Valentine's Post Card

The Forth Bridge

and Ferry Boat

'Queen Margaret'

Late 1940s?

Possibly later: 

The Forth Bridge and the ferry boat, Queen Margaret, on the Queensferry Passage, moored at Hawes Pier, South Queensferry.  When might this photo have been taken?The Ferry Boat, Queen Margaret at Hawes Pier, beneath the Forth Bridge - When might this photo have been taken?

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The Forth Bridge

and Ferry Boat

'Queen Margaret'

The View

This view, looking towards the Forth Rail Bridge from South Queensferry, is taken from a postcard in the 'R A Series'.

The ferry leaving Hawes Pier close to the Forth Rail Bridge is 'Queen Margaret' a double-ended, side loading, diesel electric paddle driven boat, capacity,  28 cars. 

This boat was built in Dumbarton in 1934 and operated on the ferry between South Queensferry and North Queensferry from 1934 until the Forth Road Bridge opened in 1964 and the service closed.

 

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Allan Dodds

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England

Thank you to Allan Dodds who wrote:

Date of the Photo

1945-48?

    The Forth Bridge and the ferry boat, Queen Margaret, on the Queensferry Passage, moored at Hawes Pier, South Queensferry.  When might this photo have been taken?

"This photo of the 'Queen Margaret' is more than likely to have been taken post-war, probably around 1945-48.

The women's coats are the giveaway.  My mother had one similar at that time.

The cars in this photo are pre-war (mid-1930s to late-1930s) but all cars at that time were pre-war!"

Allan Dodds, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England:  November 25, 2013

 

 

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