WikiWirral Share a Little Learn a Lot about your Wirral
Forum Stats
12190 Members
65 Forums
72619 Topics
978573 Posts
58 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
101 registered (Apg2003, 18 invisible), 1618 Guests and 209 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Parking Charges 1058
Trump 920
Secretive mega shake-up of NHS could cost 15 mil 750
Something to get a drone off a roof! 446
Paypal help 441
Question Time 398
RAC ,AA v Breakdown Recovery 381
Paper Recycling. ? 375
When we live to be a 100 yrs old 352
Best Price for Scarpping my car 347
New General Forums
Test on old english words
by derekdwc
20th Jan 2017 8:02pm
Jets
by cools
20th Jan 2017 12:14pm
The Scouse Accent
by palemoon
18th Jan 2017 7:49pm
birthday wishes
by sunnyside
18th Jan 2017 12:48pm
New Wirral History
753 Sea Horse, Unit 9, Wallasey Waterfront
by Norton
18th Jan 2017 9:07pm
What was County Hall, Abbey Street, Birkenhead?
by yoller
15th Jan 2017 1:28pm
752 The Old Manor Club, Withens Lane, Liscard
by Norton
13th Jan 2017 2:20pm
751 Plough Inn, Mount Pleasant Rd, New Brighton
by Norton
13th Jan 2017 1:38pm
351 Prince Alfred 30 Tunnel Road 30 30 to 32
by yoller
8th Jan 2017 7:18pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
fireworks on the Mersey last night
Hadlow train station
Topic Replies
What song are you listening to?
by snowshoes
16 minutes 7 seconds ago
Trump
by venice
18 minutes 4 seconds ago
Canal Fishing
by Habdab
25 minutes 53 seconds ago
33 lions
by granny
Today at 02:47 PM
the over flow on bidston moss
by Habdab
Today at 01:52 PM
Ariston hifi amplfier vgc 35
by montyz
Today at 12:39 PM
Astra 1.9 diesel 06
by lansyp
Today at 12:29 PM
Parking Charges
by lizzie271
Today at 10:50 AM
Technika 42" smart tv
by vw_kyle
Today at 09:38 AM
January
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 29
30 31
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Indian/Jazz fusion music Liverpool
by buddy
17th Jan 2017 9:46am
Chinese New Year Liverpool
by paxvobiscum
15th Jan 2017 11:08am
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#586378 - 21st Sep 2011 10:55am Road name on Pillar
bert1 Offline

Wiki Veteran

Registered: 27th Nov 2008
Posts: 7850
Loc: tranmere
Not sure if this has been on before. The pillar is on the corner of Elm Grove and Whetstone Lane, Birkenhead.
Any ideas on it?


Attachments: Viewing Permissions May Apply. Click Me
rd1.jpg

rd.jpg

rd3.jpg


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


Bertieone.

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

* * * Dentwiz : Paintless Dent Repair * * *
Now Advertise with WikiWirral.
WikiWirral stats 35,000 Page Views a Day +500 Search Engines.. Click Me
#586407 - 21st Sep 2011 11:28am Re: Road name on Pillar [Re: bert1]
Colgo Offline

Old Hand

Registered: 8th Dec 2007
Posts: 338
Loc: wirral
St Josephs Road ?

Top
#586417 - 21st Sep 2011 11:35am Re: Road name on Pillar [Re: Colgo]
bert1 Offline

Wiki Veteran

Registered: 27th Nov 2008
Posts: 7850
Loc: tranmere
Originally Posted By: Colgo
St Josephs Road ?


Could be Colgo,was Elm Grove once called St Josephs Road?, the only other possibility is the pillar being from elsewhere, then again i would have thought the name plate would have been turned out of view.
_________________________
God help us,
Come yourself,
Don't send Jesus,
This is no place for children.


Bertieone.

Top
#586438 - 21st Sep 2011 11:52am Re: Road name on Pillar [Re: bert1]
derekdwc Online   content


Forum Veteran

Registered: 13th Oct 2008
Posts: 4967
Loc: Birkenhead
How did you spot that bert.
Thought you were deaf in one eye.
I took a couple of pics of the letterbox last week and didn't notice.
St Joseph rd not in 1916 street directory

Possibly something to do with convent? that was around that
area


Attachments: Viewing Permissions May Apply. Click Me
Victorian letterbox [1600x1200].JPG

VR letterbox [1600x1200].JPG




Edited by derekdwc (21st Sep 2011 11:54am)

Top
#586476 - 21st Sep 2011 12:24pm Re: Road name on Pillar [Re: derekdwc]
bert1 Offline

Wiki Veteran

Registered: 27th Nov 2008
Posts: 7850
Loc: tranmere
Derek, I'm not deaf in one eye, I'm blind in one ear. I can't take the credit for finding anything, the other day one of our alcoholic/druggie friends was rocking on his heels looking up at it. I'm not sure if he was looking at the sign or checking if there was an upstairs light on, anyway I've walked past it on a regular basis for 38 years and not noticed it. As you know the convent was opposite, if it is St Josephs, is that the link.
_________________________
God help us,
Come yourself,
Don't send Jesus,
This is no place for children.


Bertieone.

Top
#586480 - 21st Sep 2011 12:31pm Re: Road name on Pillar [Re: bert1]
derekdwc Online   content


Forum Veteran

Registered: 13th Oct 2008
Posts: 4967
Loc: Birkenhead
Looking at my pics - not too sure if the sandstone wall had been faced like the pillar and in my first pic at the bottom of the pillar looks like some of the facing has come away showing sandstone underneath

Top
#586489 - 21st Sep 2011 12:45pm Re: Road name on Pillar [Re: bert1]
derekdwc Online   content


Forum Veteran

Registered: 13th Oct 2008
Posts: 4967
Loc: Birkenhead
name of convent
off 1888 map posted by MARK


Attachments: Viewing Permissions May Apply. Click Me
1888 elm grove.jpg

convent 1916.jpg




Edited by derekdwc (21st Sep 2011 12:47pm)

Top
#586502 - 21st Sep 2011 12:55pm Re: Road name on Pillar [Re: derekdwc]
bert1 Offline

Wiki Veteran

Registered: 27th Nov 2008
Posts: 7850
Loc: tranmere
A chapel in the convent was called St Joseph's

http://www.holthillconvent.co.uk/convent.php
_________________________
God help us,
Come yourself,
Don't send Jesus,
This is no place for children.


Bertieone.

Top
#586506 - 21st Sep 2011 12:58pm Re: Road name on Pillar [Re: bert1]
DanLongman Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 14th Mar 2009
Posts: 154
Loc: Merseyside
Great spot. Also never noticed that in 20 years. Very likely to be associated the convent as has been said, which had its origins in St Joseph's Mission.

http://www.stjosephsbirkenhead.co.uk/history_FCJ_Holt_Hill.asp

Furher checks of older maps might reveal a mention as 'St Josephs Road' but it may have just been a local nickname carved fo the convent. I think...

Top
#586507 - 21st Sep 2011 1:00pm Re: Road name on Pillar [Re: bert1]
DanLongman Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 14th Mar 2009
Posts: 154
Loc: Merseyside
OR.. it could be that they recycled that post and stuck it there in later years

Top
#586512 - 21st Sep 2011 1:09pm Re: Road name on Pillar [Re: DanLongman]
bert1 Offline

Wiki Veteran

Registered: 27th Nov 2008
Posts: 7850
Loc: tranmere
Recycling did cross my mind, but from where and when? possibly from inside the convent grounds?,
_________________________
God help us,
Come yourself,
Don't send Jesus,
This is no place for children.


Bertieone.

Top
#586516 - 21st Sep 2011 1:15pm Re: Road name on Pillar [Re: bert1]
DanLongman Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 14th Mar 2009
Posts: 154
Loc: Merseyside
I'd guess. Any nuns on here?

Top
#586528 - 21st Sep 2011 1:23pm Re: Road name on Pillar [Re: bert1]
Nelzy84 Offline
Forum Guardian

Registered: 21st Dec 2010
Posts: 3354
Loc: Wirral
Looks like Joseph's road to me ?
_________________________


Top
#586531 - 21st Sep 2011 1:26pm Re: Road name on Pillar [Re: bert1]
Nelzy84 Offline
Forum Guardian

Registered: 21st Dec 2010
Posts: 3354
Loc: Wirral

sherlock ?


Edited by Nelzy84 (21st Sep 2011 1:26pm)
_________________________


Top
#586543 - 21st Sep 2011 1:37pm Re: Road name on Pillar [Re: Nelzy84]
bert1 Offline

Wiki Veteran

Registered: 27th Nov 2008
Posts: 7850
Loc: tranmere
Vandal, wink
now we need to know, whats its doing there and why?
_________________________
God help us,
Come yourself,
Don't send Jesus,
This is no place for children.


Bertieone.

Top
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >

Moderator:  Mark 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Problem With Wifi
by Uffda
Yesterday at 04:06 PM
Trimm Rock Quarry, Cilcain
by diggingdeeper
Yesterday at 05:03 AM
Animal Cruelty in the Film Industry
by granny
20th Jan 2017 12:00pm
Question Time
by derekdwc
19th Jan 2017 11:27pm
Sanctuary awaits 5 bears
by venice
19th Jan 2017 6:25pm
For Sale & Free
Ariston hifi amplfier vgc 35
by montyz
Today at 12:39 PM
Technika 42" smart tv
by vw_kyle
Today at 09:38 AM
LCD/Plasma wall bracket - 10
by DavidB
Yesterday at 02:16 PM
Childs solid wood bed
by Mike_Hoylake
Yesterday at 01:01 PM
Something to get a drone off a roof!
by TheComputerLab
21st Jan 2017 4:56pm
Featured Member
Registered: 10th Apr 2008
Posts: 13454
Newest Members
Largeloaf32, techgran, Matt98, j6372, IdontKnow
12190 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Paper Recycling. ?
by fish5133
19th Jan 2017 11:16am
Paypal help
by venice
17th Jan 2017 8:59pm
Brown Bin Collections Restarting Today 17th Jan
by fish5133
17th Jan 2017 9:04am
Indian/Jazz fusion music Liverpool
by paxvobiscum
15th Jan 2017 11:19am
Chinese New Year Liverpool
by paxvobiscum
15th Jan 2017 11:08am
News : New Topics
Brides Flown In
by granny
21st Jan 2017 11:16pm
Tasering Again
by diggingdeeper
20th Jan 2017 6:14pm
Trump
by cools
20th Jan 2017 4:16pm
Nuns Abused Children in Care Homes.
by granny
20th Jan 2017 12:13pm
Parking Charges
by diggingdeeper
19th Jan 2017 3:01pm
New Enthusiast Forums
Problem With Wifi
by Uffda
04:06 PM
Trimm Rock Quarry, Cilcain
by diggingdeeper
05:03 AM
Animal Cruelty in the Film Industry
by granny
20th Jan 2017 12:00pm
Question Time
by derekdwc
19th Jan 2017 11:27pm
Sanctuary awaits 5 bears
by venice
19th Jan 2017 6:25pm
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Mon 8:09am
Sunset Mon 4:38pm
Local Time Mon 4:59pm
WikiWirral Can . . . .
Advertising Click me
To Advertise with
Wikiwirral Click Me