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Re: Birkenhead Docks [Re: pablo42] #626562
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Do any of you remember the big ore cranes at Bidston Dock. Filling that in was a crime in my eyes. I would have liked these cranes to have been left there as they did in Salford Quays

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They unloaded the iron ore for onward transportation to John Summers in Shotton by train.

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I once knew a (female) ladies hairdresser who's father was an operator of one of those!

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the bigest crime was the method used to fill in Bidston dock. Not back filled with hard core of any kind what so ever, just sub soil types of waste.


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In the early '60's when I attended the Tech Grammar,Mosslands or whatever it's called these days,we had a tour to Bidston Dock, including rides in the cab of the gantrey cranes off loading iron ore.Impressive!It seemed a long way down.There was no issue of safety equipment ,real world then,one hand for yourself and the other for the ship,common sense really.

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Originally Posted by petethebike
In the early '60's when I attended the Tech Grammar,Mosslands or whatever it's called these days,we had a tour to Bidston Dock, including rides in the cab of the gantrey cranes off loading iron ore.Impressive!It seemed a long way down.There was no issue of safety equipment ,real world then,one hand for yourself and the other for the ship,common sense really.


Ha, can you imagine that these days. H&S guys would freak...

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Nice pic well done.Pablo.

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I remember those cranes

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Do you know, I think the tower (of Tower Road fame) looks better without the fancy bits on top.

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Another one of Tower Quay from a postcard - about 1910?

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Great picture Billy. Thanks for sharing.

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