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Watch the Three Queens from the ‘The Dome of Home’ camera

Published on Apr 27 2015 by Marine Point

The Dome of Home Camera

Watch the Three Queens from the ‘The Dome of Home’ camera as they approach Liverpool Bay and manoeuvre the Mersey.

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The webcam is located on the roof and is updated every 30 seconds. Visit the website to watch the live feed.

Click here: http://www.wirralcam.com/dome.shtml

Times of Operation: 24/7

First Camera is on test now showing view of construction work at Seaforth Dock. Further views will be available from the end of April onwards.

LOCATION

7 Atherton Street, New Brighton, CH45 9LT

The Dome of Home

The majestic dome of the Catholic church of SS Peter, Paul & Philomena, New Brighton, dominates the Wirral skyline at its tip, directly opposite Liverpool’s famous maritime frontage. During the Second World War the church was nicknamed the ‘Dome of Home’ by merchant seamen returning in their convoys across the Atlantic. Once they spotted the dome they knew they were safe from the ever-present threat of U-boat attack.

The church was closed in 2008 due to concerns about the cost of repair. There followed an enthusiastic local campaign to save the building and in 2012 it reopened under the aegis of the Institute of Christ the King. With full support from the Diocese of Shrewsbury, the church is now open daily, 8am until 8pm, as a sanctuary for visitors. A programme of repairs has been drawn up and restoration works, funded by Heritage Lottery Fund are underway. The webcam from the roof of the church is part of its second project.

For more details visit the website:

www.domeofhome.org

 

 

 

Caffe Cream wins Wirral Taste Award at Visit Wirral Tourism Awards

Published on Apr 24 2015 by Marine Point

Independent ice cream parlour, Caffe Cream of New Brighton, won the ‘Wirral Taste’ Award at the Visit Wirral Tourism Awards 2015.

The annual event, which celebrates the peninsula’s tourism and hospitality industries that contribute to the £327m tourism economy in Wirral, took place at the Floral Pavilion in New Brighton.

Caffe Cream, based at Marine Point in New Brighton, won the sought after ‘Wirral Taste’ Award thanks to its famous craft ice cream that is made fresh on site every day using locally sourced ingredients. Last year, the ice cream parlour was awarded with ‘Manager of the Year’ and ‘Outstanding Customer Care’ at the Wirral Tourism Awards too. Caffe Cream is also shortlisted for the Taste Award at next month’s Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards 2015.CCS 6649

The business has become so popular that the owners have recently purchased a new premises in Wallasey in order to create a gourmet ice cream factory – the first of its kind in the country. Caffe Cream will be using it to make even more of their craft ice cream, including the Salted Caramel flavour which won a special diploma of merit at the National Ice Cream Awards earlier this year.

The factory will create 18 full jobs over the next three years and will supply local restaurants and leisure venues in the region, to bring the Caffe Cream flavour to even more customers.

Justin Dooley, co-founder of Caffe Cream, says: “It’s been a pleasure to win such a prestigious award at the Visit Wirral Tourism Awards. It’s a great credit to the team for the hard work they do, and an acknowledgement of the wonderful ice cream we make every day.

“Our new ice cream factory will allow us to share our passion for craft ice cream across the region. We want to everybody to experience the best ice cream this side of Vesuvius!”

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