The Changing Face of Barton - The Haven


The Haven in or around the 1940's - courtesy of Brian Peeps
The Haven in or around the 1940's.
(picture courtesy of Brian Peeps)

The Haven has changed dramatically over the years.  In the above picture the maltings on the right, which belonged to Gilstrap and Earp of Newark, still stands but in the bottom picture it has gone.  Today the Waters' Edge Visitors Centre stands to the right of the picture at the bottom of the page, being one of the most environmentally buildings in the UK.  On the left of the top picture is the boatyard of Clapson and sons.  This transferred to South Ferriby in 1974.  In the bottom picture Clapson and sons has gone.  The other major difference is the size of the Haven.  Above the Haven is much wider with a large amount of river traffic which could get much further up the Haven whereas in the bottom picture it is much more silted up and cannot get much further up the Haven than is shown in this picture.  This occurred after the 1950's when the water flow from the fresh water springs was diverted away from the Haven to Chowder Ness. 

The Haven showing the width up to Maltkiln Road bridge.
The Haven showing the width up to Maltkiln Road bridge.
(picture courtesy of Brian Peeps)
The Haven showing a very busy scene.
The Haven showing a very busy scene.
(picture courtesy of Brian Peeps)

One interesting point of both the top picture and the bottom picture is that there is a sloop present in both.

The Haven today
A modern picture of the Haven.

With special thanks to Brian Peeps for the use of the old images.
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