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    The first wet dock in Britain was built in Liverpool and completed in 1715. It
    was the first commercial enclosed wet dock in the world and was
    constructed for a capacity of 100 ships


    view along dock wall showing thickness


    view down into bedrock


    showing the curved end of the dock.


    view showing diging marks and cut outs in the basin


    if you have looked down through the little window on to the dock then this is the wall you see, note the round window at the top.


    Rock bottom, the bed rock base.


    view of dock wall


    some of the people that went


    Kept the best to last, when the dock was uncovered this tunnel was discovered, as it pre-dates the dock IE the dock cuts through it, it's thought it may be a sally port (means of escape) from the old castle.


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    Fantastic! I tried to phone but the line was constantly engaged!
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    Brilliant pics Drone Pilot, I couldn't get a ticket either, only the chosen few eh

    Just love the History of this great City of ours and your pics are superb,

    Martin

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    When are the plebs allowed to see it? Great pic's by the way!

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    they hope to have a visitors centre open by september then it's all down to the owners (grovner ?) to give the final O.K.
    we where alowd in because of it being world heritage day, i think it was also a trial run for when it opens fully.
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