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Eastham Ferry


taken from the Mersey Ferry.

Paddlesteamers used to travel between Eastham and Liverpool across the River Mersey in the early 1800's. In 1846 the Eastham Ferry Hotel and Pleasure Gardens were built here, with a zoo, ornamental gardens , roller coaster and many other attractions. The last ferry ran in the mid 1800s and teh gardens were closed down in the 1920s All that remains is the Tap public house and the rump of the ferry pier in eastham Country Park. I wonder just what it was like at the turn of the twentieth century?

Eastham Ferry


taken from the Mersey Ferry.

Paddlesteamers used to travel between Eastham and Liverpool across the River Mersey in the early 1800's. In 1846 the Eastham Ferry Hotel and Pleasure Gardens were built here, with a zoo, ornamental gardens , roller coaster and many other attractions. The last ferry ran in the mid 1800s and teh gardens were closed down in the 1920s All that remains is the Tap public house and the rump of the ferry pier in eastham Country Park. I wonder just what it was like at the turn of the twentieth century?

comments (4)

The Tap what a beautiful picture and not a single motorcycle to be seen well done
Les Auld: Thanks Martin, I guess that you may now this area then?
I found this site with a few old postcard pictures Les

www.oldphotos.co.uk/eastham.htm
Les Auld: Thanks for the comment Bill, some interesting images on that site.
  • Gingeybaby
  • Easy Like Sunday Morning
  • 29 Jun 2008, 10:29
Very pretty indeed.smile
Les Auld: Only after a bit of processing though, thanks for the comment.
Still looks a nice place Les, and your photo really does it justice. Unfortunately one doesn't hear much about paddlesteamers anymore.
Les Auld: Not too many of them left is there, thanks for the comment Brian.

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