Posts tagged with 'maritime archives and library'
3 April 2014 by Sarah Starkey
This photograph doesn’t look like much, just a grey sea and sky, but if you look closely there is a speck in the middle of the image. This is a photograph of the aftermath of the wreck of the Liverpool registered Furness Withy ship Nova Scotia which was torpedoed on 28th November 1942 off the coast of Mozambique. The speck is Read more…
4 March 2014 by Sarah Starkey
I’m sure there are plenty of pancake batter recipes available on the internet, but there’s always room for one more.
This is from a 1911 edition of ‘Sea Cookery’ by Richard Bond, which the author describes as ‘a cookery book which will on sensible and plain lines give a number of recipes of value both on sea and shore’. Read more…
12 February 2014 by Sarah Starkey
This Valentine Day linked item is a menu from the White Star Line vessel Baltic for 14th February 1913, when the ship was approaching New York on a voyage from Liverpool. It’s an impressive array of food, so is probably a first class menu.
16 October 2013 by Sarah Starkey
No this isn’t evidence of an early, unsubtle, attempt by the west to spy on the Russian government, although you never know. This is a photograph from our British Insulated Callendars Cables (BICC) archive and shows the then named British Insulated & Helsby Cables Company installing electricity cables in Moscow. Read more…
26 June 2013 by Sarah Starkey
Well it’s not quite the green grass of Wimbledon, but a lack of space isn’t going to put off these tennis players.
Actually this is deck tennis on board the Royal Mail Line vessel Araguaya in 1924. The game was played by throwing quoits, rather than with rackets and balls, which presumably had a high probability of being lost overboard. This picture was taken by Miss V. Maughfling on a cruise around the Mediterranean. The Maritime Archives & Library holds a number of her photograph albums which show images of cruising and tourism in the 1920s. Read more…
17 May 2013 by Rebecca
Lorna Hyland, Assistant Librarian at the Merseyside Maritime Museum Archives shares this update:
Liverpool’s Literary Festival, “In Other Words” is now drawing to a close and as the festival celebrated the city’s reputation for producing much loved story-tellers, poets, authors and playwrights, I thought I’d mention the library at the Merseyside Maritime Museum. Read more…