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From our Archives: Cargo shipments through the years

PUBLISHED: 10:32 15 November 2015 | UPDATED: 10:36 15 November 2015

The East German grain ship Stubnitz prepares to berth by the Purfleet silos at Kings Lynn, while a timber-laden Russian vessel XNNYMAA heads for the South Quay in August 1967.

The East German grain ship Stubnitz prepares to berth by the Purfleet silos at Kings Lynn, while a timber-laden Russian vessel XNNYMAA heads for the South Quay in August 1967.

Past cargoes on the quaysides, while evoking the third stanza of John Masefield’s celebrated poem, point to our important industrial and maritime heritage.

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