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WHAT'S NEW IN MEMORIES AND PHOTOS:

 

The New Ferry Summer Community Event was held in July 2014.  See the 2010s page.

 

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You can also see Miss Johnson's class of 1937-18 at Port Sunlight Church Drive School. See the 1930s page.

 

You can read the e-book about the Bromborough Ju88 incident in 1940.

 

 

 

MEMORIES AND PHOTOS - 1980s


NEW FERRY ROAD.  c.1981

A Whitbread brewery delivery to the Traveller's Rest pub on New Ferry Road.  Further down the street, we can see traffic coming up Bebington Road from Bebington Station bridge.  By 1990, the Toll Bar crossroads would cease to be a crossroads when the top end of Bebington Road was pedestrianised.  The Traveller's Rest disappeared in the mid 2000s, being converted and extended to form five cottages. 

 

BROMBOROUGH DOCK.  c.1987

The dock was opened in 1931 by William Lever who wanted to use it to bring ships transporting raw materials to his Port Sunlight factory.  It was built on the site of the Bromborough Pool, a wide tidal inlet where the River Dibbin flowed into the Mersey. 

The dock had 18 acres of deep water berthage, 3000 linear feet for mooring and 84,000 square yards of quay room, and was the largest private dock in the world.  During WWII it was heavily used by shipping unable to get into the Birkenhead and Liverpool docks because of German bomb damage.

The last ship came to the dock in 1987, the year it was closed.  In 1991, tipping operations began when the dock site and the adjacent silting ponds were to be turned into a landfill site.  The dock itself was filled in during the first 12 months of tipping, and the River Dibbin put into a canal-like straight channel through the middle of it.   When that happened, all traces of what had been a "pool" at Bromborough completely disappeared.

 

See New Ferry in the 1990s...    

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