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#191818 - 7th Jan 2008 8:48pm Do you guys know much about this?
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The blue crane down rock ferry? I've been doing some research on it. But I can't find much, except this.

http://icwirral.icnetwork.co.uk/News/regional/tm_method=full%26objectid=16268402%26siteid=80898-name_page.html

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#191821 - 7th Jan 2008 9:18pm Re: Do you guys know much about this? [Re: keefy]
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I know nothing about it. Sorry frown
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#191825 - 7th Jan 2008 9:31pm Re: Do you guys know much about this? [Re: BMW Joe]
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#191826 - 7th Jan 2008 9:32pm Re: Do you guys know much about this? [Re: BMW Joe]
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Do you guys know which one I mean? The big one in the river next to the Tranmere oil terminal.

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#191828 - 7th Jan 2008 9:35pm Re: Do you guys know much about this? [Re: keefy]
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Ive never seen it, so i don't have a clue.
I'm at the other end of the wirral.
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#191829 - 7th Jan 2008 9:43pm Re: Do you guys know much about this? [Re: Mark]
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All the kids around my area used to climb it when I was young. But I never found out why it was there, although I heard lightning struck it and a drunk captain on a ship sailed a ship into it. I don't know if either are true or if they were just rumors.


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#191831 - 7th Jan 2008 9:55pm Re: Do you guys know much about this? [Re: keefy]
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Probably rumours?

Has it been dismantled now?


That article says the coroner said:
"There is no evidence he jumped from the crane and I also cannot conclude if it was accidental or not.
"But I can see no logical reason why access to the crane and jetty should not be permanently disabled.
"It serves no useful purpose and therefore it should be dismantled."
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#191832 - 7th Jan 2008 10:05pm Re: Do you guys know much about this? [Re: BMW Joe]
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It still stands out in the river to this day. People were screaming for it to be pulled down. Funny how the council managed to get the cammell lairds cranes down at the same time but left this one up!

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#191904 - 8th Jan 2008 9:34am Re: Do you guys know much about this? [Re: keefy]
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This is by where the boats for the yacht club are moored isn't it?

I find it slightly sad that we feel we must remove something because it may be misused by people rather than educating people not to misuse it - but that's a whole differant discussion!

Would anyone know if there's any plans to rennovate the prom down there as Rock Park used to be one of the classiest areas in the whole of the Wirral (honest!) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_ferry

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#191906 - 8th Jan 2008 9:45am Re: Do you guys know much about this? [Re: AR_One]
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Bedford Rd East is the road that leads to the old terminal.

The bit that shocked me a little was:

"At the end of the crane there's a tyre that swings 120 feet in the air over the Mersey and kids as young as seven are playing out there."

Dont their parents know where they are?!!?!

....but at the end of the cay, where do you draw the line? Close the motorways because people want to cross them?

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#191945 - 8th Jan 2008 2:08pm Re: Do you guys know much about this? [Re: StuyMac]
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Originally Posted By: StuyMac
Bedford Rd East is the road that leads to the old terminal.

The bit that shocked me a little was:

"At the end of the crane there's a tyre that swings 120 feet in the air over the Mersey and kids as young as seven are playing out there."

Dont their parents know where they are?!!?!

....but at the end of the cay, where do you draw the line? Close the motorways because people want to cross them?


I totally agree with this smile

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#192026 - 8th Jan 2008 5:13pm Re: Do you guys know much about this? [Re: StuyMac]
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Originally Posted By: StuyMac
Bedford Rd East is the road that leads to the old terminal.

The bit that shocked me a little was:

"At the end of the crane there's a tyre that swings 120 feet in the air over the Mersey and kids as young as seven are playing out there."

Dont their parents know where they are?!!?!

....but at the end of the cay, where do you draw the line? Close the motorways because people want to cross them?



Yeah you are correct, the crane sits at the end of the oil terminals jetty. It has been disused for at least twenty six years (I know this because it has never been used in my life time.) The main reason I was interested in this place was I used to walk down that jetty when I was about 12. The main reason I used to go down there was because there was never really any effort to block the place off.
I know I was daft for doing it but when your young you don't realize the dangers involved in such an adventure.
This crane sprung to mind when I started looking at the urban exploration on this site and thought it may be of interest to you guys if I were to do a little more research on the place and take some photography on the place. Although I have been browsing through site after site, I don't seem to be able to find anything about this place. Its almost as if its a ghost stood in the Mersey!


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#192074 - 8th Jan 2008 6:32pm Re: Do you guys know much about this? [Re: keefy]
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I'd be interested in knowing more about it smile
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#192190 - 9th Jan 2008 3:17pm Re: Do you guys know much about this? [Re: BMW Joe]
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lol...having read the article i instantly thought id be tempted to jump from a crane if I had to spend a week in rhyl with my pregnant teenage girlfriend...

but then i realised thats a totally inappropriate thought process!

Apologies!
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#192193 - 9th Jan 2008 3:28pm Re: Do you guys know much about this? [Re: Beemertastic]
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Originally Posted By: Auditastic
lol...having read the article i instantly thought id be tempted to jump from a crane if I had to spend a week in rhyl with my pregnant teenage girlfriend...


raftl When you put it like that, I think one or the other would have done it for me, never mind the combination of the two raftl


Edited by StuyMac (9th Jan 2008 3:29pm)
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