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#277902 - 24th Dec 2008 8:45pm 412 Caernarvon Castle
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Originally Posted By: derekdwc
get Caernarvon Castle

The original Caernarvon castle was built before 1850



On the night of 12/13 August 1941 the Pub received a direct hit which destroyed the building, the building next to it, and caused considerable damage to St Saviour's Church



The Caernarvon Castle was rebuilt on the same site and opened in 1956.




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#277909 - 24th Dec 2008 9:16pm Re: 412 Caernarvon Castle [Re: uptoncx]
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wow well i didn't know that !

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#278999 - 30th Dec 2008 11:50pm Re: 412 Caernarvon Castle [Re: Mark]
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#279002 - 30th Dec 2008 11:55pm Re: 412 Caernarvon Castle [Re: yoller]
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Its hard to imagine that in 1941 or 67 years ago that whole area was in pieces from bombing.

It all looks so peaceful now. 2008/9
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#279024 - 31st Dec 2008 12:38am Re: 412 Caernarvon Castle [Re: Mark]
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Great photos!

Before anyone notices that the main road looks very narrow on the first piccy - it was the houses opposite the church were demolished to widen the road.

You can evidence of the bombing in St Saviours in the windows that face the Pub all but one matches - that one survived the blast.

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#279050 - 31st Dec 2008 2:08am Re: 412 Caernarvon Castle [Re: AR_One]
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Great photo`s and well researched to follow it up.

Should post your pics on here.


http://www.wikiwirral.co.uk/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/273517/Bombed_Birkenhead.html#Post273517

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#279191 - 31st Dec 2008 7:16pm Re: 412 Caernarvon Castle [Re: Dava2479]
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Great photos.

Did have an idea that it wasn't the orignal Pub, but I didn't know that it was destroyed by a direct hit though.

I've matched the first one up as a now and then before:




and here's another one looking the other way:

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#358290 - 18th Oct 2009 12:58pm Re: 412 Caernarvon Castle [Re: AR_One]
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Originally Posted By: AR_One
Great photos!

Before anyone notices that the main road looks very narrow on the first piccy - it was the houses opposite the church were demolished to widen the road.

You can evidence of the bombing in St Saviours in the windows that face the pub all but one matches - that one survived the blast.


I lived at 3 Bidston Road from 1947 to 1967 when it was the only house in Townfield Lane (also it was still a unmade lane and all open land between Bidston Road and the Woodchurch estate, other than the Oxton CC and Ranks sports ground). I recall the Carnarvon Castle being re-built. We lost a playground !! What I didn't know was that there were houses opposite which were demolished and until the mid fifties it was derelict land and I had always assmumed whatever was there was also hit by the aerial mine which did for the Pub. Always wondered why the road was that much wider here.

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