Wirral Dockland 3


Laird Workers (see shipyards)

St Lukes Church can be seen on the horizon. From here to the river could best be described as a sewage dump. This part became Bidston Dock. It was intended to run a canal across the Wirral to Hoylake and another port. John Laird was one of the financiers. Liverpool got wind of it and, fearing for their port paid a very high price to purchase the respective property and the canal backers made a fortune each. It became known as the great Wirral Con!

Two images of the early Penny Bridge
 

Opening of the docks

Bidston Dock

East Float 1894

East Float

This operated the 4 Bridges

Machinery inside the Hydraulic Station

Tower bomb damage

Same, but in colour

Morpeth Dock IoM Boats

Vittoria Dock (New Clan Line Berths still being built)

I suspect the Valiant (Fireship) is the vessel behind these.

Duke St Bridge & below
 

Four Bridges

Ixion and Clytoneus, West Float

Spillers 1970

Spillers Dock 1970

Buchanan Mills from Spillers. 1970. This burnt down not long after


Ocean, RHM, and Spillers

Stone Manganese opposite E Float.

Spillers E Float

Spillers left Buchanans Mill (RHM) right

Vittoria Dock

West Float

West Float

1945

1950

One O'Clock gun Morpeth Dock