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    Default Sailors’ Home Interior, 1973

    In 1973, I spent the summer working in a warehouse in Manesty’s Lane, off Hanover Street. I was fortunate to grab a last view of the interior of the Sailors’ Home (see earlier post). It was a sad sight; abandoned and neglected, waiting for demolition. The building had been deemed a serious risk under the [...]

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    A couple of good pic's there Colin,any more, of the rooms,maybe?

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    Weird picture that first one the way it moves. Nice one Colin.

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    Excellent Colin, the first colour pictures I've seen of the interior. It really adds another dimension to the building.

    Thanks once again for sharing.

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    Excellent Colin. Nice one.

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    Nearly like the Albany. Great pics Colin.
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    It looks like an old fashioned prison or one of them buildings u see on telly in places like Cuba

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    wow! fantastic Colin, brings the home into colour! i've only ever seen b & w. it reminds me of the albany too
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    Excellent photos, Colin. I have left a comment on your site.

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    Just brilliant to see these Colin
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    Great Pic's Colin!

    Another great Iconic Building Gone, that would be Listed & Preserved If it was still standing Now!

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    I used to stay there in the 1950s, It was four shillings [ 20p today, ] a night for a room and Breakfast. the balconies were a work of art with the cast iron mouldings. the building was also a classic design. the lunatics who had it demolished should have been incarcerated

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    I'll second that, Cap'n. I once read that those vandals considered it to be a symbol of the working man's servitude to big capital. The idiots.
    Perhaps the same clowns would have liked to see the seamans' continual victimization, so they could have another bone to chew on in the great class struggle.
    Blue Funnel sent me there to get a basic rig before heading on to the Outward Bound Sea School at Aberdovey. They had a slop chest at the back of that picture.

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    Good stuff again Colin.Do you know what all the paper work in the first photo was?NOT RECORDS I HOPE.

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    Hi Edwardo,

    I imagine they were records. It is amazing how many times I have talked to people who knew of important records being thrown out. In the 1970s, when the daily Post and Echo moved from Victoria Street, a director insisted that all their photographic records (glass plates going back to the nineteenth century) were to be skipped because they would only clutter up the new building in Old Hall Street. The same with the Albert Dock, St George's Hall and the Workhouse. I know individuals who have picked up ledgers, admission records etc that were being thrown out. It is said that when Cunard left the city in the 1960s, they threw out most of their passenger lists (in the Mersey I was informed - although that seems a bit unlikely). Absolute tragedy for all those tracing their family histories.

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