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Omega at the Rock
« on: 05 May 2020, 13:01:38 »

Took the elite saloon for a spin,might not have it much longer. :'(
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Re: Omega at the Rock
« Reply #1 on: 05 May 2020, 14:19:38 »

I spent many a happy day out out there during school holidays. When the big fair was there with the old, wooden roller coaster. My dad used to say he was "going on a message" and tell us to watch out for the toucan coming out of the Guinness clock. He'd be "on his message" for about an hour and come back smelling of booze  ::)
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« Reply #2 on: 05 May 2020, 14:21:02 »

Why are you getting shut, thought you liked it?
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Re: Omega at the Rock
« Reply #3 on: 05 May 2020, 16:41:08 »

I thought you meant Gibraltar.

I do not recognise the location in Gibraltar, so is there another 'Rock'? ??? ??? :D ;)

It looks like Portsmouth from a certain angle. :)
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Re: Omega at the Rock
« Reply #6 on: 05 May 2020, 18:20:56 »

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Why are you getting shut

will probably regret it but just not getting enough use as I need the estate because of this guy


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« Reply #7 on: 05 May 2020, 19:15:03 »

F**k me, he's a big lad. Transit van size I would have thought  ;D
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Re: Omega at the Rock
« Reply #8 on: 05 May 2020, 20:55:37 »

Akita German Shepherd cross ;D
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Re: Omega at the Rock
« Reply #9 on: 05 May 2020, 21:20:39 »

If of any interest check a film out called "The Magnet" has some scenes set on the beach in front of the fort ,by the pier before it was demolished ,in the funfair and a ride on the dockers umbrella. Stars Edward Fox in his first film aged 7 I think. :y
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« Reply #10 on: 05 May 2020, 21:42:16 »

Lizzie is going to ask what the dockers umbrella is/was:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liverpool_Overhead_Railway
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Re: Omega at the Rock
« Reply #11 on: 06 May 2020, 07:41:41 »

 ;D
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Re: Omega at the Rock
« Reply #12 on: 06 May 2020, 16:54:38 »

Lizzie is going to ask what the dockers umbrella is/was:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liverpool_Overhead_Railway

It may surprise you Steve, but when I visited the Museum of Liverpool the other year I learnt all about that, and how dockers used that overhead system to shelter from the rain between jobs. ;D ;D ;D ;)   

When the railway went, the dockers had no shelter..............but, hang on............with containers taking over, there were no dockers of the old type, just those sheltering in the cabs of container movement machines! :D :D ;)

No more 'dockers perks' either! ::) ::) ;D ;D :)
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Re: Omega at the Rock
« Reply #13 on: 06 May 2020, 18:29:51 »

Schooled  :)
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« Reply #14 on: 06 May 2020, 19:10:53 »

Lizzie is going to ask what the dockers umbrella is/was:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liverpool_Overhead_Railway

It may surprise you Steve, but when I visited the Museum of Liverpool the other year I learnt all about that, and how dockers used that overhead system to shelter from the rain between jobs. ;D ;D ;D ;)   

When the railway went, the dockers had no shelter..............but, hang on............with containers taking over, there were no dockers of the old type, just those sheltering in the cabs of container movement machines! :D :D ;)

No more 'dockers perks' either! ::) ::) ;D ;D :)
There's always perks in Liverpool. Instead of small perks, it's container loads of perks now.  ;D
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Re: Omega at the Rock
« Reply #15 on: 06 May 2020, 20:20:44 »

Lizzie is going to ask what the dockers umbrella is/was:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liverpool_Overhead_Railway

It may surprise you Steve, but when I visited the Museum of Liverpool the other year I learnt all about that, and how dockers used that overhead system to shelter from the rain between jobs. ;D ;D ;D ;)   

When the railway went, the dockers had no shelter..............but, hang on............with containers taking over, there were no dockers of the old type, just those sheltering in the cabs of container movement machines! :D :D ;)

No more 'dockers perks' either! ::) ::) ;D ;D :)
There's always perks in Liverpool. Instead of small perks, it's container loads of perks now.  ;D

Now why do I believe that? ;D ;D ;D ;D ;)
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Re: Omega at the Rock
« Reply #16 on: 07 May 2020, 07:03:55 »

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malcom_McLean&ved=2ahUKEwjK6-XPh6HpAhXwSxUIHddtDFUQFjADegQIDhAM&usg=AOvVaw38kuXBZ-PxAhd9LMTi4Qo1

Whilst I like to blame Thatcher for societies ills, the reason we have no Dockers is one man's invention, allowing shipping to be largely automated.

The docks employed 1000s of people in Liverpool, but once the container terminal was built, they had no need for them.

The view across the Misery from.the Rock to the docks North of Liverpool, shows mountains of scrap iron. Waiting for the Chinese to increase demand...
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