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Liverpool Picturebook

A site dedicated to photographs and History of old Liverpool

  1. Ferries and the River Mersey

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Edwards View Post
    People have been crossing the River Mersey by ferry between the Wirral and Liverpool for almost 800 years and even though many of these ferries no longer operate the places where they used to come and go from are still known. Place names such as Monks Ferry, Job's Ferry, New Ferry and Rock Ferry show where ferries used to run between the Wirral and Liverpool. Some of the main ferries to Liverpool operated from New Brighton, Egremont, Seacombe, Woodside, Monks Ferry, and Runcorn. Early ferryboats
  2. MV Royal Iris

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Edwards View Post
    Royal Iris

    The MV Royal Iris, was built as a twin screw, diesel-electric, former Mersey Ferry. The vessel was built by William Denny & Brothers of Dumbarton (Yard No. 1448) and launched in December 1950, costing £256,000. Her engines were produced by Ruston & Hornsby Metropolitan-Vickers. Her weight is 1,234 gross tonnes. She is 159 feet long and 48 feet wide, with a draught of 9 feet. At least during the first decade of her life, the ship's diesel-electric propulsion made