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Cammel Laird Motor ? #225057
4th May 2008 8:50am
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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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Re: Cammel Laird Motor ? [Re: Sludge] #225244
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Humm No Idea


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Re: Cammel Laird Motor ? [Re: Mark] #225268
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Re: Cammel Laird Motor ? [Re: Wheels] #225435
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think i seen that, is that on same street as plumb center?


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Re: Cammel Laird Motor ? [Re: rentaclown100] #225459
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Cammell Laird & ???? Motor Transport? Is that what it says? It almost looks like a sign upon a sign.

Re: Cammel Laird Motor ? [Re: BigBadStuey] #225471
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got the old man on it, he a wealth of lairds knowledge so as soon as.....


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Re: Cammel Laird Motor ? [Re: rentaclown100] #225897
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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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Re: Cammel Laird Motor ? [Re: rentaclown100] #225902
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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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Lieutenant John Chard: The army doesn't like more than one disaster in a day.
Bromhead: Looks bad in the newspapers and upsets civilians at their breakfast.
Re: Cammel Laird Motor ? [Re: Sludge] #226089
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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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Re: Cammel Laird Motor ? [Re: rentaclown100] #226096
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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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Bromhead: Looks bad in the newspapers and upsets civilians at their breakfast.
Re: Cammel Laird Motor ? [Re: Sludge] #226105
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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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Re: Cammel Laird Motor ? [Re: rentaclown100] #226115
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Great pictures.

Never knew or even noticed them flats are built on old dry docks.


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Re: Cammel Laird Motor ? [Re: Sludge] #226159
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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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Re: Cammel Laird Motor ? [Re: chriskay] #226264
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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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Re: Cammel Laird Motor ? [Re: rentaclown100] #227049
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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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