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by mikeeb. 10th May 2020 6:21pm
'Lockdown' is on Wirral
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1 hour ago 241 Rising Sun Laird St [by mikeeb]
Is this the actual pub?
[img]https://whatpub.com/img/WIR/590/rising-sun-birkenhead/298/224/22012332[/img]
https://whatpub.com/pubs/WIR/590/rising-sun-birkenhead
I cannot remember it and thought it was a 1 storey pub but may be wrong.
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29th May 2020 3:01pm Are Schools opening in Wirral ? [by granny]


Are the school opening in Wirral on 1st June ?

From what I've just witnessed to a child of about 5/6 yrs, , they need to be !

I made an enquiry with another person, and the person in question is a new member in the community (about a month)of whom nobody knows anything about but has already been heard f..ing and blinding at her kids.
What I witnessed was an act of instilling fear into a child with an object.

Get these little children out of the clutches of maniacs.
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29th May 2020 9:58am Slow Internet/Drop Outs [by diggingdeeper]
There are some big internet attacks going on today which unfortunately has coincided with a number of companies doing planned major maintenance. System is creaking especially with google (including google ads)
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28th May 2020 8:24am Girls pink bike found in Prenton [by spider]
Girls pink Monaco bike found about 4 days ago on my front path in Prenton.I have tried to find the owner but no luck..It will be in Hamilton square Police station from later today ...thanks
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25th May 2020 4:22pm Thought I was getting an ebay bargain [by derekdwc]
When looking for garden furniture, I thought this was a great bargain.
Would this have fooled you as well?
Don't worry I didn't buy it. 1st pic came up then I clicked on description for 2nd pic (they are all separate priced)
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25th May 2020 11:27am Electric kids scooter Razor [by BultacoAstro]
Was given this years ago light on side was red but had no charger so stored incase came across one. Cleaning out shed and this needs to go the battery could of dried up. Message me but I think it's toast sat to long thoe you might know better. Stay safe
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25th May 2020 11:10am Found this VW badge cap [by BultacoAstro]
Walking over bridge towards New ferry and this was on ground. Don't know value could be pennies if fell of your car message me Thanks
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24th May 2020 2:02pm Info on Granville Terrace / Wood Lane please/ [by JadyW]

Hi , am a new member hoping to find any info , thanks.
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22nd May 2020 2:04pm Wirral Globe [by mikeeb]
Free access has gone frown
It will not let me view anymore of their articles. They are charging £52 a year or £4.99 a month subscriptions.
No doubt they will lose out on advertising revenue.
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22nd May 2020 7:59am Info on Granville Terrace / Wood Lane please/ [by JadyW]
Does anyone have any info on Wood Lane also known as Granville Terrace, then name changed back to Wood Lane ? Wallasey Village not Greasby . Thanks.
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21st May 2020 5:40pm Old Cemetery on the Wirral [by ChrisRobbo]
Can anyone help, please?

As children in the 1950s, my Aunt used to pack a picnic and we'd cross to the Wirral from Liverpool.

One of our well-liked places was an old graveyard with a tiered section that seemed to overlook the river. We children used to run up and down along the tiers looking at the large and sometimes-ornate gravestones. There were seats where we could sit for our picnic. I don't think this section was in use then - the gravestones were quite old, but I have no idea whether this was a large cemetery with parts still in use. The tiered section seemed large to us but we were children.

None of us can recall the cemetery's name and I wonder whether anyone can help, please?
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20th May 2020 1:28pm Mersey crossings - bridge or tunnel? [by yoller]
There's an interesting article on the Alan Godfrey Maps website about the various schemes for Mersey crossings ...

http://www.alangodfreymaps.co.uk/Parrott1.htm
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19th May 2020 12:31am Raspberry Pi [by diggingdeeper]
Anyone play?

I have a Zero W and two Pi 4s running.

Initially bought the Zero W for a xmas light project but ran out of time and had to cheat with an easier system. It is set up as an apache lan server purely to use PHP remotely - I guess it could be done via SSH instead of using a server but one familiar step at a time.

Got the two Pi 4s recently, one as a desktop which I've been using for a few days and the other as an apache internet server which has been on soak test for a week or so.

Both the Pi 4s are running off external hard drives with SD initial boot.

Found loads of niggles and no doubt will find many more as both Raspbian and Debian seem to be in transition.
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13th May 2020 5:35pm A Bidston Hill walk in history. [by Phoenix]
Here's a short film of a lovely walk along the Penny-a-Day Dyke on Bidston Hill with a bit of history included. bananalama

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--BcIz85F2k
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11th May 2020 1:17am Cammell Lairds [by moretonkiwi]
My late father in law (John Price) was injured in a boiler explosion whilst working at Cammell Lairds. My husband thinks it would have been about mid 1950s. He was in Clatterbridge Hospital for quite some time and then was transferred to Arrow Park convalescent home. He lost his sight for quite some time before regaining it. I have been trying to find any report of this accident but to date have had no luck - can any one throw any light on this please.
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10th May 2020 2:29pm I'll have 10 please lol [by GaryFromWirral]
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2nd May 2020 12:08pm Virgin Media Router/Internet/Wiring [by chrislfc87]
Does anyone have any old Virgin Media Routers/Wires lying around at all, maybe if you have moved to Sky etc.

Im after the wire that connects from the splitter to the back of the router box, the one that screws in.

Thanks
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1st May 2020 11:41am ERIC Service Re-Instated [by diggingdeeper]
Originally Posted by WBC
A small increase in staffing levels means we can resume the ERIC (large item) collection service from Monday 11 May.

To find out more, see which items can and cannot be collected or to book a collection now, visit the council website.

https://www.wirral.gov.uk/bins-and-recycling/large-item-collection
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30th Apr 2020 10:06am 'Lockdown' is on Wirral [by granny]
Pretty BIG event taking place.

But you wouldn't believe it with all the cars on the road. It's been getting worse for the last week, and it's almost constant now. Even the local shops said it had been mentioned by others. What's more, living on a main road, I can hear that the speed limit is NOT being adhered to. I know when a vehicle is going at 30mph and 50mph !

People might be getting bored but as per usual, follow an attitude of ' rules don't apply to me ' They should be ashamed of themselves.
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27th Apr 2020 8:30pm Rubbish Tips opening 4th May [by diggingdeeper]
NWRA are opening up the recycling centres from the 4th May.

Loads of rules being put in place including:-

  • Cars only
  • One person per car
  • Limited amount of cars at once
  • Social distancing rules apply

https://www.merseysidewda.gov.uk/2020/04/coronavirus-update-monday-30th-march-2020/

If you want to use it that day or indeed for most of the week after, you will probably have to camp outside overnight. They should never have closed in the first place.
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22nd Apr 2020 10:36pm Meols, the Archaeology of the North Wirral Coast [by diggingdeeper]
Meols, the Archaeology of the North Wirral Coast by David Griffiths, Robert A, Philpott and Geoff Egan is now available open source, loads of fascinating information. https://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/archives/view/meols_sal_2007/downloads.cfm

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Meols, on the north coast of the Wirral Peninsula (north-west England), is one of Britain’s richest
and most fascinating archaeological landscapes. As a low sandy promontory known as Dove Point
was gradually destroyed by the sea during the 19th century, the remains of ancient settlement sites
were exposed along the foreshore and in the sand-dunes near the water’s edge. Thousands of artefacts
from the prehistoric, Roman, medieval and post-medieval periods were picked up from the
eroding coastline.
A devoted group of Victorian collectors saved much of the material for posterity, and left many
records and observations, including descriptions of ancient burials and buildings. These have been
augmented by further discoveries in the 20th century. This monograph presents the first modern
and comprehensive study of Meols, together with a catalogue of the surviving material.
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21st Apr 2020 4:56pm Groomer [by lincle]
Hi everyone hope youre all staying safe. Does anyone know of a dog groomer in Pensby area who is open or a mobile wash & dog clipping company for a poor hot pooch .Tried several mobile ones so thought I would save my sanity & ask you helpful lot . thanks
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15th Apr 2020 12:06pm What happened to historyofwallasey.co.uk? [by MarkN]
Hi, does anyone know what happened to historyofwallasey.co.uk? Seems the hosting expired 12th of March this year and hasn't been renewed. There's no obvious way to ask the owner if they need help as the only contact email is hosted at the domain. Nominet reveals nothing as the owner enabled privacy via their host QIQ.host - seems a shame as a lot of work went into the site. It's still kind of accessible via a snapshot on web.archive.org taken late last year.
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14th Apr 2020 4:42pm Dog found [by lincle]
Gorgeous black & white shih tsu found in New brighton not chipped & no identity tag .He/she now at Upton Veterinary surgery.Proof of ownership required 0151 677 2411 . This is on Facebook at the moment.Thought it was now illegal to have an unchipped dog but hope his owner claims him
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10th Apr 2020 11:22am Info on Rapist featured on Crimewatch in 1991 [by vegiboy]
Hi, I was watching an old Crimewatch UK video from 1991 and came across an appeal on a serial rapist in Birkenhead.

The appeal was about a guy that had raped 4 women... 1 in Upper Brassey Street, 2 at The Rec and 1 at Bidston Hill.

I have no memory of this and wondered if anyone knew if the guy was caught and jailed.

Here is the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wqgmborgYU the appeal is at 26:58
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4th Apr 2020 8:19am Isle Of Man resident looking for past love [by CaptSanta]
Hi folks,

My neighbor Brian Mallor who lives here on the Isle of Man is in his 80s and he used to work on the ferry before he retired. Around 20 years ago, he used to date a lady who lived in the Ford Estate named Mavis Thorgould(spelling?). He believes she would be in her 60s now.

He’s wanting any help from the internet sleuths out there who may know a Mavis who used to live or may still live in the Wirral area. With the recent goings on, he’s wanting to get back in touch and make she is safe. He’s been a wonderful neighbor to us these past years and since he doesn’t know technology, we volunteered to help out.

Many thanks and stay safe!
Douglas
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31st Mar 2020 5:29am Childrens Home - Upton?? [by dingle]
Can anybody provide information regarding a Childrens Home in Upton from the mid 1950's. I remember my old Mum working at one that looked after children and young girls from WW2
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29th Mar 2020 10:06am HMS Prince of Wales [by buddy]
[Linked Image]HMS Prince of Wales by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/156321735@N05/]
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27th Mar 2020 9:25pm Car Keys [by Baza7]
FOUND Car keys on the crossroads of Tollemache and Shrewsbury Rd,if there
yours PM me
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27th Mar 2020 12:36pm Bin Men Safety [by diggingdeeper]
Originally Posted by Wirral Council
We would like to thank all residents for their continued patience as bin collection crews continue to catch up this week. As announced earlier in the week, they are currently working a day behind schedule.


We also kindly ask all residents to make sure they're following social distancing guidelines to protect collection staff as well as the following:

Make sure all waste is contained in your bin/s with the lid closed.
Do not put any waste beside the bin or loose at a collection point.
Anyone who feels ill at home (whether diagnosed with COVID-19 or not) should place all their waste in the general rubbish bin, and should double-bag it, making sure the bags are securely tied. They should then wait at least 72 hours before placing it out for collection. This material should not be put in your recycling.
Do not come out for a chat with the crews and keep your distance if you are out for your daily exercise. They're nice people, and would probably appreciate a smile and a wave, but we need to adhere to social distancing guidelines of 2 meters.
Wirral Council and Biffa take the health and safety of staff very seriously and have been working hard to ensure that additional personal protective equipment (PPE) is available for staff and that procedures have been put in place to enable social distancing as much as possible.



As well as their usual PPE, including gloves, crews have been supplied with soap and water, individual hand sanitiser gel, antibacterial wipes and additional gloves. Procedures have also been put in place to limit the time that crews are all together in the cab, such as loaders being able to start from site, rather than come to the depot at the start and end of shift.
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25th Mar 2020 2:40pm Marine Lake Path Closed [by diggingdeeper]
The path around Marine Lake, West Kirby has been closed as it is felt to be a risk to social distancing.
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24th Mar 2020 3:24pm Image convertor apps [by cools]
I’m having trouble putting any images up on my posts. It says file does not support this , I am looking how I can fix it and a lot of advice on these converter apps which convert to pnf or jpg which it says any images need to be. Me not being very techy and don’t like putting anything on my iPad I’m not sure of am abit wary. Are they ok to install and I assume they free? Help please.
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23rd Mar 2020 10:51pm Oxton Bar and Terrace Boycott [by diggingdeeper]
Used to be my local at one time (when it was The Talbot) but I will never set another foot in the place after the rant at the NHS workers at this time.

https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/bar-owner-apologises-after-disgusting-17966682
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23rd Mar 2020 8:46pm LIVE WORLD CAMS [by rocks]
I thought some people may enjoy looking at the animal world while we have to stay in, I followed the eagle nest a few years ago and found it fascinating watching the eggs hatch and finally flee the nest...quite a journey and not without some sadness along the way...enjoy smile

https://explore.org/livecams/bald-eagles/decorah-eagles
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23rd Mar 2020 2:29am View The Space Station [by diggingdeeper]
Some good opportunities to see the Space Station coming up, some of the best are:-

Tue Mar 24, 8:25 PM, 4 min peak elevation 61° from 10° above WSW to 55° above SE

Wed Mar 25, 7:38 PM, 6 min peak elevation 54° from 10° above WSW to 16° above E

Thu Mar 26, 8:28 PM, 3 min peak elevation 64° from 12° above W to 58° above SE

Fri Mar 27, 7:41 PM, 4 min peak elevation 65° from 22° above WSW to 17° above E

Sat Mar 28, 8:30 PM, 3 min peak elevation 52° from 18° above W to 48° above SSE

Sun Mar 29, 8:44 PM, 4 min peak elevation 60° from 26° above W to 17° above ESE
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22nd Mar 2020 11:23pm Where in the World [by granny]

There are some amazing places in this world, most of which none of us will see in real life , but with the internet we can learn about and view so much more now.

We can go around the world in our own front room, so whilst we are wondering what to do with our own spare time, maybe you will share some of your choices with either photographs or pictures of places and things you find interesting. Where you would like to visit or have visited , historical, modern, mountains and sea, gardens and buildings , monuments and temples. Anything that takes your interest.

Where or what in the world would you like to share ?
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20th Mar 2020 2:35pm Mural @ Waterloo Road New Brighton [by GaryFromWirral]
Here's a new mural .... done by Nomad Clan , located at the bottom of Waterloo Road
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20th Mar 2020 12:19am Bike Light [by ynwa96]
Found a decent bike light in New Ferry on the 19th if anyone has lost one!
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19th Mar 2020 12:25pm Did Wallasey ever have a Rudgrave Avenue? [by Greenwood]
I can find Rudgrave Square, Place and Mews, all in Egremont, but no Avenue. My cousin has found an old satchel in her late mother's effects with initials stamped on the outside that we can't match to any ancestors we already know about, and a handwritten address inside that looks like Rudgrave Avenue - it's a bit of a mystery! Does anybody have any ideas on that address? I can't see it on the 6" OS map from 1888-1913 either.
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15th Mar 2020 9:48pm Rockferry high school fire [by cools]
Big fire tonight in the lovely old house that was part of Rockferry High, listed building such a shame it was a grand house.. wonder how that started?
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