Have you seen what looks like a layby halfway through the Liverpool to Wallasey section of the tunnel? Here is why it is there.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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 ?
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?
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.
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.
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 !
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?
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.
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 .
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.
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)
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
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
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
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 😊).
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 😂
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...
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?
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?