All photographs on these
pages are the property of the photographer Brian Tuohey.
They may not be
re-published in any form without written permission, but may be downloaded
for personal use.
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of these or any other photographs will be considered.
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Photo Galleries - Woodside Memories
Welcome to my Woodside Ferry Galleries pages. Woodside Ferry is in the town of
Birkenhead on the Wirral Peninsula in North West England. In 1984-85, the old ferry terminal buildings and landing stage were
replaced by new facilities. These pages record some of those changes in
pictures. Photos taken within the last few years have also been added.
Several of the photos on these pages were featured in an
exhibition within the old Booking Hall at Woodside. The exhibition
was launched in December 2006 and continued until many of the facilities
in the old Booking Hall were closed in 2007. Almost 30 of my photos
were on display.
A few details about the pictures. All the old photos from the 1980s
and 1990s are scanned from prints. The quality of the
dependent upon the size, sharpness and colour balance of the original
prints. A few photos that I scanned several years ago (those with a blue or red border) are being
progressively replaced, with just a few remaining. Newer scans are
all 800x600 pixels and are about 80-150 KB. Photographs from recent
years were all taken with digital cameras. Clicking on a picture will open
the larger version in a new window or or a new tab, depending on your browser (e.g.
new window with IE and Firefox and new tab with Avant).
3 ferries in the current fleet were all originally owned and operated by
Birkenhead Corporation on the Woodside service. The Woodchurch pictured on the left
ca. 1984 is now the Snowdrop, the Overchurch is now the Royal
Daffodil and the boat on the right pictured in 2005 is the Royal
Iris of the Mersey, previously the Mountwood.