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#384875 - 30th Jan 2010 12:52am Seacombe to Egremont - sea wall
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Back in the 70s, possibly 80s, there were a couple of large bunker-like constructions on the shore between (I think) Seacombe and Egremont. They were in pretty poor condition, the tops were cracked and broken. I have no idea what they were or what they were used for (if anything) in the past. They were built up against the sea wall.

Can anyone help with info about these strange objects?

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#384880 - 30th Jan 2010 2:21am Re: Seacombe to Egremont - sea wall [Re: Roslynmuse]
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I was told as a kid that they were 'bathing stations' in victorian times. One for fellas, one for lasses. They by eggy ferry. Me dad aka 'coot' told me that
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#384881 - 30th Jan 2010 2:23am Re: Seacombe to Egremont - sea wall [Re: RUDEBOX]
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Ie 'bathing stations' i mean a place to get into swimwear!
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#384888 - 30th Jan 2010 3:25am Re: Seacombe to Egremont - sea wall [Re: RUDEBOX]
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Doubt in the 1970s or 80s they were "bathing stations" as they tended to be 'wooden wagons' on wheels that could be moved with the tide. They were often found nearer to New Brighton / Harrison Drive area.

Something I will look into...

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#384912 - 30th Jan 2010 11:23am Re: Seacombe to Egremont - sea wall [Re: ]
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Thanks for the replies.

By 1970s these structures were looking pretty dilapidated and the thought of getting inside them would be pretty unpleasant! But if they were Victorian they'd be 100 years old (pre-dating Guinea Gap Baths?) so not surprising they were in a bad way.

I've an idea there were steps built into the front or side of them but I might be imagining that. Haven't got a photo to check, unfortunately.

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#384919 - 30th Jan 2010 11:39am Re: Seacombe to Egremont - sea wall [Re: Roslynmuse]
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I remember these structures well - don't know what they were for, but fairly sure there wasn't an entrance to them - they just appeared to be huge concrete blocks

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#384974 - 30th Jan 2010 4:06pm Re: Seacombe to Egremont - sea wall [Re: buddy]
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Were they not bunkers from WWII? There were quite a few of them after the war along the mouth,. of the Mersey and beyond.

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#384978 - 30th Jan 2010 4:42pm Re: Seacombe to Egremont - sea wall [Re: william]
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I can recall the steps built 'into' the concrete blocks. I'd go up the steps, walk the length and then be lifted off
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#385492 - 2nd Feb 2010 11:51am Re: Seacombe to Egremont - sea wall [Re: RUDEBOX]
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I don't know what these were for but remember playing on them when the tide was in by putting one of the ladders over the railings. If anyone had moved the ladders we would of been stuck. They couldn't of been bunkers as the tide would bring the water over them. Here's a picture of them.


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#385499 - 2nd Feb 2010 1:12pm Re: Seacombe to Egremont - sea wall [Re: ahbaldy]
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Thanks for the photo ahbaldy - brought back memories


Edited by buddy (2nd Feb 2010 1:12pm)

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#385605 - 2nd Feb 2010 6:32pm Re: Seacombe to Egremont - sea wall [Re: buddy]
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Great photo - they look smaller than I remember, but I guess there was less sand in the 70s! I wonder what date that picture was taken?

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#385615 - 2nd Feb 2010 7:06pm Re: Seacombe to Egremont - sea wall [Re: Roslynmuse]
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here is another view

thanks for the pic go to ahbaldy


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#385620 - 2nd Feb 2010 7:31pm Re: Seacombe to Egremont - sea wall [Re: john1788]
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Slightly off topic but whats that building at top of slipway?
Great pics btw and yes they do look smaller than i remembered. Hmmm, dying to know what they are.
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#385621 - 2nd Feb 2010 7:37pm Re: Seacombe to Egremont - sea wall [Re: RUDEBOX]
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for any info or pics of eggy ferry ahbaldy is the man to ask/pm. he has loads of pics of that area.

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#385623 - 2nd Feb 2010 7:51pm Re: Seacombe to Egremont - sea wall [Re: john1788]
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think the buildings are the Egremont Ferry Pub on the left and on the right Davy Jones Locker a club which was all that was left of the Egremont ferry and pier

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