Boat maintainance by Old Denton Island Bridge

By John Hills

In the picture is Harold Hills working on his boat the "John Martin" and Charles Collington his father in law who had in his time been landlord of  "The Volunteer" public house and later owned the fish & chip shop in South Road, Newhaven.

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'DENTON ISLAND' page
This page was added by John Hills on 05/07/2008.
Comments about this page

Nice one John. I knew them both.

By William Still
On 14/11/2007

Does anyone remember the boat builders of Newhaven? I can recall watching them build fishing boats in a place very near to my house at 1, High Street. The builders were happy to let children wander around. They also threw lots of bent copper nails into the river  which we boys dredged up and sold to Wheatley's on Drove Rd. Next door to the boat builders was a blacksmith's; I recall horses being shod.

By Lionel Warnes
On 17/12/2012

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