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    Default Harland & Wolff in Liverpool

    I'm sure most people have heard of the huge Harland & Wolff shipyard in Belfast that built Titanic, but I didn't realise they had much of a presence in Liverpool until I decided to explore a few dead-end roads along the docks.


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    I was amazed to find that the storage warehouse visible from the dock road was once a Harland & Wolff foundry. What a fantastic looking building! Unfortunately I couldn't get inside, and I doubt there'd be anything 'original' in there worth seeing anyway, but I'm glad this historic building has been kept.

    Does anybody know any more about what Harland & Wolff did in Liverpool? Did they own/use any substantial areas of the dock estates? As far as I'm aware they did repairs and maintenance, but I can't find much else out.








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    What a lovely building!
    (And great photos).
    Where exactly is it?

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    It's on Strand Road, Bootle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snappel View Post
    It's on Strand Road, Bootle.
    Thanks, Snappel.

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    Snap I think it was an engineering works which manufactured spare and replacement parts for the refits.


    But don't quote me on that

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    My Grand dad and his brother worked for them as Engine fitters from 1898 to 1940,s they used to do refits.
    It suffered bomb damage during the war.
    Dave

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