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Some old photos

Posted By: polo_phil

Some old photos - 26th Jan 2012 8:49am

Sorry about the quality I took photos of them as they are very large and in big glass frames...
Apologies if they've already been posted

HMS Ark Royal
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Cammell Lairds
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Mersey Tank Engine
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Cammell Laird Green Lane Entrance
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HMS Audacious
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Birkenhead Tram
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Posted By: bert1

Re: Some old photos - 26th Jan 2012 10:02am

Well done Phil
That would be the 30s Ark I think,pic2 is upstairs in the joiners shop where they would manufacture and assemble, below they kept stockpiles of timber etc. The Audacious was finished around 1913 and was one of the most up to date battleships at the time.
The last time I looked the joiners shop was still there, as you enter Campbeltown rd from where Lairds main entrance was its the first large building on the left heading towards Rock Ferry.
Posted By: Vanmanone

Re: Some old photos - 28th Jan 2012 12:43pm

Nice pictures
Posted By: BandyCoot

Re: Some old photos - 28th Jan 2012 2:24pm

Nice pics. Are they 1930's type tugs? Look a bit later to me, just guessing.
Posted By: bert1

Re: Some old photos - 28th Jan 2012 3:19pm

Originally Posted by BandyCoot
Nice pics. Are they 1930's type tugs? Look a bit later to me, just guessing.


Easiest way to tell, look above anchor, pic 50s Ark.

Attached picture ark_royal_50s.jpg
Posted By: Davefabo

Re: Some old photos - 28th Jan 2012 4:15pm

cant be the 1950's, there is an F4 Phantom at the rear of the flight deck, dont think the RN had Phantoms until the 1970's.
Posted By: bert1

Re: Some old photos - 28th Jan 2012 5:03pm

Originally Posted by Davefabo
cant be the 1950's, there is an F4 Phantom at the rear of the flight deck, dont think the RN had Phantoms until the 1970's.


Stay awake at the back wink

Built in the 50s, decommissioned 1978.
Posted By: Davefabo

Re: Some old photos - 28th Jan 2012 5:22pm

I dont understand what you mean by 'stay awake at the back' Your post on the colour picture of HMS Ark Royal implies the picture was taken in the 1950's.
I have simply pointed out that due to the aircraft on board it has to be the 1970's. simples!
Posted By: bert1

Re: Some old photos - 28th Jan 2012 5:53pm

As it was in reply to Bandy's post, he'll understand what was meant, simpler.
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