... and the original one was there for years with no bother !
I always thought the newer one looked a bit flimsy .. these high-falutin' designs can't stand the test of time !
Now follows thew public enquiry, plans for an out of this world replacement, knocked back because of English Heritage, mean while its 2010 by now and still no new landing stage, 2011 we lose the Mersey Ferries and The Pier Head sinks
We'll have the Liver birds flying away next !!
... and you know what they say .. if they fly away Liverpool will cease to be !
Time to get me boat ready with two of every different haired ladies.
Gididi Gididi Goo.
Well, as long as the Tuebrook round-a-bout doesn't drift into the sunset. I have many fond memories of seeing who could get around it (Tuebrook to Mill Bank) the fastest. My own personal best was pushing 85mph. Not a heck of a lot of time to be readin' ya speedo.
- wasnt that the first round a bout in Liverpool?Originally Posted by bobbymac
Liverpool's ferries across the Mersey could be sailing from the Isle of Man terminal following the sinking of a landing terminal.
Operator Merseytravel is in talks with the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company to share its terminal in Liverpool.
Mersey Ferries' cross-river services will be suspended over the weekend, although cruise services will operate between Seacombe and Woodside.
It is hoped services will resume in the early part of next week.
"We remain in close discussion with Mersey Docks and Harbour Company and the Isle of Man Steam Packing Company about shared use of the Isle of Man terminal," said Councillor Mark Dowd, chairman of Merseytravel.
"The safety of passengers must come first, so we have had to suspend Mersey Ferries' services to Liverpool again this weekend," he added.
"The normal cruise service will be running on the river from Seacombe and Woodside, but will not call at the Pier Head." Source
Kev, I believe it was the first round a bout of it's kind in the world. But don't quote me on that.Originally Posted by kev
The landing stage was in three basic parts. Now that two parts have sunk the question has to be asked how long will the final part last?
I know this isn't really the place for this, but I thought you's like it.
It looks so peacefull and clean Thanks mate, they are greatOriginally Posted by bobbymac
How those days are long gone .. that's when the areas like Tuebrook, Anfield, Walton, etc, were 'normal' - normal clean pavements, normal environment, normal busses with no slashed seats and weed smoking deadheads ; no filth and litter, no vandalism, shops didn't have to batten down the hatches after closing time every evening - no steel shutters and mesh grills.
Where did it all go wrong ?
Those of us from the 50's & 60's became fairly affluent, and the 'havenots' multiplied. It seems that way.
New ferries landing stage is towed into the Mersey
May 9 2006
By Larry Neild, Daily Post
A NEW landing stage has arrived on Merseyside to replace the sunken Mersey Ferries terminal at the Pier Head.
The Mersey Docks and Harbour Company has hired the 200ft long pontoon as a temporary landing stage until a permanent replacement is built.
The pontoon, named Skyline Barge 15, left Rotterdam a week ago and was towed by tugs to the Mersey, arriving at the weekend. The pontoon sits on ducks-feet shaped four legs, known as spuds with the stage rising and falling with the tide.
It is now undergoing preparation work in Liverpool's West Alexandra Docks, and is expected to be taken to the Pier Head later this week.
For the time being it will be attached to the northern edge of the Isle of Man Steam Packet stage, and is expected to be brought into use next week.
Marine engineers will then start work on removing the remainder of the sunken landing stage that went down earlier this year during freak weather conditions. When the debris is removed, the new pontoon will be moved to the southern end of the IoM stage, where it will remain until a permanent landing stage is completed, probably in 18 months time.
The arrival of Skyline will be a welcome relief for Mersey Ferries who until now are having to share the IoM landing stage.
It has meant that on occasions ferry journeys have had to be cancelled because Irish Sea ferries are tied up at the stage.
The old landing stage, in use for around 40 years, sank two months ago when one of the lowest tides of the year then one of the highest, occurring with hours, strained the booms
holding the stage to the river wall. That led to the whole structure sinking beneath the waves.
The temporary resting place for the new replacement stage, closer to Princes Dock, will eventually be needed for the new cruise liner terminal which is currently being built in Birkenhead.
That extension is about 1,000 ft long and will attract between 40 and 50 cruise liners to the Liverpool waterfront every year.
11th May 2006.
Last picture - might go back sunday to see how they are getting on.
Last edited by A.D.Williams; 05-12-2006 at 12:44 AM.
The guy on the bike is a naughty man!Originally Posted by A.D.Williams
Gididi Gididi Goo.