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Just had a quick zoom in on your first photo, Derek, and if I read it correctly the signage above the door appears to say " Martins Bank Limited" and "Cattle Trade Bank". Anyone have any idea when the Receiving Offices became a bank?

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What a classic advert!!! Thanks bri445.

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Thanks. Note the prices! Snofrutes, the triangular ones - 1 old penny!

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a truly magnificent model railway,seen it a few times,very atmospheric.

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An old photo of Woodside. I think thats the Empress of Cananda at the Pier Head. Old cattle sheds still in place on the left


i remember Woodside being like this,i used to get the bus home from work here--were the No:40 bus is standing---my first job in Sam Scotts Millinery Lord St, it was 1967 and i was 16.
oh how it has changed!

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Woodside, no date. I'd like to thank David in Northwich for these. Couldn't see if they were already posted

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Woodside, no date. At a guess, 1952

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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 !!!

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Originally Posted by Pinzgauer
The photos showing the scaffolding around the Mersey Railway Power Station chimney


Oh, is that what it is? In a book I've got it says it's a mill chimney. grin


Carpe diem.
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Yes, you are right Chris. The author (name escapes me) made a few bloopers in that book. Research wasn't his best point.

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