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#988487 - 27th Oct 2015 10:34pm tunnel approach query
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Found this pic "the tunnel" on facebook and I'm struggling
to identify the approach roads and the one where the blue bus is on. date?

Possibly Market Place South opposite market steps?


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#988492 - 27th Oct 2015 11:53pm Re: tunnel approach query [Re: derekdwc]
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The same photo is in black and white in the book 'Nostalgic Wirral', where it is described as Market Place South. The old market was to the left of the parked cars.

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#988493 - 28th Oct 2015 5:06am Re: tunnel approach query [Re: derekdwc]
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Where would the buildings straight ahead be?

Another perspective ...

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#988494 - 28th Oct 2015 6:03am Re: tunnel approach query [Re: diggingdeeper]
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Red, Traffic Queue,
Blue, Bus, probably at the Bus stop/ Shelter, Chester St.


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#988570 - 28th Oct 2015 10:41am Re: tunnel approach query [Re: derekdwc]
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It is Market Place South, opposite the main stepped entrance to the old market. The row of buildings on the right included Hubbard and Martin's bakers, while the building at the end of the row - nearest the tunnel entrance - was the Shakespeare Pub.

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#988584 - 28th Oct 2015 11:53am Re: tunnel approach query [Re: derekdwc]
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Here are a couple of shots of the same area seen from the tunnel entrance, around 1962.


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#988590 - 28th Oct 2015 12:57pm Re: tunnel approach query [Re: yoller]
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Thanks for reminding me of an old name: Hubbard & Martin; they had a shop near the top of Grange Rd. as well.
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#988751 - 29th Oct 2015 12:51pm Re: tunnel approach query [Re: chriskay]
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Thanks for reminding me of an old name: Hubbard & Martin; they had a shop near the top of Grange Rd. as well.

There was also a Hubbard & Martin shop on Woodchurch Road, Prenton in the late 1950's.

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#988770 - 29th Oct 2015 5:46pm Re: tunnel approach query [Re: derekdwc]
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I found this reference to Hubbard & Martin on the Internet, in connection with the writer Malcolm Lowry, who was born in New Brighton.

You can see from the old advert that the firm's head office was in Market Place South.

http://guttedarcades.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/hubbard-and-martins-birkenhead.html

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#988794 - 29th Oct 2015 9:21pm Re: tunnel approach query [Re: yoller]
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They also had a Bakery in Pilgrim St., as well as the one behind the shop at the top of Oxton Rd., Ted Hubbard (the owner's son) was Head Boy at the B I in the 50s

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#988815 - 30th Oct 2015 7:33am Re: tunnel approach query [Re: locomotive]
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A mention of them, Liverpool Mercury, 1888.


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