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m.v Gaillia - Fire in Sharpness Docks - August 1969

Along with the 'Big Freeze' photos, we were also offered these photos, again taken by the late Mr L. C. Grey, a former Shipping Agent at Sharpness Docks, we're very grateful to Terry Parsons for allowing the photos to be scanned and used here.

m.v. Gaillia was delivering timber to Sharpness Docks when the cargo caught fire on 28th August 1969, 4 fire engines attended to put the fire out, she was later towed to Newport to be scrapped.