Archive for February, 2012

Mapping Memory on the Liverpool Waterfront – 1950s – 1970s

Mapping Memory on the Liverpool Waterfront – 1950s – 1970s

This was the project that really initiated this site. It was a collaboration between National Museums Liverpool, Liverpool University and Re-Dock, looking at particular place and time – the south-central Liverpool waterfront from to the 1950s to the 1970s. It is also about Liverpool in the twenty-first century. The project involved a year of research and development, the results of…

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Ronnie Swain – HMS Thetis (N25)

Ronnie Swain – HMS Thetis (N25)

Ronnie talks to us about seeing the HMS Thetis in the River Mersey. HMS Thetis (N25) was a Group 1 T-class submarine of the Royal Navy which served under two names. Under her first identity, HMS Thetis, she commenced sea trials on 4 March 1939. She sank during trials on 1 June 1939 with the loss of 99 lives. She…

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Ronnie Swain – Operation Pedestal

Ronnie Swain – Operation Pedestal

Ronnie talks about his experiences as part of Operation Pedestal. Operation Pedestal was a British operation to get desperately needed supplies to the island of Malta in August 1942, during the Second World War. Malta was the base from which surface ships, submarines and aircraft attacked Axis convoys carrying essential supplies to the Italian and German armies in North Africa….

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