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I have just been reading about the history of Hull. It is interesting that I made a post about two brothers and the Barking Fishing industry. http://www.forum.familyhistory.uk.com/showthread.php?t=18258&referrerid=13115
Barking was a major fishing port in the days of sail, but declined as steam took over, eventually to loose its industry, loosing out to ports like Hull and Grimsby.
Today I read that after becoming the third largest port and major fishing port, the fishing industry in Hull has finally gone and the market closed. What comes round, goes round... How different Hull is today from when I was a youngster, collecting train numbers in the massive marshalling yards in and around the docks, which are now a shopping centre.

dave
 

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