WikiWirral its great, register, enjoy and welcome.
Forum Statistics
Posts1,020,526
Topics75,183
Members13,116
Forums66
Posts in last 24hrs16
Most Online13,060
Sep 14th, 2019
Who's Online Now
40 registered members (alan128, 7 invisible), 1,659 guests, and325 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


Popular Topics(Views 7days)
New General Forums
State of the Nation
by diggingdeeper. 15th Oct 2019 5:23pm
World's Best Council Estate
by diggingdeeper. 28th Sep 2019 1:56pm
Funny Pics and Posts
by neddy. 2nd Feb 2013 4:21pm
Count to 1,000,000
by Nobody. 16th May 2011 12:40pm
New Wirral History
WHERE IS/WAS TONER ROAD, LISCARD
by moretonkiwi. 27th Sep 2019 4:25am
some downloadable pdfs from Cheshire Local History
by derekdwc. 26th Sep 2019 12:44pm
Where is/was this Station Hotel
by derekdwc. 13th Mar 2019 11:44am
Long-forgotten brook.
by Excoriator. 17th Sep 2017 7:37pm
St Werburgh's, Birkenhead
by Roslynmuse. 13th Aug 2014 7:19pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
Boaty McBoatface takes shape
The gathering storm: Mersey waterfront today
Topic Replies
Needs to be gone.
by RedTom. 23rd Oct 2019 12:22pm
Louise Ellman
by Gibbo. 23rd Oct 2019 10:06am
Authentic Turkish Barbers
by granny. 22nd Oct 2019 11:51pm
Defend Democracy Protests
by granny. 22nd Oct 2019 10:33pm
Chester Street Tunnel Birkenhead
by diggingdeeper. 21st Oct 2019 10:41pm
vacuum cleaner
by lincle. 21st Oct 2019 12:14pm
Free 4x2” wooden lengths
by mike1965. 21st Oct 2019 11:21am
What song are you listening to?
by Dilly. 20th Oct 2019 9:01pm
Japanese Autumn Festival 26th October
by Touchstone. 20th Oct 2019 7:43pm
October
M T W T F S S
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Japanese Autumn Festival 26th October
by Touchstone. 20th Oct 2019 7:43pm
Question Time in Wallasey
by granny. 29th Sep 2019 9:51pm
Previous Topic
Next Topic
Print Topic
Rate Topic
The Daffodil (Overchurch) is Saved #1070217
19th Jun 2019 9:25am
19th Jun 2019 9:25am
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 709
Wallasey
Norton Online Reading OP

Veteran
Norton  Online Reading OP

Veteran
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 709
Wallasey
From the Merseyside on Film Facebook page

The Daffodil Is Coming Home
The Royal Daffodil Is Coming Home!

The Former MV Royal Daffodil Mersey Ferry Sets Sail Towards New Life As The Region’s Premier Floating Food & Drink Destination . . . Keep an eye on this page for more in the coming months . . . .

A project to re-launch the former MV Royal Daffodil as Liverpool’s latest waterfront attraction has passed its first milestone, as it was recently towed out onto the river by her new owners, for the very first time in almost six years.

Having been moved off its mooring at Duke Street Quayside, Birkenhead and winched out of the water; the vessel is undergoing extensive restoration and re-purposing, with an exciting array of plans to secure her future now starting to be revealed. Going forward, it will simply be known as “Daffodil” and is set to be permanently relocated to Canning Dock during the coming months.

The initiative promises to preserve what is a hugely important feature of the City Region’s recent maritime heritage for many years to come, whilst opening Daffodil back up to the public as a unique place to drink, dine, host events, occasions and hold weddings by the waterfront.
The venture is being spearheaded by a number of local Visitor Economy business leaders – CEO of Liverpool City Sights, Philip Olivier; Managing Director of Orb Events Agency, Joshua Boyd and Managing Directors of popular Baltic Village businesses, Alfred McCaughran and Terence Stockton. The project was initially pitched to Merseytravel in June 2018 before being assessed and eventually approved by Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor Steve Rotherham and Merseytravel board members in April 2019. This week, it has been given a further stamp of approval by the Mayor of Liverpool Cllr Joe Anderson, twelve months on from its first inception.

Having been decommissioned and out of service since 2012 with gradually deteriorating condition, this much-loved vessel will be transformed through upwards of £600k investment in order to re-launch as a static, floating venue which features a café, cocktail bar and 106-cover seafood & grill restaurant; alongside an al-fresco Promenade Deck and event space in the former engine room of the hull. An official launch date is yet to be announced.

In addition, plans for 11 bedrooms of on-board guest accommodation are set to be developed in the near future to create the region’s largest floating hotel. Key heritage aspects are also carefully preserved throughout, with plans to create a mini-museum exhibit to the History of the 800-year-old Mersey river crossing in the “Wheelhouse” or bridge, offering visitors a first-hand look at navigation consoles and the original 19th-century compass amongst other exhibits.

Major engineering works are project-managed by Bromborough-based Carmet Marine who have over 40 years’ experience across three generations in their locally rooted, family-owned business. A broad range of contractors from the Liverpool City Region and across the North West are being used for all other key refurbishments, furnishings and interior design work.

This exciting venture will eventually result in the creation of over 16 new jobs and is expected to become a key feature in the ever-transforming waterfront zone, likely becoming a major tourist attraction. It is certain to become a new picture-postcard moment for all visitors to the city, set against the iconic backdrop of Albert Dock and the Three Graces.

Originally built at Cammell Laird, Birkenhead ‘The Daff’ was given her maiden voyage in April 1962 where she went on to carry passengers across the River Mersey in service to the people of the Liverpool City Region – right up until December 2012. The ferry has a wealth of heritage as both a working cross-river vessel as well as being used for functions, parties and special cruises with famous local nightlife brands over the years. Owners are now uncovering an exciting History of famous faces, personal stories and have been unravelling a swathe of legendary moments with the kind help of Mersey Ferries Heritage Society and local enthusiasts, which they hope to begin sharing with the public very soon.

For up to date info, please visit:
https://www.facebook.com/daffodilliverpool

Google Ads
Re: The Daffodil (Overchurch) is Saved [Re: Norton] #1070220
19th Jun 2019 10:26am
19th Jun 2019 10:26am
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 1,875
wallasey
C
casper Online content
Forum Addict
casper  Online Content
Forum Addict
C
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 1,875
wallasey
I suppose the Royal has been dropped because it will become a commercial venture and therefore is not by HM appointment, sad really the title Royal was granted for her (oops must not call ships her now)predecessors involvement at Zeebrugge.

Re: The Daffodil (Overchurch) is Saved [Re: Norton] #1070223
19th Jun 2019 11:15am
19th Jun 2019 11:15am
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 805
Greasby
G
Greenwood Offline
Wise One
Greenwood  Offline
Wise One
G
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 805
Greasby
Excellent news! Now, will anyone ever manage to bring back the Bar Lightship? I don't use the word 'iconic' if i can help it, but the Bar Lightship falls into that category for Liverpool, I think. She should never have been taken away.

Re: The Daffodil (Overchurch) is Saved [Re: Norton] #1070227
19th Jun 2019 1:40pm
19th Jun 2019 1:40pm
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 16,561
Wirral
granny Offline
Wiki Master
granny  Offline
Wiki Master
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 16,561
Wirral


Great news ,Norton. It will be brilliant .


Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.
~Chief Seattle
Re: The Daffodil (Overchurch) is Saved [Re: Norton] #1070247
19th Jun 2019 6:23pm
19th Jun 2019 6:23pm
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 12,818
Birkenhead
diggingdeeper Offline

Wiki Master
diggingdeeper  Offline

Wiki Master
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 12,818
Birkenhead
Some photos I took of her out the water at Carmet Marine Shipyard about three weeks ago.

Attached Files iphone5sw-IMG_0088-s.jpgiphone5sw-IMG_0090-s.jpg

In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act. George Orwell

We should judge our economy by the absence of poverty, not the number of billionaires - Jeremy Corbyn
Re: The Daffodil (Overchurch) is Saved [Re: Norton] #1070288
20th Jun 2019 9:19am
20th Jun 2019 9:19am
Joined: Mar 2019
Posts: 32
Wirral
B
Bultaco Offline
Newbeee
Bultaco  Offline
Newbeee
B
Joined: Mar 2019
Posts: 32
Wirral
How much she go for in Auction must that one Thanks

Re: The Daffodil (Overchurch) is Saved [Re: Bultaco] #1070297
20th Jun 2019 9:49am
20th Jun 2019 9:49am
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 12,818
Birkenhead
diggingdeeper Offline

Wiki Master
diggingdeeper  Offline

Wiki Master
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 12,818
Birkenhead
Originally Posted by Bultaco
How much she go for in Auction must that one Thanks


Not seen it stated anywhere, there may have been no money changed hands, it may even be a peppercorn lease. The ferries are claimng a saving of £40,000 a year, presumably for docking, insurance and light maintenance costs.


In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act. George Orwell

We should judge our economy by the absence of poverty, not the number of billionaires - Jeremy Corbyn
Re: The Daffodil (Overchurch) is Saved [Re: Norton] #1070305
20th Jun 2019 11:33am
20th Jun 2019 11:33am
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 2,130
Oxton
Gibbo Online content
Forum Addict
Gibbo  Online Content
Forum Addict
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 2,130
Oxton
Didn't Philip 'Tinhead' Olivier's Orb Events business go bust last year?

Re: The Daffodil (Overchurch) is Saved [Re: Norton] #1070401
23rd Jun 2019 9:10am
23rd Jun 2019 9:10am
Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 157
Seacombe
K
keef666 Offline
Enthusiast
keef666  Offline
Enthusiast
K
Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 157
Seacombe
No mention of Wirral, Seacombe in any of this, Birkenhead only because that's where she was built, but the rest was all Liverpool!

Re: The Daffodil (Overchurch) is Saved [Re: Norton] #1070406
23rd Jun 2019 4:24pm
23rd Jun 2019 4:24pm
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 12,818
Birkenhead
diggingdeeper Offline

Wiki Master
diggingdeeper  Offline

Wiki Master
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 12,818
Birkenhead
Its Liverpool where she is going to stay.


In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act. George Orwell

We should judge our economy by the absence of poverty, not the number of billionaires - Jeremy Corbyn

Moderated by  Mod 

Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Authentic Turkish Barbers
by granny. 21st Oct 2019 7:30pm
Japanese Autumn Festival 26th October
by Touchstone. 20th Oct 2019 7:43pm
Chester Street Tunnel Birkenhead
by Chatto66. 18th Oct 2019 8:58pm
Jimmy savilles little cottage in Scotland.
by snowhite. 17th Oct 2019 9:35am
Louise Ellman
by granny. 17th Oct 2019 12:56am
For Sale & Free
Needs to be gone.
by RedTom. 23rd Oct 2019 12:22pm
Free 4x2” wooden lengths
by mike1965. 21st Oct 2019 11:21am
vacuum cleaner
by lincle. 18th Oct 2019 1:09pm
Computer Desk
by Catsick. 9th Oct 2019 11:49am
Computer Desk
by Catsick. 5th Oct 2019 9:35am
Member Spotlight
diggingdeeper
diggingdeeper
Birkenhead
Posts: 12,818
Joined: July 2008
Show All Member Profiles 
Newest Members
Stevey_Y, Smith1924, JoJacks, Masline, Chatto66
13116 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Japanese Autumn Festival 26th October
by Touchstone. 20th Oct 2019 7:43pm
Chester Street Tunnel Birkenhead
by Chatto66. 18th Oct 2019 8:58pm
Question Time in Wallasey
by derekdwc. 29th Sep 2019 12:12pm
Recent road repairs
by Littlebear. 26th Aug 2019 11:21am
News : New Topics
Authentic Turkish Barbers
by granny. 21st Oct 2019 7:30pm
Louise Ellman
by granny. 17th Oct 2019 12:56am
Extinction Rebellion
by granny. 7th Oct 2019 6:06pm
New Brighton Adventure Land
by cools. 25th Sep 2019 10:34pm
New art ... by Dotmaster @ NewBrighton
by GaryFromWirral. 21st Sep 2019 3:20pm
New Enthusiast Forums
Jimmy savilles little cottage in Scotland.
by snowhite. 17th Oct 2019 9:35am
Timing Belt change vauxhall Zafiria 59
by rossie. 16th Oct 2019 7:45pm
When Logins Become Redundant
by diggingdeeper. 24th Sep 2019 8:10am
Spark plugs
by Pete_M. 16th Sep 2019 8:14am
Downton Abbey Film
by cools. 13th Sep 2019 3:30pm
Popular Topics(Views 24hrs)
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Wed 7:54am
Sunset Wed 5:58pm
Local Time Wed 12:31pm
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1.1