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piece on the Great Eastern (Ship) on Coast #421409
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Interesting piece on it's break up on New Ferry shore. It's repeated at 10.30on HD.

They uncover some of the ships plate in the mud.

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Watched that. It was very interesting.


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Re: piece on the Great Eastern (Ship) on Coast [Re: RUDEBOX] #421421
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BBC iplayer link for anyone who wants to watch it: Coast Series 5 Episode 1

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Watched it very interesting but hasn't that area been used to scrap ships which where classed as total write off's during WWII,I suppose all the metal detectorists will be out on the mud from tomorrow as soon as the tide is low.

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They won't have to look very hard. The piece they found on coast was huge. I had no idea they used to break ships up there. Interesting stuff.

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it starts at the 48 min mark. I want to go out and find the piece they found and take it home smile

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She was broken up for scrap at Rock Ferry on the River Mersey by Henry Bath & Son Ltd in 18891890 it took 18 months to take her apart

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at a loss tho the video said.

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The ship breaker company operated from a yard at the bottom of St Pauls Road. Prior to the Rockfery Bypass been built you had simply to walk down the lower section of St Pauls road from the junction at New Chester road. I spent a lot of my childhood playing on the various ships that lay off the fore shore when the tide was out during the late 40s


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Really intresting programme.


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Has anyone found any more pieces yet?
I wonder how easy it really was to find the pieces in all that mud. I'm amazed that the iron hasn't sunk without trace!
Some stills attached.

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Re: piece on the Great Eastern (Ship) on Coast [Re: bri445] #426432
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Nice work bri445

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hi, i was the guide who accompanied the beeb onto the beach at new ferry in order to film that piece of plate, if anybody really wants to see it id be happy to show them where it is!

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I've extracted the bit from Coast about the Great Eastern and uploaded it to Youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLObOWZjo5I

[youtube]HLObOWZjo5I[/youtube]

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As teenagers travelling to and from school (Kirklands) we often visited the breakers yard in St Pauls Rd. We used to get 9pence if we were lucky enough to find a copper rivet in the smouldering timbers. We used to get home filthy but rich.

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