Memories

Bootle Bull Ringtone

Bootle Bull Ringtone

I found this on the Ships Nostalgia website today. The Bootle Lighthouse on the Mersey was first built in 1877 to serve the Port of Liverpool and the fog siren was situated – on the north wall of Gladstone Dock in Liverpool. The fog siren was called the Bootle Bull because the sound could be heard for miles around, it…

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BOA70

BOA70

Battle of the Atlantic Memories is a specially commissioned film to document the 70th anniversary commemorations in Liverpool, with surviving Royal Navy and Merchant Navy veterans of the Battle of the Atlantic campaign. The film is a unique project documenting the reunions, the ceremonial and the personal. Liverpool plays host to an emotional, poignant and timely record of a historic…

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Liverpool Waterfront Film – 1950

Liverpool Waterfront Film – 1950

1950, Film starring Robert Newton, Richard Burton and Kathleen Harrison,in which there are street scenes of both Liverpool and Bootle, shots of the LOHR, St Martins Cottages, G.H.Lee’s and Owen Owen’sand Brown Brothers, plus dock locations and the Pier Head. No scouse accents though.

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Liverpool Docks (1972)

Liverpool Docks (1972)

British Pathe have recently put over 81,000 films from their collection onto Youtube. It really is amazing to go through them. Heres one we found from 1972 which looks like it was mainly shot in the Coburg Dock, classified as unissued and unused material, hence no audio. Beautiful footage.

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The Alex Owens Recordings – Part Two

The Alex Owens Recordings – Part Two

Part Two in our series of VHS recordings of Liverpool Seafarers made by Alex Owens in the 1990’s. Some really interesting stories here and strange to see people smoking inside a pub! Mike Feltham has recognised some of the people featured in the video, who were members of the Anchorage Club. From Left to Right Ron Graves ¬† Les Dobbing…

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