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    Climbed St Mary`s Tower in the Birkenhead priory yesterday, still getting my breath back.
    The red ship, the Nexans Skagerrak looks like its some sort of gas carrier,
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    Nice one Joe. Great shots,

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    Thanks for the pics, Joe. The Dockyards look as busy as ever!

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    Excellent pics, GD. I worked right by there and never went up

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    Quote Originally Posted by scouse smurf View Post
    Excellent pics, GD. I worked right by there and never went up
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    Nice to see the activity there. That huge circular thingy looks like it might be for undersea cable storage.

    Thanks for climbing all the way up there to bring us such pictures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo42 View Post
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    It wasn't a height issue, I just don't do things like that by myself and I wouldn't have asked anyone in work to come with me

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    Quote Originally Posted by scouse smurf View Post
    It wasn't a height issue, I just don't do things like that by myself and I wouldn't have asked anyone in work to come with me
    I know me too. I used to go past there every day and never went. Funny that you never take the time to visit theses places.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samsette View Post
    Nice to see the activity there. That huge circular thingy looks like it might be for undersea cable storage.

    Thanks for climbing all the way up there to bring us such pictures.
    Judging by the amount of gas bottles lying around I think it`s an L P G carrier
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    Great to see some activity there & retaining skilled workers . That vessel looks like pipe/cable laying vessel , ugly looking though ! Ron

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    The bell on the tower of the priory

    The automatic bell ringing gear made in 1835 by the liverpool firm of James Gondilff

    Fairly new staircase to the tower

    Alongside the staircase runs a wooden rail containing the names of all the crew of the ill fated submarine H M S Thetis

    This plaque is at the bottom of the staircase
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    Good pic's Gd,I always feel infuriated by the "Thetis" disaster! But for the bungling by the authorities,many of the crew might have been saved! Nice to see the names commemorated.

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    cammel lairds

    Small graving dock

    Stairs out of the graving dock
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    Excellent Joe, thanks!
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