Re: Balls Head
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How do we describe a difference between Manly (ferry) Wharf and the earlier Amusement Pier alongside where people could look into coin operated machines and wind a handle to find out “What the Butler saw”. In Britain, there were many very long Amusement Piers. Some of them have even had electric light railways to save patrons a long walk.
To further cloud the subject, many of Sydney’s harbour-side ferry wharfs including some which were served by electric light railways are floating pontoons. Some places where ships are moored are ‘Landing Stages’
The original bridge across Hobart’s Derwent River was built on twelve floating pontoons.
In Liverpool UK the destination of most of the former tram routes was ’Pier Head’
Noel Reed. (Pedant)---Traveller on Route 6A in Liverpool’s ‘Last Tram’ parade which like the last trams in Sydney in 1961 was held on an afternoon in 1957.
By 1957, the once-great Liverpool tramway system had been reduced to just two routes, the 6A to Bowring Park and the 40 to Page Moss Avenue. These routes finally closed in September. All was in a run-down and dilapidated condition, sad to see. Here is a 'Baby Grand' 4-wheel tram on the Bowring Park route.
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Sent: Saturday, 27 February 2016 12:15 PM
Subject: Re: [LRRSA] Balls Head
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noun (plural jetties)
Posted by: Eddie Oliver