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Report - White Tomkins & Courage Silo, Liverpool - Feb 2008

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by northcave, Feb 16, 2008.

  1. northcave

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    This is the third in a set of three reports on Stanley Dock. The other two are here:

    Stanley Dock Warehoure
    Stanley Dock Hydraulic Tower

    Originally visited with CrabStick, Tristen and Needles then a return visit with Chodjinn a couple of days later. The second visit didn't reveal anything new but a mandatory beer at the summit was added :thumb

    White Tomkins & Courage Ltd manufactured a number of products - one listing describes them as 'Distillers of Essential Oils, Fruit and Flavouring Essences, Manufacturer of Fine Chemicals and Flower Oils'. Their mills were used to produce tapioca, maize and flaked rice.

    With imported raw ingredients arriving from afar, storage facilities had to be built at docks around the country. The silo built at Stanley Dock allowed imported grain to be carried off visiting ships and stored for later transport.

    Below the silo, a railway siding connected the dockside to the mainline network. This meant that hoppers could be filled when passing underneath the silo and then the grain transported to mills and factories for processing. In 1964, R&W Paul merged with White Tomkins & Courage to form Pauls & Whites Ltd, but the Stanley Dock silo retained it's original owner's name on the east wall. [source: level-two.co.uk]

    If you're interested you can see some locals jumping from about 1/3rd of the way up into the dock - HERE







    #1 northcave, Feb 16, 2008
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