Text and photos submitted by Mark Anthony Craig, 20th October 2009
"It isn't often that we get snow in New Ferry, being so close to the sea as we are. However, February 2006 was an exception when a particularly heavy blizzard hit (it was the one which the weight of snow sunk the ferry landing stage at Liverpool's Pier Head). My daughter Laura immediately wanted to go out and build a snowman. However, we had to walk to the postbox in New Ferry Road to post a letter - and in that time the wind was so bitingly cold in our faces that she quickly changed her mind and opted to go back indoors by the warm fire. It was during that trip to the postbox that I took the camera with me and took these snaps between Shorefields and New Ferry Road."
During Liverpool's year as Capital of Culture in 2008, an armada of stunning sailing craft assembled in the River Mersey over four days in July as part of that year’s Tall Ships Race.
Masts lined the river from Wellington and Sandon to the Albert and Canning Docks, and a million people crowded the waterfront to see ships take part in a spectacular parade of sail.
For New Ferry residents, Shorefields Nature Park was a brilliant vantage point to see several of the ships off our beach.
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