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Report - Birkenhead Priory Tower, Wirral - April '12


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In memory of Dave 'diehardlove' Pratt - RIP​

The spiel from Visitwirral.com:

The oldest standing building on Merseyside, Birkenhead Priory encapsulates so much of the town's history within a small, enclosed site. Founded in 1150, the monks of this Benedictine monastery looked after travellers for nearly 400 years and supervised the first regulated 'Ferry 'cross the Mersey'.

The tower of St Mary's, the first parish church of the town, shares the site which is now dedicated as a memorial to those lost in the 1939 disaster aboard the Laird's built submarine Thetis. The chapter house is consecrated as an Anglican church and there is a chapel dedicated to the training ship HMS Conway. A small museum tells the story of the site and the buildings as you see them today.

Now surrounded by factory units and shipyards, the Priory is an oasis of calm in a busy world and affords unrivalled views of the river and surrounding area.
I've loved the views from the tower since I was a teenager, but I've always been frustrated by not being any higher. When I saw the scaff up, I knew it HAD to be done. With various things coming up IRL and uni it had to be put on a back burner, but on my night off I decided to make the effort. I think it's been worth it.

Apologies about the pictures, it was f00king windy up there! :eek:

As the spiel said, an oasis; but this time it's surrounded by sodium street lamps

and the ever present light pollution (or beauty) emitted by Liverpool

It over looks the Cammell Laird ship yard where there are at least 4 ships in. Check it out

Of course, I had to take the obligatory Liverpool shot

One quick vanity shot then back down

Thanks for looking


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