Mapping Memory by National Museums Liverpool

Mapping Memory National Museums Liverpool

The Pier Head

Stephen Wolstenholme - a secret world

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That was the only area I can remember having access to the river, everything else in the north I remember being behind very high stone walls and was all industrial. In the south, what’s now the Albert Dock and Wapping Dock and Queen’s Dock and flats, there was no public access. The Dock Road and the docks separated the city from the river and I think what’s been the great transformation since then is opening up public access along the river. So really the river wasn’t sort of opened up, you could observe all the activity and the shipping at the Pier Head but elsewhere it was a bit of secret world behind the dock wall.