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Old 13-04-13, 08:19 PM
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Default Conway Sailor's Home Liverpool

I thought at first that this button was for a Royal Naval training ship but when I looked into it I found that Conway was a rather grand boarding house / rest home for sailors in Liverpool. I assume that the button was worn by a member of the establishment's staff.

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Old 13-04-13, 08:32 PM
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HMS Conway was a school for naval cadets originally based on a ship of that name anchored in the River Mersey.It was a redundant timber built man of war.


Later HMS Conway was a shore based school on Anglesey and still called HMS Conway. I have a slight interest in HMS Conway because a friend was a cadet at the school on Anglesey in the late 1960`s/early 1970`s and I and a few friends visited him on Anglesey on a couple of occasions.

Although the cadets were dressed in RN officers style uniforms ,HMS Conway was not as far as I am aware part of the R.N. and in fact my friend had a career in the Merchant Navy after leaving HMS Conway.

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Thank you, I did read about the training ship Conway as well as the Liverpool Sailors' Home and I am slightly confused as the front of the button seems to be from one Liverpool institution and the back of the button from another or am I missing something?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Conway_(school_ship)

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Possible explanation is that the buttons were made by the Sailors Home seems unlikely but as Holmes says " take away the impossible and whatever is left..........."

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Picking up from the 2019 thread: The backmark "Sailors Home" is for
The Sailors Home Clothing Stores.
They were the outfitters for the Conway training ship.
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Thank you for the update.
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