The area known as Hanover Quay is in recognition of the twinning of Bristol with Hanover in 1947. From at least 1250 until recent times it was known as Canons Marsh.
The Canons Marsh Wharves were developed in the 1890s.
‘Boston City’ berthed at Y Shed, ‘New York City’ at Z Shed beyond. Both ships were built in 1917; ‘Boston City’ was torpedoed and sunk by a U-boat in St George’s Channel on 2 Jan 1918. A new ‘Boston City was built in 1920. In this picture the 1920 tobacco bonded warehouse is notably absent. In the distance at far right is the Corporation Granary, later destroyed in a WW2 air raid.
Beyond, at Y Shed, is SS Stalheim from Norway with wood-pulp. BR pannier tank loco working.
Vessel in background loading coke at Gas Works jetty.
The large car park was at one stage free as long as you could negotiate the puddled and potholed surface.