Bottom of the Slade

Timber yard
Barrie Thomas

This photograph by local photographer, Charles Edwards, clearly shows the hive of industrial activity that took place a the bottom of the Slade. At one time this was a ship building area – there were lime kilns which burned the limestone brought in as ballast by the coasters and there was also a timber mill and yard.

Just below Bank Terrace can be seen the timber drying shed – if you have a look when you next walk along the Marine Walk you will see some standing walls which are all that remains of this building.

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