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#487850 - 18th Mar 2011 12:49am woodside ferry
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woodside ferry, I believe its from the 1940s


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#487953 - 18th Mar 2011 9:57am Re: woodside ferry [Re: kimpri]
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Good pictures, where did you find it?

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#487957 - 18th Mar 2011 10:06am Re: woodside ferry [Re: ]
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Good pictures, where did you find it?
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#487984 - 18th Mar 2011 11:25am Re: woodside ferry [Re: kimpri]
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Don't recognise any part of that.
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#487994 - 18th Mar 2011 11:37am Re: woodside ferry [Re: kimpri]
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It certainly looks like the Woodside Hotel in the background but looks too close to the ferry and what would the castlelike turrets on left be where the station should be?
Maybe pic taken even earlier 1920s or earlier?
Can't make out if buses or trams on the right
At one time the river shore was a lot nearer to the Pub but that was in the 1800s


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#487996 - 18th Mar 2011 11:46am Re: woodside ferry [Re: derekdwc]
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The Town hall was completed by 1887, i would think, it would have been in the background.
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#487998 - 18th Mar 2011 11:54am Re: woodside ferry [Re: kimpri]
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In all the pics I've seen of "early" Woodside, I've never seen that archway with clock or the turrets before.

From the alignment and the handrails (lower RH side), it looks as if it could be landward end of the floating roadway. Looks like the lower part of an arc lamp bracket on the pole on right.

My guess is late 1890's/early 1900's

I'm sure Bandy will be wallowing in nostalgia at the "proper" buses in the colour pic !!

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#488054 - 18th Mar 2011 1:24pm Re: woodside ferry [Re: kimpri]
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Never seen that building before either.

On the Emapping Victorian Cheshire site, the c.1875 map is prior to Woodside Station being built, and there is something called a 'Letter bar' where the picture is taken of.
What's a Letter Bar?


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#488075 - 18th Mar 2011 2:10pm Re: woodside ferry [Re: kimpri]
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"Letter Box" Maybe ??

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#488088 - 18th Mar 2011 3:15pm Re: woodside ferry [Re: kimpri]
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The photo is probably one of the oldest surviving ones of Woodside Ferry, showing the old arch and pay gates at the top of the original ferry slip. They went out of use when the first floating landing stage and 'new' terminal building (ie the one shown on the 1875 OS map) were built between 1862-4, but remained alongside the new building for some years afterwards. The site of the paygates and the castellated buildings that contained the Ferry Offices would have disappeared during the building of Woodside Station.


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#488096 - 18th Mar 2011 3:34pm Re: woodside ferry [Re: marty99fred]
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Thanks for that info. So, probably 1840's not 1940's
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#488106 - 18th Mar 2011 3:56pm Re: woodside ferry [Re: chriskay]
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Originally Posted By: chriskay
Thanks for that info. So, probably 1840's not 1940's


This may help...

http://www.superstock.com/stock-photos-images/1895-26960



with positioning.

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#488116 - 18th Mar 2011 4:40pm Re: woodside ferry [Re: kimpri]
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I presume "Letter bar" is the name of a ale-house of some sort. "The Letters" was later in Argyle Street (and there is still one in Tatenhall).
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#488126 - 18th Mar 2011 5:12pm Re: woodside ferry [Re: bert1]
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Originally Posted By: bert1
The Town hall was completed by 1887, i would think, it would have been in the background.

also after 1850s when photography was just appearing.
Still no idea what the turrets were?

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#488128 - 18th Mar 2011 5:16pm Re: woodside ferry [Re: kimpri]
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I'm sure it says 'Letter Box'.

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