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#449777 - 6th Dec 2010 2:50pm proud to be a birkonian ****
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i have lived away from birkenhead for a long time.i am coming home to live shortly. i have never stopped coming back to birkenhead,i have noticed over the last few years a tendency for people to say they are from the wirral. everything tends to have wirral on it. probably the worst example is in the new tranmere rovers book,ray stubbs states that the rovers are the wirrals club. nonsense, i was born on prenton park road,birkenhead cheshire not the wirral. lets have the birkenhead News back,be proud of birkenhead park,i saw the play down our street at the little theatre last saturday it brought tears to our eyes,an inspiring play,lets all be proud to be birkonians.

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#449781 - 6th Dec 2010 3:09pm Re: proud to be a birkonian [Re: cathcart]
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My mum lives right in the middle of Birkenhead, she hates it and I hate it. Everyday she has to face a bunch of pi55 heads drinking skol super by her home. I parked my car there yesterday and had my wingmirror stolen!! - Not smashed off - carefully removed, and stolen.
Years ago, Birkenhead was great, with it's great shops and the fantastic park, but look at now, tatty pound shops and vandalised play areas.
I'm not ashamed I'm from Birkenhead, but I am ashamed of what it has become.

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#449783 - 6th Dec 2010 3:16pm Re: proud to be a birkonian [Re: Blondie]
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Before this turns into a Lets bash Birkenhead thread, just remember, there's good and bad everywhere, name a place and someone will have a bad tale to tell.
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#449787 - 6th Dec 2010 3:22pm Re: proud to be a birkonian [Re: bert1]
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i agree im just saying be proud of our heritage.i remember it was rough at times in the 50s but it was a great place to live.

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#449797 - 6th Dec 2010 4:03pm Re: proud to be a birkonian [Re: cathcart]
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I've lived in Birkenhead (centre) for the past 4 years. Before that I lived in a "nice" part of Wallasey and also spent 6 months living in New Brighton.
In my experience in order of less bother/less chavs/ etc
1. Birkenhead
2. New Brighton
3. Wallasey


Edited by polo_phil (6th Dec 2010 4:03pm)

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#449809 - 6th Dec 2010 4:32pm Re: proud to be a birkonian [Re: ]
philmch Offline
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There's nothing wrong with Birkenhead and there's nothing wrong with Wirral either. You're right, Wirral is a borough in the county of Cheshire. It's the dreadful "Merseyside" which we should kick into the gutter. Even Margaret Thatcher had the good sense to abolish Hatton and his little mafia.

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#449813 - 6th Dec 2010 4:40pm Re: proud to be a birkonian [Re: philmch]
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We had a pair of Gorbills, but they died.

Gorbals by chance ?? Sorry! Yes summer, you are right. It has however now had most of the grot 60's flats demolished. The area is on the up. (It couldn't go any other way mind you).

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#449818 - 6th Dec 2010 4:54pm Re: proud to be a birkonian [Re: ]
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Summer, its the Gorbals in Glasgow, Pinz being terribly posh called them flats, they are in fact known as tenements, and yes he was joking about the gorbills.
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#449821 - 6th Dec 2010 5:02pm Re: proud to be a birkonian [Re: philmch]
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Registered: 16th Mar 2009
Posts: 91
Loc: birkenhead
Birkenhead has a proud History but has been ruined by the ineptitude of Wirral
Borough Council- both Councillors and Council Officers.They have closed down
the few Heritage attractions we had such as The Pumphouse , Shore St, The Town
Hall and Egerton Bridge. The Priory is open for fewer hours than it has ever been.
It is neglected and undersold by W.B.C. They WILL NOT ALLOW us to open the
TranmereTunnels or Bidston Tunnels whilst those at Stockport are a thriving
Visitor Attraction.They have driven shoppers and businesses out of the town centre
by imposing charges whilst Brom/Upton retail parks offer free parking. They are
ruining our Education Service by closing down B"head schools-both Primary and
Secondary so forcing our kids to go out of town to Bebington and beyond.
Wirral is indeed a lovely Peninsular but W.B.C. is a failed political entity and
nothing can change for Birkenhead until we go back to being part of Cheshire.

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#449824 - 6th Dec 2010 5:07pm Re: proud to be a birkonian [Re: bert1]
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Registered: 9th Jul 2008
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Loc: Birkenhead
There were tenements in the Gorbals area, but high rise tower block flats were built in the 60s which just increased the population density and hence the problems, these were called flats not tenements.

Me - Birkenhead, born and bred, couldn't wait to move back after wandering around other parts of the Wirral. Proud to be a Birkonian!
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#449832 - 6th Dec 2010 5:41pm Re: proud to be a birkonian [Re: ]
PaulWirral
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Originally Posted By: summer01
i got a brain like a teabag


Probably why you keep sucking it wrong!

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#449849 - 6th Dec 2010 7:27pm Re: proud to be a birkonian [Re: cathcart]
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Registered: 26th Jul 2008
Posts: 1498
Loc: Wallasey
Originally Posted By: cathcart
i have lived away from birkenhead for a long time.i am coming home to live shortly. i have never stopped coming back to birkenhead,i have noticed over the last few years a tendency for people to say they are from the wirral. everything tends to have wirral on it. probably the worst example is in the new tranmere rovers book,ray stubbs states that the rovers are the wirrals club. nonsense, i was born on prenton park road,birkenhead cheshire not the wirral. lets have the birkenhead news back,be proud of birkenhead park,i saw the play down our street at the little theatre last saturday it brought tears to our eyes,an inspiring play,lets all be proud to be birkonians.


I think we all use Wirral as an alternative to "Merseyside" as no-one (including the Post Office) will let you use Cheshire. Unless you are under 36 you were born in Cheshire, which coincidentally until 1974 had the longest unchanged border of any county in the UK (635 years or something like that) We started sinking as soon as we became Merseyside and Wirral councillors are a frickin joke.
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#449854 - 6th Dec 2010 7:51pm Re: proud to be a birkonian [Re: Capt_America]
Pinzgauer
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When writing "home" I always use Cheshire. Sorry, but there never has been a Merkeyside or whatever it's called. The other side of the river is of course is Lancashire. The Wirral was Cheshire for hundreds of years. It still IS Cheshire. Got it !!!

By the same token, I ALWAYS put Westmorland on letters/cards. Ditto Cumberland. Tell me.... did anyone ask YOU, yes YOU, if they could just change the counties ?? Well....?

In reality, it's the postcode that says were mail goes of course. The county doesn't exist in the Post Office's eyes. Bleedin' peasants !!!

Oh Gawd. a few glasses of white wine over dinner and I'm in full rant mode. Sorry. (But I am, as always right !) hic !

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#449860 - 6th Dec 2010 8:46pm Re: proud to be a birkonian [Re: littlestan]
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Registered: 7th Dec 2003
Posts: 5591
Loc: Bebington, Wirral
Originally Posted By: littlestan
Birkenhead has a proud History but has been ruined by the ineptitude of Wirral
Borough Council- both Councillors and Council Officers.


They are useless.

I think Birkenhead is a dump, I can't think of any qualities at all. Nobody seems to care about the place and it's like a breeding ground for dole scrounging chavs.
There are a couple of nice places (Woodside), but you can't help think WBC are devising something to ruin it.
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#449863 - 6th Dec 2010 9:13pm Re: proud to be a birkonian [Re: DavidB]
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