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    A member on the Merseyside Genealogy and history forum showed us his web site, I asked him could i show it here.

    Have a look.


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    http://web.mac.com/keithjtinkler/iWe.../PierHead.html

    Its very good and so interesting.

    Kev am i ok posting this mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gnomie View Post
    A member on the Merseyside Genealogy and history forum showed us his web site, I asked him could i show it here.

    Have a look.

    http://web.mac.com/keithjtinkler/iWe.../PierHead.html

    Its very good and so interesting.

    Kev am i ok posting this mate.
    Hi Tony

    I will email your friend. He has a number of bugs to get out of the site including some typos -- "Bibiliography" for example as a major heading at http://web.mac.com/keithjtinkler/iWe...liography.html

    Chris
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    No Probs Chris.

    He aint my friend, he is new on the Genealogy forum. i just posted his link as his site looks good.

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    Gnomie,
    this is a really interesting site and enjoyed the poem by I presume, his missus?
    -------------------------
    Ah Liverpool, I am beloved
    Of that city where the poor could dream
    And even feel the stuff of dreams
    In ropes around the bollards
    On Jesse Hartley's docks. Real ropes
    That were heart strings and harp strings
    Resounding the surgings of love
    Or, the ebbings of loss. In the fathoms
    Of Mersey murky waters where the winds
    With the tides drew most ships across the Bar.

    Today, with my children, I sail
    In the boat named the "Ben My Chree."
    It's only a four hour ferry half over
    The Irish Sea to Douglas, Isle of Man.
    Trouble is, my Dad sitting near the gangway,
    With thoughts of years ago
    When legion bumper crossings were
    Delivering the courage of the Nation as
    Export to that Lady in New York.
    I see Dad speaking to the Great Ghost
    Of ineffable sentimentality who watches
    Anyone, any day, leaving from Liverpool
    In the trust of the old Pier Head.

    In this case, a middle-sized ferry, uncrowded,
    Then our flying back to Canada after that.
    Don't worry Ghost, or Dad,
    In a couple of years we'll be back. Perhaps
    We'll shift our future leavings, better for you,
    To The John Lennon Airport. No sitting there
    Near the Liver Birds blowing your nose
    In the drizzle with tears. The JLA
    Has good snacks, newspapers with crosswords
    To do, as well as catching sight of multitudes,
    Mostly short stop-in-the-sun vacationers,
    Coming home in droves. The name
    Of the famous Beatle won't work you up.
    Your head is singing in the Anglican Cathedral
    And revering Gilbert Scott. You will see
    Our way of leaving Liverpool is a newer,
    Worldly mode of constant Coming Back.

    Margaret Tinkler

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