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Memories of Coxgreen:   The Demise of Perseverance!

... after the February 2020 Storms


Coxgreen Boat Perseverance

( Pictured in 2008 )

Pontoon and Boat 2008

Idyllic view of the former Ferryman's House, the Boat Club Pontoon and Perseverance.
Note the number of Boats on the River.

[ Photographer: Keith Cockerill,  2008 ]

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The Pontoon & Perseverance

Pontoon and Boat

Before The February 2020 Storms

[ Photographer: Keith Cockerill,  November 2019 ]

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The Pontoon & Perseverance - Gone!

Pontoon and Boat - Gone!

After The February 2020 Storms

[ Photographer: Keith Cockerill,  4th March 2020 ]

NEWS FROM THE RIVER WEAR

"I took a short walk down to Coxgreen this morning.

The Pontoon and the Boat 'Perseverance' have been washed away in the recent rain and winds.

I enclose 2 photos, the first shows the situation last November and the second how things looked this morning.
Can these facilities be rebuilt?  I certainly hope so!"

Keith

Perseverance on Fire at Deptford

Boat on fire!

Between Alexandra Bridge and The Stadium of Light
( Saturday, 15th February 2020, approx 1:30 p.m. )

Boat on fire!

Tyne & Wear Fire and Rescue Service in Action - 3 Fire Engines in Attendance
( Saturday, 15th February 2020 )

[ The above two Pictures were posted on the Sunderland Echo Website, 15th February 2020. ]

Perseverance Stranded at Webster's Ropery

Perseverance stranded

The South Bank of the River Wear

[ Photographer: Keith Cockerill,  8th March 2020 ]

Perseverance stranded

What a Sad Sight!

[ Photographer: Keith Cockerill,  8th March 2020 ]

MORE NEWS FROM THE RIVER WEAR

"I had a walk along the riverbank at Deptford this morning.

Found the Perseverance lying on the south side of the river close to Webster's Ropery.

How ironic that the mooring ropes failed to keep the Boat at Coxgreen and it ended up beside the World's Oldest Patent Ropery!
There is no sign of the Pontoon now."

Keith

[ Many Thanks to Keith Cockerill for his Comments and Excellent Photographic Timeline. ]