WikiWirral 13yrs online 24/7 365 days a year.
Forum Stats
12137 Members
65 Forums
72392 Topics
976118 Posts
29 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
64 registered (anniebo28, 12 invisible), 1291 Guests and 237 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
HMT Lancastria 535
Another Big Waste Fire in Liverpool. 462
Vet help 416
Name help 414
Vet help 311
Another tree down on Arrowe park Road? 230
Talk Talk Security Breach 211
Mobile mechanic needed to fit a wishbone 185
That was kept a bit quiet? 182
RIP Peter Vaughan 131
New General Forums
Lib/dems rule the day
by JimmyG
2nd Dec 2016 10:59pm
Daft funny joke
by venice
2nd Dec 2016 5:54pm
We dont learn much.
by venice
1st Dec 2016 9:22pm
Freegle
by venice
1st Dec 2016 6:36pm
New Wirral History
Name help
by Paternoster21
3rd Dec 2016 8:03am
HMT Lancastria
by granny
2nd Dec 2016 11:38pm
Cubitts Holland and Hannen
by fish5133
27th Nov 2016 5:38pm
Fire station
by chris7777
22nd Nov 2016 12:24pm
Buy a house in Greasby for 12s a week - in 1935
by yoller
6th Oct 2016 6:56pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
fireworks on the Mersey last night
Hadlow train station
Topic Replies
Vet help
by venice
1 second ago
HMT Lancastria
by cools
Today at 04:59 PM
Micro desktop PC
by anniebo28
Today at 02:24 PM
Talk Talk Security Breach
by Gibbo
Today at 01:15 PM
RIP Peter Vaughan
by Gibbo
Today at 10:56 AM
Another Big Waste Fire in Liverpool.
by Gibbo
Today at 10:53 AM
Blank Page : Offline
by Mark
Today at 09:23 AM
Iphone 5s, Grey, near mint condition, 50
by anniebo28
Yesterday at 09:39 PM
Mobile mechanic needed to fit a wishbone
by anniebo28
Yesterday at 07:30 PM
December
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Wirral TUC Meeting re Update on Wallasey CLP Suspe
by RUDEBOX
30th Nov 2016 9:16pm
World Aids Day Event 2016. Liverpool
by RUDEBOX
30th Nov 2016 9:05pm
Page 1 of 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#206132 - 12th Feb 2008 3:04pm Flaybrick Cemetery - Birkenhead *****
Mark Online   Reading


Wiki Master

Registered: 9th Nov 2003
Posts: 20963
Loc: Wirral
Flaybrick Cemetery - Birkenhead

More Flaybrick Topics




But there are loads if interesting facts.

Jonno39 - Keep me right lol
There were 3 churches.
2 Graves Exist from the Titanic.
The First plea of insanity victims is buried there.
The Second Church was round.
Its rated 3rd Best Gothic Cemetery.
Why it was built there? (Bidston Avenue, straight grand road).
Which used to have holly tress and others top to bottom.
And loads more....

See Inside the Church Click Me

-------------
The Main Church i was told today was divided into 2 because
one side was for catholics and the other for prositants.
And was used to hold funeral services in its day.

_________________________
My Avatar images are all from the Wirral Gallery.Click Me
Wow Wirral History is coming along Great! Wirral History

we get +200 new members a month now smile

Top
Wirral History Advertising
Click me for more Information......

* * * vipstudios.co.uk - Photographic Studios * * *
Now Advertise with WikiWirral.
WikiWirral stats 35,000 Page Views a Day +500 Search Engines.. Click Me
#206139 - 12th Feb 2008 3:54pm Re: Flaybrick Cemetery - Birkenhead [Re: Mark]
Mark Online   Reading


Wiki Master

Registered: 9th Nov 2003
Posts: 20963
Loc: Wirral
Out Side the Cemetery Gates there used to be a Victorian Bus Stop
with a Glass Roof.

And If you turned left when entering the gates there used
to be men and ladies toilets.
_________________________
My Avatar images are all from the Wirral Gallery.Click Me
Wow Wirral History is coming along Great! Wirral History

we get +200 new members a month now smile

Top
#206140 - 12th Feb 2008 4:39pm Re: Flaybrick Cemetery - Birkenhead [Re: Mark]
jonno40 Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 7th Jan 2008
Posts: 1232
Loc: wirral
Flaybrick Memorial gardens as it is known now. Is a catalogue of History. The points mark has made are true and can easily be cross referenced .The insanity victim was a Chinese guy call Loch Ah Tam and he supposedly murdered his wife and three children in a fit of rage but pleaded insanity as he had no recollection of the events in question. He was tried and convicted and sentenced to hang at Walton gaol. Coincidentally the day of the funeral was the same day that he was hung some witnesses report a large gust of wind on an otherwise calm day as the family were lowered in to the grave . Loch Ah Tam is said to stalk the path near to the grave .the grave can be found on the old boundary wall to the infectious diseases hospital.

The cemetery its self was opened in may 1864 but the original plans where drawn up some years before ,the designer a Mr Edward Kemp chose that site as it provided a processional route so the populus could pay there last respects and if you look back out the gates you can see this today.there are many people who were significant to the rise of Birkenhead buried in there as well as military hero's ,Titanic victims and victims from the Thetis submarine disaster

There used to be three chapels t,the main church was divided into two Catholic and Protestant and there was a Methodist chapel as well.there are several unmarked paupers graves with up to seventy bodies in them also victims(mainly children)of the diphtheria out break are buried there as well. it is also the resting place of some of the Laird family (not john).To be honest I could write for hours because every grave tells a story


Attachments: Viewing Permissions May Apply. Click Me
flaybrick01.jpg

flaybrick02.jpg

flaybrick03.jpg

flaybrick04.jpg

flaybrick05.jpg

flaybrick07.jpg

flaybrick08.jpg

flaybrick09.jpg

flaybrick06.jpg


_________________________
It all makes perfect sense expressed in dollars and cents ,pound shillings and pence

Top
#206153 - 12th Feb 2008 5:36pm Re: Flaybrick Cemetery - Birkenhead [Re: jonno40]
Mark Online   Reading


Wiki Master

Registered: 9th Nov 2003
Posts: 20963
Loc: Wirral
Excellent Pictures Jonno, Ive updated your post (Dates Changed)
_________________________
My Avatar images are all from the Wirral Gallery.Click Me
Wow Wirral History is coming along Great! Wirral History

we get +200 new members a month now smile

Top
#206157 - 12th Feb 2008 5:47pm Re: Flaybrick Cemetery - Birkenhead [Re: Mark]
Mark Online   Reading


Wiki Master

Registered: 9th Nov 2003
Posts: 20963
Loc: Wirral
Apparently way back + 40 years.
Bidston Avenue which is in the distance, used to have trees
all the way down. There were holly bushes shaped into tall
trees with rounded tops almost like a simple ice lolly.

There were trees that flowered and made it look so prestigious
and that was a very posh road to live in. As Jonno said to us
on our outing, that they used Bidston Avenue as they wanted
a "Grand Entrance" so you can see that from the Gates there
is a straight road almost into Birkenhead.

So the Modern Bidston Avenue we know today is nothing
to what it was, when the council looked after and trimmed
those trees and holly.


_________________________
My Avatar images are all from the Wirral Gallery.Click Me
Wow Wirral History is coming along Great! Wirral History

we get +200 new members a month now smile

Top
#206159 - 12th Feb 2008 5:51pm Re: Flaybrick Cemetery - Birkenhead [Re: Mark]
Mark Online   Reading


Wiki Master

Registered: 9th Nov 2003
Posts: 20963
Loc: Wirral
I'm informed that the Church was used for Funeral Services.
And it was divided in half, but unsure which side was which.

One side was for the Catholics and the Other Side (right, left) for the protestants.

What a shame its in the condition it is today.
Derelict.



You can just make out the war memorial cross at the front.
I don't know any more than that.

Q. Has the "Spire" been removed, ive only just noticed.
_________________________
My Avatar images are all from the Wirral Gallery.Click Me
Wow Wirral History is coming along Great! Wirral History

we get +200 new members a month now smile

Top
#206164 - 12th Feb 2008 6:01pm Re: Flaybrick Cemetery - Birkenhead [Re: Mark]
SoundLad Offline

Are you SoNutz?
Forum Master

Registered: 22nd Aug 2007
Posts: 2987
Loc: Birkenhead, United Kingdom
The Laird thats buried at the Cemetry is William Laird happy and its the grave i took you guys to when we went on that nightly paranormal excursion smile
_________________________
Lee Mills


Top
#206173 - 12th Feb 2008 6:08pm Re: Flaybrick Cemetery - Birkenhead [Re: SoundLad]
Mark Online   Reading


Wiki Master

Registered: 9th Nov 2003
Posts: 20963
Loc: Wirral
This one Clicky

_________________________
My Avatar images are all from the Wirral Gallery.Click Me
Wow Wirral History is coming along Great! Wirral History

we get +200 new members a month now smile

Top
#206174 - 12th Feb 2008 6:09pm Re: Flaybrick Cemetery - Birkenhead [Re: Mark]
SoundLad Offline

Are you SoNutz?
Forum Master

Registered: 22nd Aug 2007
Posts: 2987
Loc: Birkenhead, United Kingdom
aye happy
_________________________
Lee Mills


Top
#212406 - 28th Feb 2008 11:15pm Re: Flaybrick Cemetery - Birkenhead [Re: jonno40]
Mark Online   Reading


Wiki Master

Registered: 9th Nov 2003
Posts: 20963
Loc: Wirral
To Think the House Still has lights on at night...
It even looks scary in the Day Time....


Attachments: Viewing Permissions May Apply. Click Me
2008_0228-0041.jpg

2008_0228-0045.jpg

2008_0228-0046.jpg


_________________________
My Avatar images are all from the Wirral Gallery.Click Me
Wow Wirral History is coming along Great! Wirral History

we get +200 new members a month now smile

Top
#212424 - 29th Feb 2008 2:51am Re: Flaybrick Cemetery - Birkenhead [Re: Mark]
placidmaster Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 1st Feb 2008
Posts: 1188
Loc: Lyon/Newcastle/Paris/Cape Town
no one wanna drop hints to the lottery grant fund!!
_________________________
All hail the posting King and thou Wiki Wirral Bumper sticker will be displayed with pride

Top
#212497 - 29th Feb 2008 12:59pm Re: Flaybrick Cemetery - Birkenhead [Re: jonno40]
chriskay Offline
Forum Veteran

Registered: 25th Oct 2007
Posts: 4868
Loc: shropshire
Originally Posted By: jonno39
the designer, a Mr Edward Kemp

This is the same Edward Kemp who was Paxton's assistant in the construction of Birkenhead Park, & who became Park Superintendent. Interestingly, it had been Paxton who originally started to design Flaybrick. The extract attached is from "The People's Garden", a History of Birkenhead Park by Clifford E. Thornton, on Sale at the Park Pavilion.


Attachments: Viewing Permissions May Apply. Click Me
Edward Kemp.jpg


_________________________
Carpe diem.

Top
#212533 - 29th Feb 2008 3:10pm Re: Flaybrick Cemetery - Birkenhead [Re: chriskay]
jonno40 Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 7th Jan 2008
Posts: 1232
Loc: wirral
Yes Chris he is the same Edward Kemp who at the time was the curator of Birkenhead Park
_________________________
It all makes perfect sense expressed in dollars and cents ,pound shillings and pence

Top
#212564 - 29th Feb 2008 6:42pm Re: Flaybrick Cemetery - Birkenhead [Re: jonno40]
BMW Joe Offline
Wiki Master

Registered: 30th Apr 2006
Posts: 12369
Loc: Birkenhead
Some very interesting stuff there smile

I noticed the other day, If you look straight up Bidston Avenue towards Flaybrick Cemetery, Bidston Windmill is in line with the Cemetery and Bidston Avenue albeit slightly to the left, however as is my understanding, where the foundations of the orignal Windmill are, this would place it directly in line.

Wonder if that had any influence on where it was built?
_________________________
Autowirral.co.uk - The Northwest's Biggest forum of Motoring Enthusiasts.
Cruisewirral.com - The Northwest's Biggest forum of Modified Car Enthusiasts.

Top
#212725 - 1st Mar 2008 7:22pm Re: Flaybrick Cemetery - Birkenhead [Re: BMW Joe]
placidmaster Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 1st Feb 2008
Posts: 1188
Loc: Lyon/Newcastle/Paris/Cape Town
here is a link to lots of stuff about everything we have talked about (mark you may want to reorganise this)

Click Me - PDF Document
_________________________
All hail the posting King and thou Wiki Wirral Bumper sticker will be displayed with pride

Top
Page 1 of 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 >

Moderator:  Mark 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Talk Talk Security Breach
by fish5133
Yesterday at 06:19 PM
Mobile mechanic needed to fit a wishbone
by anniebo28
6th Dec 2016 7:13pm
Vet help
by colin86
6th Dec 2016 6:25pm
Another tree down on Arrowe park Road?
by Davefabo
6th Dec 2016 11:08am
Game shocking prices!!!
by eddtheduck
5th Dec 2016 4:55pm
For Sale & Free
Micro desktop PC
by anniebo28
Today at 02:24 PM
Iphone 5s, Grey, near mint condition, 50
by anniebo28
Yesterday at 07:40 PM
Roberts Concerto 2 CD Player For Visually Impaired
by Tranquil
6th Dec 2016 10:05pm
Gaming chair
by monsterz4
6th Dec 2016 8:27pm
MIG welder
by anniebo28
6th Dec 2016 1:34am
Featured Member
Registered: 18th Sep 2013
Posts: 314
Newest Members
lucyw, BarbaraL, SherryLover, missyb, DavidSharpe
12137 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Gymnastics coaches needed.
by margy
3rd Dec 2016 9:28pm
Wirral Globe
by locomotive
1st Dec 2016 6:25pm
Wirral TUC Meeting re Update on Wallasey CLP Suspe
by RUDEBOX
30th Nov 2016 9:16pm
World Aids Day Event 2016. Liverpool
by RUDEBOX
30th Nov 2016 9:05pm
A job. Company not named.
by venice
30th Nov 2016 6:30pm
News : New Topics
RIP Peter Vaughan
by diggingdeeper
Yesterday at 04:22 AM
That was kept a bit quiet?
by venice
6th Dec 2016 11:25am
Another tree down on Arrowe park Road?
by Davefabo
6th Dec 2016 11:08am
Bunchems Xmas present warning
by venice
6th Dec 2016 9:28am
Another Big Waste Fire in Liverpool.
by Wally1
4th Dec 2016 10:24am
New Enthusiast Forums
Talk Talk Security Breach
by fish5133
Yesterday at 06:19 PM
Mobile mechanic needed to fit a wishbone
by anniebo28
6th Dec 2016 7:13pm
Vet help
by colin86
6th Dec 2016 6:25pm
Game shocking prices!!!
by eddtheduck
5th Dec 2016 4:55pm
54 plate renault clio 3rd brake light
by Mike72
1st Dec 2016 12:52pm
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Thu 8:15am
Sunset Thu 3:53pm
Local Time Thu 9:57pm
WikiWirral Can . . . .