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Yesterday at 02:16 PM TV / Audio display unit [by NestonCYC]
TV / Audio display unit. Good condition.

Three slightly tinted, toughened glass shelves. Chrome effect legs. Has been used for 40 inch TV, plus BluRay / Home theatre setup.

Measurements: 100cms width x 40cms depth x 49cms height. Shelf height 1 is 15.8 cms and shelf height 2 is 25.2 cms.

Collect from Neston area
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Yesterday at 01:31 PM A4 Ring Binders [by NestonCYC]
Quantity of A4 size ring clip stationary folders. Some are new, others used but still very good condition. Smoke free / home office storage only.

Collect from Neston area.
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18th Jan 2022 1:51pm Sheldrakes to become private home [by Gibbo]
Planning application proposes that Heswall’s Sheldrakes becomes a luxury home
https://heswall.nub.news/n/planning...eswalls-sheldrakes-becomes-a-luxury-home

[Linked Image]

This is the planning application if anyone wants to object:

https://planning.wirral.gov.uk/onli...WIRRA_DCAPR_112531&activeTab=summary
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16th Jan 2022 6:49pm Cleggs stonemasons [by steviebyday]
anyone got information on this firm, think they where on holt hill Tranmere
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11th Jan 2022 9:10am Woodchurch Leisure centre and libraries? [by Greenwood]
There's a lot on my local Facebook about the Council possibly closing Woodchurch Leisure Centre, which they have neglected for some time, on the grounds that it was under-used, which is a bit of a cheek considering the state they let it get into, the pandemic etc.There was also - somewhere - a mention of another threat to Wirral's library provision looming. Does anyone know about this and can share links etc, please?
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7th Jan 2022 11:12am Magic mystie [by lincle]
Hi Did your child get a Magic Mystie off Santa ? I have a refill pack,unopened cost £9.99 from Smyths but its no longer needed. Free if you can collect from Moreton area. 07709977414
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4th Jan 2022 5:29am Panther & Rottweiler [by GaryFromWirral]
Beautiful
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3rd Jan 2022 9:12pm MG Midget [by Staged54]
I wondered whether there is anybody on the Wirral who can diagnose a fault on my 77 Midget. Changed plugs and points and now it’s a non-starter. It turns over but doesn’t fire. I’ve followed the various instructions, including checking the firing order, top dead centre, valve opening/closing positions, etc but still nothing.

This is a shot in the dark as I know there used to be an MG parts place in Birkenhead. Maybe someone local still maintains theirs.

Thanks in advance.
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29th Dec 2021 7:46pm The old flour mills of Wirral 1903 [by _Ste_]
Here we have a full book in PDF format scanned with full photographs which make an interesting read.

The old flour mills of Wirral
1903
By E. Mitford Abraham

Link
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23rd Dec 2021 5:57pm Wheatsheaf Hotel 39 Corporation Road [by Lovelfc88]
Hi,

I’m looking for some help!
Does anyone remember this pub back in the 60s early 70s. I’m trying to piece some fame history together. Don’t really no much about some of my family and would be nice if anyone had any stories good or bad.
So from what I know I had an uncle called Harold who ran this pub in 60s maybe early 70s. Also my Nan named Sylvia ran the North Star similar era. She had a husband called William and sons call graham, Keith, cliff, Glynn, David and a daughter called Tina.
If anyone has any memories I’d love to hear them.
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23rd Dec 2021 10:08am Birkenhead rail tunnels construction pictures? [by yoller]
I wonder if anyone has any pictures / illustrations showing the building of any of the four railway tunnels / cuttings that went from the old Grange Lane Station /Town Station in Birkenhead?

The Monk’s Ferry tunnel (1844?) went basically in the direction of Ivy Street, the Woodside tunnel along Chester Street (1878) and the Mersey Railway tunnel (1886?) along Hamilton street. The docks branch (1847) cut north westwards across the town and was a long cutting, with some tunnels.

Some of the tunnels were made by underground boring, others by ‘cut and shut’. They must have been quite a sight being built and very disruptive, so hopefully some pictures were taken.
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21st Dec 2021 12:43pm Nuisance Motor Bikes In Wildbrook Drive, Bidston. [by Jobneeded67]
If any of you live in the Wildbrook Drive/Bidston Rise, are you having your peace disturbed by anti-social youths riding noisy motorbikes up and down the road? If so, have you contacted the police?

The more complaints the police recieve about this ongoing motorbike problem, the more they will be able to take action against these nuisances.
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15th Dec 2021 4:46pm Bidston Tip Fire [by diggingdeeper]
Bidston Tip was closed late this afternoon because of a fire, I'm guessing not a big one.
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10th Dec 2021 2:28pm Mavic Mini Drone - help needed please [by gerrymoore]
Hi all .... has anyone got the above drone? I am having great difficulty with the DJI Assistant 2 and would be grateful for any advice/help ...I can just get it working on an old laptop running Win7 but not with my main PC and Win10.

My mini shows a gimbal error although nothing is wrong with it. I've been trying to load the original gimbal calibration app but can't.....

I am in Bebington but willing to travel...thanks Gerry
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9th Dec 2021 1:51pm Flaybrick Lodge rooftop query [by derekdwc]
I've been stumped at what is on the roof of the lodge at the main entrance to the cemetery in Tollemache road

is it
a weather vane?
an aerial for something?
a lighting rod?
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1st Dec 2021 2:05pm Wallasey Tunnel construction. [by mikeeb]
Have you seen what looks like a layby halfway through the Liverpool to Wallasey section of the tunnel?
Here is why it is there.

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Work started with construction by hand of an 8ft high pilot tunnel through sandstone under the River Mersey. It took about a year to complete. Then the giant laser-guided ‘Mersey Mole’ arrived to excavate the main tube.
Having previously been deployed on the construction of Pakistan’s vast Mangla Dam, the 35-tonne, 45-foot long machine carved a route under the River Mersey, leaving a concrete lined tunnel in its wake. However conditions were very different to Pakistan and water mixed with grit to cause the Mersey Mole to break down mid-river.
Unable to move backwards or forwards, it led to a dramatic and difficult month-long operation to replace its main 10 tonne bearing.


Some more info and lots of interesting pictures from the construction of the tunnels and the shafts that I haven't seen before here.
https://www.liverpoolcityregion-ca.gov.uk/the-building-of-kingsway-tunnel-in-pictures/

Here is a video from the architect, Tom Harker.
https://www.liverpoolcityregion-ca....he-wonderful-effort-in-its-construction/


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30th Nov 2021 8:57pm Storm Arwen Aftermath Shocker In Livypool M8 [by GaryFromWirral]
Contains ... a swear word !!! Seriously though .... ouch
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30th Nov 2021 12:28pm West Kirby bar owner waved knife at bar staff [by Gibbo]

A man who waved a flick knife when bar staff wouldn't give him his phone back was spared jail.

Liam Wilding - who has his own bar in West Kirby - went on a night out with colleagues in Concert Square.

The 28-year-said he forgot he was carrying a knife in an inside coat pocket until he bought drinks at McCooley's.

After leaving the bar, Wilding, of West Vale, Neston, then realised he'd left his mobile phone behind.

But when told he'd have to return the next morning to collect it, bar worker George Finch said Wilding shouted at him, before producing the blade.

https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/man-waved-knife-bar-staff-22206904
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8th Nov 2021 3:01pm Elm Grove Wallasey [by TomWM]
I have a census sheet from 1901 showing that my grandparents lived in Elm Grove, Liscard, with their son Thomas (later killed in WW1 at age 19 in August 1918)
Elm Grove was apparently near to Mount Pleasant Road as there were entries for this on the same sheet.
I have scoured old maps of the area, but cannot find Elm Grove, although I have found Ash Grove and Birch Grove off Seabank Road.
Does anyone have any info on Elm Grove, please?

Tom.
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8th Nov 2021 10:27am Will your home be safe from sea rising map [by derekdwc]
Will your home be safe from sea rising -map
https://en-gb.topographic-map.com/maps/scpw/Wirral/
Wirral topographic map, elevation, relief
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24th Oct 2021 10:28pm Car Park in New Ferry [by Excoriator]
A week or so back I noticed part of the car park in New Ferry adjacent to Port Sunlight had been fenced off and a load of container and other vehicles appearing there. I assumed it was the builders preparing to build all over it with new flats, but they all seem to have vanished again.

What was going on there?
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24th Oct 2021 4:18pm Aerial Archaeology Mapping Explorer [by diggingdeeper]
Historic England have released the "Aerial Archaeology Mapping Explorer" which is a must see, it is not complete but has an amazing amount of detail about WW2 structures on the Wirral.

As well as some medieval sites it has:-

Barrage balloon sites
Public street air raid shelters
Public park air raid shelters
Gun sites
Military buildings
Weapons pits
Bomb sites
Ship wrecks
Earthworks
and more

https://historicengland.org.uk/research/results/aerial-archaeology-mapping-explorer/

I can't find a direct link to the map, you have to go through this page to avoid a login script and to pick up a session id. About half way down is "explore the map" in a box.
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21st Oct 2021 9:59am Road Repairs [by granny]


About a month ago, Barnston Road was resurfaced , lined and made to look very nice.
Neighbours commented on how long it would be before roadworks dug it all up again !
This morning, just along from my house a massive reel of cable has been dropped off.. One wonders ! We shall wait and see.
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21st Oct 2021 8:12am Hedgehog Rescue [by BultacoAstro]
Lynyrd Skynyrd Tuesday's Gone.
Morning.
A young hedgehog must of got a fright as my GSD discovered it underneath hedge and used his paws to roll him out while wagging his tail.
Managed to get hedgehog quite fast to save it being used as a football so now in cardbox.
Trying to phone wildlife centre to collect as area is full of traffic as his/her chances of survival would be slim.
Phoned 2 nobody picking up try again since after 9.
Look them up unfortunately there numbers are dropping only 500.000 left so he needs to go to a safe place.
Look's young as just woke up so took photo's.
Take care out there lot's of Cold's going around ?
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27th Sep 2021 6:50pm Royden Hall Christmas Fair [by Smeeble]
Hi.

My wife and myself have recently started to help Royden Hall charity get more up to date, and we thought as it's celebrating their centenary this year its time to hold a Christmas fair.

Will be on 4th December, 1-4pm.

All details on the Facebook page, why not give us a follow too for other events.
https://fb.me/e/1RHOWX8lI

Thanks.
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21st Sep 2021 7:38am Doctors appointments [by cools]
I’m fuming! Why the hell can’t we get an appointment with our doctors!!!!!
I have just got through after constant phoning for 30 minutes and then told no Appointments available , till POSSIBLY Monday!!! Advised to go to after hours clinic!!
Surely they not swamped now with Covid cases! Will it ever go back to what it was or in my mind the doctors prefer it this way and don’t want to !
Who do you complain to about your surgery, I think it’s very wrong?
Is everyone finding this with their surgerys?
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17th Sep 2021 8:20am 'Help' on Channel 4, 16th Sept. [by Greenwood]
Did anyone watch it? Heart-breaking subject matter, great performances and Wirral locations; they were based at Church Farm, Thurstaston, early in the year apparently. Not sure where else they filmed, but it was good to see Wirral onscreen. Whoever in government decided it was alright to ship infected people back into care homes without adequate PPE should be made to watch it - repeatedly.
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12th Sep 2021 7:47pm Seacombe Riverview St. Laundry [by mautry]
There was a laundry business on Riverview St. that my mother worked at in the late 30s early 40s near Brighton St. I am sure it is no longer there but was curious if anyone would remember the name of this business.
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10th Sep 2021 12:59pm Flooding [by cools]
Seeing all this flooding going on around us is horrendous. I tried to think when I last saw a truck come and clean the grids in roads and can’t remember it’s been that long.
I try to clean the leaves when they clog up grid outside mine but obviously it’s not enough , they all need to be maintained and kept clear.
Its about time this Wirral council got its act together and start concentrating on important things, not creating another park when they can’t keep our main parks safe !
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1st Sep 2021 8:12pm Missing Seacombe Street [by mautry]
I am trying to locate the street in Seacombe that was called Bosnia. My mother was born on that street in the 1920s but it appears no longer there. Would anyone remember this street and what happened to it?
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23rd Aug 2021 8:28am Cat Boot's Size 9 [by BultacoAstro]
Morning
Bought the Cat Boot's for my youngest around 5 year's ago. I was going to bin them but cost me a bit seems bad just throwing them. I am relocating my possessions to a tip or give away if can. They don't appear ripped and don't know if waterproof or not.
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11th Aug 2021 1:14am Moreton Cake Shop [by moretonkiwi]
Is there anybody that can tell me the name of the cake shop that was on Moreton roundabout where Les Turner's tobacconists was (on the corner of Oakenholt Road). I am looking at the time period of about 1930-1940. The owners are believed to have lived on the right hand side of the road as you drive into Meols. Any help greatly appreciated .
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9th Aug 2021 9:16am Electoral register mailing confusion [by Greenwood]
This morning I received the Council mailing ref CCA dated 30/7/21. The letter states:

'You do not need to respond if all information is correct'... etc.

The accompanying leaflet states: 'If all the details on the form are correct, do I still need to respond? Yes, you are required by law'... etc.

These two statements are contradictory. Yeesh... How does the Council expect people to respect it if it can't even get that info right? I've emailed them and will be interested to see if and when I receive a response. In the meantime I'm going with the info in the letter.
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7th Aug 2021 7:38am Creative Stage Air Sound Bar [by Catsick]
USB, Bluetooth & wired plus cables, just sat on a shelf gathering dust if anyone wants it.
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4th Aug 2021 2:06pm traveller camp on Oxton Fields [by philmch]
Just noticed that there's a small traveller camp on Oxton Fields. It's on the section behind Sainsbury's, Prenton.

Don't know how long they've been there but they seem to be keeping the place tidy. Their vehicles look pretty posh I have to say. Not like the days of the old crusty convoy travellers at all.

As long as they pay their council tax and behave themselves then no cause for complaint.
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3rd Aug 2021 8:26am Bank Interest [by BultacoAstro]

Morning.
. Received a letter from my Bank informing me they are going to be dropping the ISA Interest from 0.05 to 0.01 this September.
Remember when I use to get 13% Interest I was so into Saving then as the return was Nice which made me Bank even More.
I Spoke to a young Bank Specialist he said "It would never go back to what it Was".
Soon be paying Bank to look after my Money ?
So much for having your Money Work for You ?
(Picture of letter)
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2nd Aug 2021 2:49pm Birkenhead is Britain’s top trendsetting town [by mikeeb]
If you want a laugh, a study has put Birkenhead at number 1, ahead of Cambridge, haha!
https://oceanfinance.co.uk/blog/mapped-the-uks-top-10-trendiest-cities-and-towns/
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28th Jul 2021 12:30pm Thornton Hough History [by bliplandy]
Advice wanted on 18th Century land holdings wanted. James Manifold tenanted land and farmed in this area from 1762 to 1767.I am trying to locate his holding.Possibly land held by the Mostyn family or the Earl of Shresbury or the Stanley family. Are there tenancy records held for these properties at this period? Thankyou, bliplandy
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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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