of them won't make it through the year Ginnie,thanks for the comment.
Still they make a good picture Les.
Les Auld: They do that Brian, thanks for the comment.
May be useless for most but with you a camera in hand can make this thing look really usefull..Good work
Les Auld: They do make interesting subjects, thanks for the comment.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 3 Mar 2010, 19:47
and then you pay a fortune for a new or second hand replacement at the boat yard. Just to let it rot a number of years later.

At least they provided a good photo opportunity.
Les Auld: More money that sense Louis, thanks for the comment.

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