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  1. No don't I use it a lot! Saves quite a bit of...

    No don't I use it a lot! Saves quite a bit of time even if it is a bit ugly!
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    It has struck me that given the fight by women...

    It has struck me that given the fight by women for equality which is now enshrined in law - it the idea of "Women and Children First" outdated?

    If one wanted to be chivalrous should it not now be...
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    I don't think Colin pedestrians were intended to...

    I don't think Colin pedestrians were intended to walk along the narrow sloping strip, but on the high level pedestrian walkways below the road decks!
  4. Very sad news. What happened to the proposals /...

    Very sad news. What happened to the proposals / rumours that Mersey Travel were going to buy the tramway and eventually extend it to Seacombe Ferry?

    Did they die a death when Merseytravel decided...
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    I remember PS&N well myself and I well recall the...

    I remember PS&N well myself and I well recall the narrow wooden stairs.

    Now can someone confirm if my mind is playing tricks.

    Upstairs did they sell model railway equipment in the 1960s?
    (No...
  6. Hatfield Hotel was the unopened hotel under the...

    Hatfield Hotel was the unopened hotel under the railway bridge. Its currently Fitwell's workwear and school wear retailers.

    Prior to that it had been Neta Homestores late 60s to 80s and my mother...
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    With regard to IRA Activity in Liverpool - I...

    With regard to IRA Activity in Liverpool - I pickied up an interesting book some time back in a bookshop in Ireland "In the Legion of The Vanguard" published by Mercier Press of Cork.

    Written by...
  8. Very interesting obviously something is going on....

    Very interesting obviously something is going on.

    Must keep an eye on the Public Notices in the Daily Post that usually contains details of road closures for filming etc. Something must appear...
  9. Thanks for sharing those pictures of the engine...

    Thanks for sharing those pictures of the engine room of the restored bridge.

    The sad thing is the Egerton Bridge at Morpeth Dock Birkenhead was fully restored to working order in the early 1990s...
  10. Film Crew Moving in around Stanley Dock - 09/10

    Driving along Regent Road and over the newly restored lift bridge on Friday there appeared to be a film crew moving in to the north side of Stanley Dock.

    Road signs suggested that the road would...
  11. TS did respond very quickly!. Just a point...

    TS did respond very quickly!.

    Just a point about the creative art work SPERSEACAT TWO and the floating terminal PONTUS have long gone! ;-))

    John
  12. The west one was mentioned! I have posted...

    The west one was mentioned!

    I have posted this info on the Liners Yahoo Group and on the Irish Sea Shipping group - just incase anyone saw anything.

    But really its just one of those "tall...
  13. Queen Mary 2 and the Ghostly Statue

    There has been correspondence in the Daily Post this week which I am surprised hasn't been commented on in this group.

    It is of course best taken with a pinch of salt - but sharing it out of...
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    The doctors then moved to a new surgery in Earle...

    The doctors then moved to a new surgery in Earle Road.
  15. Its sad for things to come to an end - but at...

    Its sad for things to come to an end - but at least the GREY ROVER will follow HMS INTREPID into oblivion in an environmentally friendly way.

    Very different to the scrapping methods used on the...
  16. RFA Grey Rover arrives for recycling at Canada Graving Dock - October 18, 2009

    The former Royal Fleet Auxiliary tanker RFA GREY ROVER arrived at Liverpool today following a dead tow from Porthsmouth being berthed in Canada Graving Dock.

    I have uploaded a large selection of...
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    I have no problems with country folk chasing...

    I have no problems with country folk chasing round on horses after a fox which has a sporting chance of getting away - however, the thought of urban yobs baiting foxes and chasing them with dogs...
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    Cunard Building - A Visit

    The Merseyside Branch of the World Ship Society had an organised visit to the Cunard Building - once home of the Cunard Steamship Company -on Saturday September 26.

    The building is mainatained in...
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    There was to the Garden Festival site but that...

    There was to the Garden Festival site but that was tidal, though there was one referred to in 1820 operated by Joseph White. In 1837 a Sunday service was operated across to the Herculaneum Pottery.
    ...
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    I always wonder why they sealed off the Morpeth...

    I always wonder why they sealed off the Morpeth Dock from the rest of the Birkenhead Dock system but then went to the trouble of restoring the Egerton Bridge as a museum piece, but then failed to...
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    The Echo report even suggested that the ferries...

    The Echo report even suggested that the ferries might be able to call at the Pier - they would have to put the landing stage back for that to make it possible. All rather unlikely.

    The final...
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    Farewell Black Prince

    The BLACK PRINCE the well known and locally well supported Fred. Olsen Lines cuise ship made her final departure from the Mersey on Saturday September 19.

    Instead of heading out to sea directly...
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    The book "Steam Packet 175" published by Ferry...

    The book "Steam Packet 175" published by Ferry Publications PO Box 33, Ramsey, Isle of Man IM99 4FP tel: 01624898445 has a 26 page chapter "The AtoZ" of Steam Packet Captains.

    This has potted...
  24. But was the canal necessary? The logical...

    But was the canal necessary?

    The logical terminal for canal boats should have been a marina in Prince's Dock.

    John
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    I remember this event quite well. Was it...

    I remember this event quite well.

    Was it really 30 years ago? - Good grief I was only 19 then and a student.

    I have always had an interest in transport and always wanted to get inside the Edge...
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