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Pictures Allonby

Allonby Bridge Horse And Trap Crosses Reading Room In Distance Colourised
Allonby Bridge Horse And Trap Crosses Reading Room In Distance Colourised. From Bill Cameron collection
Allonby Steel Girder Bridge Over Beck And Commercial Hotel
Allonby Steel Girder Bridge Over Beck And Commercial Hotel. From Bill Cameron collection
Allonby Beck Five Bridges
Allonby Beck Five Bridges. From Bill Cameron collection
Allonby Horse And Trap Crossing The Bridge Over Allonby Beck
Allonby Horse And Trap Crossing The Bridge Over Allonby Beck. From Bill Cameron collection
Allonby Stone Arch Bridge Over Allonby Beck Grapes Hotel
Allonby Stone Arch Bridge Over Allonby Beck Grapes Hotel. From Bill Cameron collection
Steam Road Traction Engine Supreme Of S J Wharton Mechanical Electrical Engineering
Steam Road Traction Engine Supreme Of S J Wharton Mechanical Electrical Engineering. From Bill Cameron collection
Allonby Steam Traction Engine Overturned
Allonby Steam Traction Engine Overturned. From Bill Cameron collection
Allonby Baths And Cobbled Square
Allonby Baths And Cobbled Square. From Bill Cameron collection
Allonby From Bridge
Allonby From Bridge. From Bill Cameron collection
Allonby From Shore
Allonby From Shore. From Bill Cameron collection
Allonby Garage And Cars On The Green
Allonby Garage And Cars On The Green. From Bill Cameron collection
Allonby Looking North With Possible Chapel
Allonby Looking North With Possible Chapel. From Bill Cameron collection
Allonby Looking West Colourised
Allonby Looking West Colourised. From Bill Cameron collection
Allonby Postcard Footbridge
Allonby Postcard Footbridge. From Bill Cameron collection
Allonby Reading Room on left right is baths of sea water
Allonby Reading Room with clock tower. On the right is the front part of the sea water baths. From Bill Cameron collection
Allonby West Green On Right Shore To Left
Allonby West Green On Right Shore To Left. From Bill Cameron collection

Other Allonby

Allonby Coal Merchant
Allonby Coal Merchant. From Bill Cameron collection
Allonby Gardening
Allonby Gardening. From Bill Cameron collection
Allonby Sports Day
This was labelled Sports Day in Bill Cameron's collection, but was it related to the temperance movement below?
Temperance ladies Lips that touch liquor shall not touch ours BC
Allonby Grapes Hotel and sea shore
Allonby Grapes Hotel. The building to the right brecame the Solway Hotel and Tea Room. The debris in the foreground may be flood from a storm and a later photo shows the ditch which drained the area.
Allonby Grapes Hotel and Solway Hotel Tea Room by the shore
Allonby Grapes Hotel And Solway Hotel Tea Room by the shore, once called The Ocean Liner, with a glassed cube on the right looking out to sea which became the store for vintage cars but the building was burned down and demolished. Picture from Bill Cameron collection.
Allonby Solway Hotel Exterior And Interior
Allonby Solway Hotel Exterior And Interior. From Bill Cameron collection
Allonby Timber On Shore
Allonby Timber On Shore. From Bill Cameron collection
Allonby Captain Osborn spent 12 years on The Jane Sprott
Allonby Captain Osborn spent 12 years on The Jane Sprott. Joseph Osborn was born at Allonby in 1823, the son of a yeoman farmer and one of seven children. He first went to sea in 1840 aboard the ‘Concorde’ sailing, out of Maryport, to the West Indies and South Africa. In 1846 he married Jane Roper; they had at least ten children. From Bill Cameron collection
Allonby Dock
This photo was labelled Allonby Dock but is likely to have been a wooden jetty at best, and boats were likely to have been dragged up the shingle. From Bill Cameron collection.

Allonby Ship Hotel

Allonby Ship Hotel J G Sprott Accommodation For Cars Conveyances And Horses
Allonby Ship Hotel J G Sprott Accommodation For Cars Conveyances And Horses. From Bill Cameron collection
Allonby Ship Hotel With Horse And Passenger Carriage And Horse And Trap
Allonby Ship Hotel With Horse And Passenger Carriage And Horse And Trap. From Bill Cameron collection
Allonby Ship Hotel Cumberland Bus Whitehaven Laundry Advert
Allonby Ship Hotel Cumberland Bus Whitehaven Laundry Advert. From Bill Cameron collection

Hougomont Stranded at Allonby

Hougomont stranded at Allonby 1903 after storm
An adventure for Allonby children when the four-mast barque Hougomont on 27th February 1903 stranded at Allonby after a hurricane blew her away from the entrance to Maryport harbour. Masts and rigging were destroyed and cargo strewn on the beach. Perhaps the children are wrapped up while the storm and rains continued. . From Bill Cameron collection
Hougomont stranded at Allonby 1903 after storm with part of cargo on beach
When the four-mast barque Hougomont stranded at Allonby on 27th February 1903 after a hurricane blew her from Maryport entrance, the cargo was strewn on the beach, to the delight of locals. Maryport lifeboat rescued the crew. Eventually refloated, towed to Maryport for repair and future voyages. . From Bill Cameron collection
Hougomont stranded at Allonby 1903 after storm tugs prepare tow to Maryport
The four-mast barque Hougomont on 27th February 1903 stranded at Allonby after a hurricane blew her from Maryport entrance. Masts and rigging were destroyed and cargo strewn on the beach. Maryport lifeboat rescued them. Eventually refloated, towed to Maryport and resumed sea voyages with cargos around the world. The paddle steamer tug was one of three involved in the towing. From Bill Cameron collection. . From Bill Cameron collection
Hougomont stranded at Allonby 1903 after storm under tow to Maryport for repairs
The four-mast barque Hougomont on 27th February 1903 stranded at Allonby after a hurricane blew her from Maryport entrance. Masts and rigging were destroyed and cargo strewn on the beach. Maryport lifeboat rescued them. Eventually refloated, towed to Maryport for re-fitting and subsequent years of service. . From Bill Cameron collection

For an account of the storm, wreck and subsequent voyages of the Hougomont read this:

Hougomont grounded at Allonby repaired at Maryport Sea Breezes June 1927
Hougomont stranded at Allonby in a storm, masts broken, part cargo swept onto beach, recovered to Maryport for service, later stranded on Fire Island, refloated, a lucky and successful ship. Sea Breezes magazine June and July 1927 were devoted to Marport. The picture of Hougomont forms an appropriate front cover; her adventures in the Solway are vividly described in an article within. 6,500 copies of the magazine were sold out by 3rd June! Front page of Sea Breezes June 1927
Hougomont aground on Fire Island beach 1918 Sea Breezes 1927
Hougomont, as she lay on the beach at Fire Island, 7th February, 1918. Fortunately she got off, and is still going strong, being one of this season's grain fleet from Australia. She lay on the beach at Allonby and then at Fire Island, she was a right layabout, but she was still going strong. Sea Breezes June 1927