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#312459 - 24th Apr 2009 10:43am Trying to remember something from my childhood...
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I know this isn't Wirral but I am hoping someone on here might help. When I was a kid, and quite young so about 30 years ago, my dad used to take me over to the Pier Head I think it was, and there was this wooden tower thing that we always climbed.

I don't know but someone said it might have been built by some sculpture, I thought it was something like a bell tower. Anyway it was sort of flat sided, maybe 5 or 6 sides, and you climbed up stairs and waved from the top.

Just a memory I'm trying to sort out, any help appreciated thanks

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#312465 - 24th Apr 2009 10:59am Re: Trying to remember something from my childhood... [Re: Sallybear]
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I remember that tower, it had a kind of winding staircase. I thought it was black and made of metal though. It was on the left hand side of the pier head if you had your back to the three graces. I cant be sure but i think it was a memorial to either merchant seafarers or canadian nationals lost in the second world war.
I'm sure someone on here will know for definate.

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#312470 - 24th Apr 2009 11:04am Re: Trying to remember something from my childhood... [Re: Stegga]
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I remember that - was it a memorial of some kind?
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#312472 - 24th Apr 2009 11:05am Re: Trying to remember something from my childhood... [Re: MissGuided]
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Yer i think it was a memorial as i remember climbing it to.. I think its been moved to someone else in liverpool im not 100% sure or it might of been damaged by vandals im not possitive on this.. smile
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#312474 - 24th Apr 2009 11:06am Re: Trying to remember something from my childhood... [Re: MissGuided]
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Found it!!!!

Tatlin Tower

Podium designed by Arthur Dooley, erected in 1973 at the Pier Head to commemorate workers' international struggles and 'disappeared' by Liverpool City Council in the early 1990s


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#312475 - 24th Apr 2009 11:07am Re: Trying to remember something from my childhood... [Re: MissGuided]
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thats him happy brings back memories that thanks Suze laugh
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#312477 - 24th Apr 2009 11:09am Re: Trying to remember something from my childhood... [Re: SoundLad]
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I think its a homage to the real Tatlin's Tower
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#312478 - 24th Apr 2009 11:13am Re: Trying to remember something from my childhood... [Re: SoundLad]
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Nice pictures, just what i remembered. Had a thought that it may have been something to do with unions and was just off searching the net for it. Just a little off in my first ideas though.

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#312482 - 24th Apr 2009 11:26am Re: Trying to remember something from my childhood... [Re: Stegga]
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Might be nice if Liverpool City Council could "FIND IT" and replace it on the pierhead in tribute to the late Jack Jones who died this week. Son of the city and lifelong supporter of the unions. I'm sure i saw this tower on Granada Reports a few years ago, dismantled and laying in some council storage yard.
A fitting tribute to a great man.

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#312765 - 25th Apr 2009 11:50am Re: Trying to remember something from my childhood... [Re: Stegga]
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Thanks everyone, this has been bugging me for ages!! Glad I know what it is now.

SB

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#315547 - 4th May 2009 10:40pm Re: Trying to remember something from my childhood... [Re: Sallybear]
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Yerr. Nice one. I too remember this -now- as a kid. Had forgotton bout it tho. Thanks
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#341013 - 6th Aug 2009 5:33pm Re: Trying to remember something from my childhood... [Re: RUDEBOX]
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Dooley himself said it was for Union spokesmen to use as a podium. It was in memory of "the struggle" or something such. Me and the missus used to laugh at some of the stuff he used to do in Liverpool, a lot of it looked like scrap to us anyway, but we weren't artistic types we just recognised shoit when we saw it.
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#341029 - 6th Aug 2009 6:57pm Re: Trying to remember something from my childhood... [Re: BandyCoot]
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also remember this place stinking like a toilet


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#341031 - 6th Aug 2009 7:03pm Re: Trying to remember something from my childhood... [Re: rentaclown100]
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Is that by Pierhead? Bernie Inn or something sick


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#341033 - 6th Aug 2009 7:08pm Re: Trying to remember something from my childhood... [Re: MissGuided]
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yes but if you remember, the ground floor used to go right across the front then turned to make a L shape at the roadway to the landing stage


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