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Albert Dock.80's
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MOJO



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:48 pm    Post subject: Albert Dock.80's  Reply with quote

Anyone remember the Albert dock,when it looked like this? This was in the early 80's. (a bit dark,some of them! Sad )















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Barbie



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 7:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have no early memory of the dock at all, back in the 80's al I cared about was my appearance, (I was a biker girl/rock chick) going out and making it a mission to drink as much as I could before throwing it all back up again. By 86 my son was born and then it was all him, parks and thats when I learned that walking miles pushing a pram was good!
Thanks for these, nice reminder of how much effort and money has been poured intot he place.
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Jan



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great photo's mojo ,,, I can remember when Albert dock was first restored,,,,,,Jan x Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great Pics MOJO. I dont remember it in that condition either and I am ashamed to say I hadn't even heard of Albert Dock until it was Redeveloped in the 80s. I have read up on it since though and visited numerous times ...its fantastic what has been achieved down there,, and to think in the Late 1970s proposals were put forward to demolish the lot.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They were going to demolish it,and one idea by London developer,Harry Hyams, was to build the tallest skyscraper in the U.K. or possibly the world,(can't remember Confused ) which would have been our very own "Centre Point"!
                                                                  I remember "straying" down that part of town,almost by accident,about 1971,and it was totally deserted,and they had opened the lock gates,so it was just full of silt...and jellyfish! Shocked
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stuff the skyscraper, I prefer what we got. I love it down there.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

brainbox wrote:
Great Pics MOJO. I dont remember it in that condition either and I am ashamed to say I hadn't even heard of Albert Dock until it was Redeveloped in the 80s. I have read up on it since though and visited numerous times ...its fantastic what has been achieved down there,, and to think in the Late 1970s proposals were put forward to demolish the lot.


As a kid of about fifteen in the 70's we'd ride down to the Albert, Canning and Salthouse Docks on our bikes. Back then the dockside sheds of the Salthouse Dock were still standing. Now all that remains is the end archway to the south shed. The dock basins were full of silt and the dock gates had simply rotted away.

By the time I started my apprenticeship I had all but forgotten the docks, however as part of the Printers apprenticeship course at Central College in Hope Street was an understanding of photography (aligned to photolithography) so our tutor gave us a couple of cameras and told us to go out and take some pics. Remembering the docks were just at the bottom of Duke Street I took a couple of other students along with me and we had a great morning exploring and photographing the Albert and Salthouse Docks.

I still have those pics somewere in my garage so I must go and dig them out and post them here - don't get me wrong they quality isn't that good buy they are a social record of the day.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Joe,
         That's just what we want to see on here,so don't be worried about quality too much,it's the subject matter that's important! So, get in that garage,and get posting! Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What Mojo says Joe, the importance of the photographs goes beyond the quality. So long as scenes are captured for future references, makes no difference on the 'professionalism' of the shot.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great info, love to see more photo's, great thread ,,Jan x

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