WikiWirral 13yrs online 24/7 365 days a year.
Forum Stats
12182 Members
65 Forums
72596 Topics
978288 Posts
118 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
88 registered (alan128, 18 invisible), 1623 Guests and 194 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Secretive mega shake-up of NHS could cost 15 mil 443
Need help 385
Wirral High Tides? 362
Found a mobile phone 14/01/2017 WALLASEY 352
Sometimes You Could Strangle Someone 337
Paypal help 325
Asbestos shed removal 325
Best Price for Scarpping my car 272
When we live to be a 100 yrs old 264
RAC ,AA v Breakdown Recovery 260
New General Forums
The Scouse Accent
by palemoon
Yesterday at 07:49 PM
birthday wishes
by sunnyside
Yesterday at 12:48 PM
The Green Eyed Girl
by granny
17th Jan 2017 10:33pm
Breastfeeding Dads Want to Be A Breastfeeding Hero
by fish5133
16th Jan 2017 1:24pm
New Wirral History
753 Sea Horse, Unit 9, Wallasey Waterfront
by Norton
Yesterday at 09:07 PM
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
Secretive mega shake-up of NHS could cost 15 mil
by Excoriator
21 minutes 29 seconds ago
Taylors Villas 1874 any info?
by bert1
Today at 07:23 AM
New Car tax Rates For New Cars
by diggingdeeper
Today at 04:40 AM
When we live to be a 100 yrs old
by venice
Today at 12:03 AM
Musicals
by snowshoes
Yesterday at 11:47 PM
The Green Eyed Girl
by granny
Yesterday at 10:02 PM
Wanted freezer kit
by dodie
Yesterday at 09:58 PM
2pioneer speakers Free
by dodie
Yesterday at 09:54 PM
753 Sea Horse, Unit 9, Wallasey Waterfront
by Norton
Yesterday at 09:07 PM
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
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#822176 - 5th Sep 2013 2:09pm Birkenhead laundrys 1900s
chris7777 Online   content
Smartchild

Registered: 26th May 2009
Posts: 481
Loc: New Ferry
Hi,
Does anyone know of any laundries that were in Birkenhead around about 1911?
The wife of a great uncle of mine worked in one before she married, I have her on the 1911 census as being carrier out at laundry, and a Mr Francis or Mr Travis (not sure which) laundryman.
What would a carrier out be? Would she be delivering the laundry once it was done?
Thanks for any help.
Chris.

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

* * * vipstudios.co.uk - Photographic Studios * * *
Now Advertise with WikiWirral.
WikiWirral stats 35,000 Page Views a Day +500 Search Engines.. Click Me
#822180 - 5th Sep 2013 2:22pm Re: Birkenhead laundrys 1900s [Re: chris7777]
Fireblade Offline
Addict

Registered: 13th Apr 2011
Posts: 278
Loc: Oxton
I think there was a laundry in Cleveland St by the Dixie Diner[ish]

Top
#822183 - 5th Sep 2013 2:40pm Re: Birkenhead laundrys 1900s [Re: chris7777]
Norton Online   Reading

Smartchild

Registered: 29th Sep 2011
Posts: 599
Loc: Wallasey
There were loads of laundries around at that time, often two in close proximity to each other, and a number of Chinese laundry's, too.

Perhaps this on is the one you are looking for -

Travis John, laundry proprietor, 1 Princes street

From the 1910 Kellys Directory.

Top
#822188 - 5th Sep 2013 2:48pm Re: Birkenhead laundrys 1900s [Re: Fireblade]
Norton Online   Reading

Smartchild

Registered: 29th Sep 2011
Posts: 599
Loc: Wallasey
In Cleveland St in 1910 you had -

Large Brothers, laundrymen, 180 Cleveland street, and
Hartley Elizabeth (Mrs.), laundry, 283 Cleveland street

Top
#822189 - 5th Sep 2013 2:49pm Re: Birkenhead laundrys 1900s [Re: Norton]
chris7777 Online   content
Smartchild

Registered: 26th May 2009
Posts: 481
Loc: New Ferry
Originally Posted By: Norton
There were loads of laundries around at that time, often two in close proximity to each other, and a number of Chinese laundry's, too.

Perhaps this on is the one you are looking for -

Travis John, laundry proprietor, 1 Princes street

From the 1910 Kellys Directory.


Of course......Kelly's Directory......should of thought of looking there! I'll have a look in the library tomorrow see if I can find anything about it. Thanks for your help.

Top
#822190 - 5th Sep 2013 2:51pm Re: Birkenhead laundrys 1900s [Re: chris7777]
chris7777 Online   content
Smartchild

Registered: 26th May 2009
Posts: 481
Loc: New Ferry
Thanks everyone for your replys, it's very helpful, going for a root in the library tomorrow!,

Top
#822197 - 5th Sep 2013 3:02pm Re: Birkenhead laundrys 1900s [Re: chris7777]
bigpete Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 7th May 2009
Posts: 336
Loc: Thingwall
Originally Posted By: chris7777
Thanks everyone for your replys, it's very helpful, going for a root in the library tomorrow!,


There was a Chinese Laundry across the road from said Library - in Happy Valley area - Carnforth Street? - but at Borough Road end....

Top
#822206 - 5th Sep 2013 3:25pm Re: Birkenhead laundrys 1900s [Re: chris7777]
BandyCoot Offline

Forum Veteran

Registered: 7th Dec 2008
Posts: 5346
Loc: Birkenhead
My guess would be the Falcon Laundry, corner of Vittoria Street and Cleveland Street. Used to have a big square based chimney, hence the Falcon Steam Laundry. Lots of locals worked there, it was a big place that used to do all the ships laundry requirements as well as the local populace. My other favourite was Ah Poy, the Chinese laundryman on Price Street.
_________________________
Birkenhead........ God's own Room 101.

Top
#822207 - 5th Sep 2013 3:26pm Re: Birkenhead laundrys 1900s [Re: chris7777]
derekdwc Online   content


Forum Veteran

Registered: 13th Oct 2008
Posts: 4961
Loc: Birkenhead
1916 Wilmers Street Directory


Attachments: Viewing Permissions May Apply. Click Me
laundries 1.jpg

Description: also 2nd column

laundries 2.jpg

laundries 3.jpg



Top
#822208 - 5th Sep 2013 3:27pm Re: Birkenhead laundrys 1900s [Re: chris7777]
BandyCoot Offline

Forum Veteran

Registered: 7th Dec 2008
Posts: 5346
Loc: Birkenhead
Just noticed the earlier post, Mrs Hartley was the proprietor of the Falcon. Red haired woman, stocky with it but not in a flubber way if you know what I mean. Thre was a Mister Hartley but can't remember what he looked like.


Edited by BandyCoot (5th Sep 2013 3:29pm)
_________________________
Birkenhead........ God's own Room 101.

Top
#822240 - 5th Sep 2013 4:20pm Re: Birkenhead laundrys 1900s [Re: BandyCoot]
8HBob Offline
Addict

Registered: 23rd Mar 2009
Posts: 204
Loc: Pensby
There was a Chinese laundry in Bedford Road , Rock Ferry, next to Powell's grocers.
I think there was another one on New Chester Road near the junction with St. Pauls Road.
I'm not sure if either of these survived into the 70's

Bob.

Top
#822587 - 6th Sep 2013 7:53pm Re: Birkenhead laundrys 1900s [Re: 8HBob]
Helles Offline
Wise One

Registered: 28th May 2010
Posts: 887
Loc: Wirral
Was Tranmere Laundry going then? Worked there on the vans in the late sixties.

Top
#822608 - 6th Sep 2013 8:47pm Re: Birkenhead laundrys 1900s [Re: chris7777]
yoller Online   content
Smartchild

Registered: 7th Dec 2008
Posts: 452
Loc: Cheshire
There used to be a laundry we called the 'bagwash' at the bottom of Ivy Street, just across from Perry's chandlers near Monk's Ferry. It was a big place full of steam, with huge vats of water and large mangles for ironing sheets.

Top

Moderator:  Mark 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
New Car tax Rates For New Cars
by fish5133
Today at 01:42 AM
753 Sea Horse, Unit 9, Wallasey Waterfront
by Norton
Yesterday at 09:07 PM
Car Value Sites Parkers Auto Trader
by fish5133
Yesterday at 06:05 PM
Spectacles found.
by Beethoven
Yesterday at 01:02 PM
The Green Eyed Girl
by granny
17th Jan 2017 10:33pm
For Sale & Free
Wanted freezer kit
by dodie
Yesterday at 09:58 PM
2pioneer speakers Free
by dodie
Yesterday at 09:54 PM
Looking to swap an xbox one for a ps4
by surykata
Yesterday at 08:10 PM
Wanted old cars spares or repairs
by vw_kyle
17th Jan 2017 1:08pm
Astra 1.9 diesel 06
by lansyp
16th Jan 2017 8:47pm
Featured Member
Registered: 13th May 2012
Posts: 1228
Newest Members
Collette63, shellylou, sgjrob, pjmeaneydog, jennynoonan
12182 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
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
Asbestos shed removal
by TRFCKrisTRFC
13th Jan 2017 10:51pm
News : New Topics
Spectacles found.
by Beethoven
Yesterday at 01:02 PM
When we live to be a 100 yrs old
by granny
Yesterday at 11:46 AM
Secretive mega shake-up of NHS could cost 15 mil
by RUDEBOX
16th Jan 2017 5:58pm
Lost Mobile Phone
by spinner1
15th Jan 2017 6:56pm
Found a mobile phone 14/01/2017 WALLASEY
by GaryFromWirral
15th Jan 2017 11:28am
New Enthusiast Forums
New Car tax Rates For New Cars
by fish5133
Today at 01:42 AM
Car Value Sites Parkers Auto Trader
by fish5133
Yesterday at 06:05 PM
A Little Girl Gets A Kitten
by Uffda
17th Jan 2017 3:45pm
Best Price for Scarpping my car
by Mike72
17th Jan 2017 1:02pm
Diagnosis Route
by fish5133
17th Jan 2017 12:10am
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
When we live to be a 100 yrs old 264
Car Value Sites Parkers Auto Trader 105
New Car tax Rates For New Cars 57
753 Sea Horse, Unit 9, Wallasey Waterfront 45
Wanted freezer kit 42
Spectacles found. 40
Looking to swap an xbox one for a ps4 39
The Scouse Accent 32
birthday wishes 15
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Thu 8:14am
Sunset Thu 4:31pm
Local Time Thu 8:46am
WikiWirral Can . . . .