WikiWirral Share a Little Learn a Lot about your Wirral
Forum Stats
12133 Members
65 Forums
72378 Topics
976015 Posts
12 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
72 registered (11kendo, 12 invisible), 1461 Guests and 188 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Wirral Globe 507
Pensby Hotel 492
Sports Personality Of The Year 462
Raspberry Pi in the classroom! 370
PC Repair needed 304
Name help 301
HMT Lancastria 294
Paul Nuttall Elected UKIP leader 187
Another Big Waste Fire in Liverpool. 178
54 plate renault clio 3rd brake light 152
New General Forums
Lib/dems rule the day
by JimmyG
2nd Dec 2016 10:59pm
Daft funny joke
by venice
2nd Dec 2016 5:54pm
We dont learn much.
by venice
1st Dec 2016 9:22pm
Freegle
by venice
1st Dec 2016 6:36pm
New Wirral History
Name help
by Paternoster21
3rd Dec 2016 8:03am
HMT Lancastria
by granny
2nd Dec 2016 11:38pm
Cubitts Holland and Hannen
by fish5133
27th Nov 2016 5:38pm
Fire station
by chris7777
22nd Nov 2016 12:24pm
Buy a house in Greasby for 12s a week - in 1935
by yoller
6th Oct 2016 6:56pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
fireworks on the Mersey last night
Hadlow train station
Topic Replies
Another Big Waste Fire in Liverpool.
by granny
1 second ago
Sports Personality Of The Year
by granny
Yesterday at 09:46 PM
IPhone 4s 16gb 35
by anniebo28
Yesterday at 12:45 PM
Name help
by fish5133
Yesterday at 12:45 AM
Raspberry Pi in the classroom!
by Excoriator
3rd Dec 2016 11:04pm
live webcam from africa, a must see
by granny
3rd Dec 2016 9:39pm
Gymnastics coaches needed.
by margy
3rd Dec 2016 9:28pm
HMT Lancastria
by granny
3rd Dec 2016 2:06pm
Stanlow Abbey
by Kylix
3rd Dec 2016 2:05pm
December
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 ?
Wirral TUC Meeting re Update on Wallasey CLP Suspe
by RUDEBOX
30th Nov 2016 9:16pm
World Aids Day Event 2016. Liverpool
by RUDEBOX
30th Nov 2016 9:05pm
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#670558 - 26th Feb 2012 9:44am Collingwood Street? Birkenhead
bizzybee Offline
Member

Registered: 10th Dec 2011
Posts: 71
Loc: wallasey
I believe that I lived in Collingwood Street (not sure of the spelling) Birkenhead when I was very young. I cannot find it on any maps. Can anyone help?

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

* * * Emelec Electrical Services * * *
Now Advertise with WikiWirral.
WikiWirral stats 35,000 Page Views a Day +500 Search Engines.. Click Me
#670562 - 26th Feb 2012 10:03am Re: Collingwood Street? Birkenhead [Re: bizzybee]
jaki1 Offline
Wise One

Registered: 17th Nov 2011
Posts: 804
Loc: sunny place
collingwood street was were "the pyramids" has been built.

Top
#670571 - 26th Feb 2012 10:20am Re: Collingwood Street? Birkenhead [Re: bizzybee]
bizzybee Offline
Member

Registered: 10th Dec 2011
Posts: 71
Loc: wallasey
Ah, no wonder I couldn't find it. Thanks a lot jaki1.

Top
#670572 - 26th Feb 2012 10:21am Re: Collingwood Street? Birkenhead [Re: bizzybee]
jaki1 Offline
Wise One

Registered: 17th Nov 2011
Posts: 804
Loc: sunny place
glad to be of help.

Top
#670575 - 26th Feb 2012 10:40am Re: Collingwood Street? Birkenhead [Re: jaki1]
chriskay Offline
Forum Veteran

Registered: 25th Oct 2007
Posts: 4868
Loc: shropshire
Here's a map (1912) showing Collingwood St.. Borough Rd. is just off the bottom of the map.


Attachments: Viewing Permissions May Apply. Click Me
Collingwood St..jpg


_________________________
Carpe diem.

Top
#670605 - 26th Feb 2012 12:47pm Re: Collingwood Street? Birkenhead [Re: bizzybee]
derekdwc Online   content


Forum Veteran

Registered: 13th Oct 2008
Posts: 4945
Loc: Birkenhead
Pic of top end of it


Attachments: Viewing Permissions May Apply. Click Me
Collingwood st.jpg

collingwood.jpg

Description: google map marked red where it may have been



Top
#670625 - 26th Feb 2012 2:08pm Re: Collingwood Street? Birkenhead [Re: derekdwc]
chriskay Offline
Forum Veteran

Registered: 25th Oct 2007
Posts: 4868
Loc: shropshire
Spot on, Derek, I reckon. And St. John's church would have been just to the left of your mark, where what looks like a covered walkway with a bend in the middle is.
_________________________
Carpe diem.

Top
#670725 - 26th Feb 2012 9:20pm Re: Collingwood Street? Birkenhead [Re: derekdwc]
marty99fred Offline

Smartchild

Registered: 11th Mar 2009
Posts: 462
Loc: Pensby
I reckon a smidgen further left Derek. When the Precinct was first built Collingwood Street, or what was left of it, ran roughly alongside the west end of Marks & Sparks.

Top
#670734 - 26th Feb 2012 9:53pm Re: Collingwood Street? Birkenhead [Re: bizzybee]
SUExx Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 4th Jan 2009
Posts: 1701
Loc: new ferry/bebington
I find this very interesting, on the google map were it says republic to farmfoods that is called milton pavement, which must be were milton street is on the 1912 map.

Top
#670763 - 26th Feb 2012 11:15pm Re: Collingwood Street? Birkenhead [Re: bizzybee]
Jeeps Offline
Member

Registered: 13th Nov 2008
Posts: 82
Loc: Scotland
One of my friends at school (Cole St. Primary) lived in Collingwood Street until they were moved out for demolition. Must have been about 1970?? I think she was near the Borough Road end.
_________________________
~~Jeeps~~

Top
#671147 - 28th Feb 2012 11:05am Re: Collingwood Street? Birkenhead [Re: SUExx]
marty99fred Offline

Smartchild

Registered: 11th Mar 2009
Posts: 462
Loc: Pensby
Quite right, that's why it was called Milton Pavement. At the other side of the Precinct, Princes Pavement was so called because it runs roughly along the line of what used to be Prince's Terrace, which you can just make out on the 1912 map.

Top
#671195 - 28th Feb 2012 1:51pm Re: Collingwood Street? Birkenhead [Re: bizzybee]
Wal79 Offline
Member

Registered: 27th Jun 2010
Posts: 49
Loc: Wallasey
My mother lived in Collingwood Street from 1949. I would love to see any pictures?

Thanks

Top
#671464 - 29th Feb 2012 3:41pm Re: Collingwood Street? Birkenhead [Re: bizzybee]
Norton Online   Reading

Smartchild

Registered: 29th Sep 2011
Posts: 589
Loc: Wallasey
Top pic is borrowed from the Borough Road thread.
You will see a car parked on the right. Looking just above its roof you will notice the righ-hand end of a row of terraced housed. From there to the grey square just slightly to the right is the entrance of Huskisson St (the road that goes around St Johns' Church. Collingwood St is the next street along, but unfortunately can't be seen properly due to the bus stop and the bend in the road.

The terraced houses along the left (north) side of Borough Rd were in two blocks of twelve houses between Vincent St and Coburg St, then two blocks of six houses to Stafford St, then nine houses to Huskisson St. Each of these streets has a lamp post on the corner, as did the ones towards Clifton Crescent. Rather interestingly, it appears that most of the modern lamp posts are in almost exactly the same locations as their predecessors, which began their life as supports for the overhead wires for the trams.

The lower picture is one that perhaps you didn't want to see. It's taken from Huskisson St, and Collingwood St is the closest to the camera, with the gas lamp post still standing on the corner of Howe St, which leads to Nelson St. The bottom of Nelson St is directly opposite the start of the tunnel flyover on Borough Road, just out of shot, to the right. Sussex St and Princes St are the next ones along, with Austin St being adjacent to the walls of the convent.
The photo was taken early in 1969, when the flyover was nearing completion (opened July 1969), but before the site huts were built for the Grange Precinct project, which is where the digger and sign board are situated.

The houses in Princes St (if my memory is correct) were three storey high with basement, having basement windows and two or three steps up to the front door. This was quite different to the small terraced houses in the adjoining streets. They were amongst the first to be demolished in that area, and became off-street parking for shoppers in Grange Rd. for a while.

The properties on the south side of Borough Rd, backing onto the Woodlands, were cleared to provide a west-bound carriageway from Central Station alongside the flyover ramp. The white lines in the centre of the ramp align almost exactly with the kerb along this section on the south side of Borough Rd.

The small terraced houses along Borough Rd were the next to be demolished. This was, in part, to allow work to progress on Borough Rd for the flyover work, although the kerb line and a number of lamp posts stayed in the same place long after the flyover openned.

Collingwood St and those next to it were cleared as part of the Grange Precinct project, which commenced after the Tunnel Approach Flyover project had started. The shops in Grange Rd, between Huskisson St and the Convent, lasted a little longer before the whole area became a giant building site.


Attachments: Viewing Permissions May Apply. Click Me
BoroughRd-E.jpg

Description: Borough Rd, looking east, from vincent St to Huskisson St.

A4CFBd07WD.jpg

Description: Housing clearance area, early 1969.




Edited by Norton (29th Feb 2012 3:43pm)

Top
#671624 - 29th Feb 2012 9:48pm Re: Collingwood Street? Birkenhead [Re: bizzybee]
oscarpops Offline
Addict

Registered: 15th Oct 2009
Posts: 230
Loc: bebington
Good photo can see the houses that used to be at the bottom of Rodney st behind the flyover before they got pulled down Birkenhead just seemed to be a building site when I was growing up.

Top
#676501 - 16th Mar 2012 11:41am Re: Collingwood Street? Birkenhead [Re: bizzybee]
Wal79 Offline
Member

Registered: 27th Jun 2010
Posts: 49
Loc: Wallasey
Would love to see more photos of Collingwood Street, anyone know where I could find some?

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >

Moderator:  Mark 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Another Big Waste Fire in Liverpool.
by Wally1
Yesterday at 10:24 AM
Gymnastics coaches needed.
by margy
3rd Dec 2016 9:28pm
Name help
by Paternoster21
3rd Dec 2016 8:03am
HMT Lancastria
by granny
2nd Dec 2016 11:38pm
Wirral Globe
by locomotive
1st Dec 2016 6:25pm
For Sale & Free
IPhone 4s 16gb 35
by anniebo28
Yesterday at 12:45 PM
Steam Train Money Box/Ornaments
by Tranquil
1st Dec 2016 11:32am
Childs LFC Bike 5 - 8 Yr old
by Pete_M
1st Dec 2016 1:10am
Cat related Collectables
by Tranquil
29th Nov 2016 4:48pm
original xbox
by vw_kyle
27th Nov 2016 8:17pm
Featured Member
Registered: 17th Oct 2010
Posts: 621
Newest Members
DavidSharpe, Grayo123456, uptonvillage, NobbyHunt, sam1512
12133 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Gymnastics coaches needed.
by margy
3rd Dec 2016 9:28pm
Wirral Globe
by locomotive
1st Dec 2016 6:25pm
Wirral TUC Meeting re Update on Wallasey CLP Suspe
by RUDEBOX
30th Nov 2016 9:16pm
World Aids Day Event 2016. Liverpool
by RUDEBOX
30th Nov 2016 9:05pm
A job. Company not named.
by venice
30th Nov 2016 6:30pm
News : New Topics
Another Big Waste Fire in Liverpool.
by Wally1
Yesterday at 10:24 AM
Pensby Hotel
by granny
29th Nov 2016 6:39pm
Paul Nuttall Elected UKIP leader
by granny
28th Nov 2016 12:03pm
Disgusting surely not legal creamfields noise !!@
by svenlock68
27th Nov 2016 8:25am
Paying for EU Citizenship (Poll)
by diggingdeeper
26th Nov 2016 12:35pm
New Enthusiast Forums
54 plate renault clio 3rd brake light
by Mike72
1st Dec 2016 12:52pm
Raspberry Pi in the classroom!
by FelixCowden
30th Nov 2016 9:27pm
crop loss & water rationing in Dominican Republic
by FelixCowden
30th Nov 2016 8:46pm
PC Repair needed
by TudorBlue
29th Nov 2016 2:54pm
Sports Personality Of The Year
by fish5133
29th Nov 2016 12:32am
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Another Big Waste Fire in Liverpool. 178
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Mon 8:12am
Sunset Mon 3:54pm
Local Time Mon 8:33am
WikiWirral Can . . . .