Steve Thornton Photography
Print Specification
PRINT TITLE: Wharncliffe Road Fish Pontoon

Wharncliffe Road Fish Pontoon. No. ST-13-21. 16″ x 20″ inches. Circa; 1989. Signed. Now available as a postcard.

Materials – Archival pigment print on 100% fibre based 325 gsm signature art paper
Size – See above
Rarity – Unique
Signature – Hand-signed by the artist
Certificate of Authenticity – Included. Signed, dated and stamped.
Print Packaging – Up to A2 supplied in black cloth archival box
Print Packaging – Over to A2 supplied rolled with archival protective print cover
Frame – Not included
Photographer – Stephen Robert Thornton

About the artwork

Print title; Wharncliffe Road Fish Pontoon. The Wharncliffe Road Fish Pontoon was an iconic site in the fishing town of Grimsby, bustling with activity every morning as enthusiastic fish merchants barrowed their freshly acquired fish from the early morning auctions to begin the process of filleting. The Grimsby dock tower is towering over the old fish pontoon, a symbol of the town’s rich fishing history. Unfortunately, this historic fish pontoon was demolished in the mid 90’s, to prepare the way for a new, multi-million-pound fish market that would comply with EU regulations. Despite the loss of this important part of Grimsby’s past, the town remains a significant centre for the UK’s fishing industry. Circa; 1989. 16″ x 20″ inches. Signed. Also available as a postcard.




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This book is truly extraordinary and quite unique in its content covering 30 years in the life of Grimsby fish docks. It offers a rare glimpse into what it was like to work at the world-famous Grimsby fish docks. With its vivid descriptions and engaging images, readers will be transported into the everyday lives of the hardworking dock workers who tirelessly labour to bring the freshest seafood to market. Through its insightful and illuminating pages, this special book showcases the many challenges, triumphs, and unique experiences that come with working in this fascinating industry. Whether you're a lifelong Grimsby resident or have always been curious about the inner workings of the fishing industry, this book is an absolute must-read. So sit back, relax, and prepare to be enthralled by this one-of-a-kind photographic gem that truly captures the heart and soul of Grimsby's fishing community.

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Fish Town book. Grimsby Fish Docks. Steve Thornton

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Buy FISH TOWN original photographic prints

Buy original archival prints of a fishing community, a brotherhood and irreplaceable scenes of an unforgettable era. All are original fine art prints, signed, numbered & dated by Stephen Robert Thornton.

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Buy FISH TOWN Postcards

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Buy FISH TOWN pontoon Posters

These fish town posters are of the actual signs fishmongers suspend above their filleting stands on the pontoons. Many of the pontoon signage can be seen in the 1990 photographs.
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Buy FISH TOWN picture posters

A selection of 6, A4 picture posters from the 1990 photographs

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