SJ3385 : The Great Eastern, New Ferry

taken 12 years ago, near to New Ferry, Wirral, Great Britain

The Great Eastern, New Ferry
The Great Eastern, New Ferry
Built in 1862 to serve Liverpool daytrippers from New Ferry pier this inn was located at the junction of New Ferry Road with Shorefields. The SS Great Eastern was a ship designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel and the public house was named to celebrate its launch. She was the largest ship ever built at the time of her 1858 launch and had the capacity to carry 4,000 passengers around the world without refuelling. She was broken up for scrap on the shore at adjacent Rock Ferry in 18891890 and many items from the ship were bought by the then landlord and displayed in the pub. The mast was floated across the Mersey to Liverpool from where it was hauled up Everton Valley by a team of four horses and put in place at the Kemlyn Road corner of the Kop stands at Anfield where it stood for many years as a flagpole.
The pub closed soon after this photograph was taken in 2007 and despite a local campaign to get the building listed, it was demolished in 2010 and houses built on the site.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 17 January, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 18 January, 2007
Category
Public house > Public house   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 339 856 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:21.8364N 2:59.6048W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 339 856
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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