WikiWirral its great, register, enjoy and welcome.
Forum Stats
12222 Members
65 Forums
72734 Topics
980343 Posts
78 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
101 registered (11kendo, 17 invisible), 1480 Guests and 216 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
On-street parking charges dropped 413
Ceiling needs smoothing 350
TS Indefatigable 283
Patio work 253
Hezballah 227
Sea Shepherd 210
vet fees 202
Seeking old pictures of Egerton Street area, Birkenhead 89
Re sizing 79
Am I missing something ? 63
New General Forums
Am I missing something ?
by dizdazdoz
16th Feb 2017 12:46pm
Valentines Day---Help From The Ladies
by fish5133
10th Feb 2017 7:35pm
Happy BirthdaY
by Vanmanone
10th Feb 2017 2:51am
Warning!!!
by muzzy2
9th Feb 2017 9:09am
New Wirral History
Seeking old pictures of Egerton Street area, Birkenhead
by yoller
19th Feb 2017 7:53pm
TS Indefatigable
by granny
18th Feb 2017 3:32pm
RIP : Chris Kay
by granny
31st Aug 2016 9:25am
Children's home on the Overchurch
by xleahx
26th Apr 2011 7:01pm
Stanlow Abbey
by ghostly1
4th Dec 2008 10:09pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
fireworks on the Mersey last night
Hadlow train station
Topic Replies
TS Indefatigable
by granny
11:12 PM
Missing
by granny
11:10 PM
Samick Greg Bennett UK50 Ukulele
by j_demo
09:24 PM
Stanlow Abbey
by techgran
09:07 PM
2x Brit Floyd tickets 3rd March City entrance
by ambersmum
06:35 PM
Sherwood 2x30W amp with phono - £35; other hifi
by montyz
04:09 PM
vet fees
by starakita
03:48 PM
Lobbying the council
by diggingdeeper
03:29 PM
Changes to bin collections
by diggingdeeper
03:27 PM
February
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
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Lion Salt Works/Weaver Hall Museum
by venice
19th Feb 2017 12:19pm
Wirral TUC Meeting re Update on Wallasey CLP Suspe
by RUDEBOX
13th Feb 2017 8:50pm
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#483812 - 10th Mar 2011 7:16pm Abbey Buildings, by Lairds
Sedate
Unregistered


Can you help Pauline a friend of mine.
She once lived there as a little girl and has fond memories of watching the dockers going to work building the ships.
Does anyone have pictures or the History of this building?

Top
Wirral History Info Advertising
Click me for more Information......

WikiWirral Numbers : Between 150 and 200 New Members Every Month. With Over 3,500 unique visits and 35,000 Page Views each day. Average +500 Search Engines Daily and over 1,000,000 Million Page views a Month. Advertising from £20 . Click Me
#484665 - 12th Mar 2011 9:21pm Re: Abbey Buildings, by Lairds [Re: ]
arsenal Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 8th Aug 2010
Posts: 111
Loc: birkenhead
i think abbey buildings was next to priory buildings

Top
#484990 - 13th Mar 2011 9:01pm Re: Abbey Buildings, by Lairds [Re: ]
marty99fred Offline

Smartchild

Registered: 11th Mar 2009
Posts: 464
Loc: Pensby
Abbey Buildings was one of three blocks of flats built in the early 1930s following the demolition of a number of old insanitary properties in St Mary's Avenue, Howard Street and Knox Street, between Chester Street and Priory Street. Photos of the flats seem hard to come by; the best I can manage is grainy sections of three aerial views of the area, plus one decent shot from the mid-1940s.

The first pic shows the three blocks in 1934 shortly after they were built; St Mary's Avenue Flats at left, Howard Street Flats in the centre, and Abbey Buildings at right, with the County Arms Pub sandwiched in between the last two. The other two aerial shots show the same area in early 1962, with Abbey Buildings now overlooking the end of Laird's new Princess Dry Dock.The fourth picture is looking down St Mary's Gate from Chester Street, with Abbey Buildings just right of centre.


Attachments: Viewing Permissions May Apply. Click Me
Aerial 1934.jpg

Aerial 1962a.jpg

Aerial 1962b.jpg

St Mary's Gate.jpg



Top
#485530 - 14th Mar 2011 7:42pm Re: Abbey Buildings, by Lairds [Re: ]
Sedate
Unregistered


Thank you, this will make her day.

Top
#485535 - 14th Mar 2011 8:14pm Re: Abbey Buildings, by Lairds [Re: ]
chris58 Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 15th Mar 2009
Posts: 308
Loc: chris58
great pictures I've always wondered what it was like around there

Top
#485713 - 15th Mar 2011 7:26am Re: Abbey Buildings, by Lairds [Re: ]
Tatey Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 14th Apr 2009
Posts: 1412
Loc: New Brighton
I love the picture with the three blokes waiting for the boozer to open!

Top
#485736 - 15th Mar 2011 8:21am Re: Abbey Buildings, by Lairds [Re: ]
bert1 Offline

Wiki Veteran

Registered: 27th Nov 2008
Posts: 7852
Loc: tranmere
Originally Posted By: Sedate
Can you help Pauline a friend of mine.
She once lived there as a little girl and has fond memories of watching the dockers going to work building the ships.
Does anyone have pictures or the history of this building?


Dockers didn't build ships, they loaded and unloaded cargo etc, and had a uncanny knack of finding things that fell off the backs of lorry's wink
_________________________
God help us,
Come yourself,
Don't send Jesus,
This is no place for children.


Bertieone.

Top
#485749 - 15th Mar 2011 8:58am Re: Abbey Buildings, by Lairds [Re: ]
Sedate
Unregistered


Sorry Bert, the lady in question is 80 and i was using her words bowdown

Top
#486231 - 15th Mar 2011 11:08pm Re: Abbey Buildings, by Lairds [Re: ]
yoller Online   content
Smartchild

Registered: 7th Dec 2008
Posts: 455
Loc: Cheshire
Brilliant pictures. From what I can remember of the area, the Pub on the corner was called The Letters and the building directly across the road from it was the Co-op.

Top
#486255 - 15th Mar 2011 11:34pm Re: Abbey Buildings, by Lairds [Re: ]
derekdwc Online   content


Forum Veteran

Registered: 13th Oct 2008
Posts: 4972
Loc: Birkenhead
My friends' dad was manager of the Letters about 1958-1961.
Often used to go there to do my homework (often with my French)


map 1950s


Attachments: Viewing Permissions May Apply. Click Me
abbey.jpg



Top
#488854 - 20th Mar 2011 7:14pm Re: Abbey Buildings, by Lairds [Re: ]
marty99fred Offline

Smartchild

Registered: 11th Mar 2009
Posts: 464
Loc: Pensby
Just come across another photo - The County Arms with Abbey Buildings in the background.


Attachments: Viewing Permissions May Apply. Click Me
County Arms Hotel.jpg



Top
#488986 - 21st Mar 2011 2:41am Re: Abbey Buildings, by Lairds [Re: marty99fred]
Stegga Offline

Addict

Registered: 28th Feb 2009
Posts: 261
Loc: woodchurch
Hey marty99fred, that you doing the graffiti with jeff and jimmy?


Attachments: Viewing Permissions May Apply. Click Me
kuyXERdw.jpg



Top
#724702 - 14th Sep 2012 2:54am Re: Abbey Buildings, by Lairds [Re: Stegga]
baggyuncle51 Offline
Newbeee

Registered: 20th Sep 2009
Posts: 39
Loc: moreton wirral
I lived in the Priory, and used to go here when very young and they would fill a pop bottle with beer for me to take home for my dad after sunday dinner,. from the tiny outdoor I could barely see over the counter,,,,

Top
#726441 - 19th Sep 2012 10:58pm Re: Abbey Buildings, by Lairds [Re: Anonymous]
dool4lit4tle Offline
Member

Registered: 25th Jul 2012
Posts: 79
Loc: wirral
the manager of the letters was his name, Harold Duncan.
_________________________

Top
#726483 - 20th Sep 2012 8:49am Re: Abbey Buildings, by Lairds [Re: dool4lit4tle]
derekdwc Online   content


Forum Veteran

Registered: 13th Oct 2008
Posts: 4972
Loc: Birkenhead
Originally Posted By: dool4lit4tle
the manager of the letters was his name, Harold Duncan.


Yes, his son is/was Ian Duncan who I lost touch with when we left school.
A very clever lad

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >

Moderator:  Mark 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
vet fees
by eggandchips
12:01 AM
Seeking old pictures of Egerton Street area, Birkenhead
by yoller
19th Feb 2017 7:53pm
Lion Salt Works/Weaver Hall Museum
by paxvobiscum
18th Feb 2017 9:19pm
Patio work
by steamfan
18th Feb 2017 3:45pm
TS Indefatigable
by granny
18th Feb 2017 3:32pm
For Sale & Free
Samick Greg Bennett UK50 Ukulele
by j_demo
09:24 PM
2x Brit Floyd tickets 3rd March City entrance
by ambersmum
06:35 PM
Sherwood 2x30W amp with phono - £35; other hifi
by montyz
04:09 PM
Gaming pc
by Cjoshea
18th Feb 2017 9:47pm
ESCHENBACH Illuminated Magnifiers
by buddy
15th Feb 2017 1:12pm
Featured Member
Registered: 14th Aug 2015
Posts: 76
Newest Members
vonny, Vkj530, SunsetP, RachelBinns, Rog0137
12222 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Lion Salt Works/Weaver Hall Museum
by paxvobiscum
18th Feb 2017 9:19pm
Patio work
by steamfan
18th Feb 2017 3:45pm
Ceiling needs smoothing
by yr20405
15th Feb 2017 1:52am
Info? Bill Dobson, Photographer, Martins Bank
by diggingdeeper
13th Feb 2017 12:10pm
War Museum
by missmahjong
12th Feb 2017 1:24pm
News : New Topics
Hezballah
by venice
17th Feb 2017 11:15am
On-street parking charges dropped
by oldpm01
15th Feb 2017 9:10am
Thousands raised for children of cancer couple.
by fish5133
13th Feb 2017 3:01pm
Lost ladies Swarovski watch
by spider
13th Feb 2017 10:36am
M53 closed in both directions between J2 and J3
by diggingdeeper
9th Feb 2017 10:00pm
New Enthusiast Forums
vet fees
by eggandchips
12:01 AM
Sea Shepherd
by venice
16th Feb 2017 1:06pm
Sounds of the Sixties
by paxvobiscum
11th Feb 2017 8:53pm
Hospital
by cools
10th Feb 2017 9:53am
X Box One S
by rossie
9th Feb 2017 8:56am
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Tue 7:16am
Sunset Tue 5:35pm
Local Time Tue 4:55am
WikiWirral Can . . . .