* There is something new everyday to learn and enjoy. *
A Topic You May Enjoy Reading Again : Flour Mills - Birkenhead J Rank
April
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
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Film Night at Wallasey Central Library [Free]
by Touchstone
8th Apr 2014 2:58pm
Radio Caroline North
by Softy_Southerner
5th Apr 2014 10:25pm
Newest Members
pensbykid, dddbbb, firestone, bobypam, Queen87
10787 Registered Users
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
Hillsborough Memorial Service (Wirral)
Biston lighthouse
Newest Topics
The Waltons
by Sneezy
Today at 09:43 PM
The man who eats roadkill
by _Ste_
Today at 02:05 PM
Port Sunlight Riverside Park
by Excoriator
Today at 10:27 AM
Accountant for self,employed
by toffeehater
Yesterday at 09:50 PM
Gwylfa Hiraethog April 2014
by KevinFinity
Yesterday at 09:35 PM
Topic Replies
The man who eats roadkill
by venice
6 minutes 50 seconds ago
What song are you listening to?
by snowhite
30 minutes 45 seconds ago
The Waltons
by Sneezy
Today at 09:52 PM
Accountant for self,employed
by eggandchips
Today at 09:09 PM
Bucket list no 1. Finding two English friends.
by bobypam
Today at 08:56 PM
Port Sunlight Riverside Park
by Cobby
Today at 07:10 PM
Gwylfa Hiraethog April 2014
by StuyMac
Today at 04:32 PM
Phone Contract upgrade: HELP!
by leeboy1968
Today at 11:30 AM
Free parking in arrowe park hospital?
by MikeT
Today at 06:00 AM
Who's Online - Click Me
320 registered ( 32 invisible) 2113 Guests and 429 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
10787 Members
61 Forums
63640 Topics
845356 Posts
141 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4 5 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#244989 - 26th Jul 2008 4:24pm Bob Martins on Conway Street Birkenhead
BirkenheadWendy Offline
Beginner

Registered: 26th Jul 2008
Posts: 6
Loc: Wirral
Hello,

Does anyone out there remember the fantastic Bob Martin's drinks place on Conway Street Birkenhead?

It disappeared around 1969/70 time, but the guy who ran it made his own non-alcoholic drinks and the amount of choice was amazing. It was like a Pub for kids!!! I remember that you could have the Blood Tonic cold or warm...LOL..

Well I miss this place still and I wish it was still there, but I think the whole block where it stood was demolished and the fab Mr Martin had to move. I really hope that his skills were passed down to his family as he was a very clever man in my opinion.

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

WikiWirral Numbers : Between 150 and 200 New Members Every Month. With Over 3,500 unique visits and 35,000 Page Views each day. Average +500 Search Engines Daily and over 1,000,000 Million Page views a Month. Advertising from 20 . Click Me
#244996 - 26th Jul 2008 5:15pm Re: Bob Martins on Conway Street Birkenhead [Re: BirkenheadWendy]
chriskay Online   content

Forum Guardian

Registered: 25th Oct 2007
Posts: 3828
Loc: shropshire
Hi, Wendy & welcome to the site. I personally don't remember Bob Martin's, but I didn't go down that part of town much. I do remember that we used to have drinks from the Lancashire Botanical Brewery; the dandelion & burdock was good. They came in stone jars. I see you've made quite a few posts already, which are welcome. Why don't you look in at General Chat/New members & tell us a bit about yourself.

Cheers, Chris.
_________________________
Carpe diem.

Top
#245043 - 27th Jul 2008 1:22pm Re: Bob Martins on Conway Street Birkenhead [Re: chriskay]
FreckledHen Offline
Newbeee

Registered: 18th Jul 2008
Posts: 35
Loc: Sunny Wirral
Hello Wendy,and yes, my husband remembers Bob Martins shop well. He used to cycle down there from the north-end with his friends 54 years ago, and have his favourite tipple (as a lad) of ginger beer. He says there is nothing today to equal the flavour and smell of that wonderful brew (non-alcoholic of course)
Pat Ellis

Top
#246588 - 9th Aug 2008 2:36pm Re: Bob Martins on Conway Street Birkenhead [Re: FreckledHen]
allypally Offline
Beginner

Registered: 29th Jul 2008
Posts: 4
Loc: thingwall
Wendy I remember Bobs as my dad used to leave me there whilst he went to the betting shop just across the road. It was set up as a bar and even had the old dimple pint glasses. My favorite was blood tonic and I think really it was cherryade as asdas tastes exactly the same. He did ginger beer, sasparilla ad many other flavors. He used to wear a pinny and had his slicked with brylcream or something and never spoke a lot. My dad used to warn me about getting drunk.

Top
#250239 - 22nd Aug 2008 2:33pm Re: Bob Martins on Conway Street Birkenhead [Re: allypally]
mindplayer Offline
Addict

Registered: 19th Aug 2008
Posts: 211
Loc: Sydney, Australia
My Lord, how many more memories am I going to get off this site. I remember Bob Martins especially the blood tonic. This is all too much for me I think I need to go and lie down.

Dave Miller

yipee

Top
#260463 - 29th Sep 2008 1:50pm Re: Bob Martins on Conway Street Birkenhead [Re: mindplayer]
bigalrobbo Offline
Newbeee

Registered: 26th Sep 2008
Posts: 20
Loc: prenton wirral
i REMEMBER bOB mARTINS. Used to go as a child for my pint of 'blood tonic' Used to buy a bottle you can make up from neat but never tasted the same. I thought 'blood tonic' wnrt to the grave when he died but noticed on TV another shop very similar still open, can't remember where it was though. used to be a porno book shop not far from Bob's used to ogle at the pictures after a few pints. Used to have a bar and all the main drinks were in barrels Used to sit at table with pint and packet of crisps by the window watching the world go by. Good old days. By the way, I'm 53.

BIG AL ROBBO.

Top
#290581 - 8th Feb 2009 2:30pm Re: Bob Martins on Conway Street Birkenhead [Re: bigalrobbo]
sadie Offline
Beginner

Registered: 8th Feb 2009
Posts: 5
Loc: wirral
i used to live right by bob martins you could also get a jug of whatever your favourite drink was for about a shilling i was always pestering my nan to let me and get some.

Top
#290582 - 8th Feb 2009 2:32pm Re: Bob Martins on Conway Street Birkenhead [Re: bigalrobbo]
sadie Offline
Beginner

Registered: 8th Feb 2009
Posts: 5
Loc: wirral
i used to live right by bob martins you could also get a jug of whatever your favourite drink was for about a shilling i was always pestering my nan to let me and go and get some. what memories and i am 59

Top
#290604 - 8th Feb 2009 4:33pm Re: Bob Martins on Conway Street Birkenhead [Re: sadie]
derekdwc Online   content

Forum Guardian

Registered: 13th Oct 2008
Posts: 4098
Loc: Birkenhead
I can remember Bob Martins and blood tonic
The shop used to be more or less over the road facing what is now the Birkenhead Bike shop in Conway Street
When a gang of us used to go play in Birkenhead Park depending where we finished up in there we would either go to Bob Martins if we came out of Conway st entrance or a little corner shop in Claughton rd opposite Cole St School
Will have to look and see if that shop is still there

Top
#290624 - 8th Feb 2009 5:43pm Re: Bob Martins on Conway Street Birkenhead [Re: derekdwc]
carol145 Offline


Registered: 8th Feb 2009
Posts: 2
Loc: north-end
No, the shop has long since gone. I use to go there to for a "blood tonic" too. I remember the man use to pull it out of a pump(like the way they use to pull a pint in a Pub )

Top
#290724 - 8th Feb 2009 10:27pm Re: Bob Martins on Conway Street Birkenhead [Re: carol145]
jimbob Offline

Forum Addict

Registered: 26th Nov 2008
Posts: 1397
Loc: Birkenhead
Use to go to bob Martins in the mid 50s and before then in the late 40s use to be taken by my dad to the Balm Beer shop in Oliver street it was on the corner of the little street that runs down the side of the Firemans Arms.
The side exit doors from the Ritz picture house use to open into that side street
_________________________
Ships that pass in the night, seldom seen and soon forgoten

Top
#310867 - 19th Apr 2009 8:47pm Re: Bob Martins on Conway Street Birkenhead [Re: jimbob]
sadie Offline
Beginner

Registered: 8th Feb 2009
Posts: 5
Loc: wirral
bob martins was onthe corner of hilton st opposite the now cycle exchnge, it used to be a sweet shop opposite either called fabri s or olivieries, i used to think i was dead grown up sitting in bob martins having a drink of sasparella, mr martin the son who took it over after his father retired used to be orchestra leader at the ymca for the pantomimes at christmas i know cos i was in some of them ooh..the embarassment.

Top
#344296 - 23rd Aug 2009 5:14pm Re: Bob Martins on Conway Street Birkenhead [Re: sadie]
BandyCoot Offline

Forum Veteran

Registered: 7th Dec 2008
Posts: 4963
Loc: Birkenhead
We used to call it the kids' Pub. Even my kids used to go there when they were little, on the way up to Grange Road. I'm 67, the oldest one on here up to now. Any advances?
_________________________
Birkenhead........ God's own Room 101.

Top
#344380 - 23rd Aug 2009 10:27pm Re: Bob Martins on Conway Street Birkenhead [Re: BandyCoot]
chriskay Online   content

Forum Guardian

Registered: 25th Oct 2007
Posts: 3828
Loc: shropshire
Originally Posted By: BandyCoot
I'm 67, the oldest one on here up to now. Any advances?

You're just a youngster. wink
_________________________
Carpe diem.

Top
#344726 - 25th Aug 2009 5:47pm Re: Bob Martins on Conway Street Birkenhead [Re: chriskay]
BandyCoot Offline

Forum Veteran

Registered: 7th Dec 2008
Posts: 4963
Loc: Birkenhead
I'm glad to hear that chris. Can remember being the youngster everywhere I went and then suddenly it changed.
_________________________
Birkenhead........ God's own Room 101.

Top
Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4 5 >



Moderator:  chriskay, Mark, uptoncx 
Advertise With WikiWirral
Daily News : New Topics
Police cars by 7styles pub
by ga1976
Yesterday at 11:14 PM
Car Crash on Sparks Lane, Thingwall
by lamont16
12th Apr 2014 1:48am
Car Fire
by Moonstar
5th Apr 2014 11:38am
John Prescot and Cherie Blair on wirral today
by Nomad
3rd Apr 2014 11:19pm
Duck Feeding Central Park Wallasey.
by ianyam
3rd Apr 2014 9:00pm
Free Sale & Wanted
iPhone 4 8gb
by jpharrison
20 minutes 32 seconds ago
Allotment Garden Raised Bed Timbers 1.8mx1.8m
by fish5133
51 minutes 10 seconds ago
Japanese antique dolls
by hobbit73
Today at 09:21 PM
Roof Bars
by Finney
Today at 05:55 PM
Featured Member
Registered: 6th Jul 2012
Posts: 4
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
Random Gallery Images

Click to View Topic.
New Wirral History
the heyes house eastham
by pepster
12th Apr 2014 8:19pm
WW2. Parkgate bombed.
by RUDEBOX
11th Apr 2014 8:25pm
Horse buried in Whetstone Lane?
by RUDEBOX
10th Apr 2014 11:48pm
New Info & News
The Waltons
by Sneezy
Today at 09:43 PM
Accident at Wallasey Road/Torrington Road
by daveybm
15th Apr 2014 1:01pm
Liverpool and Wirral fall silent for Hillsborough
by Willo_
15th Apr 2014 10:37am
Meols Drive Closed in Hoylake for 2 wks
by Mark
15th Apr 2014 7:57am
New Ask Wiki Wirral
Port Sunlight Riverside Park
by Excoriator
Today at 10:27 AM
Accountant for self,employed
by toffeehater
Yesterday at 09:50 PM
Recommend me someone to quote for damp course
by StuyMac
Yesterday at 04:44 PM
Free parking in arrowe park hospital?
by yr20405
Yesterday at 03:22 PM
Would I be out of order?
by bobypam
Yesterday at 12:46 AM
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise 6:06am
Sunset 8:17pm

Click Me for Pricing and Options This Space is Availible Now !