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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Finding our Bearings in Liverpool

This morning Jo made a picnic lunch and we set off to have an initial scout around Liverpool to find our bearings for the rest of our week here.

We headed for the Information Centre close to Salthouse Dock where we are moored to pick up a local map, which has proved very handy. We had our first look across the Mersey.

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Hadar on her mooring, with the Liver Building in the background.

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Then we set off into the city centre, found the Chinese Buffet which we will visit sometime this week, rude not too really. We popped into Lime Street station, one which I have travelled to a few times in my youth, once when I took the day off from work, caught the train from Euston to Lime Street, and back again, don’t think I even left the station!

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Some of the sights around the city centre, new and old.

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During the mid 1970’s I occasionally worked in the main telephone exchange in Liverpool. On the map we got from the Information Centre I noticed the street name Old Hall Street, the memories came back, this was the street the exchange was in, I wondered if it was still there. We found the street and walking a long it I spotted this plaque, and the name rang a bell.

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This was the telephone exchange, the building is still here, and at present still owned by BT.

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From there we headed back to the water front, to the new canal link in front of the Liver Building, which we travelled along yesterday.

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This is of course the Liver Building.

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We finished our walk around with a visit on the tug Brocklebank, which was fascinating as she was built at Yarwood’ s in Northwich, where “Pisces” was built.

Keith.

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