For any Old Dockers

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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Dan » Sun May 26, 2019 11:57 am

Pump House Late 90s/Early 00s.

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Pump House March 2014.

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May 16 2005 Moat House,visible in background of first photo,prior to demolition.

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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Dan » Sun May 26, 2019 11:23 pm

Before the docks.

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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby miv donelan » Sun May 26, 2019 11:48 pm

Love the "before the docks" photo Dan. Thanks for posting it.
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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Dan » Mon May 27, 2019 9:01 am

Opening of the Mersey Tunnel.

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1943 Liver Building.

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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Owen Owen » Wed May 29, 2019 12:12 pm

Dan, you mentioned about what happened to Hadfield's ...
My Grandfather, Owen John Owen, worked for them from 1915 until 1965 when he retired.
Hadfield's got acquired by Fisons.
I've got a file somewhere full of clippings, photos and letters from his time with the firm.

His father (a coal merchant) died when Owen was 6.
Aged 14 he was sent with a one way ticket to Liverpool from Groeslon.
He lodged in a house on Daisy Street and worked on the docks, as he used to describe his first job as "shoveling shite" from the boats to be used in the making of fertilzer.
He eventually moved into his own house on Sidney Road, Bootle, then out to Crosby with his wife and 2 daughters.

As a lad I remember an antique hammock he gave us off an old clipper.
I'd love to see pictures of the docks as he would have seen them as a 14 year old.

Anyway, here's a photo of him when he was about 18.
More info to follow.

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Dan wrote:Well here's something else I didn't have a clue about either, Loretta.

Stanley Dock Branch of the Liverpool-Leeds canal.
Hadfield's Bone Fertilizer.
Lightbody Street, Stanley Dock.
Founded 1820. Still going in 1911.
It looks as though it was a big factory, and the smell must have been horrendous. (I worked in the tallow trade for a few years.)

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Love the donkey in this photo.
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Not a clue what happened to Hadfield's. Although Marine Guano started to be imported from the islands off Peru around this time, and there was loads of it.

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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby filsgreen » Wed May 29, 2019 12:42 pm

Welcome to the forum, Owen. Are you any relation to John, David or Edward, from Orrell?
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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Dan » Wed May 29, 2019 6:23 pm

Great photo Owen.

Look forward to your information on Hadfield's. It must have employed thousands over the years.

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Had another look at the siting of the factory.

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The OS Map of 1910 shows Hadfield's stood beside the second and part of the third of the Liverpool Locks.

The Nr. Stanley Dock on the address threw me.

It's labelled the Manure Works.

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The site is now a housing development, although why there's no Manure Close is beyond me.

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The factory stood this side of the Liverpool-Southport railway line to the right of the locks, from the railway to the bottom of the photo.

Lockside view, showing the lock gate between the second and third locks,from Landor Close.

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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Dan » Thu May 30, 2019 7:01 am

Proposed Bootle boundary changes 1934.

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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Dan » Fri May 31, 2019 8:53 am

1933 Landing Stage.

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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby efc46 » Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:50 am

I was there with half the kids from our way the day the empress of Canada went on fire (Gladstone dock) remember it well Fire engines everywhere
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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Dan » Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:11 pm

Undated Seaforth Shore.

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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Dan » Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:41 pm

1914 Blundellsands

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1920 Blundellsands

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Undated Blundellsands

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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Dan » Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:14 am

1905 Duke's Dock

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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Dan » Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:17 am

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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Dan » Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:01 am

Bootle Times January/February 1937

Bootle in the 1870s and 1880s.

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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby filsgreen » Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:19 am

Great insight, thanks, Dan.
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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Dan » Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:25 am

BRS Shipbuilding Review January 2019

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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Dan » Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:47 am

Shipbuilding in China, Korea and Japan

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Postby Dan » Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:08 am

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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Dan » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:37 am

Cunard's Queen Victoria should be at the Liner Terminal today (12th) from 7.30 am to 5.30 pm.

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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Dan » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:50 am

Alexandra Dock

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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Dan » Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:34 pm

Stood round about where Derby Square/Victoria Monument is now.

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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Dan » Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:02 pm

Tom Mann addressing the crowd during the 1911 Liverpool General Transport Strike.

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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Dan » Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:37 am

Undated. Seacombe promenade

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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Dan » Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:30 am

Seaforth Sands Overhead Station to the right.

Arthur Street in the foregound. next would be Trevor Street.

Railway bridge in the distance carrying the Fazakerley & North Mersey Branch line.

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1928 Map of the area

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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Dan » Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:55 am

c1830 Bootle Shore, before the docks.

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Map from 1851 showing the position of the landmarks.

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Never seen anything with regard to Old Flame Bridge.
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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Dan » Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:16 am

c 1911-1914 Before the Cunard building

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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Dan » Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:41 am

Rimrose Road. The big glass fronted unit, that looked like the RAC building on the M6 was demolished towards the tail end of 2017.

Worked opposite it for nine years. Never seemed to be occupied.

Old Oil Salvage garage and laboratory (UKAS No. 4704) on the upper left.

The Muncaster photobombing bottom right.

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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Dan » Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:06 am

June 18 2019

Kelvin-Helmholtz wave clouds over Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia.

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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Walsh » Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:28 am

Dan, Good to see the Vitginia cloud image. It is rare to see natural examples of ripply, Kelvin-Helmholtz clouds arising from high local wind shear; years ago, I worked on forming such features in a controlled wind and water trough. Walshy.
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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Dan » Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:17 pm

Walshy

Lucky I noticed they were called Kelvin-Helmholtz, I would have gone with sea-horsey.

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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Dan » Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:30 pm

Bootle Docks

Dock Road, Rimrose/Derby Road, Irlam Road, Brocklebank, Coffee House Bridge, Merton Road, Asda, Canal, Liverpool-Southport line.

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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Dan » Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:48 am

Carters making their way to the Dock Road

The sign on the warehouse reads "Tuck & Co. Rubber Asbestos"

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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Dan » Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:53 am

Undated Tower Buildings

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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Dan » Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:40 pm

From the RadioCityTower360° twitter feed.

June 11 2019

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