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#337649 - 22nd Jul 2009 12:45pm Old Birkenhead Churches
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Anybody got any old pictures of birkenhead churches.
I can manage Holy Trinity, St Laurence's and St Paul's. I would love to see pictures of St Peter's, St John's, St Matthew's


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#337727 - 22nd Jul 2009 8:56pm Re: Old Birkenhead Churches [Re: mrallen]
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Great thread, hope more pics come up..
I'm sure there used to be one in the Pyramids area many moons ago think

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#337946 - 23rd Jul 2009 5:58pm Re: Old Birkenhead Churches [Re: camaroz]
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Here are a couple of Birkenhead Churches which are no longer Churches:


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Description: St Michael and All Angels, Claughton - Built 1858, closed 1958.

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Description: St Loke, Lower Tranmere - Built by 1883, closed 1971

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#337948 - 23rd Jul 2009 6:04pm Re: Old Birkenhead Churches [Re: uptoncx]
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And one that was never built

This was the Birkenhead Catholic Cathedral designed by Pugin in 1860. It was never built, but a modification of the design, most notably the removal of the 127 foot tower and spire, was built two years later as Our Lady's.


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#337949 - 23rd Jul 2009 6:08pm Re: Old Birkenhead Churches [Re: uptoncx]
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Well done Upton, I have never seen a picture of St Luke's Tranmere before, it had a school attached which must be that building behind it. I don't remember them, but I must have walked past them many times.

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#337952 - 23rd Jul 2009 6:26pm Re: Old Birkenhead Churches [Re: diggingdeeper]
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Originally Posted By: diggingdeeper
I have never seen a picture of St Luke's Tranmere before, it had a school attached which must be that building behind it.


My mother was a pupil at St Luke's, this is her class photograph from about 1920.


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#338346 - 25th Jul 2009 7:49am Re: Old Birkenhead Churches [Re: uptoncx]
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Sorry about the quality of the st laurences picture, lets try again


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#338349 - 25th Jul 2009 7:55am Re: Old Birkenhead Churches [Re: mrallen]
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Here is a photo of my grandfather at st johns school around 1915 i think. Thats him on the front row between the 2 sailors. I love these old class photos maybe we should start a thread.


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#338354 - 25th Jul 2009 9:32am Re: Old Birkenhead Churches [Re: mrallen]
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St.Michael & All Angels was in Carlton Rd. My parents were married there. Funny, but I've never thought of Carlton Rd. as being in Claughton, but it's on the marriage certificate too.
The church where the Pyramids is was St. John's. There's still a St.John's St. off Grange Rd. The church was on the other side of Grange Rd. immediately opposite St.John's St. Huskisson St. went round both sides of the church, then joined up again & went into Borough Rd.


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#338361 - 25th Jul 2009 10:51am Re: Old Birkenhead Churches [Re: chriskay]
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Originally Posted By: chriskay
The church where the Pyramids is was St. John's. There's still a St.John's St. off Grange Rd. The church was on the other side of Grange Rd. immediately opposite St.John's St. Huskisson St. went round both sides of the church, then joined up again & went into Borough Rd.


Thanks for that chriskay, I've only a very faint memory of that church and couldn't work out it's location. Next time I'm down that way I'll try and place it. Thanks for taking the time to answer.. happy

Hope someone has a picture of it to post... I seem to remember a tall spire....

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#338362 - 25th Jul 2009 10:53am Re: Old Birkenhead Churches [Re: chriskay]
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Interior of St Laurence's


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#338454 - 25th Jul 2009 9:27pm Re: Old Birkenhead Churches [Re: uptoncx]
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Brilliant picture. Thats where my grandparents were married. My grandmother was a catholic. My grandparents lived in Howe st which was just off Grange road very near to St Johns church. Thats why my mother had me and my sister baptised there. I can vaguely remember the church. It faced Grange Road and the road went either side of the entrance. Would love to see a picture of it. I would also like to see a picture of St Peters as that is where my parents were married.

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#338455 - 25th Jul 2009 9:35pm Re: Old Birkenhead Churches [Re: mrallen]
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looking for some of our ladys cavindish street/price strret if anyone has any? smile
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#338467 - 25th Jul 2009 10:38pm Re: Old Birkenhead Churches [Re: TRANCENTRAL]
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Our Lady's in 1905


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#338468 - 25th Jul 2009 10:42pm Re: Old Birkenhead Churches [Re: uptoncx]
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