Mapping Memory by National Museums Liverpool

Mapping Memory National Museums Liverpool

Landing stage

Installation, 1970s

Courtesy of Angus Tilston - Wallasey Corp

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Transcript for Installation, 1970s

Many will remember the old landing stage at Liverpool Pier Head, it was always a hive of activity as boats to three destinations arrived and departed at very frequent intervals. It was also a place to stroll and view ships at close quarters, by the mid 70s it was time for it to be replaced. Shortly after installation a combination of high winds and tides allowed water to seep through a weak part in the hollow structure and it sank. Repair work soon got underway, eventually it was ready just in time for the Queen's visit in Silver Jubilee year.