WikiWirral Online with you since 2003, fantastic.
Forum Stats
12224 Members
65 Forums
72741 Topics
980439 Posts
70 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
76 registered (11kendo, 15 invisible), 1772 Guests and 188 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
TS Indefatigable 468
Patio work 341
vet fees 305
Hezballah 260
Internet Explorer Not Working 258
Sea Shepherd 248
Seeking old pictures of Egerton Street area, Birkenhead 142
TV wall mount wanted. 106
Doris is on her way 83
Am I missing something ? 69
New General Forums
Wirral track renewal
by snowhite
02:42 PM
Ice in the 1800's
by granny
21st Feb 2017 9:47pm
Am I missing something ?
by dizdazdoz
16th Feb 2017 12:46pm
Valentines Day---Help From The Ladies
by fish5133
10th Feb 2017 7:35pm
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
423 Archers, Wirral Mark Rake, Wirral, Merseyside
by derekdwc
13th Sep 2009 10:50pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
fireworks on the Mersey last night
Hadlow train station
Topic Replies
Doris is on her way
by diggingdeeper
Today at 03:05 AM
423 Archers, Wirral Mark Rake, Wirral, Merseyside
by diggingdeeper
Today at 03:02 AM
Changes to bin collections
by fish5133
Today at 01:21 AM
Internet Explorer Not Working
by fish5133
Today at 01:16 AM
Mk6 Golf TDI 1.6
by Cjoshea
Yesterday at 11:06 PM
Rescued Animals.
by granny
Yesterday at 10:50 PM
irish music entertainer for St Patrick's night
by kazaroo
Yesterday at 03:07 PM
Tony Blair
by snowhite
Yesterday at 02:20 PM
TV wall mount wanted.
by j_demo
21st Feb 2017 9:32pm
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
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#565543 - 20th Aug 2011 11:33am 133 Chester Arms 2 Conway Street 2 100 Hamilton St
derekdwc Online   content


Forum Veteran

Registered: 13th Oct 2008
Posts: 4973
Loc: Birkenhead
Chester Arms 2 Conway Street & 100 Hamilton Street


Attachments: Viewing Permissions May Apply. Click Me
chester arms2  .jpg



Top
Wirral Pubs : Advertising
Click me for more Information......

* * * Rapid Hydraulics - Hydraulic Hose Repairs * * *
Now Advertise with WikiWirral.
WikiWirral stats 35,000 Page Views a Day +500 Search Engines.. Click Me
#566603 - 21st Aug 2011 6:46pm Re: 133 Chester Arms 2 Conway Street 2 100 Hamilton St [Re: derekdwc]
goodoldphil Online   content
Addict

Registered: 7th Sep 2010
Posts: 228
Loc: Eastham
It's really interesting to see this photo it's the only one I've seen, I have been looking for one on and off for ages - my Auntie Eva used to run this Pub when I was a youngster, in fact I had a photo of her holding me as a Baby on the day King George the fifth opened the Mersey tunnel(quite a while ago). I remember my Dad taking me there when I was about 5 and collecting bottle tops behind the bar. My Dad used to live there when he was a young man it was a huge place upstairs with lots of rooms. This has brought back a few memories - could you tell me if there is any more info or pictures available and where I might find them. I might get started on the family tree stuff again.

Top
#1027742 - 30th Dec 2016 2:00pm Re: 133 Chester Arms 2 Conway Street 2 100 Hamilton St [Re: goodoldphil]
derekdwc Online   content


Forum Veteran

Registered: 13th Oct 2008
Posts: 4973
Loc: Birkenhead
Some info from one of Ian Boumphreys' Pub books
Just makes me wonder how deep the railway is under Hamilton St
very vaguely think as a child when rebuilt it may have wide steps going up to the entrance
Need to find a 1950ish pic of it
ctrl plus + keys to enlarge
ctrl plus - keys to make smaller


Attachments: Viewing Permissions May Apply. Click Me
chester arms.jpg

1950s wellington map.jpg




Edited by derekdwc (30th Dec 2016 2:10pm)

Top
#1027744 - 30th Dec 2016 2:40pm Re: 133 Chester Arms 2 Conway Street 2 100 Hamilton St [Re: derekdwc]
bert1 Offline

Wiki Veteran

Registered: 27th Nov 2008
Posts: 7852
Loc: tranmere
Liverpool Mercury 1885


Attachments: Viewing Permissions May Apply. Click Me
l merc 1885.PNG


_________________________
God help us,
Come yourself,
Don't send Jesus,
This is no place for children.


Bertieone.

Top
#1027783 - 30th Dec 2016 11:16pm Re: 133 Chester Arms 2 Conway Street 2 100 Hamilton St [Re: derekdwc]
NBSM51 Offline
Newbeee

Registered: 12th Aug 2009
Posts: 30
Loc: Yorktown Virginia USA
Unable to open the attachment.
Is this the only Chester Arms.
if so.
The Wife and I had our wedding reception upstairs in September 1959

Top
#1027916 - 2nd Jan 2017 3:18pm Re: 133 Chester Arms 2 Conway Street 2 100 Hamilton St [Re: derekdwc]
Norton Online   Reading

Smartchild

Registered: 29th Sep 2011
Posts: 603
Loc: Wallasey
Here's a bit of it in the 1950's ish era, judging by the vehicles, but I can't see any wide steps.

I've always been puzzled by the 1885 picture - I don't know if there is a bit of an optical illusion going on. If they were balconies we can see, why did they have a wall around them? Did the wall support the floor joists? Why were the balconies so narrow?

This leads me on to ask what if they were not balconies, but part of the bedrooms that had lost their outside walls. Why were they so narrow and why did they have windows inside that looked like outside ones?

If you look closely at the top picture (from the original 2011 post), you can see that this is after the rebuilding took place, the clue being the slightly lighter shade of brickwork and stonework where the missing masonry was in the Pub book picture.

As for the railway, I expect it would be 'cut and cover' at this point, which is not normally very deep, but deep enough cross the docks branch line which re-emerges only a few yards away, between Henry Street and Argyle Street.

It is interesting to note that the demolition of the Chester Arms was so critical to land usage by the Tunnel approaches that they have been able to build a Premier Inn hotel on the same site.


Attachments: Viewing Permissions May Apply. Click Me
ACM301 S (2).jpg

Description: Chester Arms on the left, 1950's.



Top
#1027976 - 3rd Jan 2017 3:07pm Re: 133 Chester Arms 2 Conway Street 2 100 Hamilton St [Re: Norton]
Norton Online   Reading

Smartchild

Registered: 29th Sep 2011
Posts: 603
Loc: Wallasey
Here is a bit more of the building, on the right, taken just before the new flyovers were opened.

After re-reading my last paragraph in my previous post, I realised that I might have given the impression that it was demolished to make way for the new road scheme. The photo below confirms that it was still there when the new roads opened, but I don't know when or why it was closed or demolished.


Attachments: Viewing Permissions May Apply. Click Me
A4CFBe19 (2).jpg

Description: Haymarket and Conway Street.




Edited by Norton (3rd Jan 2017 3:08pm)
Edit Reason: typo

Top
#1027998 - 3rd Jan 2017 10:02pm Re: 133 Chester Arms 2 Conway Street 2 100 Hamilton St [Re: derekdwc]
diggingdeeper Offline

Wiki Guardian

Registered: 9th Jul 2008
Posts: 9775
Loc: Birkenhead
It eventually made way for St Marks House, the home of the Crown Prosecution Service and the CSA at one time (now a Premier Inn?). I'm not sure if the NHS had the bottom floor as well?

I'm guessing that was around the early 1990's


Edited by diggingdeeper (3rd Jan 2017 10:03pm)
_________________________
In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act. George Orwell

When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. Socrates

Top
#1028242 - 8th Jan 2017 10:10am Re: 133 Chester Arms 2 Conway Street 2 100 Hamilton St [Re: derekdwc]
yoller Online   content
Smartchild

Registered: 7th Dec 2008
Posts: 455
Loc: Cheshire
Caption says 1954.


Attachments: Viewing Permissions May Apply. Click Me
15590117_10157859235375517_7798747465373061909_n.jpg



Top

Moderator:  derekdwc, kimpri 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Doris is on her way
by granny
08:43 PM
irish music entertainer for St Patrick's night
by kazaroo
03:07 PM
Internet Explorer Not Working
by fish5133
12:25 AM
vet fees
by eggandchips
20th Feb 2017 12:01am
Seeking old pictures of Egerton Street area, Birkenhead
by yoller
19th Feb 2017 7:53pm
For Sale & Free
Mk6 Golf TDI 1.6
by Cjoshea
11:05 PM
TV wall mount wanted.
by j_demo
21st Feb 2017 7:53pm
Samick Greg Bennett UK50 Ukulele
by j_demo
20th Feb 2017 9:24pm
2x Brit Floyd tickets 3rd March City entrance
by ambersmum
20th Feb 2017 6:35pm
Sherwood 2x30W amp with phono - £35; other hifi
by montyz
20th Feb 2017 4:09pm
Featured Member
Registered: 7th Dec 2008
Posts: 5349
Newest Members
raybb, CliveK, vonny, Vkj530, SunsetP
12224 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
Doris is on her way
by granny
08:43 PM
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
New Enthusiast Forums
irish music entertainer for St Patrick's night
by kazaroo
Yesterday at 03:07 PM
Internet Explorer Not Working
by fish5133
Yesterday at 12:25 AM
vet fees
by eggandchips
20th Feb 2017 12:01am
Sea Shepherd
by venice
16th Feb 2017 1:06pm
Sounds of the Sixties
by paxvobiscum
11th Feb 2017 8:53pm
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Doris is on her way 83
irish music entertainer for St Patrick's night 47
Wirral track renewal 16
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Thu 7:11am
Sunset Thu 5:39pm
Local Time Thu 6:33am
WikiWirral Can . . . .