Liverpool, The Floating Road 1895

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Caption for Liverpool, The Floating Road 1895: Our photographer is standing on the Prince's Landing Stage, looking up the floating road towards St Nicholas' Place and the church of Our Lady and St Nicholas at the top. We can also see the distinctive square Tower Building to the right. The floating road was supported on pontoons that rose and fell with the tide, which is high in our photo. This meant that wagons and lorries could drive straight onto the landing stage and board the luggage ferries for the journey over the Mersey, whatever the state of the tide. Can you make out the overhead railway, which had opened only two years earlier, running just below the church and tower building?

An extract from Liverpool and Merseyside Photographic Memories.

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I attended a presentation at St George's Hall as a youngster, where I received a beautiful certificate in recognition of an essay I had written. I have no idea what I wrote about but since the RSPCA awarded the certificate, then I assume it must have been about animals. As a very shy, not-at-all-confident child, I (...Read full memory)

1956, I was brought up in Doon Street, Kirkdale, along with my 3 brothers and 5 sisters. We all went to St John's School, where we had Father Hopkins and Sister Mary Francis, we used to call them the dragons. If anyone is still around from that era I would love to hear from you. I read some comments (...Read full memory)

I grew up in Bodley Street (L4) from 1960-1970. There was a Welsh church at the top of the street and on the walls of said church we played '2 balls'! I would love to have the name of the church, should anyone remember it. My nan and grandad, Albert and Elizabeth Coy, shared the wall and every Sunday were blessed with the (...Read full memory)

My parents got married here in 1922 and we, as a family, attended up to about 1946. It was an English speaking, Welsh, Presbyterian church then and I think finally ceased about 1950 due to lack of numbers. I have copies of the monthly journals for all 1921 which contain lists of members and (...Read full memory)

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Caption for Liverpool, The Floating Road 1895: Our photographer is standing on the Prince's Landing Stage, looking up the floating road towards St Nicholas' Place and the church of Our Lady and St Nicholas at the top. We can also see the distinctive square Tower Building to the right. The floating road was supported on pontoons that rose and fell with the tide, which is high in our photo. This meant that wagons and lorries could drive straight onto the landing stage and board the luggage ferries for the journey over the Mersey, whatever the state of the tide. Can you make out the overhead railway, which had opened only two years earlier, running just below the church and tower building?

An extract from Liverpool and Merseyside Photographic Memories.

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