The photos showing the scaffolding around the Mersey Railway Power Station chimney would have been taken in 1961 - the year it was demolished. The bunting on the Ferry buildings would have been for the Coronation in 1953.
A note in G.W.Parkin's book "The Mersey Railway" states:
"It will be of interest to record that the 270 foot high chimney of the power station, which was the highest structure on the Cheshire side of the river, was built in 56 working days. Containing 865,000 bricks, it was at the time of its erection a world record in brick chimney construction. No attempt was made to break any records when it was being pulled down, it taking twice as long to dismantle as it did to build it."
Thanks Pablo for the pictures. The picture of the Ferry Approach with all those buses is brilliant. Just a sea of Guys, Daimlers and Leylands! What a great bus service we had then.
I'm sure Bandy will be on the platform of one of those !!!
Last edited by Pinzgauer; 30th Mar 2012 3:02pm.