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Liverpool and Merseyside Photographic Memories

Liverpool and Merseyside Photographic Memories

The photo 'Liverpool, George's Dock c1881' appears in this book.

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Caption for Liverpool, George's Dock C1881: We see George's Dock from Mann Island. We can just see St Nicholas' Church and the Tower Building at the very far end. George's Dock was built out from the original shore-line and opened in 1771. At the time it was Liverpool's largest dock covering 26,793 square yards; it could hold, as we can see, a considerable amount of shipping. The dock was closed in 1900, and was filled in to give us George's Parade (the Pier Head and the three large and famous waterfront buildings that we have today).

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Memories of Liverpool

This incident started in Chester - let me explain. I was driving my car along the road bridge overlooking Chester Racecourse, on my left. I think there was a race going on which took my attention off the traffic in front of me . I didn't notice that the traffic had stopped resulting in me crashing into the car in (...Read full memory)

I grew up in Tillard St. Kirkdale. I remember we always had to use the back door when we left the house as kids, so the neighbours would not see we had no lino in the hall. (probably no body else had any anyway) I was a paper boy for Joe Ballard who owned a shop in Tillard St., he paid us ten bob a week. I went to (...Read full memory)

Our family emigrated to Canada on the Empress of England in 1959. We left Liverpool on May 29th and arrived in Montreal June 6th or 7th. I was a month short of my 12th birthday and I remember thinking on the first day onboard how smooth it was. That impression lasted until we reached the western side of (...Read full memory)

This photograph of 1881 is by chance, both the place and year, in which my Great-Grandad William Henry Howard was here! He certainly travelled around as he came from a Devon family. He was born in London, and became a skilled wood carver in Manchester before living (...Read full memory)

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