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#357406 - 14th Oct 2009 9:20pm East Float (Black n white photographs)
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#357709 - 15th Oct 2009 6:33pm Re: East Float (Black n white photographs) [Re: purfek]
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Excellent photo!. Thanks for sharing.

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#357728 - 15th Oct 2009 7:33pm Re: East Float (Black n white photographs) [Re: KevinFinity]
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Yes! Great photo, showing about 12 various ships from the days when Birkenhead docks were busy and important in the nation's trading. Sadly, no longer.

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#357763 - 15th Oct 2009 9:27pm Re: East Float (Black n white photographs) [Re: bri445]
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is the atlantic building in the middle of the large warehouse still being used today?

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#357770 - 15th Oct 2009 9:42pm Re: East Float (Black n white photographs) [Re: Shadow_Omega]
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It was used by the royal marine reserves during the 80s and 90s not sure if they are still using the place
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#357804 - 15th Oct 2009 10:45pm Re: East Float (Black n white photographs) [Re: jimbob]
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It's not there now, according to Google Earth!


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#357811 - 15th Oct 2009 11:16pm Re: East Float (Black n white photographs) [Re: bri445]
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what? i seen it yesterday from cleavland street. unless your thinking of the other large building closer towards seacombe that's just above the building i'm going on about


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#357813 - 15th Oct 2009 11:23pm Re: East Float (Black n white photographs) [Re: Shadow_Omega]
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"It was used by the royal marine reserves during the 80s and 90s not sure if they are still using the place"

jimbob thanks you've just confirmed that I'm not losing my memory:

When I was about 8 or 9 I went on a cub scout trip to see the "SBS" and I could of sworn it was in Birkenhead docs. We got a ride on a boat got shown scuba gear and guns etc - I loved it but was beginining to think that I'd imagined it all. The SBS having a base in Birkenhead docs - what nonsense - but it's true (nearly) smile


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#357814 - 15th Oct 2009 11:34pm Re: East Float (Black n white photographs) [Re: AR_One]
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Here's The One I'm Thinking Of idiot


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#357815 - 15th Oct 2009 11:53pm Re: East Float (Black n white photographs) [Re: Shadow_Omega]
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Sorry, verysorry wrong shed!

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#498602 - 6th Apr 2011 9:47pm Re: East Float (Black n white photographs) [Re: purfek]
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hi all, i remember the east float flour mills very well. i used to get the bus(i think it was the number 10 or 11) to my nans in gorsey lane wallasey. we would pass down canning road past the mills, or go over duke street bridge.
the mills used to scare me as a child. they looked like a prison. i now live in one of the mills. there's a saying about apples don't fall far from the tree.

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