Ships Nostalgia - View Single Post - Booth Line
Thread: Booth Line
View Single Post
  #126  
Old 24th February 2016, 15:32
sternchallis sternchallis is offline
Senior Member
Organisation: Merchant Navy
Department: Engineering
Active: 1973 - 1983
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 541
Last year (2015) for the VGSA reunion lunch at Liverpool we stayed at the Liner Hotel and they did a good job of giving the hotel a nautical theme with a reception that looked like a Pursers office on an old liner, various brass bits in the lobby and restaurant like a telegraph, sounding machine and old fashioned binnacle.
All rooms (cabins) and alleyways had prints of various liners on the bulkheads. Just outside ours was the Hilary up the Amazon. (not sure of the artist originally, but my photo).
See attached.
We also visited the old BSSM Office (or Corn Beef Castle as it was known) and previously the offices of White Star Line (of Titanic fame), now a boutique hotel (what ever that is, but expensive).
Old L&H and BSL nameplates up in the top floor bar, Charts of South America the old Booth & Lamports runs.
You can just see what looks like part of a boiler, but not a ships boiler but possibly from the buildings original heating system.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg SS Hilary - Booth Line.JPG (86.7 KB, 57 views)
File Type: jpg L&H.JPG (30.3 KB, 49 views)
File Type: jpg Blue Star Line.JPG (58.4 KB, 37 views)

Last edited by sternchallis; 25th February 2016 at 14:11..
Reply With Quote