Gary Liggett

Gary Liggett

Posted on 07/18/2013


Photo taken on July 17, 2013



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Hutchinson Dock Memorial

Hutchinson Dock Memorial
This image holds much significance for me. Many years ago, I became friends with a lovely person, via Flickr, who lives on a narrow-boat. Yesterday, I had the great pleasure of finally meeting up with her (and the rest of her family) in Liverpool, England. This photograph was taken during the time we spent together.

The image itself is of a memorial to a dock that was named after William Hutchinson. He was a famous magnate at a time when Liverpool was a thriving port. Hutchinson marked the times are heights of the tide on the dock, because of its obvious implications for his ships; thus 11.30 is the time, and 17.3 is the height of the tide at that moment. The monument itself is constructed from Liverpool bedrock.

Thank your very much for a lovely day, Gillie. I have a wonderful time, and feel as though I have made three lovely friends. :)


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7 comments - The latest ones
beverleyplaya
beverleyplaya
o0o an unusual take on this and very effective oOo
5 years ago.
Gary Liggett
Gary Liggett
Thank you very much indeed, Bev. As you will have gathered, this is not my normal style of photography. It's is more of a holiday 'snap' but which holds lovely memories and great significance. :)
5 years ago.
lovestruck
lovestruck
Thanks Gary. I had a wonderful day too!!..and am so glad we met after all this time:~)

I took a picture of this last year but had not realised its historical significance..I was reading more after I saw your notes here and see that the height of the fountain jets relates to the height of the high tide that day.
Here is mine from last year.. www.ipernity.com/doc/285483/18745071/in/album/461907

As for not being your normal style..well no it's not but it is a fine and interesting image none the less!!
5 years ago. Edited 5 years ago.
Gary Liggett
Gary Liggett
Thank you very much, Gillie. I can picture where you were writing from now. Your picture is excellent. I like the way you have shown the scale and extent of the monument. That would have been rather difficult the other day! Hutchinson is remembered all around that area of Liverpool. He is buried in a massive tomb in St James cemetery, which is located immediately behind the cathedral. That's a great place for photography and to take Sophie for a walk! Also, Cains brewery is across the road on Upper Parliament Street. They have a bar where you can sample their beers.
5 years ago.
lovestruck has replied to Gary Liggett
Is that the cemetery on 2 levels just near the Cathedral that has a tunnel walkway??...
I was inspired by your info to do more searching, and Dave & I are booked on a short underground tour organised by the maritime museum under the fountain and shops to see the old dock, on Tuesday morning..really looking forward to it.

It is Pirate weekend in Albert dock, cannons and muskets going off all day!..what fun!!
5 years ago.
Gary Liggett has replied to lovestruck
Sorry, Giilie, I didn't see this. St James' cemetery is immediately behind the Anglican Cathedral. Yes, you enter via a short tunnel, immediately to the left of the entrance to the cathedral.

Ooh! I can't wait to hear about your tour! That sounds fascinating! I wish I could come with you!

Keep your heads down on the dock and stay safe! :-)
5 years ago.
Penny
Penny
Gorgeous warm colours. A lovely memorial :)
5 years ago.