Chris Melville

Interview with Chris Melville by Shirley Boothroyd on 21 September 2023.

Click the play button below to hear Chris talk about working as a health inspector on the docks.

“Saying to anybody today, I mean I can remember it only going back to 1982 but anybody coming down today wouldn’t have the slightest idea what the fish docks looked like at that time, pretty much every single building occupied, the ice factory in operation, the police station at the back of ABP (Associated British Ports), the British Transport Police who did the docks, the Customs House on the flyover full of customs officers, seven banks that I can think of, the post office, cafes, public toilets.”

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