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In 1950 we used to travel by tram from Clubmoor or Tuebrook to the Pierhead. Once there we would go to the overhead railway station on the strand and wait for a train. While waiting we would stamp our names on metal strips for a penny on the machine on the platform. It was only coppers for a return to Seaforth, a journey which provided us with a good view of all the ships in the docks, with us showing off our knowledge of shipping lines. We could also see the shunters and scammel steam wagons pulling freight wagons out of docks and along the road level tracks under the O/H (dockers umbrella) with the chuffing hissing steamy noises of a busy port. I was only 8 but it lives with me forever.



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This story was added on 1st December 2010

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