The story of this Pitch Pine began thousands of miles away across the Atlantic. Pockets of forest dotted along the East Coast of America were the original birthplaces of this reclaimed Pine.
From the sandy highlands of North America to the North Bank of the River Mersey in Liverpool, it’s fair to say that this Pine has been on quite the adventure. We unearthed this Pine in a disused warehouse at Garston Dock in Liverpool.
Garston Dock played an important part in the growth of Liverpool during the Industrial Revolution. With an increase in trade Garston went from sleepy fishing village to thriving industrial town and the North Dock was constructed during 1867 to handle ever-increasing coal imports.
Garston Dock still operates to this day, handling around 600,000 tonnes of cargo each year. Bringing the facilities into the 21st century resulted in demolition of some warehouses along North Bank, which is why we are now proud custodians of Northbank.
Sitting high in a warehouse on the edge of the River Mersey were these stunning pitch pine beams. Not one to let great wood go to waste we worked hard to extract these historical artefacts and return them in their full glory to our restoration centre in Cheshire.