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#278083 - 26th Dec 2008 1:32pm 107 The Black Horse
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Here's a pic. of the Black Horse on Church Rd. No.107. Not a very good one, since I really took it to show the location of the old Regent cinema.

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#278231 - 27th Dec 2008 4:07pm Re: 107 The Black Horse [Re: chriskay]
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The Black Horse Pub is mentioned in the book Sidelights on Tranmere. The article on the small village quotes that the Black Horse Inn on Church Road near the top of Well Lane bore this date plate 1757.
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#278535 - 29th Dec 2008 2:00pm Re: 107 The Black Horse [Re: jimbob]
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#281224 - 7th Jan 2009 4:30pm Re: 107 The Black Horse [Re: chriskay]
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#281530 - 8th Jan 2009 3:32pm Re: 107 The Black Horse [Re: derekdwc]
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blimey i never knew that was there, the stuff you learn

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#281671 - 8th Jan 2009 11:31pm Re: 107 The Black Horse [Re: LukeORourke]
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Nice one - always wondered why the DIY shop was a differant age to the Pub next door - that piccy brings back some painful memories as I ran into one of those trees a coupel of years ago when not paying attention when out for a jog.....

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#606295 - 22nd Oct 2011 8:19pm Re: 107 The Black Horse [Re: chriskay]
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The Black Horse, Church road, Tranmere, in 2003


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#606297 - 22nd Oct 2011 8:24pm Re: 107 The Black Horse [Re: chriskay]
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This close recently if I'm not mistaken.

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#606369 - 22nd Oct 2011 10:31pm Re: 107 The Black Horse [Re: Touchstone]
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A man named S.G.Wildman wrote a book called 'The Black Horsemen' in which he claimed that there is an Arthurian link with old Inns bearing the Black Horse name.

I believe the writer was originally a teacher at Wirral Grammar School and lived in the Tranmere area. Perhaps he was inspired by this particular Pub.

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#606382 - 22nd Oct 2011 11:10pm Re: 107 The Black Horse [Re: Geekus]
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Originally Posted By: geekus
A man named S.G.Wildman wrote a book called 'The Black Horsemen' in which he claimed that there is an Arthurian link with old Inns bearing the Black Horse name.

I believe the writer was originally a teacher at Wirral Grammar School and lived in the Tranmere area. Perhaps he was inspired by this particular Pub.



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#606917 - 23rd Oct 2011 7:32pm Re: 107 The Black Horse [Re: chriskay]
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Photo of the Black Horse and the top of Well Lane in the 1940s, and also two rare pics of the original Pub that the current one replaced in 1931.


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#606928 - 23rd Oct 2011 7:53pm Re: 107 The Black Horse [Re: marty99fred]
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Excellent pics Marty, the middle pic of Pub with property close behind, any idea what road that property is in. It looks to close to be the present day road which i think is Wycherley Rd, first left going down Well Lane.
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#607134 - 24th Oct 2011 2:09am Re: 107 The Black Horse [Re: bert1]
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Judging from the 1930s OS map the building was a large outbuilding that stood on the far side of the yard behind the Pub. It looks like some sort of carthouse to me.

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#607139 - 24th Oct 2011 2:33am Re: 107 The Black Horse [Re: chriskay]
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Great photo's. If you look on Google Earth, there is a building behind the Pub and at an angle to it. Wycherley Rd is further away and runs roughly parallel with Church Road.
Do you think the building bears a resemblence to the design of some of the Birkenhead Brewery pubs?
I notice that the adjoining building (on the north side, towards Birkenhead) has similar lettering in its ground floor windows. Was this also part of the Pub. It's certainly on the land that the 'new' Pub is built on.

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#607185 - 24th Oct 2011 9:23am Re: 107 The Black Horse [Re: chriskay]
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About what date are the old pics please
Looking at the state of the road in them,there isn't one or it's snow turned into slush

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