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  1. Wherever I may Roam

    The end of HMS Plymouth....... :(

    Towed up the Mersey this morning :( on it's way to Turkey to be scrapped!!
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    Cains Brewery - Liverpool - Feb 2011 - Jan 2014

    Cains is a brewery in Liverpool, England, founded in 1858 by Robert Cain. The company, with its 200 pub estate, merged with Walkers of Warrington in 1921, with the brewery operation being taken over by Higsons in 1923. Boddingtons of Manchester took over in 1985, and shut it down in 1990. It was...
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    Holdings Brothers Pottery - Oswaldtwistle - June 2011- Jan 2014

    Taken from a newspaper article... The pottery was founded in 1842 by James Holding at Gaulkthorn a hamlet 2 valleys away from its present site. In 1860 James moved his buisness to Broadfield and in 1900 his son Grimshaw moved it to its present premises on the bleak windswept hillside above...
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    Littlewoods - Liverpool- Aug 2011-Jan 2014

    Info taken from Wikipedia... Littlewoods Business Empire. John, Colin Askham and Bill Hughes were friends who had worked together as Post Office messenger boys in Manchester. It was whilst looking for a new money-making idea that Moores came across John Jervis Barnard, a Birmingham man who had...
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    Littlewoods Shelter Liverpool - Oct 2011-Jan 2014

    As Hitler's bombs rained down, thousands of people were forced underground for shelter,about 1,200ft of shelter was built to protect them. The murals were first discovered back in 2005.. Splored in 2011 Thanks....
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    Victoria "Dockers" Clock (6 sided) Liverpool - Visited Oct 09 - Nov 2013

    The Victoria Tower was designed by Jesse Hartley and completed in 1848. It was known as the Dockers' Clock. Its six clock faces allowed sailors to make sure their timepieces were correctly set as they headed off to sea, and a bell in the tower warned of fog or high tides. It is constructed of...
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    Oldham Car/Motorcycle Breakers - Visted May 2010 - Nov 2013.

    Sadly i cant find much about this place all that i know is it is part of the Borough Mill triangle & is due to be demmo`d soon to make way for re-develpoment.. I think down the years many companys have come & gone here because there are few different names still up on the wall but its...
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    D. & P. Watson Ltd - Liverpool - Visited March 2010 - Nov 2013

    Company Profile taken off the net- Founded in 1961 DP Watson Limited are a firm of Machine Knife Grinders, Printers Sundry Suppliers and Printers Engineers. Based in Liverpool, we call on over 800 customers a week throughout the North of England giving regular collection and delivery for our...
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    Albion Mill/leisure Centre - Blackburn - Visited March 2010 - Nov 2013

    Built in 1856 by George Whiteley,a spinning & weaving mill closed in 1975,also used as a leisure centre at one point..more info here..
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    Bascule Bridge - Liverpool - Visited Sept 2010 - Nov 2013

    History of net.. A bascule bridge is a moveable bridge with a counterweight that continuously balances the span, or "leaf," throughout the entire upward swing in providing clearance for boat traffic. Bascule is a French term for seesaw and balance, and bascule bridges operate along the same...
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    Victoria/Waterloo Tunnel - Liverpool - Visited July 2010 - Nov 2013

    Taken from Liverpool Wiki. This is one tunnel that changes its name along its run, however the whole tunnel is generally known as the Waterloo tunnel. An open cutting is the linking point of the two tunnels. The Victoria tunnel runs from Edge Hill in the east to the Byrom Street Cutting. The...
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    Views From The Top Of Liverpool Catherdral - visited April 09 - Nov 2013

    These pics were taken on the rooftop of the catherdral,great views of liverpool city centre,nice day for it as well!! taken on my old compact.. thanks..
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    Triumph Graveyard - Appelton - Visited Aug 2010 - Nov 2013.

    Thought i'd throw a bit of history up about the The Triumph Motor Company. (stolen off the net) The Triumph Motor Company was a British motor manufacturer. The Triumph marque is currently owned by BMW. The marque had its origins in 1885 when Siegfried Bettmann (1863–1951) and Moritz...
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    Old bridewell (studios) Liverpool - Visited Sept 2010 - Nov 2013.

    In 1976 a small group of artists rented a derelict police station and established Bridewell Studios. Art Space Merseyside Ltd was formed in 1981 as a not-for-profit organisation, and with the demise of Merseyside County Council the artists secured a loan to buy the property. Built around 1846...
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    Crosshall Street Chapel - Liverpool - Visited August 2011 - Nov 2013.

    Info pinched off net.. Built in 1880 as Victoria Calvanistic Methodist Church but was sold to Liverpool Corporation in 1920. 1878: Foundation stone of a new Welsh Calvanistic chapel in Crosshall street, laid by John ROBERT'S esq M.P. in lieu of Pall mall chapel which was built in 1787 and...
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    Toxteth Park Chapel - Liverpool - Visited Feb 2010 - Nov 2013.

    Some history i found on the net.. THE INCEPTION OF TOXTETH PARK CEMETERY The "Burial Board" of Toxteth Park initially purchased thirty acres of land, from The Earl of Sefton, at a cost of around £15.000, approximately £850.000 in todays money . William Gay of Bradford was charged with...
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    St.Cyprian's Church - Liverpool - Visited July 2010 - Nov 2013.

    Sadly at the moment i can't find much history on this Church, only that it was designed by Culshaw & Summers in 1881. I think it closed around about 2008 & i dont think it is listed,which is a shame. The whole area is up for major regenaration.. Report from LIVERPOOL ECHO- HOME...
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    Joe Heap Mill - Lpool - Visited May 2010 (NOV 2013)

    Joseph Heap (1762-1833) founded a rice mill in Liverpool in 1778 or 1780. Until about the 1880s,the firm owned its own vessels,known as the Diamond H line after their house flag,sailing between Liverpool & Australia,via Rangoon & the East Indies. The firm had several changes of...
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    Kingsway Hospital,Derby, (Oct 2010) 2013

    Here is a bit of general history here> Thanks...
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    Pool Park Hospital,Ruthin, Wales,(Jan 2011.) - 2013

    History off net. Pool Park House was once owned by Sir Walter Bagot, a prominent Staffordshire barrister, and was rebuilt in in its current incarnation between 1826-1829 as a residence for the second Lord Bagot. After eventually being sold to the Tate family (of Tate & Lyle), it was...

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