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#214560 - 8th Mar 2008 11:52pm St Oswalds - Bidston Village
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Pictures from St Oswalds Church and The Grounds.

































Feel free to use any of the pictures for spin off topics.
Any History about St Oswalds would be appreciated.
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#219686 - 3rd Apr 2008 1:24pm Re: St Oswalds - Bidston Village [Re: Mark]
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Just to add to this thread rather than to start another (although I am sure Mark will move things if more appropriate) the following is one of my old tinted postcards showing St Oswalds + a modern view from as near the same viewpoint as I can get.

- can be a hazard this "then and now" photography because the modern viewpoint is often in the middle of a busy road. I suppose getting up at 5am on a Sunday morning will be better in summer, but for the moment brrrr, no way

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#219699 - 3rd Apr 2008 5:30pm Re: St Oswalds - Bidston Village [Re: Snodvan]
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Nice one smile
pictures are in the right place smile

Thanks for sharing wink

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#219707 - 3rd Apr 2008 5:43pm Re: St Oswalds - Bidston Village [Re: Snodvan]
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Originally Posted By: Snodvan
can be a hazard this "then and now" photography because the modern viewpoint is often in the middle of a busy road.

withthat

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#219718 - 3rd Apr 2008 6:23pm Re: St Oswalds - Bidston Village [Re: ]
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what you don't get from the pictures is how quiet and idyllic this church yard is


Edited by jonno39 (3rd Apr 2008 6:23pm)
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#219757 - 3rd Apr 2008 11:33pm Re: St Oswalds - Bidston Village [Re: jonno40]
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did you know richard felix form most haunted went to that church in his documentry merseyside ghosts

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#219758 - 3rd Apr 2008 11:35pm Re: St Oswalds - Bidston Village [Re: LukeORourke]
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Yes thats on the video of Haunted Wirral that Lee posted in the Ghost Hunters forum.

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#219778 - 4th Apr 2008 8:27am Re: St Oswalds - Bidston Village [Re: LukeORourke]
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did you know richard felix form most haunted went to that church in his documentry merseyside ghosts


He also went to St Andrews in Bebington to look for the legless monks
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#219793 - 4th Apr 2008 11:10am Re: St Oswalds - Bidston Village [Re: jonno40]
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Originally Posted By: jonno39


He also went to St Andrews in Bebington to look for the legless monks


Should have been looking in the Pub.
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#219795 - 4th Apr 2008 11:15am Re: St Oswalds - Bidston Village [Re: chriskay]
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Originally Posted By: jonno39


He also went to St Andrews in Bebington to look for the legless monks


Should have been looking in the pub.


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#568980 - 24th Aug 2011 4:13pm Re: St Oswalds - Bidston Village [Re: Mark]
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My great grandfather Richard Davies (died 1849)is buried under the floor of this porch. There was a grave stone laid flat (have a picture of my in-laws standing on it at their marriage in 1936). On my last visit the porch floor had been concreted over to allow wheel chair access. I have been unable to find what they did about the grave stone underneath. Letters and emails have not given me any results.
My great grandmother stood on this grave when they decided to build the porch to stop him being exhumed, and the flat gravestone was a compromise.
Does anyone know what was done at the time the ramp was installed?

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#569002 - 24th Aug 2011 4:31pm Re: St Oswalds - Bidston Village [Re: PuddingP]
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I think there's an open day coming up in a couple of weeks (or possibly a guided tour) as part of the Heritage Open Days. If you go along it might be one of the churchwardens running it, so maybe you could ask them.


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#569047 - 24th Aug 2011 4:58pm Re: St Oswalds - Bidston Village [Re: Geekus]
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I think there's an open day coming up in a couple of weeks (or possibly a guided tour) as part of the Heritage Open Days. If you go along it might be one of the churchwardens running it, so maybe you could ask them.

Thur 8th Sep 10-3pm. Pre booking required. Contact Rev. Ron Iveson 01516524852
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#569048 - 24th Aug 2011 4:58pm Re: St Oswalds - Bidston Village [Re: Geekus]
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Geekus, and others...
open day is Thursday 8th Sept 10am till 3pm..contact Rev Ron Iveson 0151 652 4852
Pre booking is required

source www.WIRRALHERITAGE.ORG.UK

Cheers M
Rudebox you got there first..damn gotta type faster


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#569056 - 24th Aug 2011 5:09pm Re: St Oswalds - Bidston Village [Re: PuddingP]
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On my last visit the porch floor had been concreted over to allow wheel chair access. I have been unable to find what they did about the grave stone underneath. Letters and emails have not given me any results.


If you know approximately when this happened it could well be in the Churchwarden Account books, or possibly reported in the local parish magazine.

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