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#283656 - 14th Jan 2009 11:50am 375 The Warwick, Westbourne Road, Birkenhead
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Side view in Westbourne Road.
The photo full on, you can see in the distance the "house" which was the Westbourne.

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#283965 - 15th Jan 2009 3:41am Re: 375 The Warwick, Westbourne Road, Birkenhead [Re: history]
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lived in warwick st. on the other side of street opp Pub were two prefab houses played in them till i fell off the roof one day my dad came out the Pub sent me home crying my eyes out left 1969... good old days...
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#468408 - 2nd Feb 2011 2:39pm Re: 375 The Warwick, Westbourne Road, Birkenhead [Re: history]
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In the early 1970s that Pub was a bit of a rough-house, but did have live music, which one day attracted myself and mate along (we were both into the guitar, so a good chace to pick up some new tricks). Was a strange atmosphere (was the days of skinheads/bootboys) which we tried to ignore, the guy playing took requests I recall. Anyway, after a short break he's back and announces, 'I've had a request for this number....'. So off he starts:

"We don't smoke marijuana in Muskogee;
We don't take our trips on LSD
We don't burn our draft cards down on Main Street;
We like livin' right, and bein' free"

Suddenly the temperature in the room gets colder, faces twitch and sneer towards the two of us with long hair, as the Pub choruses along to this song of brute prejudice. Time to be moving along thinks I...next thing I know I'm back home, having been taken in a taxi, by mny mate, to Birkenhead General, unconscious having been bricked in the face as I left the Warwick that same evening!



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#469228 - 4th Feb 2011 4:10pm Re: 375 The Warwick, Westbourne Road, Birkenhead [Re: Erainn]
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I used to live in ridley street near the westbourne Pub and can remember there being street back then none of these council housing estate.. Happy day the 70s -80s

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#469235 - 4th Feb 2011 4:27pm Re: 375 The Warwick, Westbourne Road, Birkenhead [Re: history]
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Originally Posted By: history
you can see in the distance the "house" which was the Westbourne.


My Mum worked in "The Wessie" for a while.


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#469249 - 4th Feb 2011 5:21pm Re: 375 The Warwick, Westbourne Road, Birkenhead [Re: Blondie]
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Did u live in alfred road grin

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#469279 - 4th Feb 2011 6:55pm Re: 375 The Warwick, Westbourne Road, Birkenhead [Re: 2005wireman]
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Did u live in alfred road grin

No, round the corner though smile

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#469291 - 4th Feb 2011 7:23pm Re: 375 The Warwick, Westbourne Road, Birkenhead [Re: history]
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Lived in Warwick street till about 1970, my mum used to tell the story of the time my dad was late home from the Pub one Sunday afternoon for his roast so she took it round to the Warwick and plonked it down on the table in front of him. I don't believe he was late for dinner again.

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