IN 1871, a young dock labourer
by the name of Alexander McIntyre spent the afternoon of Tuesday, May 9, indulging in far more than a drop to drink.
The 29-year-old was a dock labourer
and lived in a simple house in Anfield's Nesfield Street.
For a humble dock labourer
, that wasn''t a bad achievement.
She was married to Edward James Toombs, who was a dock labourer
, and they were married in 1913 in St John the Baptist Church, in Toxteth.
Mary's great grandfather Henry Shipman had worked for the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board first as a dock labourer
before progressing to become a diver's assistant.
Mary told me: "My great grandfather Henry Shipman worked for the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board first as a dock labourer
and then progressed to diver's assistant - his death certificate records him as being a diver, so apparently he did well in his job with the MDHB.
Matthew worked as a dock labourer
in Liverpool and in 1901 he and Alice were living in Malcolm Grove, Kirkdale, with their six children.
Frank Carroll, 62, went to school in the area before working as a dock labourer
for 26 years.