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#466360 - 27th Jan 2011 2:51pm The Ford Estate
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Hello! I used to live on the Ford for a short while with my Nan and Grandad in Beeston Close, just off Second Ave. As my Grandad died in 1976 and my Nan moved away shortly after, my memories are a bit hazy. I recall the recreation centre and the shops with the Kwiksave and have a vague memory of being pushed there in a pram as a nipper (I was born in 1971) but could anyone fill me in on other things that were there? I recall a newsagent near to the Kwik Save and I also seem to recall flaking paint on the wood everywhere round the place.
I also recall the shop near the flyover. Me and my Nan would go in and I'd be reading words from the front of papers when I've been around 2 or 3 and I remember the bloke working there was fascinated and would give me words to read out. Was there a butcher called Diamond near there or am I imagining it?

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#466366 - 27th Jan 2011 3:03pm Re: The Ford Estate [Re: Asparagus]
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#466398 - 27th Jan 2011 3:54pm Re: The Ford Estate [Re: Asparagus]
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i lived there about the same time did you go to any schools there

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#466454 - 27th Jan 2011 6:53pm Re: The Ford Estate [Re: lansyp]
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The Ford was as rough as a bear's bum in those days. I remember one night in the early 70s before the M53 existed. My dad was driving my gran home to Wallasey and I went along for the ride. For some reason we went through the Ford and I remember seeing "FEBB - Ultra Violence" in grafiti on a wall. Bearing in mind that the film of A Clockwork Orange had already been banned, I wonder whether all the boneheads had sat around reading Burgess' novel.

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#466479 - 27th Jan 2011 8:28pm Re: The Ford Estate [Re: philmch]
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Those graffiti signs were every where in those days.
SEBB
LEBB
EEGG
Known in those days as Seacombe,Leasowe,Egremont boot boys!
Oh and of course the notorious
BEBB.,Birkenhead boys

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#466485 - 27th Jan 2011 8:40pm Re: The Ford Estate [Re: Bezzymate]
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Originally Posted By: Bezzymate
Those graffiti signs were every where in those days.
SEBB
LEBB
EEGG
Known in those days as Seacombe,Leasowe,Egremont boot boys!
Oh and of course the notorious
BEBB.,Birkenhead boys
Aha! smack i'd forgotton that! Intimidating, when i was a kid and thought the Toxteth Riots were coming over here. Lol
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#466486 - 27th Jan 2011 8:42pm Re: The Ford Estate [Re: RUDEBOX]
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Oh,bless you!!!!Poor kid,you must have been scared stiff!!!
Originally Posted By: RUDEBOX
Originally Posted By: Bezzymate
Those graffiti signs were every where in those days.
SEBB
LEBB
EEGG
Known in those days as Seacombe,Leasowe,Egremont boot boys!
Oh and of course the notorious
BEBB.,Birkenhead boys
Aha! smack i'd forgotton that! Intimidating, when i was a kid and thought the Toxteth Riots were coming over here. Lol

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#466494 - 27th Jan 2011 9:04pm Re: The Ford Estate [Re: Bezzymate]
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I live on Ford Estate just off First Avenue.
Asparagus - it's now called Beechwood Estate - they renamed it to try and lose the reputation Ford Estate had.
For those who don't know me, I moved up here 4 years ago and before I came up I spent many hours on the internet trying to find out info about tthe area and came across this article written in the Observer in 2004
http://www.guardian.co.uk/theobserver/2004/may/30/features.magazine27

Having read it I was unsure what I was getting into but carried on digging and found some minutes from a council meeting (can't find them again) The thing that struck me when read them was that ............. where people were due to be rehoused as part of the regeneration programme, most of them wanted to stay on the estate. That told me that yes there were bad people but the majority here were good people who were part of a community. The rest, as they say, is History wink

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#466502 - 27th Jan 2011 9:11pm Re: The Ford Estate [Re: Softy_Southerner]
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I agree,I grew up in Seacombe and the majority of people were greatclap
Originally Posted By: Softy_Southerner
I live on Ford Estate just off First Avenue.
Asparagus - it's now called Beechwood Estate - they renamed it to try and lose the reputation Ford Estate had.
For those who don't know me, I moved up here 4 years ago and before I came up I spent many hours on the internet trying to find out info about tthe area and came across this article written in the Observer in 2004
http://www.guardian.co.uk/theobserver/2004/may/30/features.magazine27

Having read it I was unsure what I was getting into but carried on digging and found some minutes from a council meeting (can't find them again) The thing that struck me when read them was that ............. where people were due to be rehoused as part of the regeneration programme, most of them wanted to stay on the estate. That told me that yes there were bad people but the majority here were good people who were part of a community. The rest, as they say, is History wink
clap clap clap clap

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#466507 - 27th Jan 2011 9:18pm Re: The Ford Estate [Re: Asparagus]
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withthat its generally a small minority, maybe one extended family who sullys the reputation of an area/ estate.
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#466509 - 27th Jan 2011 9:24pm Re: The Ford Estate [Re: Asparagus]
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withthat bezzy. As you know, i'm in Sunny Seacombe, people are generally great.
i did have a run-in years ago with the 'notorious' Bridge family-but then, so did half the North West.
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#466679 - 28th Jan 2011 12:23pm Re: The Ford Estate [Re: Asparagus]
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the ford was great grew up there and it was brilliant

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#466850 - 29th Jan 2011 10:24am Re: The Ford Estate [Re: philmch]
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I remember FEBB and BEBB being sprayed everywhere.

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#466872 - 29th Jan 2011 11:59am Re: The Ford Estate [Re: RUDEBOX]
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Ahh! The lovely 'Bridge Family'. I wasn't aware that they had once lived in Seacombe. They lived down the road from me in New Brighton when they where finally given the ASBO(stay out of Wirral)order.
Originally Posted By: RUDEBOX
withthat bezzy. As you know, i'm in Sunny Seacombe, people are generally great.
i did have a run-in years ago with the 'notorious' Bridge family-but then, so did half the North West.

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#466882 - 29th Jan 2011 12:12pm Re: The Ford Estate [Re: Asparagus]
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Yer, they lived St Pauls Rd around 1999-2000
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