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    This is another one where PhilipG might have to kindly sit back and not provide the answer to allow others the chance. Thanks, Philip.




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    View of Albion House, James Street and the Strand, Liverpool. Photograph courtesy of A. D. Williams. This building closely resembles another famous building in another city. What would that building be? Good luck!

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    the best little W hore house in Texas?
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    Oh, streaky bacon building. That's what it is.

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    Scotland Yard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny blue View Post
    Scotland Yard.
    Correct. Both Albion House and New Scotland Yard on the Thames Embankment were designed by noted architect by Norman Shaw. On the Liverpool building he collaborated with J. Francis Doyle. New Scotland Yard was opened in the 1890's so is the historical Scotland Yard of the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes eras but has been since superceded by an even newer building located elsewhere. The original Scotland Yard got its name from being built at the location of the mansion house of the Kings of Scotland in medieval times when Scotland was a separate kingdom to England.


    Norman Shaw Building, Victoria Embankment, London, 1890

    For more modern pics of the London building and other buildings designed by Shaw see

    In Celebration of Norman Shaw - Victorian architect on Flickr.

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    Correct. Both Albion House and New Scotland Yard
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    What's the rumored link to the Beatles of this....

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    Sefton Park bandstand. Rumoured to be the inspiration for Sgt Peppers lonely hearts club band.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    Sefton Park bandstand. Rumoured to be the inspiration for Sgt Peppers lonely hearts club band.
    really ??

    That's interesting, I didn't know that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    Sefton Park bandstand. Rumoured to be the inspiration for Sgt Peppers lonely hearts club band.
    Yes thanks, Ged. You have it. I only recently heard of this rumor myself. I don't know what basis of truth there may have been to the story. Sounds a bit of a stretch to me!

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    It does to me too Chris as the Beatles have never mentioned it to my knowledge. There will always be rumours where a group of that magnitude is concerned though.
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    A ship in another city. What's the name of the ship. Where is it? What is its connection to Liverpool?

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    Not a clue and not a clue.!

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    HMS Liverpool.

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    Is it the Confederate ship CSS ALABAMA built in Birkenhead ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gregs dad View Post
    Is it the Confederate ship CSS ALABAMA built in Birkenhead ?
    Doesn't look likely Joe...

    http://www.history.navy.mil/branches/org12-1.htm

    [BTW. I was reminded by tonight's edition (repeat) of QI about the luckiest ship in the US navy: USS Phoenix. The one ship that survived the attack on Pearl Harbour and later sold and renamed...the General Belgrano...we know what happened to her then.]

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    Wavertree at South Street New York.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samsette View Post
    Wavertree at South Street New York.
    Biggest iron boat still surviving that.

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    This one might be tough...

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    Where is this? And what is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGeorge View Post
    A ship in another city. What's the name of the ship. Where is it? What is its connection to Liverpool?


    ????? ain't got a clue,but Russian?,"Onedin line,possibly? Give us another, Chris!

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    Zebu? Training ship?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samsette View Post
    Wavertree at South Street New York.
    Correct! Well done.



    Photograph copyright Alex Gambaro (Paid My Dues) on Flickr. Thanks, Alex. This photograph should not be used without Mr Gambaro's consent. Thanks.

    Following information from http://www.southstreetseaportmuseum....1.aspx?BD=8993

    Wavertree

    Rig: Full Rigged Ship
    Material: Iron
    Length: 279 ft.
    Breadth: 40.2 ft.
    Gross Tonnage: 2170
    Net Tonnage: 2118
    Crew: 3 officers, 21 men
    Sail Area: 31,495 sq. ft.
    Depth: 24.4 ft.

    Wavertree was built at Southampton, England in 1885 for R.W. Leyland & Company of Liverpool, one of the last large sailing ships built of wrought iron. Today, she is the largest afloat. Wavertree was first employed to carry jute, used in making rope and burlap bags, between eastern India (now Bangladesh) and Scotland. When less then two years old she entered the tramp trades, taking cargoes anywhere in the world she could find them. After sailing for a quarter century, she limped into the Falkland Islands in December 1910, having been dismasted off Cape Horn. Rather then re-rigging her, her owners sold her for use as a floating warehouse at Punta Arenas, Chile. She was converted into a sand barge at Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1947, and acquired by the South Street Seaport Museum in 1968.
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    Wouldn't have known that Chris, well done Samsette. I was thinking it was the vessel that your parents brought you over to the States on Chris
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    Quote Originally Posted by fortinian View Post
    This one might be tough...

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    Where is this? And what is it?
    It's an insurance sign. Here's an example in Aberdeen. I don't know where it would be located in Liverpool though.

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    It looks like the Sun motif, possibly Royal Sun Alliance but the red stonework at the top is making me think the Pru building on Dale st?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    Wouldn't have known that Chris, well done Samsette. I was thinking it was the vessel that your parents brought you over to the States on Chris
    Nah, Ged. That was a coracle that my Mum and Dad paddled from the Mersey across to New York. . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGeorge View Post
    It's an insurance sign.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ged
    It looks like the Sun motif, possibly Royal Sun Alliance
    Correct on what it is guys.

    It's actually a "Fire Insurance Plaque" from the Sun Fire Office - founded in 1710. The Sun Fire Office combined with Alliance Fire Office in 1959 to form Sun Alliance. They joined with Royal Insurance in 1996 to form Royal Sun Alliance.

    For most of the 18th century, each insurance company maintained its own fire brigade, which extinguished fires in those buildings insured by the company and, in return for a fee to be paid later, in buildings insured by other companies. The firemen knew which houses were insured though the Fire Insurance Plaque.

    Nice work guys... but where is it?

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    Well the Royal Sun Alliance building is the sandcastle building on Old Hall St but that doesn't look like it's on there so i'm supposing the original Sun Alliance building but I don't know where it was though Castle St/Dale St/Water St was always the business/Commerce area.

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    I have photos of the Wavertree up on here!!! I nip down to the Seaport quite often and always visit her. I even bought the book. Cheek!!

    ---------- Post added at 11:22 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:10 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGeorge View Post
    Correct! Well done.



    Photograph copyright Alex Gambaro (Paid My Dues) on Flickr. Thanks, Alex. This photograph should not be used without Mr Gambaro's consent. Thanks.

    Following information from http://www.southstreetseaportmuseum....1.aspx?BD=8993

    Wavertree

    Rig: Full Rigged Ship
    Material: Iron
    Length: 279 ft.
    Breadth: 40.2 ft.
    Gross Tonnage: 2170
    Net Tonnage: 2118
    Crew: 3 officers, 21 men
    Sail Area: 31,495 sq. ft.
    Depth: 24.4 ft.

    Wavertree was built at Southampton, England in 1885 for R.W. Leyland & Company of Liverpool, one of the last large sailing ships built of wrought iron. Today, she is the largest afloat. Wavertree was first employed to carry jute, used in making rope and burlap bags, between eastern India (now Bangladesh) and Scotland. When less then two years old she entered the tramp trades, taking cargoes anywhere in the world she could find them. After sailing for a quarter century, she limped into the Falkland Islands in December 1910, having been dismasted off Cape Horn. Rather then re-rigging her, her owners sold her for use as a floating warehouse at Punta Arenas, Chile. She was converted into a sand barge at Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1947, and acquired by the South Street Seaport Museum in 1968.
    I just brought MY photos of the Wavertree from June up on the picture of the day for June, the very nerve of you Chris, !!!
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