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#278245 - 27th Dec 2008 5:34pm Local knowledge info reqd.
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Hi, I am trying to find out the History of my Grandparents old home.
The address was 168 Conway Street, Birkenhead ( at the junction with park street).
My Grandfather was a stonemason and ran his business from these premises and had a showroom on the front selling headstones.
There were 2 sandstone gateposts at the side of the showroom which led to the house. On one gatepost the word CONWAY was carved and on the other was the word COTTAGE.
From what I have been told I am led to believe that Conway Street was at one time the driveway to the house and it stretched down to Birkenhead Park, but do not know any more than that.
Does anybody know where to start looking for information please?

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#279815 - 3rd Jan 2009 3:21pm Re: Local knowledge info reqd. [Re: Philip]
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can any one help i need to shrin an pic down to less then 1mb to post it

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#279817 - 3rd Jan 2009 3:23pm Re: Local knowledge info reqd. [Re: micko]
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#279818 - 3rd Jan 2009 3:24pm Re: Local knowledge info reqd. [Re: micko]
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I tend to use www.photobucket.com you can Upload them there (any size) and it gives you a link to post it on forums like this.

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#279831 - 3rd Jan 2009 4:28pm Re: Local knowledge info reqd. [Re: Wheels]
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that pick you shrank is too small mate, hell i`m on a 42" plasma and can only just make it out, someone help him please?
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#279834 - 3rd Jan 2009 4:39pm Re: Local knowledge info reqd. [Re: _Ste_]
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Micko,right click on your original image and goto open with.Open it with paint,then goto image on top toolbar,goto resize/skew and adjust the horizontal and vertical percentages.This will resize it down to below 1mb.Save it. happy


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#279869 - 3rd Jan 2009 6:45pm Re: Local knowledge info reqd. [Re: Dava2479]
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#279971 - 3rd Jan 2009 10:16pm Re: Local knowledge info reqd. [Re: Mark]
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Hi Philip - probably best to start with Census records:
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/census/
You will probably have to pay to see info, or you could try access from http://www.ancestry.co.uk/, they do a 14 day free trial, useful for scooping up all manner of useful information.

I looked at the tithe maps and that section is missing (very annoying when that happens).
On http://www.old-maps.co.uk Conway Cottage appears to be a property on Park Street - near to the corner. Maybe the square of land on the corner was part of the property - maybe where the stones were on show.



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