Stour Navigation. The Quay.

Subject: Events

Gallery: 1970 - 2000

Catalogue ref: pa1004

Commercial traffic ceased on the outbreak of WWI and the cut serving the two Quay warehouses gradually filled up with silt and rubbish. In 1977 the late Ben Bloys was a prime mover in the excavation of the north basin. Much of the labour was provide under a Government Job Creation Scheme. The mud and rubbish was removed and a platform built out from the wall of what was to become the Quay Theatre.