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Albert Dock - a review of the past, present and future

Another packed room waited for this month’s Merseyside Civic Society (MCS) talk from Dave Roscoe, head of Gower Estates. Well fed and refreshed by the refreshment team the talk began at quarter to 7 after an introduction from MCS’ Sarah-Jane Farr.

Taking the attendees from Philip Hardwick and Jesse Hartley’s first vision for the dock through Prince Albert’s opening of the complex in 1846, the Second World War, decline of the 1960s and 70s and rejuvenation in the 1980s right up to the current day and the future of the world renowned landmark, Dave Roscoe’s talk remained intriguing from open to close. The crowd were then invited to ask questions to the speaker before the evening was brought to a close with announcements of MCS’ Annual General Meeting and a presentation of a gift to Dave Roscoe by David Massey, Treasurer for Merseyside Civic Society.

Merseyside Civic Society would like to thank Dave Roscoe for his talk and everybody who attended.

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