Saturday, 12 May 2012

Woodside Ferry, Birkenhead

Woodside Ferry is a small riverside locality in Birkenhead, on the Wirral, England, situated almost opposite Liverpool Pier Head across the River Mersey.

Woodside is one of two Wirral terminals for the Mersey Ferry to the Pier Head in Liverpool. This terminal underwent a programme of extensive refurbishment in 1985. When reopened on 13 March 1986, the restoration of the historic booking hall had been completed and the large, dilapidated Victorian landing stage replaced with the current facility. With the closure of Woodside railway station in 1967, and the construction of the new Birkenhead Bus Station in the late 1990s, the importance of Woodside as a major transport hub has declined, although numerous local bus services still use the terminus. 

Mentioned by Lowry in his short story 'Goya The Obscure' (Pg. 273).

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