WikiWirral Online with you since 2003, fantastic.
Forum Stats
12137 Members
65 Forums
72398 Topics
976172 Posts
46 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
79 registered (4436789, 11 invisible), 1586 Guests and 275 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Vet help 554
Another Big Waste Fire in Liverpool. 514
Talk Talk Security Breach 417
Anyone Read Chinese Writing 330
Another tree down on Arrowe park Road? 278
Mobile mechanic needed to fit a wishbone 252
That was kept a bit quiet? 237
RIP Peter Vaughan 181
MIG welder 153
Game shocking prices!!! 152
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
Cowhouses
by Norton
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
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
fireworks on the Mersey last night
Hadlow train station
Topic Replies
Mountain bike carrera Vulcan 100 excellent cond
by TheComputerLab
Cowhouses
by Norton
Merseyrail
by cools
03:03 PM
Offline Monday
by Mark
12:13 PM
Anyone Read Chinese Writing
by Tranquil
01:44 AM
Talk Talk Security Breach
by eddtheduck
10:46 PM
HMT Lancastria
by venice
02:59 PM
Geert Wilders
by fish5133
02:44 PM
Royal Mail Online Postal Prices
by fish5133
02:32 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
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#218470 - 25th Mar 2008 3:15pm Laird Street c.1906
BMW Joe Offline
Wiki Master

Registered: 30th Apr 2006
Posts: 12369
Loc: Birkenhead



The tram pictured on the right in Laird Street c.1906, is turning into Mallaby Street.

The building on the left was the main offices for the Birkenhead Corporation Tramways, opening 28 July 1903. The gate at the entrance to the tram depot can be seen this side of the offices.

This was the main car shed and had been built in 1900-01, to house the new electric trams, which had come into operation first on the Rock Ferry route 4 February 1901, taking over from the horse drawn trams. The depot could accomodate forty-two cars initially and was soon extended to take sixty.

The depot was futher extended in 1927-28, to provide the needs of the buses only, with an entrance in Plumer Street. This became the bus depot after the trams ceased in 1937. Today the depot and offices are the headquarters of Mersey Bus - Wirral Division. Birkenhead Co-operative Society branch No 7 was built on land to the left.


_________________________
Autowirral.co.uk - The Northwest's Biggest forum of Motoring Enthusiasts.
Cruisewirral.com - The Northwest's Biggest forum of Modified Car Enthusiasts.

Top
Wirral History Now & Then Advertising
Click me for more Information......

* * * Rapid Hydraulics - Hydraulic Hose Repairs * * *
Now Advertise with WikiWirral.
WikiWirral stats 35,000 Page Views a Day +500 Search Engines.. Click Me
#218472 - 25th Mar 2008 3:26pm Re: Laird Street c.1906 [Re: BMW Joe]
Mark Online   Reading


Wiki Master

Registered: 9th Nov 2003
Posts: 20966
Loc: Wirral
Spot On Joe Spot On wink
_________________________
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
#218540 - 25th Mar 2008 11:22pm Re: Laird Street c.1906 [Re: Mark]
SoundLad Offline

Are you SoNutz?
Forum Master

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


Top
#324769 - 1st Jun 2009 7:39pm Re: Laird Street c.1906 [Re: SoundLad]
PaulWirral
Unregistered


Full story of the Birkenhead Tramways can be found at you local library - "The Tramways Of Wallasey & Birkenhead" by T.B Maund & M. Jenkins.

Top
#396958 - 23rd Mar 2010 12:34pm Re: Laird Street c.1906 [Re: BMW Joe]
anin1 Offline


Registered: 23rd Mar 2010
Posts: 2
Loc: durham
Visited Laird Street for first time last year. Family living at 141 Laird Street in late 1920's, opposite Co op. Think the sign to the open cafe points to No 141, if memory serves me.


Edited by anin1 (23rd Mar 2010 12:34pm)

Top
#396959 - 23rd Mar 2010 12:58pm Re: Laird Street c.1906 [Re: anin1]
MissGuided Offline

Awesome
Wiki Guardian

Registered: 18th Jul 2008
Posts: 9995
Loc: Back of the wardrobe
My dad was born on Laird Street in one of those houses between the shops opposite the depot.
_________________________


Top
#468499 - 2nd Feb 2011 7:58pm Re: Laird Street c.1906 [Re: MissGuided]
cathcart Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 8th Jun 2010
Posts: 392
Loc: birkenhead
looking for pictures of Laird street when it was a bus depot,having a model made.need pictures of the sheds that housed the buses.

Top
#468504 - 2nd Feb 2011 8:14pm Re: Laird Street c.1906 [Re: cathcart]
Capt_America Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 26th Jul 2008
Posts: 1498
Loc: Wallasey
Not much difference between the pics.
_________________________
See you in cyberspace!

Top

Moderator:  Mark 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Cowhouses
by Norton
52 minutes 6 seconds ago
Merseyrail
by ambersmum
Today at 02:52 PM
Offline Monday
by Mark
Today at 12:13 PM
Anyone Read Chinese Writing
by Tranquil
Yesterday at 03:47 PM
Talk Talk Security Breach
by fish5133
7th Dec 2016 6:19pm
For Sale & Free
Mountain bike carrera Vulcan 100 excellent cond
by TheComputerLab
Micro desktop PC
by anniebo28
8th Dec 2016 2:24pm
Iphone 5s, Grey, near mint condition, 50
by anniebo28
7th Dec 2016 7:40pm
Roberts Concerto 2 CD Player For Visually Impaired
by Tranquil
6th Dec 2016 10:05pm
Gaming chair
by monsterz4
6th Dec 2016 8:27pm
Featured Member
Registered: 2nd Jul 2011
Posts: 1238
Newest Members
lucyw, BarbaraL, SherryLover, missyb, DavidSharpe
12137 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
GingerTom (2016)
New Wirral Info
Anyone Read Chinese Writing
by Tranquil
Yesterday at 03:47 PM
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
News : New Topics
Geert Wilders
by fish5133
02:44 PM
RIP Peter Vaughan
by diggingdeeper
7th Dec 2016 4:22am
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
New Enthusiast Forums
Talk Talk Security Breach
by fish5133
7th Dec 2016 6:19pm
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
Cowhouses 15
Offline Monday 14
Merseyrail 10
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Sat 8:18am
Sunset Sat 3:52pm
Local Time Sat 4:25pm
WikiWirral Can . . . .