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Birkenhead Docks #520512
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Tower Quay, East Float, Birkenhead 1910.

The top of the tower is still in place

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Don't think so!

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Thanks for sharing.


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The decorative top part of the tower got blatted in the war by Mr Hitler's heavier-than-air machines !!

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fantastic picture


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great picture do you have any more?

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asked pablo22 anymore pics,had a look round the net,and found the geoff topp postcard collection very good.

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Photo of it being sorted after the bombing.

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The top part is still there, maybe it was loosened and had to be taken off.


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Mmmmm. I sit corrected. I was told by a guy on the docks moons ago that it was "hit by a bomb". Obviously he was only partly right ! Yes Bert, the nearby blast would have worried the top part a bit and no doubt they truncated it to make it safe.

A few tons of masonry crashing down on your swede would have spoiled the weekend !

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Impressive from a distance, in the 1890s.

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Sorry Parkgater, I just got sent it with a couple of others.

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Originally Posted by bri445
Photo of it being sorted after the bombing.


You can still see the repaired brick work on the building

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View of birkenhead and Wallasey docks

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The Great Float hydraulic tower and engine house was completed in 1863. It provided power for opening dock gates and operating the swing/bascule bridges. Apparently, it was modelled on the Piazza Della Signoria in Florence, Italy. [See pic below...]

Shame it was so badly damaged in World War II and so crudely rebuilt afterwards. There were plans to convert it into a hotel at one point.

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