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#326970 - 9th Jun 2009 9:47pm what does this represent ?
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hi all,just been looking on e-bay for something and came across this book,anybody got any idea what the picture on the front is supposed to be or where? looks like a beach to me.


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#326971 - 9th Jun 2009 9:55pm Re: what does this represent ? [Re: phalinmegob]
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Looks like a war scene on a beach to me. Maybe it's something to do with fort perch rock in New Brighton?? just a thought?
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#326972 - 9th Jun 2009 9:59pm Re: what does this represent ? [Re: ChrisNewcastle]
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its the chimney in the background thats throwing me,there is the possibilty that the picture has nothing to do with wirral but the author liked it anyway lol.

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#326973 - 9th Jun 2009 10:02pm Re: what does this represent ? [Re: phalinmegob]
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The picture is "Laying the Foundation Stone of Birkenhead Docks" H.F.Oakes, 1844. It is reproduced by permission of Williamson Art Gallery and Museum, Slatey Road, Birkenhead.

Excellent book by Stephen Roberts, who grew up in Greasby.

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#326974 - 9th Jun 2009 10:07pm Re: what does this represent ? [Re: greasby_lad]
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i am impressed...thanks

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#326976 - 9th Jun 2009 10:11pm Re: what does this represent ? [Re: greasby_lad]
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#326978 - 9th Jun 2009 10:38pm Re: what does this represent ? [Re: ChrisNewcastle]
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I've often wondered what it represented too...................

I guessed New Brighton as well.

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#327045 - 10th Jun 2009 9:40am Re: what does this represent ? [Re: w10694]
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Greasby lads correct, beat me to it!!!
Got this book, good read and loads of local histore of the wirral!
I paid 18.99 for mine, so if its cheaper (inc postage of course!) then get it!!
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#327080 - 10th Jun 2009 11:31am Re: what does this represent ? [Re: hoseman]
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i'll have a look out 4 it on eBay, when i get more money in bank account

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