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Dockers: Their Life and Legacy on the Liverpool Waterfront
Compiled by Peter Grant
£3.99 paperback Trinity Mirror Sport Media (2010)
The docker is a symbol of Liverpool - just like the Liver Bird.
Proud men who were a vital part of the changing fortunes of the Port of Liverpool. Now we celebrate the world of dockers from their colourful history to the present day when there is a slimmer, trimmer port.
What is the legacy of their legendary status? Their personality and stature was praised by the likes of Charles Dickens and George Orwell. Commedians Tom O'Connor, Micky Finn and Brian Jacques made them an integral part of their act - there was simply no humour like the wit and wisdom of the dockside. Writers Jimmy McGovern and Alan Bleasdale and producer Ken Loach talk of dockers honesty, integrity, loyalty and dignity.
This book is a celebration of that famous dockers' humour - their unique nicknames in and around their world famous workplace. But they contributed so much more to Liverpool. Their strength - before and after the wars - helped keep Liverpool alive and flourishing until the global economic climate in the 80s and 90s changed and the city had to adapt. Here former dockers who went on to become national figures talk of their lives.
The stars and celebrities who owe dockers a living reveal their memories from the pubs on every corner to the passion of the strikes and those dockers - past and present - describe why these men deserved such powerful recognition on television and the big screen.
Liverpool Dockers - a souvenir salute to the men who were the backbone to a world famous city.
ISBN 13: 9781906802240 | ISBN 10: 1906802246
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