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#384338 - 27th Jan 2010 3:38pm Great Eastern New Ferry
Steph Offline
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Hi everyone,

I have heard that the Great Eastern in New Ferry has now been sold.
It is on the Sold section of Sidney Philips Estate Agents.

I have been told that surveyors have been around the building, but wondered if anyone had any ideas who has bought it/what the plans are?

Cheers
Steph

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#384367 - 27th Jan 2010 7:07pm Re: Great Eastern New Ferry [Re: Steph]
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The Great Eastern has been baught up by the yacht club and is going to be the centre of the refurbished marina. I think you have been out of town. It has been in all the local papers and News. local meeting this week I think asking for input.

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#384369 - 27th Jan 2010 7:20pm Re: Great Eastern New Ferry [Re: paranoidballoon]
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Originally Posted By: paranoidballoon
The Great Eastern has been baught up by the yacht club and is going to be the centre of the refurbished marina. I think you have been out of town. It has been in all the local papers and news. local meeting this week I think asking for input.


I think that was The Admiral not the Great Eastern!
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#384376 - 27th Jan 2010 7:35pm Re: Great Eastern New Ferry [Re: diggingdeeper]
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sorry multi tasking

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#384418 - 27th Jan 2010 10:49pm Re: Great Eastern New Ferry [Re: paranoidballoon]
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yes it was the admaral the royal mersey bought but to be there new club house, because there building now is falling down and needs a lot of money spending on it. as for the marina i carnt see that going ahead but you never know. the great eastern will probably be demolished and houses built there that seems to be the norm these days!

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#384513 - 28th Jan 2010 12:30pm Re: Great Eastern New Ferry [Re: Steph]
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Hi Steph,

Welcome to the machine! I think there is info in another thread that says that the Great eastern has been bought by the Royal Yacht Club to be used as part of the water front re-devlopment. Hope this helps.
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#384520 - 28th Jan 2010 1:15pm Re: Great Eastern New Ferry [Re: Capt_America]
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Originally Posted By: Capt_America
Hi Steph,

Welcome to the machine! I think there is info in another thread that says that the Great eastern has been bought by the Royal Yacht Club to be used as part of the water front re-devlopment. Hope this helps.


I wish people would read the thread they post on!

It is the Admiral that the Royal Yacht Club are taking over.
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#384685 - 28th Jan 2010 10:27pm Re: Great Eastern New Ferry [Re: diggingdeeper]
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Hi guys, and thanks for the replies.

The Admiral is the one off Rock Park, I believe this is part of the river refurb plans.

The Great Eastern is on New Ferry Road, plans were submitted in 2008 to demolish and rebuild flats but were thrown out.

Someone has since bought the property but no News anywhere about it.

If anyone hears, please let me know - I have to stare at the boarded up monstrosity daily and the curiosity is killing me! smile

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#384689 - 28th Jan 2010 11:35pm Re: Great Eastern New Ferry [Re: diggingdeeper]
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Originally Posted By: diggingdeeper
Originally Posted By: Capt_America
Hi Steph,

Welcome to the machine! I think there is info in another thread that says that the Great eastern has been bought by the Royal Yacht Club to be used as part of the water front re-devlopment. Hope this helps.


I wish people would read the thread they post on!

It is the Admiral that the Royal Yacht Club are taking over.


This is weird, when I posted there were no other replies. Honest!
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#384951 - 30th Jan 2010 2:01pm Re: Great Eastern New Ferry [Re: Capt_America]
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My fondest memory of the Great Eastern was when they started selling draught cider in there, known locally as "Loony Soup", and we took advantage of it and sometimes got a bit wasted. Anyway we'd been in there a while, I think it was Christmas Eve, and it had been snowing when we came out. One of the fellahs was met by his missus and she was not pleased. She started knocking seven bells out of him and as he sank to the deck alongside a car he was singing, "Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way......." Brilliant.
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#384961 - 30th Jan 2010 2:33pm Re: Great Eastern New Ferry [Re: BandyCoot]
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Are you sure it's not the Admiral that the Royal Yacht Club are taking over?

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#384971 - 30th Jan 2010 3:37pm Re: Great Eastern New Ferry [Re: Steph]
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A pic...of the Great Eastern (1898)


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#384972 - 30th Jan 2010 3:38pm Re: Great Eastern New Ferry [Re: BandyCoot]
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Originally Posted By: BandyCoot
My fondest memory of the Great Eastern was when they started selling draught cider in there, known locally as "Loony Soup", and we took advantage of it


Well, me ol' mucker...that explains everything!! raftl

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#386493 - 6th Feb 2010 10:06pm Re: Great Eastern New Ferry [Re: ]
genlock Offline
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Registered: 13th Sep 2009
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Loc: Wirral
Is it still standing ?

Found this shot though..
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:New_Ferry,_Wirral_-_DSC03043.JPG

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#391962 - 28th Feb 2010 3:01pm Re: Great Eastern New Ferry [Re: genlock]
Trearan Offline
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Registered: 16th Oct 2009
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Over Christmas, I spotted two surveyors outside the Great Eastern with measuring equipment taking readings. I didn't approach them at that time. This Wednesday (24th Feb), a colleague of mine was walking past the former Pub when a group of people came out of the door. She politely asked them what they had been doing inside, and was given the gleeful reply; "Its being demolished love, for housing". !!!!

Eeek! Here we go again!! Cllr Steve Niblock has already checked, and as yet there is no new planning application in so we are none the wiser as to who these people are. The building is not listed nor is it protected in any other way, so we are deeply concerned that it could be lost. The previous planning application for housing on the site 18 months ago was rejected by Wirral Council as being too bland for such an important site. To our knowledge, the previous application's rejection was not contested/appealed.

It would be a tragedy if the Great Eastern should be lost, as it is the only distinctive building of its type on the eastern side of the bypass in this area. I have already asked about whether we can apply to have the Great Eastern listed, but have been told by some planning colleagues of mine (where I work in Liverpool City Council) that it is unlikely that we would be successful in getting it listed. Apparently we would have stood more of a chance if the original artefacts stripped from the Great Eastern ship and put into the Pub in the 1860s were still there, but they have long since gone - unfortunately.

I have just put together a new online petition just for it. You can find it at http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/savethegreateastern/

I am going to try to get the Pub listed, but I need more info for the letter to the DCMS. Does anyone know who currently owns the Pub?

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