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  1. Thread: Nestor

    by Johnny Robbo
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    Nice painting. I seem to recall seeing another...

    Nice painting. I seem to recall seeing another painting of the Nestor in the Cornmarket pub in Fenwick Street, along with other atrefacts relating to the Nestorian Association. I think some ex-Blue...
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    Thanks Dave, that's interesting, especially the...

    Thanks Dave, that's interesting, especially the alternative painting on the site entitled Liverpool Custom House & Wapping in which Grimshaw shows the Custom House from an almost identical position...
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    This is a print of The Old Custom House,...

    This is a print of The Old Custom House, Liverpool, from a painting by the late Malcolm Butts in the Inverbeg Gallery in Scotland.

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    Chris, Nice shot of the fine former Harrison...

    Chris,
    Nice shot of the fine former Harrison Line HQ. I walked past the building one night just before Christmas after a carol service at St Nick's and the frontage was beautifully floodlit. I guess...
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    Joe Just seen your March photos of Albert Dock...

    Joe

    Just seen your March photos of Albert Dock colonnades. Great shots! Amazing detail in the shadows of the chain fencing, very atmospheric.

    Johnny R
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    Thanks Joe for your many wonderful photo...

    Thanks Joe for your many wonderful photo contributions throuhout this year.

    Best wishes for Christmas. Hoping to see more fine work from you in 2010.

    Johnny R
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    Here it is, photo credit: Laurence Scales

    Here it is, photo credit: Laurence Scales
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    The old school house next to St Mary's, Walton is...

    The old school house next to St Mary's, Walton is believed to date back to 1613.

    Johnny R
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    Take a look at my last post & map.

    Take a look at my last post & map.
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    There's nothing imaginary about it. The...

    There's nothing imaginary about it. The previously manned lightship was replaced by a large unmanned automatic buoy known as the Bar Racon (an acronym for Radar Beacon). It is positioned just west of...
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    Well done Dazza, great presentation. In Britain...

    Well done Dazza, great presentation. In Britain the Woolies slogan for many years was simply "nothing over sixpence".

    Johnny R
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    A century ago Liverpool was the major European...

    A century ago Liverpool was the major European port serving the eastern Seaboard of America and much of its growth can be attributed to the fact that its position offered the shortest sea route.
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    The whole line was quadrupled from Chester to...

    The whole line was quadrupled from Chester to Birkenhead in 1902-8. This was necessary because of the sheer volume of traffic on the route. The GWR Paddington to Birkenhead Woodside route had become...
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    Hi Dead Cat Here are two photos (credits: R...

    Hi Dead Cat

    Here are two photos (credits: R Casserley & H B Priestley) taken in the early 1960's when the track was still quadrupled, one shot looking towards Chester, the other towards...
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    I had an uncle who, along with his sister, spent...

    I had an uncle who, along with his sister, spent about 8 years in the Seamens Orphanage in the 1900's after their father was drowned at sea. They were described as "Inmate Scholars" in the 1911...
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    Think photo captioned Chester to Birkenhead Rd at...

    Think photo captioned Chester to Birkenhead Rd at Rock Ferry is actually New Ferry, not Rock Ferry, but thanks for putting up all these old pics.
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    Withy Grove Stores was, as the safe photo...

    Withy Grove Stores was, as the safe photo indicated, at 24-26 Whitechapel, Liverpool. This was on the block between Richmond St & Leigh St, opposite the end of Stanley St. They sold safes, filing...
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    Not sure that Council workers are responsible for...

    Not sure that Council workers are responsible for this poor workmanship. I think the main contractor for the restoration of the Hall & the Plateau was Mowlem. The pooling in this area has been there...
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    Dover Street was at the rear of the Liverpool...

    Dover Street was at the rear of the Liverpool Infirmary which was about one mile from the city centre or "downtown" as you would call it. The church of St Michael's in the Hamlet was a few miles...
  20. Here's a photo of Crown Street goods depot in 1964

    Here's a photo of Crown Street goods depot in 1964
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    Seems that following an appeal to the Vatican the...

    Seems that following an appeal to the Vatican the decision by the Bishop of Shrewsbury to close it has now been declared null & void.
    See report below:

    Aug 13 2009 by Liam Murphy, Liverpool Echo...
  22. Thread: Mammoth!

    by Johnny Robbo
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    The Mersey Mammoth has a maximum lifting capacity...

    The Mersey Mammoth has a maximum lifting capacity of 250 metric tonnes, compared with the original Mammoth's 200 tons capability.

    With such enormous lifting capacity much of the Mersey Mammoth's...
  23. Thread: Mammoth!

    by Johnny Robbo
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    The Mammoth in the photo was built in Holland and...

    The Mammoth in the photo was built in Holland and owned by the MD&HB until 1986 when it was sold to a Swedish company and renamed Baltic Mammoth. It was scrapped in 1998. The MD&HB replaced it in...
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    The American owners clearly recognise the history...

    The American owners clearly recognise the history of Cunard and the value of its trading name. It would undoubtedly diminish the Cunard brand value if their high profile liners named after members of...
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    A little unfair I think. It has long been...

    A little unfair I think. It has long been recognised that the stonework of Liverpool Town Hall is exceptionally difficult to clean due to the nature of the stone, which over the centuries has...
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