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#225057 - 4th May 2008 9:50am Cammel Laird Motor ?
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Hi Guys

Was out on a mooch last week on my bike , and came across this building next to the Priory , Birkenhead . its obviously an old lairds building, im guessing a garage of some kind any ideas


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#225244 - 4th May 2008 8:13pm Re: Cammel Laird Motor ? [Re: Sludge]
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Humm No Idea
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#225268 - 4th May 2008 8:50pm Re: Cammel Laird Motor ? [Re: Mark]
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#225435 - 5th May 2008 7:35pm Re: Cammel Laird Motor ? [Re: Wheels]
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think i seen that, is that on same street as plumb center?
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#225459 - 5th May 2008 9:09pm Re: Cammel Laird Motor ? [Re: rentaclown100]
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Cammell Laird & ???? Motor Transport? Is that what it says? It almost looks like a sign upon a sign.

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#225471 - 5th May 2008 9:33pm Re: Cammel Laird Motor ? [Re: BigBadStuey]
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got the old man on it, he a wealth of lairds knowledge so as soon as.....
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#225897 - 7th May 2008 8:24pm Re: Cammel Laird Motor ? [Re: rentaclown100]
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the lairds garages were in the main yard near to the polaris office block when he worked there late sixties, there is a boss there he knows can prob tell more but he on holiday, watch this space
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#225902 - 7th May 2008 9:03pm Re: Cammel Laird Motor ? [Re: rentaclown100]
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Nice one mate
My dad worked there during the 60,s also on the polaris ,the whole area nowadays , is a lot different to what it was then. im sure after talking to to an old rigger friend of mine who had 40 odd years in , i recall him saying around the prory area was lairds repair yard , i remember the old dry docks at monks ferry i think 2, 3 dock now filled in and flats,and buisness now located there , no 4 dock still there as its a heritage site , thats were the " ALABAMA" the confederate raider was built . No 5,6,7 are still being used within Cammell Lairds .


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#226089 - 8th May 2008 9:30pm Re: Cammel Laird Motor ? [Re: Sludge]
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good pics mate, lairds have use of no.4 too, i worked on the clansman there a few months ago and sailed out of there on board


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#226096 - 8th May 2008 9:43pm Re: Cammel Laird Motor ? [Re: rentaclown100]
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wow thumbsup when i worked there , 4 dock was fenced off from 5 didnt know they are using it , thought it was a listed heritage site .
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#226105 - 8th May 2008 9:54pm Re: Cammel Laird Motor ? [Re: Sludge]
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they put a gate through accessed from the stern end of the starboard side of no.5, all owned indirectly by peel holdings including mdhc and part of new lairds
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#226115 - 8th May 2008 10:25pm Re: Cammel Laird Motor ? [Re: rentaclown100]
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Great pictures.

Never knew or even noticed them flats are built on old dry docks.
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#226159 - 9th May 2008 10:37am Re: Cammel Laird Motor ? [Re: Sludge]
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Originally Posted By: Sludge

My dad worked there during the 60,s also on the polaris


My dad worked on the Polaris too. He was a liner-off. I've still got his Polaris tie.


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#226264 - 9th May 2008 9:48pm Re: Cammel Laird Motor ? [Re: chriskay]
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i like this, all sorts of History comes to the surface, what a tie to have, nice one mate
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#227049 - 13th May 2008 8:47pm Re: Cammel Laird Motor ? [Re: rentaclown100]
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heres a map of lairds area circa mid 1950,s showing the dry docks, the filled in docks are situated north of no 5 dock on the map, no 4 dock is still in operation , 3,2,1 are filled in .if you look further north you will see the positions of further dry docks owned by Clovers ship repairs, near woodside .which are also filled in.


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