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#212367 - 28th Feb 2008 10:35pm Bidston Hill
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#212373 - 28th Feb 2008 10:45pm Re: Bidston Hill [Re: Mark]
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The then looked a hell of alot better.. Know look at it grown over and not cared for...
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#212378 - 28th Feb 2008 10:52pm Re: Bidston Hill [Re: SoundLad]
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I wonder if its the same alignment those paths.

Its the Light house that's throwing it out for me
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#212409 - 28th Feb 2008 11:34pm Re: Bidston Hill [Re: Mark]
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Is that the path that goes up to the Observatory cause if it is then i think i might be wrong ?
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#212410 - 28th Feb 2008 11:40pm Re: Bidston Hill [Re: SoundLad]
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Yeh up to the Observatory, But there isn't any others around there?
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#212412 - 28th Feb 2008 11:42pm Re: Bidston Hill [Re: Mark]
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hmmm looks very wrong cause that path only goes to the obs... Hmmm! lol think
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#224469 - 2nd May 2008 3:58pm Re: Bidston Hill [Re: SoundLad]
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I have been taking a look at the 'then' picture and I think the alignment is actually correct.

The original picture shows the road heading in a direct line to the lighthouse.
The link goes to a Google Maps page that appears to show the road still heading straight for the lighthouse.

Have a look, see what you think.
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#224654 - 2nd May 2008 10:00pm Re: Bidston Hill [Re: Hiekel_Essterol]
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#224658 - 2nd May 2008 10:02pm Re: Bidston Hill [Re: BMW Joe]
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The easy way to know is to drive up there; you end up right next to the Lighthouse if you go into the Observatory land. As pictured on the original photograph.

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#265989 - 24th Oct 2008 3:36pm Re: Bidston Hill [Re: Mark]
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With reference to this, what is with the sandtone"gate post" south of the cock pit and north east of the observatory? I also noticed that the sandstone on the ground leading to and from this post have lines cut into it, it's heading in the direction of the lighthouse?

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#266052 - 24th Oct 2008 11:14pm Re: Bidston Hill [Re: Rhobit]
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With reference to this, what is with the sandtone"gate post" south of the cock pit and north east of the observatory? I also noticed that the sandstone on the ground leading to and from this post have lines cut into it, it's heading in the direction of the lighthouse?

The gate post is the remains of one of the many squatters cottages that were on the hill.
I have noticed the lines to but have no info on what they might be and after hours of research i tend to think that they may just be coincidental
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#266116 - 25th Oct 2008 12:26pm Re: Bidston Hill [Re: jonno40]
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Coincidental? No they were obviously put there for some purpose. My guess would be to improve the grip for horses lugging carts up/ down the hill. When they were carved there is another issue. Maybe when there was building work on the hill and heavy stuff needed to be delivered.

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#266146 - 25th Oct 2008 6:13pm Re: Bidston Hill [Re: Snodvan]
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My theory was that it may actually have been the road leading up to the complex in the photo?

The alignment of it when you stand at the post and move to the right seems very similar.

Also, the current existing road leading up to the Oceanographic institute seems longer than that portrayed in the picture.

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#266186 - 25th Oct 2008 10:31pm Re: Bidston Hill [Re: Rhobit]
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There used to be a road/track that ran almost parallel to the one there now but it ran to the south of the observatory,there are still remains of it close to the wall on the south side of the compound
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