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Lizzie Zoom

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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:

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 »

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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