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25th Jul 2021 10:06am XMA Computer/Screen/Speaker's/Cables/Manual [by BultacoAstro]
Morning.
My disabled Son got a Computer many years ago from Government and we had it running unfortunately I tripped over Cables and we couldn't get going again so Stored.
Plugged in got a Blue light yesterday can not find the mouse thoe. No one interested will try freecycle then dump. Regards
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25th Jul 2021 9:46am Sky Box with Control And Sky Satellite Dish [by BultacoAstro]
Morning.
My daughter was moving from her property and was leaving them so I took them and stored many years ago. I plugged in and got a green light. I will bin if no one interested as dumping what i accumulated over the decade's didn't realise how much I just stored and forgot. Regards
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23rd Jul 2021 8:06pm Free tv stand [by Omdrolf]
I have a ready assembled grey corner tv stand, height 18 in Depth 17 in length 30 in. Made by Sony. Has a middle shelf.
Used solid condition,guessing it is made out of some sort of composite material.
Could be painted to match your interior. Collect asap from Greasby. No contact collection,will be left outside front door inside of building for you. Im putting tv on the wall so it is no longer needed. (Comes without tv or any items you see in the images 😊).
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18th Jul 2021 7:53pm Assistance required: 19th Century Grange Ward [by ByrneJB]
Hi all,

I am looking for information on st johns place, as i cannot find any reference to it, other than on census'.

Comparing maps and records.. I believe that it may be two buildings that appear on the OS map published 1882 (between pym street and st johns street) but is replaced by one school building on later maps.

A point to the direction of any information regarding the grange ward from the mid 1800s to the late 1960s would be perfect, as i have 1000s of questions/queries regarding this area.

I would like to find a map that shows individual address numbers, however i cannot find any older maps that show this, would the townhall hold such records? Google has ran out of new things to tell me 😂

Thanks in Advance

James
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18th Jul 2021 11:10am Pictures of Liverpool buildings being constructed [by mikeeb]
Loads of old pictures from buildings being constructed in Liverpool, and the Birkenhead Tunnel being built.
This was originally going to be for trams under the roadway of the Birkenhead Tunnel.
[Linked Image]
You probably would have seen most of them but there is a few I haven't seen before.
https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/new...ing-photos-liverpools-landmarks-21053857
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7th Jul 2021 11:24am Lamp-post replacement daftness [by Greenwood]
I received a letter from Highways and Infrastructure on 5th July, dated 1st July. It advised me to remove overhanging vegetation so a new led streetlamp could be fitted - removal to be done within 14 days of the date of the letter. Apparently overhanging vegetation was preventing the work being done. No triffids on my premises, I'm happy to say - just a well-behaved waist-high box hedge and a slightly overhanging sumach. As it happens, the lamp-post had already been replaced without any difficulty, or comment by the workmen on the amount of greenery in the vicinity, on 17th June! Since, I'd trimmed one branch of the sumach with secateurs to stop it rubbing on the post.

How is sending out a letter like this, so long after the event, a good use of our cash-strapped Council's resources? Who decided on the threat posed by my greenery - and should they have gone to Specsavers? What happened to joined-up thinking? Has this happened to anyone else? Daftness indeed...
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20th Jun 2021 1:43pm free sofa and chairs [by stumpyduck]
great condition ,must collect tomorrow (monday 21st june .)absolutely free . chairs are matching . free 3 piece suite . very nice . (free due to bereavement .)must go tomorrow .contact for detaILS
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16th Jun 2021 2:01pm Keys [by lincle]
Large bunch KEYS lost New Brighton yesterday maybe around Morrisons or beach. Please pm if found. THANKS
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15th Jun 2021 1:01pm Free chest of drawers [by Heidi123]
Needs sanding and painting as scratched and dog has had a chew.
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10th Jun 2021 8:08pm Ford Estate 6th, 7th and 8th Avenue? [by alayne108]
Hello,

In this World in Action Part Three video about Birkenhead there is a comment re. 6th and 8th avenue on the Ford Estate (My mate lived on the Ford (6 Ave) and I remember walking to the 8th Ave (where these flats were - 1 min 10 seconds) to a shop around 1984/85, I was around 14 or 15).

On Google Maps I only see avenues 1st to 5th. Was there a renovation scheme on the Ford Estate where they demolished the 6th to 8th avenues?

Thanks.
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10th Jun 2021 12:26pm Looking for Food delivery driver [by ultimate]
Anyone interested in food delivery driving for Friday and Saturday. 4.30pm to 9.30pm or 5pm to 10pm pm me if interested.
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5th Jun 2021 10:08am New Palace and Adventureland, New Brighton [by mikeeb]
It may be demolished as early as September after the summer season.
We all know it is falling apart and has to come down but I don't like the look of the proposed new building.
What is it with most of the new designs nowadays? Bring back some classic designs I say.
[img]https://www.wirralglobe.co.uk/resou...&htype=0&type=responsive-gallery[/img]

https://www.wirralglobe.co.uk/news/19350605.plans-new-brighton/
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3rd Jun 2021 8:48am 761 Gallaghers at Wirral Golf [by derekdwc]
Not sure if could just pop in for a pint or have to be a member or have to book in for a meal and a drink
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31st May 2021 12:17pm Gmail, Drive and Photos may be deleted by Google [by mikeeb]
Just read this today, Google will start deleting accounts if they are not used for two years from tomorrow.
Don't worry just yet because they won't start deleting them until 2023.
https://www.express.co.uk/life-styl...tos-Drive-new-rules-Google-update-delete
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29th May 2021 12:01pm Temporary relocation of Birkenhead Market [by mikeeb]
The market will be moved to St Werburghs Square whilst the town centre is redeveloped. Google Maps is showing it where Game and H Samuel jewellers are, and where St Werburghs Church is, so I'm confused on the exact location.
Anyway, how can you fit a market in either of these places? And what would happen to the meat and fish market?

https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/wirral-trader-slams-plans-market-20701545
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24th May 2021 3:19pm Rowing Machine (Unused) [by niknak]
I'm giving away an unused Rowing Machine.

To buy this from ebay would cost you over £80.

This is the item on ebay as I'm sure you'd like to have a look: Link to Rowing Machine on Ebay

The rower is in it's box, so a very small amount of very simple assembly will be required such as popping on the handles and connecting the wires for the info screen.

I don't think a person over about 5 feet 10 inches, which is about 178cm could use it properly due to leg length. I mention this to avoid disappointment.

If you're interested I am based in the Moreton, Wirral area.
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11th May 2021 2:18pm morgana [by GaryFromWirral]
used to frighten me ... technology ... still does lol
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7th May 2021 11:24am Local elections [by mikeeb]
Yesterday was the first time I haven't voted in years.
I don't trust any of them anymore, so didn't put down that X.
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5th May 2021 10:37am Ritz car park and Hardings query [by derekdwc]
I can vaguely remember this car park ((in light blue on map) never being used except possibly 1950/60 for Hardings?
laying a railway track and running a small size train on it, I think around one christmas time.
Can anyone confirm whether this happened
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2nd May 2021 11:46am 24 Beehive 133 Beckwith Street 133 [by mikeeb]
Beer license granted 1881. Became a Peter Walker pub. Closed 20 September 1967. Demolished.
https://whatpub.com/pubs/WIR/480/bee-hive-birkenhead
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1st May 2021 2:39pm Daily Mail's battle prattle [by yoller]
I see the Daily Mail is presenting as 'news' the fact that that the Battle of Brunanburh was probably fought near Bromborough - something that's been known for decades. Also, Bromborough is apparently in Liverpool. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...ed-enemy-alliance-Battle-Brunanburh.html

Idiots.
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1st May 2021 8:55am Anyone recognise these doors? [by Ken_Doerr]
Does anyone recognise these doors? My house is a reconstructed farm building and the doors were apparently sourced from an institute of some sort on The Wirral. Anyone involved in the building work, from the late '80's, has passed on.

The locks are unique in that they could be locked twice, with two different keys (I don't have any keys). I would imagine that rooms needed to be locked and, at times double locked, by a person in authority. Possibly to keep someone inside secure or access strictly controlled.

They are larger than average in size and beautifully made. They all came with original architraves so were deemed valuable enough to be carefully salvaged at the time.

I've searched many times and not found anything definitive. Any information would be appreciated.

Thanks, Ken
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24th Apr 2021 5:52pm THREE SEATER SOFA..LEATHER [by lainy]
Three seater leather settee. Free. Good condition.
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20th Apr 2021 8:26am Hoylake and West Kirby's Tribute to a V.C. [by mikeeb]
Check out this stunning colourised video from 1918 through Hoylake and West Kirby of the army parade for V.C. Sergeant Cyril Edward Gourley.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnxMhcpg4E0

Rock Ferry and Port Sunlight (1910) Colourised
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55FLbqH4LRw

Tiffany and The Four Dimensions in New Brighton (1965) Colorized
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQ_aZpTn4E8

Check out Andy Barr's YouTube channel, it has tons of great new content from Wirral and Liverpool.
Well worth a look. smile







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13th Apr 2021 4:46pm Computer DVD disc drive [by GingerTom]
Anyone got a IDE DVD drive,for an older computer.thanks
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7th Apr 2021 10:35am Wirral Journal Magazine - free [by Mike666]
I have a set of the The Wirral Journal magazines from Spring 1982 to Spring 1996.
I also have Wirral Champion Journal from Spring 2000 to Winter 2002.
If anyone is interested in these then they can be collected from Upton.
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4th Apr 2021 4:08pm Moreton Shore [by monikav]
I was down at Moreton shore yesterday at low tide and came across what seemed like wooden posts embedded into the sand about 50m offshore. They were still upright, seemed fairly sturdy still and there was about 7 of them in almost an exact row. Does anyone know what these would have been or whether there's ever been a structure on the beach? I'm aware of the prehistoric forest near Meols that used to be seen occasionally, but these were definitely rounded stumps rather than the remains of trees. Just curious whether anyone knew why they might have been there!
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1st Apr 2021 11:43am Viking Golf [by lincle]
Hi Everyone if your stuck for somewhere to take the kids this holiday Try the Viking golf Tarran Way Moreton. Spent a great day there on the 18hole crazy golf. All the families there were really enjoying themselves .Try it .
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30th Mar 2021 10:25pm Lost iPhone 8 [by bangbang]
Hi I have lost my iPhone 8 on bidston hill Birkenhead I was sitting on the bench and when I walk towards windmill I realised it had gone it is white screen in black case if found can you call mike on 07745497434
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30th Mar 2021 1:54pm 2 old maps [by mikeeb]
2 fully zoomable maps of Liverpool, Wallasey and Birkenhead.
I think the first one is late 1840's or early 1850's. The second one is 1889.

https://iiif.lib.harvard.edu/manifests/view/ids:10327532

https://iiif.lib.harvard.edu/manifests/view/ids:10389752
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23rd Mar 2021 8:32pm Lost Dog [by kasper]
A black Patterdale dog called Charlie went missing on 21 March 2021 about 9pm.
He is 10 years old with white paws and flash on chest, and grey muzzle. He was last seen opposite the St Johns ambulance building on the A41 in Eastham.
He may be injured and requires medication.
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21st Mar 2021 10:06am Webb WEH12R Rear Roller Hand Push Lawnmover [by Catsick]
As title says it's a lawnmower, barely used so in near new condition. May need service as not been used since early last year.

Similar to model in picture.
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20th Mar 2021 12:02pm keyboard [by steviebyday]
when I apply cap lock, my first letter is a capital, type the next letter and its lower case, anyone know what the problem is.
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16th Mar 2021 12:04pm Vanishing recycling bins... [by Greenwood]
Just wondering if anyone knows the reason why the recycling bins for plastic, cans and bottles have been taken away from Upton Sainsburys - and possibly other supermarkets, though I haven't been to check? I used the plastics one regularly, though the kerbside collection is okay for some plastic, as well as cans and glass. This is not likely to encourage people to recycle - I thought that was a priority. Can't see anything on the council's Facebook page to explain it - but maybe it's not the council's responsibility Any ideas?
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13th Mar 2021 12:08pm 203 Ivy Hotel 11 Ivy Street 11 [by mikeeb]
Formerly Watersons Vaults.
Dating from at least 1864, owned by Yates' Castle Brewery from 1903, closed 8 August 1930.
https://whatpub.com/img/WIR/642/ivy-hotel-birkenhead/298/224/22026134
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13th Mar 2021 11:02am 24 Bee Hive 133 Beckwith Street 133 [by mikeeb]
Beer license granted 1881. Became a Peter Walker pub. Closed 20 September 1967. Demolished
https://whatpub.com/img/WIR/480/bee-hive-birkenhead/298/224/22029882
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13th Mar 2021 10:22am 25 Bank of Ireland 195 Beckwith Street 195 [by mikeeb]
Found this on What Pub.

Probably the same as the Hindon Hotel and Hindoo Tavern at this address in 1850 to 1860. The Hindoo Tavern is listed in Bagshaw's Directory of 1850.
(Listed in the wiki index as '28 Hindon Tavern Beckwith Street')

The pub was leased to Anchor Brewery from 1861 and transferred to Birkenhead Brewery in 1866 as the Bank of Ireland Hotel, it possibly got its name because Irish sailors picked up their pay nearby and then spent it in the pub.

The photos from the 1950s are courtesy of Helen Wood whose grandparents Frank and Mabel Ryan were licensees from 1948 until the time the pub closed on 22 June 1962. The interior shot shows Frank Ryan behind the bar on the far right. The pub was later demolished.

https://whatpub.com/pubs/WIR/479/bank-of-ireland-hotel-birkenhead

Images.
https://whatpub.com/img/WIR/479/bank-of-ireland-hotel-birkenhead/298/224/22025883
https://whatpub.com/img/WIR/479/bank-of-ireland-hotel-birkenhead/298/224/22025884
https://whatpub.com/img/WIR/479/bank-of-ireland-hotel-birkenhead/298/224/22025885
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9th Mar 2021 1:41pm 27 Bull Inn 100 Vittoria St Birkenhead [by 25ahowbeck]
My grandfather - James Ewart Jackson - was the manager at the Bull Inn 100 Vittoria Street from about 1938 to the late 1950's. Attached is a photo of him outside the pub.
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8th Mar 2021 10:53am West Wallasey van- More carparks.. Petition [by TheComputerLab]
Hi All,

The fields at the back of the Mosslands school have been taken over by nature over the past 30 years. When i was a wee nipper these fields where sports fields for the school. (Its Rumored) A housing development on cross lane in the 90's caused problems with the water table and now once a year the field turns in to a bit of a marshland in places.It is a wonderful field full of life and nature. The noise of the creatures and birds is glorious.

However... the owner of West Wallasey van hire wants to pour concrete over it all and create a road from the main office to the fields so that they can store more commercial vehicles. The blue in the photo is his current holdings and the red are his proposed. The area has been designated as an area of green space but for some reason the council are still trying to sell this land, it isn't theirs to sell it is ours. Please sign the petition to stop this from happening.

Petition to stop the carpark

Secondly, we must keep fighting to keep Wirrals green spaces.
https://www.facebook.com/Defend-Wirrals-Green-Spaces-1070090656488873/
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7th Mar 2021 10:51am 64 Westboure Rd [by mikeeb]
Was reading an article in the Echo today and it had 64 Westbourne Road in it.
I was sure there was a thread on here explaining what the building was used for, and what business it was but cannot find it.
One of the commenters says it was used by 'Mersey Coal Company' in 1900.

https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/property/mystery-tiny-house-between-two-18916450
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