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#340678 - 4th Aug 2009 6:38pm Birkenhead Infectious Diseases Hospital
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Birkenhead Infectious Diseases Hopsital was mentioned in another post but I can't for the life of me find it.

Thought this picture might interest someone as there where supposed to be tunnels underneath it??

The pics shows tollemache road with Flaybrick cemetery on the left and hospital in the middle.


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#340695 - 4th Aug 2009 7:53pm Re: Birkenhead Infectious Diseases Hospital [Re: ghostly1]
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Excellent pic. Thank you for sharing.

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#340713 - 4th Aug 2009 9:46pm Re: Birkenhead Infectious Diseases Hospital [Re: ]
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wow cool so were,s the tunnel on the pic boss ?
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#340828 - 5th Aug 2009 5:28pm Re: Birkenhead Infectious Diseases Hospital [Re: Pete_Robbo]
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St James Hospital, more commonly called the Fever Hospital by the locals. I was in there when I was 4 with diptheria and when I was recovering can remember riding on the meal delivery truck as a treat. There used to be a sister there who was into horse racing and she tipped me to always bet on a nag called Flag Wallah. I never did but it did win once with Gordon Richards up if I remember corretly.
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#340830 - 5th Aug 2009 5:40pm Re: Birkenhead Infectious Diseases Hospital [Re: BandyCoot]
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That is a fantastic photo - i guess the hedges on the right are the boundary of the recreation ground (quarry at that time?). Do you have a date for the photo?
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#340948 - 6th Aug 2009 10:52am Re: Birkenhead Infectious Diseases Hospital [Re: MissGuided]
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Not sure about the tunnels they where mentioned in another post, maybe the bidston tunnels one. Think it mentioned something about travelling from the hospital to the graveyard to avoid spread of infection?? Could be making that up though!!

Do you know when it closed Bandycoot?? as I think there is a modern housing estate there now?

And photo is dated 1914 and shows a funeral procession of a soldier who was killed in a dormitory in Bebington after the roof collapsed. Also says the hospital was opened in 1894

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#340956 - 6th Aug 2009 11:48am Re: Birkenhead Infectious Diseases Hospital [Re: ghostly1]
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Originally Posted By: ghostly1


I think there is a modern housing estate there now?


there is a modern housing estate sitting directly on top of where it used to stand. some of the locals i know call it the nannies estate due to the back of the house's overlooking it. no idea when it was demolished but i'm guessing it was between the 60's to 80's.

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#340959 - 6th Aug 2009 11:57am Re: Birkenhead Infectious Diseases Hospital [Re: Shadow_Omega]
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Sorry me old, haven't a clue. I left the town in 1958 and only get back now and again. This is a cracking site for exiles. I read through and if there is anything I can recall I just put it on in case it helps someones research or interest.
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#340963 - 6th Aug 2009 12:03pm Re: Birkenhead Infectious Diseases Hospital [Re: BandyCoot]
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One thing I do remember is that it used to be called the Nanny Goat Mountains by us kids so that is possibly where the Nannies Estate comes from. Can't remember actually seeing any nanny goats there but it used to have a sort of sandstone escarpment up against the high walls in one part of the boundary. There was a sort of pathway along the Flaybrick Cemetery side and this is where the escarpment was as far as I can remember.
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#341055 - 6th Aug 2009 9:04pm Re: Birkenhead Infectious Diseases Hospital [Re: BandyCoot]
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During the 80s part of the hospital was used as a nursing home for the elderly. SO it was the backend of the 80s or early 90s before it was completly knocked down.
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#341062 - 6th Aug 2009 9:55pm Re: Birkenhead Infectious Diseases Hospital [Re: jimbob]
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the houses built on old hostpital site are about 16 years old never heard them called the nannies estate smile
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#341089 - 7th Aug 2009 12:09am Re: Birkenhead Infectious Diseases Hospital [Re: kimpri]
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Ghostly1, try this link http://www.wikiwirral.co.uk/forums/ubbth...html#Post193291
It is about the tunnels relating to the old hospital.

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#341115 - 7th Aug 2009 10:18am Re: Birkenhead Infectious Diseases Hospital [Re: mindplayer]
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Nice one Dave, I have put a link on that post now to the picture on this one. Cheers!

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#341233 - 8th Aug 2009 2:11am Re: Birkenhead Infectious Diseases Hospital [Re: ghostly1]
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I grew up in Moreton but moved to this area 11 years ago. My dad told me there was a hospital (where the brand new houses are at the top of mercer road/Flaybrick)that was run by nun`s. My partner also tells me his brother went there but can`t remember what for (70`s) I walk up the nannies regualry and have never noticed anything before except trees etc but will deffo look for noticable signs now i know a bit about the History! Thanx guys!
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#341236 - 8th Aug 2009 8:38am Re: Birkenhead Infectious Diseases Hospital [Re: kezzbag]
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I have done a lot of research over the years and as far as i can tell there were no tunnels just basements which have been filled and capped before the houses of which is now the oakwood estate where built.There was a small tunnel comming out on the nannygoat to take the dead up to the mortuary rooms at the rear of Flaybrick but this has been filled and bricked over.
The picture at the start of the thread is of a funeral a young soldier who was killed during a building collapse during high winds at the bebington oval.
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