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#314247 - 30th Apr 2009 5:33pm Gautby Road Mysterious Iron Rod
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hello i'm new to the forums. i usually go past the model yacht lake on gautby road and everytime i do pass i see this odd looking rusted out iron structure standing in the middle of a field near the boating club house. i dont know what it used to be part of. any ideas on it?

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#314259 - 30th Apr 2009 6:47pm Re: Gautby Road Mysterious Iron Rod [Re: Shadow_Omega]
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Do you mean this thing in the middle of grass - if so, there is a picture somewhere of what it was - will try and find.


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#314261 - 30th Apr 2009 6:52pm Re: Gautby Road Mysterious Iron Rod [Re: diggingdeeper]
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Actually this, which is already on wikiwirral (Looks like a flagpole base)

See here Clicky



Edited by diggingdeeper (30th Apr 2009 6:55pm)

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#314271 - 30th Apr 2009 7:46pm Re: Gautby Road Mysterious Iron Rod [Re: diggingdeeper]
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ah cool. sorry didnt know it was already mentioned i forgot to search the other threads. thanks for that. i always thought it was for an old billboard or for some old factory from donkies ago

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#314293 - 30th Apr 2009 9:17pm Re: Gautby Road Mysterious Iron Rod [Re: Shadow_Omega]
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DD is right,it is the remains of a swingdown flag pole.The base of the flag pole would swing in between what looks like fins at the bottom and the hole at the top of the structure was for a locking off pin to hold the pole in an upright position.


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#314294 - 30th Apr 2009 9:18pm Re: Gautby Road Mysterious Iron Rod [Re: Dava2479]
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excellent job. thanks for all the info.

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#314295 - 30th Apr 2009 9:19pm Re: Gautby Road Mysterious Iron Rod [Re: Dava2479]
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I was hoping to dig out a picture but I can't find it, is there another name for the boating lake - seem to remember it had a formal title that no one used.
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#314299 - 30th Apr 2009 9:24pm Re: Gautby Road Mysterious Iron Rod [Re: diggingdeeper]
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I think it might of been called-Gautby Rd model yaughting lake.

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#314300 - 30th Apr 2009 9:25pm Re: Gautby Road Mysterious Iron Rod [Re: diggingdeeper]
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Originally Posted By: diggingdeeper
I was hoping to dig out a picture but I can't find it, is there another name for the boating lake - seem to remember it had a formal title that no one used.


DD,do you have an original pic og the flagstaff?

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#314302 - 30th Apr 2009 9:32pm Re: Gautby Road Mysterious Iron Rod [Re: Dava2479]
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I am pretty sure there is a picture with it on, it's an old picture of the boating lake in black and white, lake might be frozen - there is some reason for the photo, not just a piccy.
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#314303 - 30th Apr 2009 9:37pm Re: Gautby Road Mysterious Iron Rod [Re: diggingdeeper]
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If you could dig it out mate that would be great.

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#314304 - 30th Apr 2009 9:39pm Re: Gautby Road Mysterious Iron Rod [Re: Dava2479]
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i second to that

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#314604 - 1st May 2009 6:07pm Re: Gautby Road Mysterious Iron Rod [Re: Shadow_Omega]
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The reason it is in this state is that "mummys `lil darlings" kept setting fire to it!!!! Flagpoles make a nice centre to pile wood against on bonfire night, better than a Tescos trolly!!!
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#314659 - 1st May 2009 9:17pm Re: Gautby Road Mysterious Iron Rod [Re: hoseman]
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true. i've seen many patches nearby as well in the field opposite the tennis centre or on lower Flaybrick road incinerated to nothing with a little "present" left behind. usually a trolley or a old matress

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#314780 - 2nd May 2009 7:15am Re: Gautby Road Mysterious Iron Rod [Re: Shadow_Omega]
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Another question, when was the yachting lake built? I tried to do a bit of research a while ago and found that there was a bit of old film showing 'the opening ceremony of the yachting lake' dated 1929 held in manchester (some sort of local movie archive) any more info would be good.

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