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23rd July 2020

While documentation work remains on hold for the time being, here are a few examples of objects which were documented before the current restrictions were put in place.

Named in honour of Queen Victoria, Victoria Dock was opened in 1850. It was built to meet the increased capacity of the Hull Docks required by the growth of the timber trade in the 1840s. This cast iron painted sign probably dates to the late 19th Century. It may have originally been part of a lamp post.

Victoria Dock Sign
The Victoria Dock sign, dating back to the late 19th century

Spurn Lightship Life Ring

Spurn Life Ring
A life ring used on board Spurn Lightship.

Sailmakers’ Needles and Tools

Sailmakers Needles
These needles and tools would have been used to make and repair sails.

Second World War Lifeboat Rations

This tin of Bovril powder was part of a lifeboat ration pack from The Second World War. These ration packs were a mandatory requirement from the Ministry of War and contained a range of long-life essential supplies.

Tin Of Bovril Powder
This tin of Bovril powder was part of a lifeboat ration pack from The Second World War.