Liverpool, George's Dock c.1881

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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).

An extract from Liverpool and Merseyside Photographic Memories.

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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)

My name is Audrey Hinds, i grew up in Berwick street in the 1950's. If anyone was there and has memories of this time please contact me, it would be lovely to share stories.

My first job after leaving Our Lady of Mount Carmel school was in the accounts office of the well known Blacklers Department Store. The office only was located in Bold Street during 1953. The office staff relocated to the main store during 1953/54. I worked with a friend called Margaret Langshaw. We both left to work at (...Read full memory)

I went to Bankfield School. I left in 1975 and my best friend was Alma Knowles. Don't know what became of Alma as we lost contact. I would love to see her again to catch up on old times, she may be married so I don't know how to find her. I have tried Bankfield it was the best school I went to. When I left the school was named Hollylodge - it's now another school...those were the days.

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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).

An extract from Liverpool and Merseyside Photographic Memories.

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