Albert Warehouse

Yampimon

Joined August 2010

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Taken at Gloucester Docks UK
These were the very first warehouses In Britain to be built entirely from cast iron, brick and stone – using no structural wood. (thanks to LorReflections for the information)

Built in 1851, this warehouse was intially rented to corn merchants W C Lucy & Co. Once a year, the lower floor was cleared for the annual fund-raising tea meeting organised by the chaplain of the nearby Mariner’s Chapel. In 1869, James Reynolds took over the building and converted it to a flour mill with a boiler and engine house built to the south. Initially wheat was ground between stones, but in 1880 new roller milling machines were installed. Further equipment was added over the years to keep the business competitive until the mill was eventually closed in 1977.

The Main Basin was the original terminus of the ship canal from Sharpness, opened in 1827. Here cargoes were transferred to smaller craft which passed through the lock and continued up the River Severn to the Midlands. The Barge Arm was also an early feature to accommodate small vessels bringing goods for local distribution.

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