A question posed in the Wirral Pubs Past and Present Forum:
would the houses in lord st and sandford st,have been there in 1881,im doing my family tree,and have found details that my grandfather was born in number 37,lord st, in 1881 then moved to 32,sandford st, by 1883.
I've managed to find a few photos of the area where your grandfather lived, taken in the early 1960s before the bulldozers moved in and flattened everything. I hope these give you an idea of what the area must have looked like in your grandad's day:
The first photo is looking down Lord Street from Cleveland Street. No 37 is just visible in the first block in the shadows on the right hand side.
The second photo is looking up Lord Street from the opposite direction, with Nos 17-23 on the left. To the right of the Mersey Vaults Pub
is the gable end of the block containing No 37.
The third shot shows the top end of Lord Street, looking from Cleveland Street towards Price Street, showing some of the oldest properties in the area.
The fourth photo shows the junction of Sandford Street and Elgin Street. No 32 would have been just round the corner on the left, next to the corner shop (No 34). The old house with the steps outside would have been what your grandfather would have seen as he came out of his front door.
The final pic shows the old property at the junction of Sandford Street and Sidney Street; again a view that would have been familiar to your grandad as he left his house.