For any Old Dockers

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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Dan » Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:33 am

From the Liverpool Echo

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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Walsh » Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:42 pm

Dan. I appreciated the posting on the Overhead Railway. This distinctive, elevated electric railway was so important and timely to the docks and surrounding communities. We can only imagine what an updated version would offer to Liverpool. One of my favourite memories is being taken for a ride on the trams then the Overhead by my Da (a rigger in the docks) aged 4 in 1956.We went from the underground Dingle station to Seaforth. The crowded carriages, evocative clatter, electric whine and views of the docks have remained with me. I recall asking why the docks were known as the 'Liverpool' docks when most of them were definitely in Bootle. My Da offered people's lack of education or carelessness with expression! Sadly, the Overhead closed weeks after my ride and trams were replaced by buses. I have been lucky enough to ride and work on electrified, elevated railtracks around the World but none left as magical an impression on me as the Overhead. My second favourite railtrack, the spectacular Sydney Monorail, opened in 1988 but closed in 2013, being mainly used by tourists. Ah well, I still dream of these railtracks, along with my Hornby 000 electric train, the 'Dutchess of Montrose'. I confess to still having the transformer. Walshy (A mongrel engineer).
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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Dan » Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:46 pm

Cheers Walshy.
Look at the mess that's being made at HS2, the new nuclear power plants, and the coal plants (sorry the dirty coal plants),

I'd forgotten about this dispute on the docks.

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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Dan » Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:01 pm

From the Financial Times November 14 2018.

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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Dan » Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:16 pm

From the Liverpool Echo

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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Dan » Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:32 pm

From Peel Ports Group accounts Year End March 2018 published December 28 2018.

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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Invicta » Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:02 am

Cheers Dan,
Huge interest in 2017 pushing them into loss, presume that relates to Liverpool Container port start up, new handling equipment etc.
It would be nice to see the breakdown results of their various activities, particularly the ports operations on the Mersey and Medway/Sheerness.
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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:46 pm

Hiya Dan, thanks for all your info and photos it will take me ages to go through them all, I'll try my best though. :wink:
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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Dan » Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:10 am

Cheers Joe.

Check out the link to GF Lyster's presentation to the Institution of Civil Engineers. (Posted November 22)

It's paywalled in this country, but I got a copy from the US Archive.

So much detail in it. Unfortunately, no maps or diagrams.

Back to work.

South Docks

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Mammoth Floating Crane in the Docks

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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Dan » Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:38 pm

Queensway Tunnel

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Duke of York, later George VI, JA Brodie(inventor of goal nets) and Lord Mayor Lawrence Holt.

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Fan fabrication

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Fresh air fan

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Vertical shaft fan

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Tram tunnel beneath roadway.

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July 1934

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Queen Mary in William Brown Street ( There's a quiz question in there)

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Opening Day

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18th Century Dock Wall

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Bottom of Old Dock

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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Dan » Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:40 pm

Mersey in the 1950s

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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Dan » Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:17 am

June 26 1897. Members of the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board on RMS Teutonic.

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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Dan » Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:26 am

Riverside station platform ticket, dated February 17 1954, for the SS Cilicia

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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Walsh » Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:59 am

Dan. As an engineer having spent many years on and around ships and ports,I particularly appreciated the Liverpool Pilot, dock bottom and dredger photos. The 1950s Pier Head photo took me straight back to visits there as a kid - my paternal Grandmother would take us on the Birkenhead or New Brighton Ferry, enjoying a glass of guinness (lemo + crisps for us) in the ferry bar. I can still smell the heady mix of the Mersey, marine diesel, salt from a twisted blue greaseproof paper bag in the crisp packet and the black stuff from those early days. Walshy.
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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Dan » Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:31 pm

Cheers Walshy and Happy New Year.

For me, the New Brighton ferry was best. You got a longer ride.
Loved the Pier and the baths, and the fish and chip shop on the promenade.

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June 1934.
You would have thought the councillors would have made a bit of an effort to get into the spirit of the occasion.

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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Dan » Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:46 am

The Mersey Gateway Bridge

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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Walsh » Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:50 am

Dan. Nice photos of the Mersey Gateway project, especially the pylon bases. Over many years, I acted as a marine corrosion engineer, looking at ballast tanks, steel piling supports etc. It was always a buzz to work safely inside a good coffer dam with the sea waves lapping outside. Sadly, as the years progressed, I worked on fewer docks and oilrig platform supports but more shopping and yachting marinas. Walshy.
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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Dan » Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:18 am

Cheers Walshy.

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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby lynne99 » Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:31 am

Another of my loves. I love stained glass. The arms are absolutely beautiful. Thanks Dan
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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Dan » Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:21 am

Cheers Lynne.

From The Pilot Online.

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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Dan » Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:30 pm

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1910 Huskisson Dock

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1910 Liver Building without the Liver Birds

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1910 Snow on the landing stage

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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Dan » Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:48 pm

Undated. Travelling crane.

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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Walsh » Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:21 pm

Dan. Two of my favourite subjects - stained glass and the Princes Landing stage. From time to time, as a hobby, I repaired small stained glass panels, mainly from churches but also coat of arms and old front door panels, using a small furnace, home made pigments and leaded strips. My Da worked as a rigger for the MDHB for years; I still recall his Donkey jacket with the initials emblazoned on the back. As a kid, I spent hours gently bobbing up and down on the wooden landing stage, just watching the ferries dock, the wash from the river and the pilot, dredgers and ships go past. Walshy.
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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Dan » Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:06 am

Cheers Walshy.
My abiding memory of the docks is getting the 5o'clock bus from St Martin's on Stanley Road.
The dockers getting on at Strand Road would be laughing while trying not to get my bright blue blazer dirty.

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1917 Princes Dock

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February 1920 Erosion at Blundellsands.

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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Dan » Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:33 pm

1930s Gladstone Dock

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1938 September 11 HMS Conway at the Pier Head

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1953 April 14 HMS Conway wrecked in the Menai Strait

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HMS Conway aground

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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Dan » Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:22 am

From the Minutes of the Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers 1878.

The Egremont Ferry Landing Stage.

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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Dan » Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:40 am

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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Dan » Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:51 am

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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Dan » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:05 am

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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Dan » Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:04 am

Status Imagery photo of the docks.

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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Dan » Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:24 am

1880 Landing Stage

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1895 First Tower Buildings in the distance.

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Canning Dock

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Dockers in the Canning Dock

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Cotton Bales

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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:56 am

More great photos Dan. :wink:
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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Dan » Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:47 am

Thanks Joe.

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The Goliath crane working in Bankfield Goods Yard.


Mao of the yard drawn up for homas Borthwick's

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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Dan » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:47 pm

Central Docks

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Gladstone Construction Early 1920s

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Gladstone Graving Dock

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MV Britannic

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Landing Stage for the Seacombe Ferry

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Snowdrop Ferry

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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Dan » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:08 am

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