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#671289 - 28th Feb 2012 8:15pm Worthy of making a list?
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Did you know that despite it's small size Wirral has:
1900 listed buildings
215 churches
50 towns and villages
25 conservation areas
9 scheduled ancient monument sites
8 sites of special scientific interest
10 lighthouses
5 nature reserves
4 windmills
4 historic parks
2 watermills
1 castle
1 fort

Impressive, huh? smile
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#671290 - 28th Feb 2012 8:26pm Re: Worthy of making a list? [Re: RUDEBOX]
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plus one great football club.

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#671313 - 28th Feb 2012 9:39pm Re: Worthy of making a list? [Re: RUDEBOX]
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I get the impression the politicians don't give a toss about the one fort, we tried to get a slice of some money that became available for English resorts for the Titanic Radio room were doing at the one fort and got told we are not diverse enough, ex mariners and ex Marconi radio officers and radio hams, we are still doing it with our own money and what people have given us, we are still not diverse enough according to our delightful council.

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#671347 - 29th Feb 2012 7:10am Re: Worthy of making a list? [Re: RUDEBOX]
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10 lighthouses

The coast of the Wirral was once protected by seven lighthouses. Today, only five survive and are, sadly, no longer operational. They are situated at Hoylake, Moreton, Bidston, New Brighton and Whitby. The additional lights were at Hoylake and Leasowe of which little or nothing now remains,
were are the others

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#671353 - 29th Feb 2012 8:09am Re: Worthy of making a list? [Re: songbird]
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Also:

Wirral has more horses per head of population than anywhere else in the UK.

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#671361 - 29th Feb 2012 8:53am Re: Worthy of making a list? [Re: OxtonHill]
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Originally Posted By: OxtonHill
Also:

Wirral has more horses per head of population than anywhere else in the UK.


Wow that's a quality stat.

It's also incredibly diverse with have some Wards that are in the top 10% most affluent in the UK and some that are in the poorest 10%. Just think about the differance between Laird St and Lower Heswall.

Other facts that I know about the Wirral:

- The M53 J1 flyover has the deepest piles in the country

- For a while the Merseyrail tunnel under the Mersey had the steepest, unassisted climb of any railway in the world (don't know if that's still the case)

- Hamilton square has the largest concentration of listed buildings in one place in the UK apart from Trafalger square

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#671411 - 29th Feb 2012 1:37pm Re: Worthy of making a list? [Re: RUDEBOX]
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Other lighthouses

Hilbre
Stanlow
Red rocks(folly)
Ferry terminals(woodside, new Brighton etc)
I also think there was Another one at ellesmere port as well as whitby
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#671425 - 29th Feb 2012 2:08pm Re: Worthy of making a list? [Re: davew3]
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Originally Posted By: davew3
I get the impression the politicians don't give a toss about the one fort, we tried to get a slice of some money that became available for English resorts for the Titanic Radio room were doing at the one fort and got told we are not diverse enough, ex mariners and ex Marconi radio officers and radio hams, we are still doing it with our own money and what people have given us, we are still not diverse enough according to our delightful council.


Not suprised at all, well done to you all for sticking at it and fronting the money yourselves happy
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#671906 - 1st Mar 2012 8:19pm Re: Worthy of making a list? [Re: RUDEBOX]
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I read New Brighton has the longest promenade in UK

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#672011 - 2nd Mar 2012 2:29am Re: Worthy of making a list? [Re: chris58]
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Originally Posted By: chris58
I read New Brighton has the longest promenade in UK
Blackpool's is far longer surely?
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#672013 - 2nd Mar 2012 3:11am Re: Worthy of making a list? [Re: RUDEBOX]
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You are correct New Brighton has got the longest Promenade in the UK.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wallasey#New_Brighton


Edited by ProudInfidelNS (2nd Mar 2012 3:12am)

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#672029 - 2nd Mar 2012 8:22am Re: Worthy of making a list? [Re: RUDEBOX]
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And Trinidad has the biggest roundabout.

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#672598 - 3rd Mar 2012 9:35pm Re: Worthy of making a list? [Re: Tatey]
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Looking at Rude's list, I can't say I know of any watermills still existing in Wirral.

I think Bromborough watermill was the last one, and that was demolished in the late 1940's...

http://www.oldwirral.com/bromborough.html

Impressive list though!

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#672766 - 4th Mar 2012 11:54am Re: Worthy of making a list? [Re: RUDEBOX]
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Found this on another History chat site about Raby watermill:

'Thomas Lawton had it between 1838 and at least until 1850. Died and passed it onto his daughter Martha Lawton.They also had Lawton Cottage, the boating lake and the tea rooms and were still living in Lawton Cottage until 1932 or longer'.

A bit of interest for some, maybe?
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#672779 - 4th Mar 2012 12:06pm Re: Worthy of making a list? [Re: _Moretonlad_]
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Originally Posted By: ProudInfidelNS
You are correct New Brighton has got the longest Promenade in the UK.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wallasey#New_Brighton

No measurements. I strongly suspect this is an Internet rumour that's grown.

If you google largest promenade Europe there are loads of claims without any distances, including Edinburgh
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