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    am I correct in thinking these where originally in the old seaman's place in town?



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    or where they somewhere else. I've definitely seen them before.
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    I think you're right, I remember seeing that design in the middle one on a website and think it might even be incorporated in the Henry Pooley gates.
    www.inacityliving.piczo.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by quincyg View Post
    am I correct in thinking these were originally in the old seaman's place in town?
    or were they somewhere else. I've definitely seen them before.
    Why not tell us where you took the photo?
    Do you mean the Mersey Mission to Seamen, because they're not from there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilipG View Post
    Why not tell us where you took the photo?
    Do you mean the Mersey Mission to Seamen, because they're not from there.
    Sorry.
    I've been trying to upload pics to here and Flickr all evening and had to do dinner and nipped out to Crosby. Can't remember everything.
    They're in The Malmaison now, but I've definitely seen them somewhere else. May have been in the Museum of Liverpool Life
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    I thought they looked like the mermaid ones from Sailors Home (or in the style of).
    There are/were examples in the museum. I haven't checked for a while, though. Or there are examples in Portmeirion, Wales.

    Edit: Just done a brief search of Flickr for Portmeirion...have a look at the bottom right of this pic:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/97704754@N00/2508618811/
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    Yes, Marky, they're definitely from the Sailor's Home.
    I have a Merseyside County Museums photograph showing them (Negative No. N72-238).
    I don't think I'm too happy that they're in a hotel with (presumably) no knowledge of where they're from.
    Have Merseyside County Museums (or whatever they're now called) been selling their collection?
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    Quote Originally Posted by marky View Post
    I thought they looked like the mermaid ones from Sailors Home (or in the style of).
    There are/were examples in the museum. I haven't checked for a while, though. Or there are examples in Portmeirion, Wales.

    Edit: Just done a brief search of Flickr for Portmeirion...have a look at the bottom right of this pic:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/97704754@N00/2508618811/
    that's the place I meant, used to be in town by the police HQ.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilipG View Post
    Yes, Marky, they're definitely from the Sailor's Home.
    I don't think I'm too happy that they're in a hotel with (presumably) no knowledge of where they're from.
    Have Merseyside County Museums (or whatever they're now called) been selling their collection?
    they've got 6 of them all together. 3 on either side on the main entrance with the rather ott purple seating. at least they are still in the city I suppose.

    this is on their website, but doesn't mention the panels
    Mal Liverpool is completely unique – the epitome of modern chic. It follows a New York gothic-inspired theme, is built on an immense scale and has a whole extra dimension through being situated right by the Mersey.

    You can feel the sense of style as you enter the lobby. An industrial metal staircase leads to our alluring champagne bar, while our minimalist décor includes exposed brickwork and aircon ducts. Trust us, you won’t have stayed anywhere like this before.


    it's certainly the most bizarre foyer I've ever been in. I found it a bit dark and rather overbearing.
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    I haven't found a large pic yet, but this one shows an example (in Wales) :
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/crainbow/1484657139/
    The examples I've seen are flat. The ones at the top of the thread, look to have a curve (unless it's just my eyes)

    Another nice one:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ricksphotos101/1462888749/
    I've seen 5 or 6 seperate so far. I wish I had the time to go through all Flickrs Portmeirion pics, to find others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quincyg View Post
    they've got 6 of them all together. 3 on either side on the main entrance with the rather ott purple seating. at least they are still in the city I suppose.

    this is on their website, but doesn't mention the panels
    Mal Liverpool is completely unique – the epitome of modern chic. It follows a New York gothic-inspired theme, is built on an immense scale and has a whole extra dimension through being situated right by the Mersey.

    You can feel the sense of style as you enter the lobby. An industrial metal staircase leads to our alluring champagne bar, while our minimalist décor includes exposed brickwork and aircon ducts. Trust us, you won’t have stayed anywhere like this before.


    it's certainly the most bizarre foyer I've ever been in. I found it a bit dark and rather overbearing.

    If they don't know what they are, how can we be reassured that they won't end up in a skip some day?
    I don't think I'll ever have a reason to go into the Malmaison to see them.

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    found this one on Flickr which is a full view of the Portmeirion one

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    Quote Originally Posted by marky View Post
    I haven't found a large pic yet, but this one shows an example (in Wales) :
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/crainbow/1484657139/
    The examples I've seen are flat. The ones at the top of the thread, look to have a curve (unless it's just my eyes)
    they are curved and if you look at the one in the middle it's like the edge of it is missing. I didn't notice them on the way in as I was too busy looking for the lambanana
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    Yes, there were at least 100 of these panels in the Sailors' Home.
    There's another photo of the interior (Negative No. N72-233).
    The photos are probably available from the Maritime Museum.

    BTW, the new John Lewis covers the site of the Sailors' Home.

    Which was the museum in the Albert Dock (not the Maritime)?
    They had a complete room (or cabin?) from the Sailors' Home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilipG View Post
    Yes, there were at least 100 of these panels in the Sailors' Home.
    There's another photo of the interior (Negative No. N72-233).
    The photos are probably available from the Maritime Museum.

    BTW, the new John Lewis covers the site of the Sailors' Home.
    I remember the site has a mish mash of scaffolding with advertising hoardings on for a while. I'm having a quick trawl round seeing if I can find a pic of the panels in situ


    there's this pic from bwpics.co.uk site it shows where the panels where but it's not very clear
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    The Sailors Home/Pooley Gates crop up in past threads. Post 28 of this one, has the mock-up that was in the Museum and shows some of the mermaid panels:
    http://www.yoliverpool.com/forum/sho...=pooley&page=2

    Here's the Listing details (1987 Grade II) for the Pooley Gates:
    http://www.laws.sandwell.gov.uk/ccm/...d=apk4MNBOpxcd

    Site of Sailors Home pics: copy and paste 'Liverpool sailors home' into Flickr:
    http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=liverpool+sailors+home

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