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The 'Pool Project
‘pool works with communities looking at the ecology and social dynamics of their spaces using walks, picnics, celebrations, conferrings and positive documentation, in the belief that creative fun and laughter help to solve problems.
‘pool project is actively creating a legacy for the city that has forgotten its namesake. We aim to explore, reveal and celebrate the origins of the city of Liverpool and in so doing contemplate and influence the city’s destiny.
Liverpool’s namesake, the tidal pool, is now an invisible changing of tidal water levels underground from the Strand up to Paradise Street and Whitechapel.
The boats used to tie up where the Queens Tunnel now takes us under the Mersey.
Manchester Street and Dale Street follow the shape of the bay made by the meeting of the salt water and the sweet stream, down what is now William Brown Street.
The city is committed in the world heritage management plan to a project to remember the tidal pool. ‘pool project gives a culturally unique identity to Liverpool’s historic core.
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On this theme, perhaps we ought to go back to using the original name for Paradise Street, i.e. Frog Lane. Somehow the "Frog Lane Project" doesn't have the same ring as the "Paradise Street Project" does it !!
Originally Posted by Kev
This looks to be an interesting project and hopefully will educate young and old alike about Liverpool's history. I have downloaded the PDF file on the project and am learning a number of things about the Pool vis-à-vis the old town of Liverpool and the corresponding geography of the city today. Fascinating.
The Liver Pool was filled in and one dock made of it. Wallasey was not filled and the twisting shape of it today is that of Birkenhead Docks. It would have been better to have just docked in the Liver pool not fill it in.
I wonder where they got their name from?
Nothing to do with the CD that the Liv Record Office produced called Project P.O.O.L?
The pool was a tidal pool and could only be used a certain times of the day when the tide was right, by making a dock from the pool the loading and unloading of cargo could potentially happen around the clock so becoming more efficient. Because the 'pool' was essentialy a small eastury of a river it was quite shallow (the Mersey itself is a shallow river) so by creating a dock, deeper hulled vessels could put into port. I can't see how it would have been 'better' to have ships coming up a tital tributary, it would be like trying to get a boat up the Alt.
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