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13th Aug 2018 8:31am Need an earth strap fitting.... [by gerrymoore]
I have a BMW 3 series and I need a new engine earth strap fitting.... I have the new part. It involves taking off the underside engine cover to fit it so I can't do it myself on ramps as there's not enough room and I'm too old!!! Can anyone quote me a price to fit it? Thanks Gerry
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10th Aug 2018 3:47pm Another plan for Birkenhead [by Norton]
New Birkenhead regeneration plans revealed.

This afternoon, Wirral Council has revealed plans with its joint partner, Muse Developments, for the regeneration of Birkenhead town centre.
See 'Wirral View'.

"Birkenhead town centre is expected to see new commercial offices built around Conway Park train station, with outstanding transport links to the Merseyrail underground network and Liverpool and beyond."
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8th Aug 2018 7:10pm older type phones [by Snodvan]
Another pair of older type ("pancake") phones found in the loft

PM me if you want them
First come, first served. Collect Wallasey Village area

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8th Aug 2018 11:50am Gadget for stopcock [by venice]
Has anyone any knowledge about these please? Are they as good as they sound , any disadvantages,leakproof, will they last etc . Sound ideal for people with rheumaticky hands.

"You, or an elderly relative find it difficult to reach the stopcock, what would happen in an emergency? The answer is - your home would more than likely be flooded by the time a plumber managed to get to you. Thousands of pounds worth of damage and your beautiful home RUINED.

We are now SUPPLYING & FITTING SURE STOP. WE ARE REGISTERED SURE STOP PLATINUM INSTALLERS. Sure Stop is basically a simple switch and at the press of a button, your water is off and isolated. The product is easy to install and works on water pressure alone, using the differential pressure to control the flow of water. No batteries or electricity required. SO SIMPLE, SO ACCESSIBLE, SO EASY AND SO SAFE.


This is the product being talked about.
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8th Aug 2018 10:25am Water treatment plant Wrexham. [by venice]
urgent start tomorrow

Elite Employment Group - HGV Driving Jobs / Warehouse Jobs UK

Site Operative required for a Water Treatment company based in Wrexham.
Ongoing until at least January 2019, training starts tomorrow 8am-4.30pm then shifts 6am-6pm until next Sunday. After that its ongoing shift work days or nights dependant on availability (always 12hr shifts).

Permanent jobs are available with high salary, company van & mobile phone.

Days £10ph, £15 after 8 hours
Nights £15ph
All shifts Sat & Sun £15
Shift patterns include weekends

Filling Pumps
Watching Spring Unit Doesn't Overflow
Adjusting Gape Valves
Turning Pumps on and Off


Experience working in a similar environment would be an advantage

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4th Aug 2018 6:54pm Birkenhead Market. [by venice]
Would love to be able to zoom back for a day to see the old market in all its glory. I remember it on this site, but not of course as far back when horses appeared to draw the stalls into place.

I still cant manage converting into a pic sorry - if someone fancies doing it please .
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4th Aug 2018 10:28am 1970's Murder in Central Park, Wallasey [by cutespam]
I'm trying to find any information about a murder that was committed in the 1970's.

Mark Roberts murdered a woman in central park, dumped body in the lake and fled to Wales where he was either apprehended or gave himself up.

I remember finding information at the local library in Rake Lane but I didn't keep any of the details of the newspaper it was reported in - presumably Wallasey News/Wirral Globe.

I've tried to locate these newspaper articles but have been so far unsuccessful - does anyone know anything about the case, know Mark Roberts or have a link to stories covering the murder?

Kind regards
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4th Aug 2018 10:22am Clatterbridge workhouse [by venice]
There was a workhouse at Clatterbridge originally , and it was later used as the hospital . Looking at the photo, its supposed to be taken from near the bridge where the road crosses the river Clatter, but I cant recognize it at all? Was that building completely demolished - presumably having been behind the old main gates where the boulders are now? The part of the building on the left of the photo looks the same style as those which are still there , but nothing there now would be close enough to the road to be the original ? ( Actually this whole pinterest site has some great pics to look through)
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3rd Aug 2018 12:39pm Ness Gardens Fun Day [by granny]

Tuesday 7th August.
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1st Aug 2018 1:57pm Sir Thomas Massey Stanley 1841 [by bliplandy]
The 1841 census return shows farmers Elizabeth (Munipot) Manifold and Samuel Manifold occupying 200 acres of land belonging to Sir Thomas Massey Stanley Massey Stanley. Township of Ledsham, Parish of Neston. They employ 5 farm labourers. From my records Elizabeth was born circa 1796 (Whitby) and Samuel c. 1801. I am trying to link this Samuel Manifold family with my ancestors James and Hannah Manifold whose children were baptised in the Thornton Hough area. Is there a map which shows where Sir Thomas lived and the name of his property? Thankyou for any advice.
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31st Jul 2018 3:24pm Lost [by Kylix]

left a wallet and Huawei P9 Lite mobile in tan case on the low wall of the car park at Woodside Ferry.

returned 20 minutes later and found the wallet still there, everything, including money, intact but no phone.

If anyone finds, could you contact me here at wikiwirral please. Many thanks, Kylix.
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28th Jul 2018 4:29pm Frank Field Going? [by diggingdeeper]
Birkenhead CLP have voted to remove the whip from Frank Field and to prevent his future selection.

Its been a long time coming, many left-wing activists have been annoyed by him blurring the lines between socialism and right-wing.

I don't entirely agree with this action but I can see where they are coming from. If one way or another he is de-selected they are going to have to find the right (well left really) candidate or this could seriously backfire.
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28th Jul 2018 11:07am Labour petition asking you to " save " fire stn! [by svenlock68]
Id like to remind people of the start of the destruction of fire service via labour asking staff to sign for the 1992 pension scheme and/ or " new " one that ripped firemen off and still affects them now 11 years later as the FBU have been in court for 3 years using the age discrimination act.
It split the workforce in 2007 causing divide & conquer techniques.
Pls remember also it was sadiq kahn and champange socialist toad prescott that has caused a massive multi million pound PFI bill for 20 years , they okd the waste of space white elephant 999 regional controls that the taxpayer funds for an age.
Under labour the fifth man on the truck went too.
Manning levels where destroyed under labour.
The irony of dan stevens over seeing halving of all stn trucks & staff in 10 years and then moaning about it like he cared!!
To top it , getting off to OZ to be chief for a nice fat salary on that very saving.
" saving the fire service " via labour....i dont think so.

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26th Jul 2018 4:56pm M53 [by lincle]
Motorway closed again jnct3/4 both directions. Guy on bridge won't be getting any sympathy from drivers heading home after a day's work .People out of cars .
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25th Jul 2018 11:38am Stealing spree at Lidl [by thesilentenigma]
Bobbed into Lidl Birkenhead last night and couldn't find any baskets. When I asked a member of staff they told me that 197 of the 200 baskets they had been allocated have been stolen. Not an amazing heist but just gradually disappeared. Usually churn rate for these things is a few per cent not 96%. Is there a market for these trolley/baskets or something? Weird.
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23rd Jul 2018 8:08pm Listed buildings site [by derekdwc]
I was going to do a topic on these but found this had done all the work.

Surprised me about the Cricket Pavilion, Birkenhead Park being built in 1849 as I thought it as a 1950/60s build
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23rd Jul 2018 5:47pm Japanese Summer Festival @ Wallasey Cent. Library [by Touchstone]
Friends of Wallasey Central Library are hosting a Japanese Summer Festival on Saturday 4th August. There will be lots of FREE activites for all ages and a FREE screening of the classic animation My Neighbour Totoro [1988].


Origami table
Yu Gi Oh table [Japanese card game for teenagers]
Yukata fitting
Japanese calligraphy table

Taiko drumming and Bon Odori dancing

Suikawari [children's game smashing a watermelon]

Talk about Japanese culture

Taiko drumming [upstairs]

My Neighbour Totoro film show

Throughout the day we'll have book and food tables and a jumble sale


Traditional storytelling

Mask making
Japanese anime colouring
Japanese fan making
Superbowl [small charge applies for this]

Saturday 4th August
Wallasey Central Library
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23rd Jul 2018 8:29am Potholes and street lighting repairs [by Excoriator]
Both are coming under the Council's control again. They were previously 'looked after' by some private company at £6 million a year, but this contract is coming to an end.

I wonder if we will now see an improvement?
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22nd Jul 2018 9:37am Can anyone help? [by venice]
Wirral Horse Sense care for many abandoned animals . They have been badly let down by those responsible for letting them the site they use in Thornton Hough - a promise of lease renewal not being kept. Wirral needs this sanctuary . Can you sign their petition and or make a donation ?
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21st Jul 2018 3:02pm Info on Pilgrim Street, Birkenhead [by Tom_Chisholm]
Hi I am doing a little investigation into the property at 12 Pilgrim Street, Birkenhead; specifically previous businesses that were located their, as well any pictures of the site. As the building was opposite the Pilgrim Street County Primary School i thought it was likely their would be some images of the area, or people would have recollections of the site as it was. So far the only pictures i have been able to find of that part of Birkenhead are on britainfromabove, for example
where the street can be seen on the right of the images. Any help would be most welcome.
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17th Jul 2018 12:41pm Dog restrictions on beaches dropped [by Greenwood]
Consideration of sports pitch restrictions is ongoing, but plans to restrict beach access for dogs in certain areas have been abandoned.
Beach restrictions update
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17th Jul 2018 12:34am Hose Pipe Ban [by diggingdeeper]
Hose pipe ban in the North West from 5th August. Most of the rest of the country are stating no problems.
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16th Jul 2018 12:48pm Renault Modus 2010 [by chrislfc87]

Can anyone help at all?

I have a Renault Modus 2010, Spanner lit up on dashboard recently with a message Check Injection, when lit the car loses a lot of power.

Car has been put onto a diagnostics machine, the code P2263 came up.

All of the things for this have been checked, code was cleared, but within 20 mins the same thing happened.

Doing my head in now as to what it could be.

If anyone can help, pm me and i will send you my number.

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14th Jul 2018 4:10pm Serious Accident Arrowe Park [by fish5133]
Road closed in both directions between ASDA and Arrowe Park Hotel. Possibly 8pm tonight reopen as investigation work being done. Diversions through Woodchurch and up towards Thingwall. Possible bus involved
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13th Jul 2018 4:32pm Nearly [by diggingdeeper]
Somebody not even thinking of stopping at the t-junction of Thornton Common Road and Poulton Hall Road near Raby Mere. Unusually I managed to find the horn, I still prefer them in the centre of the steering wheel, trying to press something on a stalk that moves around isn't very controllable. My car skidded to a stop, roads are pretty greasy at the moment.

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12th Jul 2018 7:30pm Gaz 907 bottle [by Snodvan]
Larger size (907) GAZ bottle WITH screw cap

Bottle EMPTY and looks a bit scruffy - but can be exchanged ok
Wallasey Village are to collect

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12th Jul 2018 1:47pm apprenticeship for electricians mate [by kazaroo]
Hi there

My grandson has just left college and reached electricians mate status. He now feels he needs to complete an apprenticeship to further his skills.
Has anybody got any offers or advice.
Cheers Folks
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12th Jul 2018 12:55pm More threats to Wirral's Green Belt [by Greenwood]
Front page of Wirral Globe this week - and also on their website - is a map showing many areas in which an interest has been shown by developers. On Facebook I've seen a list of areas and prospective numbers of houses, too. As you might expect, a lot of them are on Green Belt - I mean, what developer doesn't like a nice green field on which to build? Hmph. If all the properties planned for Wirral Waters (will that ever happen?) were actually built, the Green Belt wouldn't need to be threatened. Check, in case a green space near you is under threat.
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12th Jul 2018 12:30pm Frame Tent [by Snodvan]
8ft x 10ft steel frame tent.
Simple tent ie NO BEDROOM inner tent
Simple double zip door that also acts as an awning
Good quality canvas cover. Will need pegs etc

Wallasey Village area to collect
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12th Jul 2018 9:08am Boaty McBoatface Launch Saturday [by Gibbo]

[Linked Image]

The newly assembled hull of the RRS Sir David Attenborough is now standing on the slipway of the Cammell Laird yard in Birkenhead, awaiting launch day.

Weather and tide permitting, she should slide into the River Mersey on Saturday.

The £200m vessel will replace the James Clark Ross and the Shackleton, which between them have almost 50 years' service in support of UK polar science.

The Attenborough is the ship the public had wanted to call "Boaty McBoatface" in an online poll, before ministers stepped in to choose a more appropriate name.

She represents the largest commercial ship built in Britain in three decades.

The hull should make for quite a sight as her steelwork floats out into Liverpool's famous waters.

Planned for around lunchtime Saturday.
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11th Jul 2018 6:06pm Free: Black Les Paul electric guitar [by j_demo]

I bought this a few years back as a project guitar to do up and i started but never finished.

When i got it initially it wasn't working, the pickups didn't work (the stock DiMarzio pickups were long gone and cheap ones replaced them) so i put an Ibanez INF3 in the neck position and a MightyMite high output one in the bridge and so it at least makes noise now. The only thing is the volume knobs don't work, the tone ones and the pickup selector work fine, just the volume knobs don't work. I'm sure it's an easy fix for someone in the know but hey, it makes noise at full volume, that's what Les Paul's are all about right?

Also the stock tuners were trash and one was seized so i used some that i had lying round (they say 'Gibson Deluxe on them but they're not what they say they are, they work but they're by no means Gibson Deluxe quality)

The strings could also do with a change. I think they're .10's that are on it but equally .09's will work. Anything heavier you'll need to play with the bridge etc.

This would be great for someone who wants to learn.

Also if you wanted to take it to sell on (these go for about 70 quid on eBay when they're fully working but i cba with all the hassle) then i can't stop you but would rather it went to someone who was going to use it, i don't have the space and i have too many guitars as it is so one has to go and this one being the one i play the least then it needs a new home.

Pictures can be seen here:

What you see is what you get, no strap, case or anything else, just the guitar.

First come first served, this is also posted to local Reddit subs so if you want it, be quick.

Collection only from CH45 0JW.
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10th Jul 2018 9:41am Unknown road name [by max232]
I am trying to find the name of a road between Price Street and Brook Street.

It was there in the 50's and earlier.

The attached picture is an ordanace map picture from 1909.

I have marked the roads around it but i am interested in the road with the purple arrow and purple dots in the picture.

YELLOW: Camden Street, goes across price street to Brook Street.

RED: Eldon Street, faces the front doors of Trinity Church.

BLUE: Trinity Lane, located to the left of Trinity Church standing on Price Street.

GREEN: Trinity Terrace, located to the right of Trinity Church standing on Price street.

PURPLE: The street name i am interested in. It goes from Price Street to Brook Street(now called brook street east), but at least prior to the 50's was just Brook Street.

Any insight would be much appreciated as my mother is driving me mad trying to find the name.


Picture link in case attachment does not work:
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9th Jul 2018 3:30pm England World Cup Game screening at TRFC grounds [by DavidB]

Also Kings Dock, for those that are interested.

Councillor Joe Anderson said King's Dock arrangement was very last minute due to them not expecting England to go this far. smack
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7th Jul 2018 6:03pm Manchester Airport Drop Off Charges [by fish5133]
Manchester airport starting to charge for dropping off holidaymakers.£3 5 minutes £4 10 minutes...i can see you being stuck in queue that long. Starts this Tuesday according to website. There this morning Terminal 2 and the new pay barriers at exit in place. Can see tailbacks on that one as its a bit of a tight turn onto main road.. I think they have a new free drop off area with a free shuttle bus to your terminal.
Not sure about the picking up now as they dont seem to have any places you can stop easily (petrol stations gone) Might be ok if the shuttle bus takes them back to a drop off area.
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7th Jul 2018 12:36pm Urgent food recall warning. [by venice] That link isnt a hoax but may be exaggerated , the BBC doesnt mention that many deaths
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7th Jul 2018 8:46am Political Participation or Mindless Vandalism? [by Excoriator]
Someone has disabled the parking meters at Royden Park by filling them with expanding foam!

I imagine these machines are now a write-off. That foam expands and goes hard sticking firmly to everything. The mechanism would probably be irreparable and would have to be replaced and probably costs a fortune too. The Wirral Globe dismisses this as 'Mindless Vandalism' but it can also be seen as the public taking back control from a bunch of politicians doing something the people they represent clearly strongly oppose. Perhaps the council should have taken the hint and removed the machines. However, they seem to have replaced them.

Whilst not advocating further damage I can't deny feeling a degree of schadenfreude at this protest, and I expect I am not the only one. Further attacks seem very likely. One could argue, too, that it is the public who pay for these machines, ultimately, and that surely gives them the moral right to do what they like with them.
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4th Jul 2018 12:22pm Need windscreen fitted this week [by DavidB]
Going away next week and have car for sale - needs windscreen for MOT, and nobody local can fit one (away on holiday, too busy etc).

Does anyone know of anyone within the immediate area (north west) who can do a windscreen for an Audi TT?
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2nd Jul 2018 12:15pm M53 delay NOW [by Snodvan]
Seems to be a significant delay on M53 Southbound just before Woodchurch
Mrs stuck in queue - a real problem because she NEEDS to be in Port Sunligh SOON

Anyone any idea about the cause of the delay >

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30th Jun 2018 7:49pm A Fizz From The Past [by diggingdeeper]
Anyone remember these, found it today, buried. Corona stopped production in 1990 but as this is pre-decimalisation it is probably around 50 years old. Think they used to be delivered on the "Pop Wagons" as well or were they only Barr's? Big thick glass because they were re-used.

"Every bubble has passed its fizzical"

Interestingly the same cap (Flavour LOK Patent 975739) appear to have been used on coca-cola bottles as well.

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27th Jun 2018 6:46pm Smoke over N. Wirral. [by Wally1]
The satellite view on Met Office Website shows this smoke is
coming from the moorland fire in Greater Manchester.
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