Princes Dock, about 1954

Elevated view of dock and overhead railway

"It was known as the Irish dock. You used to get a lot of Irish boats going from Liverpool to Dublin and they would dock in there. They weren’t like the Isle of Man ferry, they would stay in overnight.

The Overhead Railway was like getting on a tram. If we were going to New Brighton very often it was the quickest way. You could book all the way through. It was brilliant to travel on."