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#395950 - 19th Mar 2010 9:14am Khyber Pass
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Anybody heard of this name in connection with Birkenhead? I think it's probably the Thermopylae, with the Vyner Rd. South bridge, but I haven't been there since childhood.
Or does anybody know different?
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#395951 - 19th Mar 2010 9:33am Re: Khyber Pass [Re: chriskay]
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I agree Chris, that's the Thermopylae , never heard it called anything else. Played there as kids, only we called it the mopylae pass.
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#395963 - 19th Mar 2010 10:07am Re: Khyber Pass [Re: bert1]
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We called it thermopylae pass too but we couldn't spell it, so we shortened it to "The Mops".
All round there was great, carrying on past it to the 7 Stiles, and Flatt Lanes. We could go missing from home all day as a gang and nobody would be worrying. Now if I'm out ten minutes there's fretting goin' on. (SSshh!)


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#395971 - 19th Mar 2010 10:13am Re: Khyber Pass [Re: BandyCoot]
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#396042 - 19th Mar 2010 5:21pm Re: Khyber Pass [Re: bert1]
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..also interesting but not as local as this is Carry On Up The Khyber was filmed up the Watkin Path at Snowdonia!!!! omg

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#396048 - 19th Mar 2010 5:36pm Re: Khyber Pass [Re: ghostly1]
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There is a "Kyber Pass" near to Birkenhead, Aukland.
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#396069 - 19th Mar 2010 7:13pm Re: Khyber Pass [Re: diggingdeeper]
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Well now, DD, that could be the answer; it could be in New Zealand. I think it's a possibility, since no-one seems to remember the Thermopylae ever being called anything else. It would be good if someone could go to the Thermopylae & compare the lay of the land & the construction of the bridge: any volunteers?
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#396077 - 19th Mar 2010 7:50pm Re: Khyber Pass [Re: chriskay]
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I'll check that out tomorrow afternoon on my way home from work. i'll try and get a piccy for a comparison.

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#396083 - 19th Mar 2010 8:33pm Re: Khyber Pass [Re: chriskay]
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Well now, DD, that could be the answer; it could be in New Zealand. I think it's a possibility, since no-one seems to remember the Thermopylae ever being called anything else. It would be good if someone could go to the Thermopylae & compare the lay of the land & the construction of the bridge: any volunteers?


I googled it myself this morning, the Khyber pass, New Zealand, seems to be a road intersection.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newmarket,_New_Zealand
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#396142 - 20th Mar 2010 10:25am Re: Khyber Pass [Re: bert1]
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Agreed, Bert. Found it on Bing maps by entering "Newmarket, Auckland".
Stegga; will be good if you can get a pic.


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#396234 - 20th Mar 2010 3:32pm Re: Khyber Pass [Re: chriskay]
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Think I may have found a bit of evidence confirming this is Thermopylae. If you look on the pic. Bert posted, on the high ground, right of centre, under the tree, there is what looks like an artificial structure, slightly tapered, made of stone. I think this is the direction dial shown on the 1912 O.S. map attached.


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#396240 - 20th Mar 2010 3:54pm Re: Khyber Pass [Re: chriskay]
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Chris, can you put the pic up and circle it.
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#396253 - 20th Mar 2010 4:27pm Re: Khyber Pass [Re: bert1]
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It certaily looks like the entrance to the Mops but can't for the life of me remember that bridge.
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#396265 - 20th Mar 2010 5:26pm Re: Khyber Pass [Re: BandyCoot]
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The bridge is where Vyner Rd.South crosses.
Bert; pic attached.


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#396266 - 20th Mar 2010 5:26pm Re: Khyber Pass [Re: BandyCoot]
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Went up there late this afternoon. Pretty certain that the postcard is wrongly named and it is the bridge over the Thermopylae Pass. It was almost imposible to get the picture from as far away as the original due to the undergrowth and tree growth, you can see how bad it was in what i took. Had to get the pic from closer. The overhang of rock in the near foreground of my picture can (i think anyway) be made out a little further distant in the old piccy.


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