WikiWirral Wirral's Biggest Online Forum
Forum Stats
12452 Members
65 Forums
73748 Topics
996850 Posts
65 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
73 registered (8HBob, 11 invisible), 1209 Guests and 249 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Games for children 946
Fitting bathroom lights need help 285
Travelling Bus and Train Which Tickets? 280
Charity fishing match 264
Replacement Key Fob casing 256
Anyone read this ? 250
Taltalk Broadband Dying 242
Bath Lifts 174
Are there any doctors or nurses on here. 127
Poor Bruce 109
New General Forums
Brexit bill
by casper
Today at 07:33 PM
Telephone Caller Alert - they are NOT BT BROADBAND
by Laraine
17th Nov 2017 6:04pm
Are you a Mathematician ?
by granny
15th Nov 2017 8:59am
Poor Bruce
by diggingdeeper
15th Nov 2017 1:15am
New Wirral History
Downloadable oldwirral pdfs
by derekdwc
9th Oct 2017 12:26pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
clipper yachts arriving for round the world race
Azamara,silouette and balmoral this mornig
Topic Replies
Submarine Disaster
by diggingdeeper
6 minutes 32 seconds ago
Fitting bathroom lights need help
by Salmon
11 minutes 45 seconds ago
What is your Daily Exercise ?
by granny
53 minutes 22 seconds ago
Extending dining table with six chairs
by kazaroo
Today at 04:46 PM
Vaping set
by paul110180
Today at 01:45 PM
Charity fishing match
by paul110180
Today at 01:43 PM
Charity fishing match
by paul110180
Today at 01:32 PM
Games for children
by venice
Today at 01:58 AM
Bongos Bingo Ticket
by venice
Today at 12:36 AM
November
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30
Recent Posts : What's On ?
The Lanterns at Chester Zoo
by granny
16th Nov 2017 1:05pm
bonfire night
by snowhite
3rd Nov 2017 5:40pm
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#452919 - 17th Dec 2010 11:39am Irish boats
polo_phil Offline

Forum Master

Registered: 9th Jan 2009
Posts: 3080
Loc: Birkenhead
Slightly weird one...

Anyone know the names of the Irish boats that used to drop the cows and passengers off at Birkenhead?

Top
Google Ads
#452934 - 17th Dec 2010 1:09pm Re: Irish boats [Re: polo_phil]
Pinzgauer
Unregistered


The Ulster and the Leinster spring to mind. There may have been others as well. You could see them discharging immediately downstream of the Woodside Stage. Along the ramp and into the lairage. The last walk ??


Edited by Pinzgauer (17th Dec 2010 1:10pm)

Top
#452938 - 17th Dec 2010 1:20pm Re: Irish boats [Re: ]
polo_phil Offline

Forum Master

Registered: 9th Jan 2009
Posts: 3080
Loc: Birkenhead
Thanks Pinz. It was my mum who was going on about them.

Top
#452975 - 17th Dec 2010 4:44pm Re: Irish boats [Re: polo_phil]
kimpri Offline

Forum Guardian

Registered: 29th Oct 2008
Posts: 3553
Loc: birkenhead
Irish Cattle Boat, The Stormont sank in the Mersey

The vessel sank on the Pluckington Bank off Albert Dk ,after colliding with the Trooper Empire Brent ,former Letitia , in 1946 ,
_________________________
Does your vacuum suck? Get a Dyson!!



Top
#453051 - 17th Dec 2010 11:05pm Re: Irish boats [Re: kimpri]
Rhoobarb Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 19th Oct 2009
Posts: 128
Loc: Runcorn
There's a bit more info on the Empire Brent here http://www.wayward.com/WN-2006.pdf

Top
#453054 - 17th Dec 2010 11:23pm Re: Irish boats [Re: kimpri]
bri445 Offline

Veteran

Registered: 27th Apr 2009
Posts: 680
Loc: Isle of Wight
Some likely shipping companies in the cattle trade were:

Belfast S.S.Co.
Belfast, Mersey & Manchester S.S.Co.
British & Irish Shipping Co.

but my lists don't say which were specifically cattle boats. They would have been designed or modified for livestock transport probably on one deck, from which the animals would be driven 'on the hoof' down a gangway to the landing stage.

The full fascinating story of 100 years of Birkenhead's and Wallasey's involvement in this important trade is told in the book 'Meat at Woodside' by Ken McCarron (NMGM/Countyvise, 1991). At its height, late 19th, early 20th century, over half a million sheep and cattle were imported. It was killed off by the refrigerated carcase trade from worldwide.

Another part of Birkenhead's past, gone for ever!
Bri

Top
#453055 - 17th Dec 2010 11:27pm Re: Irish boats [Re: bri445]
bri445 Offline

Veteran

Registered: 27th Apr 2009
Posts: 680
Loc: Isle of Wight
P.S. There's also a thread under 'Wirral History' - 'Birkenhead Cattle Trade' worth a read.
Bri

Top
#453651 - 20th Dec 2010 9:17am Re: Irish boats [Re: bri445]
polo_phil Offline

Forum Master

Registered: 9th Jan 2009
Posts: 3080
Loc: Birkenhead
Thanks very much! smile

Top
#453671 - 20th Dec 2010 9:45am Re: Irish boats [Re: ]
bert1 Offline

Wiki Veteran

Registered: 27th Nov 2008
Posts: 7948
Loc: tranmere
Where the cattle disembarked, got off the boat for slaughter.
_________________________
God help us,
Come yourself,
Don't send Jesus,
This is no place for children.


Bertieone.

Top
#453681 - 20th Dec 2010 10:31am Re: Irish boats [Re: bert1]
polo_phil Offline

Forum Master

Registered: 9th Jan 2009
Posts: 3080
Loc: Birkenhead
They were told to moove on summer

Top

Moderator:  Mark 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Submarine Disaster
by diggingdeeper
Today at 05:46 PM
Fitting bathroom lights need help
by yr20405
17th Nov 2017 11:29pm
Charity fishing match
by paul110180
17th Nov 2017 9:29pm
Games for children
by granny
17th Nov 2017 1:35am
Are there any doctors or nurses on here.
by granny
16th Nov 2017 11:52pm
For Sale & Free
Extending dining table with six chairs
by kazaroo
Today at 04:46 PM
Water Dispenser Cold Cool Machine Cooler
by markyport
Yesterday at 04:45 PM
where to get cheap carpet
by mickturner
17th Nov 2017 4:24pm
White radiator single panel 1400 x 600 - good cond
by gerrymoore
16th Nov 2017 9:16am
Samsung Galaxy S7 Titanium Silver + Extras
by j_demo
15th Nov 2017 7:29pm
Featured Member
Registered: 20th Jul 2013
Posts: 29
Newest Members
wagonwheel82, Norfolk, monadrexx, Dipper, DarioLo
12452 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Fitting bathroom lights need help
by yr20405
17th Nov 2017 11:29pm
Games for children
by granny
17th Nov 2017 1:35am
Bath Lifts
by locomotive
16th Nov 2017 6:22pm
The Lanterns at Chester Zoo
by granny
16th Nov 2017 1:05pm
Travelling Bus and Train Which Tickets?
by fish5133
15th Nov 2017 5:31pm
News : New Topics
Submarine Disaster
by diggingdeeper
Today at 05:46 PM
Anyone read this ?
by venice
16th Nov 2017 3:22pm
Is this crime against humanity
by granny
13th Nov 2017 4:04pm
Wedding for Cancer Research !
by Katemargaret
11th Nov 2017 10:38pm
The EU and us.
by Excoriator
11th Nov 2017 8:44am
New Enthusiast Forums
Charity fishing match
by paul110180
17th Nov 2017 9:29pm
Are there any doctors or nurses on here.
by granny
16th Nov 2017 11:52pm
Taltalk Broadband Dying
by diggingdeeper
15th Nov 2017 3:40am
Replacement Key Fob casing
by fish5133
14th Nov 2017 7:45pm
Insecure sites.
by venice
13th Nov 2017 3:54pm
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Submarine Disaster 95
Brexit bill 8
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Mon 7:48am
Sunset Mon 4:07pm
Local Time Mon 11:04pm
WikiWirral Can . . . .