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For any Old Dockers

Postby vinny » Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:52 pm

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Postby annie webster » Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:43 am

wonder what they would think of the docks today
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Postby Dan » Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:41 am

Found this on the Science Museum website.
Hard hat Tick
Hi vis Tick
Safety boots Tick
Got the lot covered.
MDHB travelling crane. No date,
It was in the records of W.T.Glover &Co.-Trafford Park cable manufacturers. They took photos of wherever they had supplied cables and junction boxes.

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Postby Dan » Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:50 am

Found this on Graces Guide. Dated 1898.

G F and A G Lyster- father and son. Mersey Docks and Harbour Board.

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Postby Dan » Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:19 pm

The caption says it's a Dunlop Bell Road Steam Crane from the Liverpool Docks 1950's. Probably from Graces Guide.

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Gladstone Dock February 8 1949 from the Liverpool Echo.

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We used to smell dad's overcoat to see if we could guess what cargo he'd been working on that day.
Got pretty good at spotting palm oil, bananas, fish meal and wood.
Never did get the hang of spotting blue asbestos.

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Postby Invicta » Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:47 pm

Straight from ship to lorry, brilliant pic Dan.
We could always tell when my Dad was working the Rum boats :roll:
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Postby Dan » Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:10 pm

Ken
I remembered the rum just after I posted, and molasses too.
Funnily enough, I worked for ED&F Man for a while and they traded both commodities.
Then I used to do analysis for Demerara Distillers and Main Rum, who were both based in Canning Street.
Obscuration test- evaporating 100 ml of rum in an evaporating dish over a steam bath.
Most enjoyable test ever.
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Postby fatboyjoe90 » Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:44 pm

Good photos of the docks Dan. :wink: :)
Cheers Joe.
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Postby Dan » Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:49 am

Cheers Joe.
Sometimes the hardest part here is trying to latch things on to the right thread.

From the Liverpool Echo

Last watch at the Brunswick Dock January 3 1975

Left to right: Alec Broadbent Bob Bennett Cyril Vine Charles Goldson and Geoff Dawson


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Postby BossHogg » Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:04 am

My grandad and dad both worked on the docks.
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Postby BossHogg » Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:08 am

darrenadam wrote:I can't see the pictures how do I access them

If you're using Chrome, go in the extensions store and search for photobucket fix, there is an add on that lets you see the missing photos.
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Postby Dan » Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:08 pm

LIFE photo shoot April 1947.

Cargo for Buenos Aires
ImageView of Liverpool from the docks
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Gladstone Dock
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View of Docks looking North

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Clarence Dock Power Station
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Shortcut from Bramley Moore to Sandon Half Tide

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Postby Walsh » Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:00 pm

Dan, Great photos of the docks.
My Da worked as a rigger in the 50s and 60s, then as an occasional pumphouse attendant in the 70s.
Apart from miscellaneous residue smells from the cargo, he sometimes inadvertently brought home ticks, fleas - and even sizeable spiders (from the banana boats). This made the 'Banana Boat song' come alive when I was a kid in Waterworks Street and Brookhill Road, whenever it came on the radio (Rediffusion, valve or transistor, as the years went by).
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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Dan » Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:24 am

Thanks Walshy (Sorry Walsh sounds far too formal).
I thought I'd found another dock picture, but on checking it's the One O'Clock Gun that stood on the Morpeth Dock on the Birkenhead side.
(LIFE magazine)
I can't recall hearing the gun in Netherton, but I do remember a siren would sound each day (late50's- early 60's?)
Anyway here's a picture of the gun- I think it's now in the Albert Dock,

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Postby Dan » Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:03 am

There is a good excavation report for Mann Island published by Caroline Raynor and Nick Johnson in 2015.

No date, but this stood on the Mann Island site.
Nova Scotia.
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Liverpool Docks 1938
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Postby Invicta » Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:31 am

Some characters in that picture Dan. Great stuff. :D Ken
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Postby Walsh » Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:14 pm

Dan wrote:Thanks Walshy (Sorry Walsh sounds far too formal).
I thought I'd found another dock picture, but on checking it's the One O'Clock Gun that stood on the Morpeth Dock on the Birkenhead side.
(LIFE magazine)
I can't recall hearing the gun in Netherton, but I do remember a siren would sound each day (late50's- early 60's?)
Anyway here's a picture of the gun- I think it's now in the Albert Dock,

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Dan, Another great series of photos, thanks. In the late 50s and throughout the 60s, my Da would often refer to any short, booming noise as 'the one O'clock gun' - as he had heard it so many times. This, the Altcar rifle range and the Park Street barracks practice range on Mill Lane were part of the sound track of my youth, as was slinging rope and pulleys before I could tie shoe laces, due to dad's tuition. Walshy.
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Postby Dan » Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:44 pm

Cheers Walshy
Some more photos and some graphics.
Landing stage 1907
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Waterfront 1915
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Cunard fleet poster about 1950
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How good are the Mersey River Pilots?
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Cunard's new baby for 1922
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What I'd love to see in the Mersey 2023
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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Invicta » Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:17 pm

The 3 Sisters are in Southampton tomorrow. I’m running down some friends who are joining Victoria. :D Ken
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Postby filsgreen » Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:24 pm

Wow, thanks for those pictures. :)
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Postby BOBHAMO » Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:21 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwuXq5zUVhI
the one o clock gun was last fired 18 july 1969
and was timed from bidston conservatory
to be accurate to a millsecond used by all for the correct time
remember it well :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby fatboyjoe90 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:10 pm

Good photos Dan. :wink: :)
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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Dan » Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:05 am

Cheers Joe
Some more from Cunard.

Poster showing the Britannia to the Queen Mary 2

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Advert for the Mauritania-she needed 850 to 1000 tonnes of coal a day to maintain 23 knots cruising speed.

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Some pictures from the Cunard blog emphasizing the link between Liverpool an Shanghai.

The Bund Shanghai
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Art by Lu Pingyuan- need to get him working on the Marian Square
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Postby Invicta » Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:40 am

I’ve never seen the Bund like that.
The three times I’ve been there it was Smog, heavy rain , smog.
Always heaving with people, never liked Shanghai
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Postby Dan » Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:45 pm

You could be our Ambassador for Anglo Sino Relations Ken.
Walshy, your comment about bugs and the like from the docks was important for the city, because it gave rise to the School of Tropical Medicine.
Only Liverpool and London have these facilities in Britain.

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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Invicta » Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:41 pm

I won’t be going back Dan!

As to the Rum Boats, I was down there checking plywood on a Russian and went looking for my Dad who was working a Rum Boat berthed next to my ship. The hatches were open but nothing was coming up so I went to look over the hatch my Dad was in. A sight to behold! They had cleared a square of cargo and made a small stage in the middle of the hold .
The crane hook was was down and being used as a microphone as each of the Dockers, bottle in hand, gave a turn much to the appreciation of the assembled, pissed Dockers and Crew. :lol: Ken
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Postby Dan » Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:41 pm

Port of Liverpool and Approaches
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Hospital ship Orange and the White Star Mauretania

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HMS Vanguard scrapes Gladstone Lock wall May 1946

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No date. Unloading Seville oranges for Hartleys.
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May 8 1965. Liverpool University Public Transport Society pulled by the Avonside into Canada Dock branch
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Postby fatboyjoe90 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:49 pm

Great photos Dan thanks for sharing them. :D :wink:
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Postby Dan » Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:27 pm

Thanks Joe.

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May 15 1929
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Postby Dan » Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:20 pm

Gladstone dock fire 1949
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Empress of Canada March 6 1954
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Bessie Braddock, Simon Mahon and Hugh Gaitskill Gladstone Dock 1958
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August 1965 Unloading a Greenheys trailer
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Postby Dan » Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:44 am

Some old dock maps.
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1913 Construction of the Gladstone Dock
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Postby Invicta » Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:13 am

Looking at those maps, in the first one there is a “ Carrier Dock “
I don’t remember that and I thought I knew the Canada Dock area from my Timber days.
Any info, anyone?
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Postby Dan » Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:49 am

Would have been before your time Ken.


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May 1929
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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Invicta » Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:44 am

You keep surprising us Dan, many thanks. I love all the Maritime stuff. Ships, docks and locks, right up my waterway :lol: K

Thanks to Joe too for keeping our Maritime memories alive.

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Postby Walsh » Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:15 am

Dan. Wonderful, continuing photos of the Bootle docks, especially the Gladstone construction.

I also enjoyed the Cunard poster, having worked on the steam turbine QE2 engines, at Southampton, in the 1980s.

Marine salt in my blood. Walshy.
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