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#711023 - 20th Jul 2012 9:16pm Vyner Rd, Bidston Court Lodge
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Hello everyone, I'm not actually new to the forum but this is my first time posting. I've read posts keenly since about 2010.

Started this thread as I was interested in the past of Bidston Court Gardens (known locally as the mops... wink ) I found an abandoned house to the east of the gardens (up towards - and exiting on - Vyner road, aside from a few walls built by the council, presumably) and after little research discovered it to be the lodge belonging to the old manor which is now located at Royden Park as the Hillbark hotel. I posted this in the urban exploration section of the forum as I was wondering if anyone had ever been inside or ever thought about going inside the lodge. It's been vacant for a number of years (apparently) so there's a good chance of some History in there, especially due to it's ties with the Hillbark which moved close to 100 years ago. Yet, it is locked up good. A friend of mine got in through a hole in the roof a while ago, but it was dark so he didn't explore much.

Aside from that, I was also interested if anyone had any knowledge of History that still lies around that area (including Bidston Hill itself!) that can be explored. Aside from the caves, which are pretty much a no go since the council blocked those places up a year or two ago... frown Any info just post! I know there's a lot of heritage up those ways wink

I have some pictures of the 'lodge' which I'll post in this thread. If anyone knows any History of the place let me know as it interests me! grin also couldn't find any threads that had been posted about this place, so sorry if it's a repost. Cheers everyone! smile

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#711026 - 20th Jul 2012 9:23pm Re: Vyner Rd, Bidston Court Lodge [Re: johnsonjl]
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Description: Gates to the place

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#711027 - 20th Jul 2012 9:26pm Re: Vyner Rd, Bidston Court Lodge [Re: johnsonjl]
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More photos.



Edited by uptoncx (21st Jul 2012 7:52pm)
Edit Reason: Pictures removed as they suggest illegal methods of entry.

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#711030 - 20th Jul 2012 9:27pm Re: Vyner Rd, Bidston Court Lodge [Re: johnsonjl]
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Sorry about the photo's being rotated everyone... I did rotate them before uploading but they always seem to Upload that way frown

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#711036 - 20th Jul 2012 9:45pm Re: Vyner Rd, Bidston Court Lodge [Re: johnsonjl]
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#711044 - 20th Jul 2012 10:13pm Re: Vyner Rd, Bidston Court Lodge [Re: johnsonjl]
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That house looks really cool. I would not talk about access on the forum though. I guess it may get edited out when a mod comes along. Well done for getting out there.

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#711057 - 20th Jul 2012 10:38pm Re: Vyner Rd, Bidston Court Lodge [Re: johnsonjl]
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Cheers Rambo, think I should take this thread down & repeat my posts in that thread or think it's outdated? Don't want to post in threads that aren't really alive any more!

Thanks for the tips kev, didn't think it was an issue! Esp as the gates to this place aren't exactly secure!

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#711064 - 20th Jul 2012 10:53pm Re: Vyner Rd, Bidston Court Lodge [Re: johnsonjl]
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Just keep it here, the Thermopolae walk was 2 years ago so a bit out of date now!

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#711106 - 21st Jul 2012 3:35am Re: Vyner Rd, Bidston Court Lodge [Re: johnsonjl]
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Yeah I guessed so... Hope some fresh info on this place arrives soon smile even if it it's simply of who resided here prior to it being left a shambles!!

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#711113 - 21st Jul 2012 7:27am Re: Vyner Rd, Bidston Court Lodge [Re: johnsonjl]
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See the thread 'Hillbark Mystery' in the History forum.

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#711173 - 21st Jul 2012 12:42pm Re: Vyner Rd, Bidston Court Lodge [Re: johnsonjl]
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I've got a picture of it bombed in the war. I can post it if people haven't seen it?

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#711175 - 21st Jul 2012 12:52pm Re: Vyner Rd, Bidston Court Lodge [Re: johnsonjl]
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Sorry it's the couch house. My mistake

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#711194 - 21st Jul 2012 3:37pm Re: Vyner Rd, Bidston Court Lodge [Re: johnsonjl]
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I have a picture of the coach house back from the early 1900's. Assuming you mean the one that was at the top of bidston court gardens towards vyner rd? Want me to post that too? Would love to see the picture of it bombed in the war...

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#711203 - 21st Jul 2012 5:05pm Re: Vyner Rd, Bidston Court Lodge [Re: johnsonjl]
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I'll post it later. Iv got images from the library. Birkenhead library have a catalogue of all bombed places in birkenhead. A good number of them are in books about the war however , there are quite a few which haven't.

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#711224 - 21st Jul 2012 6:04pm Re: Vyner Rd, Bidston Court Lodge [Re: johnsonjl]
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Cool, i'd like to see those... is there any more pictures from around that area? here's the picture of the coach house that used to be situated at the top of bidston court gardens when it was in use smile


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