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#488709 - 20th Mar 2011 1:06pm Fatal accident of Bonar Colleano
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My Dad told me about an actor who was killed in a road accident in Birkenhead. The actor was an American called Bona Colleano. Can anyone tell me where he was killed? I remember that whenever we went passed a certain road, my Dad would say that it was the place.As my Dad passed away some years ago, I can't ask him now.
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#488714 - 20th Mar 2011 1:11pm Re: Fatal accident of Bonar Colleano [Re: Lyn123]
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there was a thread on this a while ago...

Originally Posted By: davew3

I think Bonar Coleno,was killed,when in the night he came out of the dock tunnel enterance and went along I believe towards a junction of Brassey street,Beckwith st,Cavendish St and a long gone V junction on Brassey st,he hit the V,if my memory is right the place was a scrappy,anybody else on that ?.
6. heard that rumour,the route I heard was Upton,Thingwall Road,and between Irby,Pensby south of Thurstaston then across,?.
9.Did it quite a few times but I wasn't bothered as it was for work,I think they had a 4 a day,but then you could get to Crewe and go anywhere,.
4. everybody was happy with the route to the M56 and eventually to the A55,if you look at the bridge across the Dee they were preparing for the motorway,the land all the way up to the A55 is still owned by the Mof Transport.
5. the Bridge going to nowhere it was cheaper to remove than to maintain but the land is still owned by the MofT so could be put to use,their is a motorway blog with all the info.
1.I think the book "Wirral Hundred" has a bit of info saying the where the canal is at Chester,it was origionally a river,which was fed from the Dee and the Mersey.
Birkenhead and Liverpool and Chester are still places you will hear the Welsh language,if you look at the temporary road works signs around Wirral you will find most are in English and Welsh I don't see anything in it apart from they go into Wales.


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#488720 - 20th Mar 2011 1:32pm Re: Fatal accident of Bonar Colleano [Re: Lyn123]
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was it on lansdowns rd off corpy rd? think
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#488726 - 20th Mar 2011 1:38pm Re: Fatal accident of Bonar Colleano [Re: polo_phil]
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Taken from wikipedia...



Colleano died at the age of 34, when he crashed his sports car in Birkenhead shortly after exiting the Queensway tunnel. He was driving back from Liverpool's New Shakespeare Theatre, where he had been appearing in a stage production of Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? His passenger, fellow actor and friend Michael Balfour, required 98 stitches but he eventually recovered.
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#488732 - 20th Mar 2011 1:48pm Re: Fatal accident of Bonar Colleano [Re: Lyn123]
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You have solved something that for some reason has bugged me for a while. Thanks.

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#489031 - 21st Mar 2011 9:50am Re: Fatal accident of Bonar Colleano [Re: Lyn123]
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Remember going to see his wrecked car at a garage up towards Duke Street, it was a bit messy to say the least. Can't remember the year unfortunately.
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#489033 - 21st Mar 2011 9:57am Re: Fatal accident of Bonar Colleano [Re: BandyCoot]
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Originally Posted By: BandyCoot
Remember going to see his wrecked car at a garage up towards Duke Street, it was a bit messy to say the least. Can't remember the year unfortunately.

What car was it bandy?
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#489036 - 21st Mar 2011 9:59am Re: Fatal accident of Bonar Colleano [Re: BandyCoot]
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18th August 1958. I can vaguely remember it. quite big News at the time.

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#489037 - 21st Mar 2011 9:59am Re: Fatal accident of Bonar Colleano [Re: Lyn123]
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wow, I recognise him aswell.
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#489057 - 21st Mar 2011 11:02am Re: Fatal accident of Bonar Colleano [Re: Sanchez]
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Probably of no interest whatsoever, but I have one of the last autographs he signed, obtained at the Shakespeare in Liverpool the night before he died.

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#489060 - 21st Mar 2011 11:11am Re: Fatal accident of Bonar Colleano [Re: Lyn123]
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How did the collision occur?
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#489086 - 21st Mar 2011 11:56am Re: Fatal accident of Bonar Colleano [Re: Lyn123]
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Please could someone put a link up to the original topic on this.
I've spent hours looking to no avail

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#489125 - 21st Mar 2011 1:05pm Re: Fatal accident of Bonar Colleano [Re: _Ste_]
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From The Times of 18th August 1958. The accident happened in the early hours of Sunday 17th.

I'll try and find the report from the local papers; perhaps that'll give a clearer indication of where exactly it happened.


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#489135 - 21st Mar 2011 1:40pm Re: Fatal accident of Bonar Colleano [Re: Lyn123]
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I always thought it was Corporation Rd
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#489144 - 21st Mar 2011 1:51pm Re: Fatal accident of Bonar Colleano [Re: derekdwc]
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That's what I'd always thought - that he ploughed into the triangle of land where your red splodge is.

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