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Falmouth Docks Co

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The original warehouses can be seen in the dockyard.
Falmouth dockyard.
Falmouth dockyard.
Falmouth dockyard.
Falmouth dockyard.

of Falmouth.

1858 The Falmouth Docks Co was formed, with the railway following a few years later.

1863 The prospects of the Docks were enhanced by the opening of the Cornwall Railway

1865 Arrangements were entered into with the agents of the Peruvian Government for establishing at Falmouth a depot for the importation of guano, and extra stores were built to meet the demands of this trade, which for several years was a remunerative source of income to the docks.

1870 and for a few years subsequent, the export of china clay and iron ore promised to become a large source of income to the Docks, but the construction of the mineral railway connecting Fowey with the main line again diverted this trade from Falmouth.

1908 The affairs of the company were being administered by the Public Works Loan Commissioners as mortgagees in possession. [1]

1977 The Falmouth Dock Company's assets were subsumed into the British Shipbuilders Corporation

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Sources of Information

  1. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908