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Caption for Eastham, Eastham Dock C1965: As oil tankers got bigger and bigger in the early 1950s, some of them were difficult to handle on the Manchester Ship Canal. Eastham Oil Dock was constructed in 1954 to allow these larger tankers to discharge their cargoes without entering the Ship Canal. It was built on the landward side of the canal so that its pipes and equipment did not have to pass over or under the Manchester Ship Canal. As we can see in our photograph, the entrance is right next to the Ship Canal entrance lock. The top ship is in the Ship Canal lock, the other three are in Eastham Dock.

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Memories of Eastham

Hi I am wondering if anyone has any pictures, I am looking for pictures of hooton, the post office in childerthornton, and any other local or surrounding areas, many thanks, val

Hi, can anyone help. I am trying to find out the history of the Glyder Hotel in Eastham. I am very interested in history, I would love to know when the "glider" as I knew it, was built, by whom, what date etc, who owned it, and if possible any old pictures anyone might have of the building. Any information would be appreciated, val

I was growing up in Eastham during the 1930s, attending the village school when war was declared. We had occasional day visits by the Lufwaffe and a couple of bombs were dropped. Then, after Dunkirk, the Merseyside blitz started with a vengeance, we in Eastham took some hard hits, Masons farm, opposite the Stanley Arms, (...Read full memory)

I lived at Hall Farm during the war years and along with my sister attended the Village School where Bill Haining was headmaster. My father farmed 300 acres in and around Eastham and kept a dairy herd of about 50 cows. The farm was bombed just a few days before Christmas in 1941, the farm buildings skirting the roadside (...Read full memory)

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