I thought I would share these two photographs which I took some 15 months apart. The changes in Bootle and Seaforth’s dockland area in this short period of time is striking.
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Some time back a posted articles on this blog site about regarding historic railway scenes across Merseyside from photos I had purchased copies of from the National Railway Museum in York.
Here are the final 4 photos which all relate to the northern docks in Bootle:-
Goliath crane at Bankfield Goods yard @1910
Liverpool North Dock (LMS) 20th August 1926. A Simplex loco is on the left.
Liverpool North Mersey Good Depot (Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway) 24 10 1919.
Liverpool North Mersey Goods Depot @1903. The Overhead Railway is visible in the background.
The captions are as they came with the photos so if readers have any updates or have noticed any errors in them I would welcome them being pointed out.
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The contrast between industrial and dockland Bootle and the mainly leisure related activities of the Wirral waterfront can be seen in this shot, which also shows some activity on the River Mersey itself.
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