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Cammel Lairds

Posted By: pablo42

Cammel Lairds - 7th Aug 2012 7:46am


Cammel Lairds 1920

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Posted By: pablo42

Re: Cammel Lairds - 7th Aug 2012 7:46am


Another view of Lairds 1920

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Posted By: alan128

Re: Cammel Lairds - 7th Aug 2012 8:30am


i think i have it right but will stand corrected


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Posted By: pablo42

Re: Cammel Lairds - 7th Aug 2012 2:28pm

Nice one Alan. Can't help you there though
Posted By: jimbob

Re: Cammel Lairds - 7th Aug 2012 9:36pm

You have got that right Alan, also to the left of the platers sheds the long building with the glass in the roof is the Mold Loft
Posted By: alan128

Re: Cammel Lairds - 8th Aug 2012 8:02am

Thanks jimbob I forgot about the Mold loft
Posted By: marty99fred

Re: Cammel Lairds - 8th Aug 2012 9:37am

Your recollection seems pretty spot on when compared to a 1920 plan of the yard, though your Plumbers Shop is actually marked as the Pipe Fitters Shop and Boiler Tubing Plant. The main Plumbers Shop in those days was the other side of the Boiler Shop at the west end of the Engine Shop range.
In the photo the building immediately to the right of the Joiners Shop was the old Drawing and General Offices. South of the Mould Loft, partly hidden by the smoke, were the Ship Fitters Shop and Smithies, whilst in the immediate foreground is the basin in which a large Floating Dock was built for the Admiralty in 1912, with alongside it the Heavy Plate Shop.
And, just in case anybody is wondering, the large vessel under construction on No 6 Slip at right is the Cunard liner Samaria which was launched on 27th November 1920.
Posted By: alan128

Re: Cammel Lairds - 8th Aug 2012 12:46pm

I know there was an inner basin its not on the photo, but was behind were i have marked the plumbers shop and joining the wet basin
Posted By: bert1

Re: Cammel Lairds - 8th Aug 2012 1:22pm

inner basin

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Posted By: alan128

Re: Cammel Lairds - 8th Aug 2012 1:54pm

Thanks app/plumbers and plumbers used to play football on that area between 12-00am and 1-00pm in 1960/1970.
Other memories from Plumbers Shop
couple of pints in The old house at home
Having a chinese meal in Green Lane next to paper shop
Going up to the old market for a dinner two prices one for workers and higher price shoppers on market day

No tea breaks Tom Collerton Jnr (head foreman Plumber)coming down the shop to the bending blocks. Its where we used to boil our cans to make a cups of tea Standing there till all the water had boild away and can melted.
Other shop Foreman Tom Williams Fred Roberts and Gerry O'Neil
Posted By: marty99fred

Re: Cammel Lairds - 8th Aug 2012 10:07pm

Just for comparison, here's a near identical view of Laird's yard from 1964.

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Posted By: alan128

Re: Cammel Lairds - 9th Aug 2012 8:09am

Great photo thanks for sharing. Still an App/plumber then but its easier to pick everything out on this photo
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