Title: Religious Party on Boat - J S Doig Limited, Shipbuilders
Author: H. Blackburn, 42 Freeman Street, Grimsby
Date: March 2017 scan of the original c1908 photo

Is the religious party here to bless a new fishing boat?

On the building in the backgound, it's just possible to make out 'J S Doig' and 'Shipbuilders' on the second line of wording below.

J S Doig Limited was founded in 1904 by John Salmond Doig, a Scotsman, and became a busy shipyard with a reputation for high-class workmanship. This was one of the companies which contributed to the making of Great Grimsby when the town really was 'great'!

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