Barley Mow Navy Gun Boats*

  World War 1

First World War gun boats in Granville Dock, 1930s?
Photo by photographers Whorwell & Son
of Bench Street, Dover, (postcard).

Interesting dockside scene, with Grand Shaft Barracks on the cliff-top. From the left to right along the waterfront are the Hearts of Oak dining rooms (a name not found in long search of Pike street directories), W. Gigg, seamen’s outfitter; Red Star Line shipping offices; Prince Imperial Hotel with unusual sign visible from ships for some distance (!); the Railway Packet Yard behind in Snargate Street, Army & Navy hairdressers and tobacconists, on Commercial Quay, Mechanics Arms pub, Friendly Society, two or three properties not identified, George Beer Brewery’s “Barley Mow” public house, next to Leney’s Union Hotel. The first of the three steam boats each with their distinctive three funnels, is the “Leven.”
First World War gun boats in Granville Dock, 1930s? Photo by photographers Whorwell & Son of Bench Street, Dover, (postcard). Interesting dockside scene, with Grand Shaft Barracks on the cliff-top. From the left to right along the waterfront are the Hearts of Oak dining rooms (a name not found in long search of Pike street directories), W. Gigg, seamen’s outfitter; Red Star Line shipping offices; Prince Imperial Hotel with unusual sign visible from ships for some distance (!); the Railway Packet Yard behind in Snargate Street, Army & Navy hairdressers and tobacconists, on Commercial Quay, Mechanics Arms pub, Friendly Society, two or three properties not identified, George Beer Brewery’s “Barley Mow” public house, next to Leney’s Union Hotel. The first of the three steam boats each with their distinctive three funnels, is the “Leven