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#294960 - 26th Feb 2009 2:26am Moreton shore
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Can anyone remembre the little arcade next to the cafe on the bend morton shore had one arm bandits shock machine. fags and things.made of wood not sure if burnt down..
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#294968 - 26th Feb 2009 9:14am Re: Morton shore [Re: kimpri]
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Yes. Wasn't it just opposite the bus stop. As a child I used to get the No.77 that turned round there. I think the bus driver/conductor used to grab a quick cuppa at that cafe/arcade.

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#294981 - 26th Feb 2009 9:49am Re: Morton shore [Re: ]
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I remember that i think it was painted green, yes and we use to jump the 77. Up there was the Apollo club, is that still open, and just by it was a Poodle parlour for cutting their hair. Wasn't there a roller skating ring or was it the apollo before it was a club.
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#295001 - 26th Feb 2009 11:07am Re: Morton shore [Re: bert1]
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Spot on with the Roller Skating Rink ! I'd forgtotten about that. (Nothing new there then !)

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#295090 - 26th Feb 2009 6:35pm Re: Morton shore [Re: ]
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The Apollo is still there, a dance studio tho, dont know if still going! There is a small cafe on the corner of pasture Rd at the Moreton / Leasowe shore terminus!
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#295121 - 26th Feb 2009 7:22pm Re: Morton shore [Re: hoseman]
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dont think the cafe opens up any more,it is owned by a guy called gerry and he buys and sells pallets for a living now.next door is a small garage car body repair shop(alan hyde).the cafe used to open up on sundays for the car booties. there is a decent cafe just over the road towards the shore,does a mean fish and chips.nice when taking a stroll along the shore.

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#295123 - 26th Feb 2009 7:24pm Re: Moreton shore [Re: phalinmegob]
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by the way a little bit of trivia,moreton has an e in it but the Pub up the road does not...morton arms..dont know why though,am sure someone on here will know why!

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#295133 - 26th Feb 2009 7:42pm Re: Moreton shore [Re: phalinmegob]
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Dragons teeth, Moreton Shore, taken from coastal defences thread.


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#295139 - 26th Feb 2009 8:00pm Re: Moreton shore [Re: bert1]
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heck they look very rudimentary!
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#295161 - 26th Feb 2009 8:49pm Re: Moreton shore [Re: MissGuided]
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How old is that photo Bert?
I can remember it clear and I know what its like now but those pointy ones I missed!

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#295163 - 26th Feb 2009 8:51pm Re: Moreton shore [Re: PhilH]
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Were these for stopping tanks?
They'd probably just crumble under the weight!
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#295176 - 26th Feb 2009 9:07pm Re: Moreton shore [Re: MissGuided]
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Interesting - The 1910 map has "Castle Blake" on that corner, the 1895 map has rifle ranges between that corner and the sea. The dragons teeth can be seen right along the Wallasey Embankment on the 1970s aerial pictures. See Cheshire Tithe Maps for all above.
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#295213 - 26th Feb 2009 10:33pm Re: Moreton shore [Re: PhilH]
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Originally Posted By: PhilH
How old is that photo Bert?
I can remember it clear and I know what its like now but those pointy ones I missed!


That photo is from another thread, I can remember playing on them in the early sixties, They were a defence against tanks coming ashore WW2.
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#295882 - 28th Feb 2009 8:19am Re: Moreton shore [Re: bert1]
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put lay lines out from dragons teeth many years ago one night the fog come down just as we started to walk back in from low water mark had nets out aswel f**kin sh*t my self. ended up by meloes no compass.. were was castle Blake never heard of it..
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#296633 - 2nd Mar 2009 5:09pm Re: Moreton shore [Re: kimpri]
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"Further down to the shore an old building still stands now under constant security as it has completely shut down. It was formerly known as Father Berry's home or Castle Blake, when it was used to house orphans from Liverpool who's parents had been lost at sea whilst serving in the Navy. In later years it was the lighthouse café, providing a year round service to the day tippers and locals. The large grey house now stands empty on the corner of Leasowe road waiting for somebody to take over its lost History "

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