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#335725 - 14th Jul 2009 3:47am The Rock Ferry Hotel
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Does anyone have any information on the History of the Rock Ferry Hotel?
My great grandfather was born there in 1832 and I would appreciate any information available including the type of clientel who may have stayed there
Maureen

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#335892 - 14th Jul 2009 9:04pm Re: The Rock Ferry Hotel [Re: ]
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I think Upton CX put some photos up on here somewhere showing the old photos. Maybe in the Ferry Link ??

Iv got some info on the hotel on my site here

And theres a photo of it below. Theres a not a great deal about it on the net, but im sure Upton CX will have more pics on it.



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well done and if you click onto the photographs it will show some with dacre hill looking down and if you look there is a row of houses still there today but at the end you can see a large rooftop only thats the place i live in today .but cant seem to find a full veiw of it as it was allways known to covered by trees and shrubs.


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#336026 - 16th Jul 2009 12:59am Re: The Rock Ferry Hotel [Re: ]
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There is more information on the Royal Rock hotel in the thread here.

A couple of pictures:


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Description: The Royal Rock Hotel in 1919

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Description: An aerial view of the Royal Rock, about 1924.



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#336030 - 16th Jul 2009 2:06am Re: The Rock Ferry Hotel [Re: Doctor_Frick]
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Many thanks for these pictures. Maureen

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#336139 - 17th Jul 2009 8:33am Re: The Rock Ferry Hotel [Re: ]
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I'm not sure. I only have a bad copy of his christening certificate which showed his mother came from Tranmere and place of abode of unknown father was the Rock Ferry Hotel. I am waiting on proper birth certificate. Unsure about place of birth

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#384211 - 27th Jan 2010 11:08am Re: The Rock Ferry Hotel [Re: ]
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are the Rock ferry hotel and the Royal Rock one and the same.WW2 naval officers stayed at the Royal Rock when their vessels were at Lairds. The hotel was at the bottom Of Bedford Rd near the river

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#384269 - 27th Jan 2010 1:20pm Re: The Rock Ferry Hotel [Re: kaycee]
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Yes, they are one and the same but I haven't managed to find the relationship between the two names.

The "Royal Rock Beagle Hunt" was based at "The Rock Ferry Hotel" and perhaps this was the start of the name change.

Nethaniel Hawthorne refers to both names in the same text, which would imply they are separate entities, but the description and location appear to be identical.
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#385622 - 2nd Feb 2010 7:40pm Re: The Rock Ferry Hotel [Re: diggingdeeper]
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From his book "Rock Ferry, New Ferry & Bebington"
David Mitchelson said about The Royal Rock Hotel :-

The original building was erected on this site about 1805.
In 1836 the hotel and pleasure gardens were extended, It is understood that the title "Royal" was conferred by King George IV who resided here whilst visiting friends.

The district has a previous royal association as the children of George III were sent here because the air was so good !

The Hotel was demolished in the 1960s , at the time of the construction of the Rock Ferry bypass.

I hope this is of some help Maureen !

joe

There was a New Ferry Hotel also, which was Known localy as the Buffs in the 1970s as it was a meeting place for the RAOB.


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#404513 - 27th Apr 2010 9:53am Re: The Rock Ferry Hotel [Re: genlock]
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What wonderful pictures! One of my ancestors worked as a housemaid in 1871.

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#404627 - 27th Apr 2010 7:59pm Re: The Rock Ferry Hotel [Re: Doctor_Frick]
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Slight correction.... The measurement should be a 'rood', not a 'road'!


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#404631 - 27th Apr 2010 8:30pm Re: The Rock Ferry Hotel [Re: bri445]
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An advert for the hotel


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