WikiWirral 13yrs online 24/7 365 days a year.
Forum Stats
12133 Members
65 Forums
72378 Topics
976015 Posts
12 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
72 registered (11kendo, 12 invisible), 1461 Guests and 188 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Wirral Globe 507
Pensby Hotel 492
Sports Personality Of The Year 462
Raspberry Pi in the classroom! 370
PC Repair needed 304
Name help 301
HMT Lancastria 294
Paul Nuttall Elected UKIP leader 187
Another Big Waste Fire in Liverpool. 178
54 plate renault clio 3rd brake light 152
New General Forums
Lib/dems rule the day
by JimmyG
2nd Dec 2016 10:59pm
Daft funny joke
by venice
2nd Dec 2016 5:54pm
We dont learn much.
by venice
1st Dec 2016 9:22pm
Freegle
by venice
1st Dec 2016 6:36pm
New Wirral History
Name help
by Paternoster21
3rd Dec 2016 8:03am
HMT Lancastria
by granny
2nd Dec 2016 11:38pm
Cubitts Holland and Hannen
by fish5133
27th Nov 2016 5:38pm
Fire station
by chris7777
22nd Nov 2016 12:24pm
Buy a house in Greasby for 12s a week - in 1935
by yoller
6th Oct 2016 6:56pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
fireworks on the Mersey last night
Hadlow train station
Topic Replies
Another Big Waste Fire in Liverpool.
by granny
1 second ago
Sports Personality Of The Year
by granny
Yesterday at 09:46 PM
IPhone 4s 16gb 35
by anniebo28
Yesterday at 12:45 PM
Name help
by fish5133
Yesterday at 12:45 AM
Raspberry Pi in the classroom!
by Excoriator
3rd Dec 2016 11:04pm
live webcam from africa, a must see
by granny
3rd Dec 2016 9:39pm
Gymnastics coaches needed.
by margy
3rd Dec 2016 9:28pm
HMT Lancastria
by granny
3rd Dec 2016 2:06pm
Stanlow Abbey
by Kylix
3rd Dec 2016 2:05pm
December
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Wirral TUC Meeting re Update on Wallasey CLP Suspe
by RUDEBOX
30th Nov 2016 9:16pm
World Aids Day Event 2016. Liverpool
by RUDEBOX
30th Nov 2016 9:05pm
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#384338 - 27th Jan 2010 3:38pm Great Eastern New Ferry
Steph Offline
Beginner

Registered: 27th Jan 2010
Posts: 4
Loc: Wirral
Hi everyone,

I have heard that the Great Eastern in New Ferry has now been sold.
It is on the Sold section of Sidney Philips Estate Agents.

I have been told that surveyors have been around the building, but wondered if anyone had any ideas who has bought it/what the plans are?

Cheers
Steph

Top
Lifestyle : Advertising
Click me for more Information......

* * * Julie : LED Lights Supplied and Fitted Free * * *
Now Advertise with WikiWirral.
WikiWirral stats 35,000 Page Views a Day +500 Search Engines.. Click Me
#384367 - 27th Jan 2010 7:07pm Re: Great Eastern New Ferry [Re: Steph]
paranoidballoon Offline
Smartchild

Registered: 23rd Feb 2008
Posts: 465
Loc: prenton
The Great Eastern has been baught up by the yacht club and is going to be the centre of the refurbished marina. I think you have been out of town. It has been in all the local papers and News. local meeting this week I think asking for input.

Top
#384369 - 27th Jan 2010 7:20pm Re: Great Eastern New Ferry [Re: paranoidballoon]
diggingdeeper Offline

Wiki Guardian

Registered: 9th Jul 2008
Posts: 9549
Loc: Birkenhead
Originally Posted By: paranoidballoon
The Great Eastern has been baught up by the yacht club and is going to be the centre of the refurbished marina. I think you have been out of town. It has been in all the local papers and news. local meeting this week I think asking for input.


I think that was The Admiral not the Great Eastern!
_________________________
In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act. George Orwell

When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. Socrates

Top
#384376 - 27th Jan 2010 7:35pm Re: Great Eastern New Ferry [Re: diggingdeeper]
paranoidballoon Offline
Smartchild

Registered: 23rd Feb 2008
Posts: 465
Loc: prenton
sorry multi tasking

Top
#384418 - 27th Jan 2010 10:49pm Re: Great Eastern New Ferry [Re: paranoidballoon]
raymondo Offline
Wise One

Registered: 16th Sep 2009
Posts: 806
Loc: upton
yes it was the admaral the royal mersey bought but to be there new club house, because there building now is falling down and needs a lot of money spending on it. as for the marina i carnt see that going ahead but you never know. the great eastern will probably be demolished and houses built there that seems to be the norm these days!

Top
#384513 - 28th Jan 2010 12:30pm Re: Great Eastern New Ferry [Re: Steph]
Capt_America Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 26th Jul 2008
Posts: 1498
Loc: Wallasey
Hi Steph,

Welcome to the machine! I think there is info in another thread that says that the Great eastern has been bought by the Royal Yacht Club to be used as part of the water front re-devlopment. Hope this helps.
_________________________
See you in cyberspace!

Top
#384520 - 28th Jan 2010 1:15pm Re: Great Eastern New Ferry [Re: Capt_America]
diggingdeeper Offline

Wiki Guardian

Registered: 9th Jul 2008
Posts: 9549
Loc: Birkenhead
Originally Posted By: Capt_America
Hi Steph,

Welcome to the machine! I think there is info in another thread that says that the Great eastern has been bought by the Royal Yacht Club to be used as part of the water front re-devlopment. Hope this helps.


I wish people would read the thread they post on!

It is the Admiral that the Royal Yacht Club are taking over.
_________________________
In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act. George Orwell

When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. Socrates

Top
#384685 - 28th Jan 2010 10:27pm Re: Great Eastern New Ferry [Re: diggingdeeper]
Steph Offline
Beginner

Registered: 27th Jan 2010
Posts: 4
Loc: Wirral
Hi guys, and thanks for the replies.

The Admiral is the one off Rock Park, I believe this is part of the river refurb plans.

The Great Eastern is on New Ferry Road, plans were submitted in 2008 to demolish and rebuild flats but were thrown out.

Someone has since bought the property but no News anywhere about it.

If anyone hears, please let me know - I have to stare at the boarded up monstrosity daily and the curiosity is killing me! smile

Top
#384689 - 28th Jan 2010 11:35pm Re: Great Eastern New Ferry [Re: diggingdeeper]
Capt_America Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 26th Jul 2008
Posts: 1498
Loc: Wallasey
Originally Posted By: diggingdeeper
Originally Posted By: Capt_America
Hi Steph,

Welcome to the machine! I think there is info in another thread that says that the Great eastern has been bought by the Royal Yacht Club to be used as part of the water front re-devlopment. Hope this helps.


I wish people would read the thread they post on!

It is the Admiral that the Royal Yacht Club are taking over.


This is weird, when I posted there were no other replies. Honest!
_________________________
See you in cyberspace!

Top
#384951 - 30th Jan 2010 2:01pm Re: Great Eastern New Ferry [Re: Capt_America]
BandyCoot Offline

Forum Veteran

Registered: 7th Dec 2008
Posts: 5334
Loc: Birkenhead
My fondest memory of the Great Eastern was when they started selling draught cider in there, known locally as "Loony Soup", and we took advantage of it and sometimes got a bit wasted. Anyway we'd been in there a while, I think it was Christmas Eve, and it had been snowing when we came out. One of the fellahs was met by his missus and she was not pleased. She started knocking seven bells out of him and as he sank to the deck alongside a car he was singing, "Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way......." Brilliant.
_________________________
Birkenhead........ God's own Room 101.

Top
#384961 - 30th Jan 2010 2:33pm Re: Great Eastern New Ferry [Re: BandyCoot]
SpecialK Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 23rd Aug 2009
Posts: 117
Loc: Lincolnshire
Are you sure it's not the Admiral that the Royal Yacht Club are taking over?

Top
#384971 - 30th Jan 2010 3:37pm Re: Great Eastern New Ferry [Re: Steph]
PaulWirral
Unregistered


A pic...of the Great Eastern (1898)


Top
#384972 - 30th Jan 2010 3:38pm Re: Great Eastern New Ferry [Re: BandyCoot]
PaulWirral
Unregistered


Originally Posted By: BandyCoot
My fondest memory of the Great Eastern was when they started selling draught cider in there, known locally as "Loony Soup", and we took advantage of it


Well, me ol' mucker...that explains everything!! raftl

Top
#386493 - 6th Feb 2010 10:06pm Re: Great Eastern New Ferry [Re: ]
genlock Offline
Newbeee

Registered: 13th Sep 2009
Posts: 39
Loc: Wirral
Is it still standing ?

Found this shot though..
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:New_Ferry,_Wirral_-_DSC03043.JPG

Top
#391962 - 28th Feb 2010 3:01pm Re: Great Eastern New Ferry [Re: genlock]
Trearan Offline
Member

Registered: 16th Oct 2009
Posts: 66
Loc: New Ferry
Over Christmas, I spotted two surveyors outside the Great Eastern with measuring equipment taking readings. I didn't approach them at that time. This Wednesday (24th Feb), a colleague of mine was walking past the former Pub when a group of people came out of the door. She politely asked them what they had been doing inside, and was given the gleeful reply; "Its being demolished love, for housing". !!!!

Eeek! Here we go again!! Cllr Steve Niblock has already checked, and as yet there is no new planning application in so we are none the wiser as to who these people are. The building is not listed nor is it protected in any other way, so we are deeply concerned that it could be lost. The previous planning application for housing on the site 18 months ago was rejected by Wirral Council as being too bland for such an important site. To our knowledge, the previous application's rejection was not contested/appealed.

It would be a tragedy if the Great Eastern should be lost, as it is the only distinctive building of its type on the eastern side of the bypass in this area. I have already asked about whether we can apply to have the Great Eastern listed, but have been told by some planning colleagues of mine (where I work in Liverpool City Council) that it is unlikely that we would be successful in getting it listed. Apparently we would have stood more of a chance if the original artefacts stripped from the Great Eastern ship and put into the Pub in the 1860s were still there, but they have long since gone - unfortunately.

I have just put together a new online petition just for it. You can find it at http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/savethegreateastern/

I am going to try to get the Pub listed, but I need more info for the letter to the DCMS. Does anyone know who currently owns the Pub?

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >

Moderator:  Mod 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Another Big Waste Fire in Liverpool.
by Wally1
Yesterday at 10:24 AM
Gymnastics coaches needed.
by margy
3rd Dec 2016 9:28pm
Name help
by Paternoster21
3rd Dec 2016 8:03am
HMT Lancastria
by granny
2nd Dec 2016 11:38pm
Wirral Globe
by locomotive
1st Dec 2016 6:25pm
For Sale & Free
IPhone 4s 16gb 35
by anniebo28
Yesterday at 12:45 PM
Steam Train Money Box/Ornaments
by Tranquil
1st Dec 2016 11:32am
Childs LFC Bike 5 - 8 Yr old
by Pete_M
1st Dec 2016 1:10am
Cat related Collectables
by Tranquil
29th Nov 2016 4:48pm
original xbox
by vw_kyle
27th Nov 2016 8:17pm
Featured Member
Registered: 17th Oct 2010
Posts: 621
Newest Members
DavidSharpe, Grayo123456, uptonvillage, NobbyHunt, sam1512
12133 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Gymnastics coaches needed.
by margy
3rd Dec 2016 9:28pm
Wirral Globe
by locomotive
1st Dec 2016 6:25pm
Wirral TUC Meeting re Update on Wallasey CLP Suspe
by RUDEBOX
30th Nov 2016 9:16pm
World Aids Day Event 2016. Liverpool
by RUDEBOX
30th Nov 2016 9:05pm
A job. Company not named.
by venice
30th Nov 2016 6:30pm
News : New Topics
Another Big Waste Fire in Liverpool.
by Wally1
Yesterday at 10:24 AM
Pensby Hotel
by granny
29th Nov 2016 6:39pm
Paul Nuttall Elected UKIP leader
by granny
28th Nov 2016 12:03pm
Disgusting surely not legal creamfields noise !!@
by svenlock68
27th Nov 2016 8:25am
Paying for EU Citizenship (Poll)
by diggingdeeper
26th Nov 2016 12:35pm
New Enthusiast Forums
54 plate renault clio 3rd brake light
by Mike72
1st Dec 2016 12:52pm
Raspberry Pi in the classroom!
by FelixCowden
30th Nov 2016 9:27pm
crop loss & water rationing in Dominican Republic
by FelixCowden
30th Nov 2016 8:46pm
PC Repair needed
by TudorBlue
29th Nov 2016 2:54pm
Sports Personality Of The Year
by fish5133
29th Nov 2016 12:32am
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Another Big Waste Fire in Liverpool. 178
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Mon 8:12am
Sunset Mon 3:54pm
Local Time Mon 8:33am
WikiWirral Can . . . .