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Yesterday at 05:06 PM Not What You Expect? [by diggingdeeper]
I'm not sure what to make of this video.

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14th Apr 2019 12:39pm Socket set [by Heidi123]
Free Sale - socket set. Been in garage and needs cleaning.
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14th Apr 2019 10:44am Computer Desk [by Catsick]
Bought from Argos so you know the build of it, chipboard/donkey feed etc

Free to anyone, collection only

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14th Apr 2019 9:50am Get your cat neutered. [by venice]
Sick to death this last few weeks of hearing people cooing over their cat having had or expecting kittens. When will they get the message that we have TOO MANY cats and kittens in the country swamping rescues, and not enough good homes. If your allow your cat to breed , you take a share of the blame. Check out local Cats Protection they help with costs if needed.
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11th Apr 2019 2:00pm Wallasey Man 1970s [by Markjon88]
Hi, does anybody remember Brian Houghton from chapel hill road in Wallasey. He was in the echo a few times in 1971 for various crimes.
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11th Apr 2019 7:06am Looking for Joneses [by Markjon88]
Hi, I’m looking for any information about a jones family who lived in Birkenhead maybe Wallasey. There was the father William Jones who was married to Sylvia Allen, they had possibly 4-6 children. Clifford Allen Jones was born around 1947 in Birkenhead south possibly? Keith Jones was born 1955 in Dusseldorf. The other children possibly 2 sisters and a brother ? Any information would be great! Thank you
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9th Apr 2019 8:47pm 1915riots [by Johnjcarruthers]
The butchers store in Oxton road,Charles dashley 1946/51 I was working in the original Birkenhead market for a Fred Roberts. ,butchers,and at times would take cows tongues to dashley,s to be placed in vats for pickling
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7th Apr 2019 9:59pm Help to find family members /history [by Jones1407]
Hi all, i was hoping some of you may remember my dad or some of his family, trying to find more out about that side of my family but having no joy. My dads name is Keith Glyn Jones, born around 1959, his dad was called William Glyn who was a laborer for a motor company, i think his mum was called sylvia. William was in the army when my dad was born (my dad was apparently born on a british military camp in dusseldorf) not sure when but they settled in Woodchurch, my dad went to Birkenhead institute, he had an older brother Cliff A Jones, and a younger brother and sister but don't know their names (possibly more siblings but not sure) apparently in 1975/76 there was an incident where my dad pushed someone through a shop window and was sent to Risley remand center, once he came out he moved to audlem to live with his brother Cliff. I would be massively greatful if anyone could
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5th Apr 2019 9:27am If this IS a scam, it stinks.FB post [by venice]
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The scam charity Merseyside Dogs Home is running an urgent appeal. They say that they are in urgent risk of closure if they cannot afford to cover their running costs. This is why.

We said last week that Merseyside Dogs Home will not close, while the current Trustees who control the charity, remain in place. That is still unquestionably true. However the net may be closing in now. There is an ongoing Charity Commission investigation in to their financial affairs. The Charity Commission has extensive powers of investigation and will be no doubt be requesting full access to their company accounts and disclosure of other documents such as kennelling records. Disclosure of those records could reveal the extent to which the charity has been defrauded.

In just over three weeks time, Merseyside Dogs Home must produce their full accounts for 2017-2018, which will provide a further explanation as to why the charity continued to post losses of just under £50,000 for that year. Meanwhile we are compiling a dossier to send to Action Fraud police, based on information provided both by the local authorities and by the charity itself.

So, why are Merseyside Dogs Home suddenly in urgent need of funding? After all, they have been incurring substantial losses over a number of years, which have had no impact on their ability to operate. For example, throughout June 2017 - June 2018, they have posted losses of just under £1,000 per week. This was six months before this page had even been created. And yet there have been no similar urgent appeals for funding to the public. On the contrary, the charity states publicly that this level of debt is perfectly normal. So what has changed? Why the sudden urgent need for funds?

The explanation is very straight forward. For several years, the owners of Merseyside Dogs Home have been running a very simple expenses scam. They have been running the costs of their local authority kennelling contracts through the charity, and profiting in the process. They have been doing this by boarding strays unlawfully at Merseyside Dogs Home. The charity has been picking up the staffing and accommodation costs for the Animal Wardens strays and posting a loss. This in turn has resulted in an increase in profits to Animal Wardens, which they have “leant back” to Merseyside Dogs Home in loans. The owners know that these “loans” will eventually be paid back to them when the big legacy money starts to roll in.

But the game is now up. Merseyside Dogs Home is now under huge scrutiny from MPs, the media, council officials, the Charity Commission and the general public. So they can no longer afford to take the risk of boarding strays at the charity’s premises. This means in turn that Animal Wardens are actually having to pay for the cost of boarding stray dogs at licensed boarding kennels Common Fold. So Merseyside Dogs Home continues to make a loss, but Animal Wardens are no longer making the same profits, so can no longer “lend back” the money to the charity.

As result, the charity is now paying for staff and accommodation which it no longer needs, because it is only now boarding less than half the number of dogs as previously (remember, between 80-100 dogs a year ago, now only 30-40). This is giving their owners a real problem. They can’t run their scam any more, as they are actually having to pay to board the dogs in licensed kennels. So they can’t continue to lend back to the charity its own money.

Hence the urgent appeal for funds. But it’s a very strange appeal, is it not. No accompanying press release. No coverage in the local media. Comments about the appeal completely disabled on their own Facebook page. Why the secrecy and refusal to comment? Could it be that they don’t want to have to answer any awkward questions? For example about the illegal boarding of dogs? Why don’t they simply release full details of their subcontract with Common Fold kennels, which would prove that they have been boarding stray dogs legally? Maybe they don’t want to answer questions about about their appeals to the public for the cost of vaccinations and urgent medical treatment, for which Animal Wardens are paid separately by the local authorities? Or about the recent “surprise inspection” earlier this year by Knowsley Council, which the council tipped them off about in advance? Why were staff at the charity instructed not to talk about dogs which were no longer there, in case they gave contradictory replies? Or maybe they don’t want to answer questions about their public appeals for the cost of electric heating of kennels in 2016-2017? Or about the hundreds of dogs gifted to Animal Wardens each year, which then go missing? Or the supply of dogs for dissection to Liverpool University? Or about the countless of stories of dogs rehomed inappropriately and with undisclosed medical conditions? The list goes on and on.

So, back to the “urgent appeal”. There is, of course, no need for the charity to close. As we have continually stated, it simply needs to be run in the interests of animal welfare rather than individual profit. But this will never happen, until there is full transparency about the relationship with Animal Wardens and the conflict of interest is addressed.
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4th Apr 2019 2:39pm Office Supplies. [by Excoriator]
I see Office Outlet (Staples as was) in the Rock Retail Park has gone into liquidation and is closing. A pity as I found it quite a useful shop. Apart from anything else, they will take and recycle toner cartridges for charity.

Are there any comparably sized similar companies anywhere near? (I don't want to go into central Birkenhead). For that matter, who else will take old toner cartridges?
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29th Mar 2019 3:00pm Tower PC with Flat monitor kbd + mouse [by gerrymoore]
I have a tower PC .....,,not sure of the specs ,,,,,,,but is running Win XP........with a Dell 17" (I think) flat screen monitor, keyboard and mouse. Haven't used this for was used in my workshop for my CNC machine which has now been sold.

Free to anyone who can collect from Bebington quite quickly as I'm having a good clearout......or it goes to the tip.
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21st Mar 2019 4:10pm Cruel ear cropping breeders moved to Bromborough [by venice]
Money money money , never mind the pain to the animal. What some people will do to make sure their dogs can fetch the most money possible is sickening.
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21st Mar 2019 2:28pm Wirral dog groomer. [by venice]
Only just noticed this article today , so a bit out of date as it was February. Please note that the salon where this happened are the ones who flagged up that there may be a problem , and set cameras to check it out . The person who appears to be mishandled a dog has now left there, but is setting up her own salon .
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20th Mar 2019 6:18am Manifolds, Wilsons. Meacocks & Barnes - 1820s [by bliplandy]
There was a strong connection with these families through church and family ties, shown in parish records, for both Bromborough and Eastham. Are there any descendants of these families who possess diaries/records of the early 1800s which might suggest how and where the children of these families were educated? Also, why in the 1820s did some members decide to emmigrate to Australia? Any information would be welcome as I would love to make contact with anyone with ideas!.
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19th Mar 2019 6:25pm Amazon £5 Off Today [by diggingdeeper]
Most purchases of £25 or above on Amazon today use promo code BIGTHANKS

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19th Mar 2019 8:46am Handbag Found in New Brighton [by daveybm]
I put this in the wrong forum yesterday :- Handbag found in New Brighton on Sunday morning by a friend of mine, It looks like it has been left accidentally as it contains phone (locked), money, credit cards etc. No addresss information. Handed in at Birkenhead police station Sunday morning as for some reason Wallasey police station was closed. If you know anyone who lost their bag Saturday night/ Sunday morning please direct them to Birkenhead police station.
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18th Mar 2019 11:13am New Council Tax bill 2019 [by keef666]
Well i'm sure a lot of you have already had the latest bill dropped though the letter box over the last few days mine has gone up £200 this year on last, i know a lot of people are not happy with a rise in this or a rise in that.
If you remember the budget and the promise of a rise in the Min wage starting in April 2019, was it something like 21 or 31 pence? since then we have had Gas going up, Electric up, water up, petrol up [ and down ] food prices going up each day, then to get a Council Tax rise to a lot of people that 21/31 pence pay rise is a joke!
But the biggest joke was reading the letter that came with the Council Tax bill from Cllr.Phil Davis. according to him its going to be an exicting year for Wirral, Our Borough is now officially recognised as the region's Borough of Culture! Is it April the 1st already? And now i know what the Council has been spending money making cycle lanes every where, we are having the Tour Series in May and September, How wonderful more roads closed off?
They have £8 Million to spend improving the roads thoughtout Wirral, sorry Phil if you added two noughs to this figure to make it £8 hundred million it still wouldn't be enough to fix our roads and pavements, and what happened to the £6 million the Goverment gave each Council for pot holes repairs?? Wonder if the roads where the cycling will run though get done first?
Wirral Council you are a Joke and i do not understand the people of Wirral putting up with it each day
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18th Mar 2019 9:43am Handbag Found in New Brighton [by daveybm]
Handbag found in New Brighton on Sunday morning by a friend of mine, It looks like it has been left accidentally as it contains phone (locked), money, credit cards etc. No addresss information. Handed in at Birkenhead police station Sunday morning as for some reason Wallasey police station was closed. If you know anyone who lost their bag Saturday night/ Sunday morning please direct them to Birkenhead police station.
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17th Mar 2019 9:58am Giant rabbit startles motorist. [by Excoriator]
The New Scientist this week has a report about a motorist having to stop in a country lane in Wirral because there was a "Giant Rabbit" in the way. The animal hopped over the hedge and made off. The startled driver reported the incident and an investigation revealed unusual droppings. Eventually a herd of Wallabies was discovered. They had apparently escaped from Chester Zoo during bombing in WW2 and were happily ensconsed in Wirral! I assume this all happened a long time ago in the '50s or '60s

It has the smell of an urban myth to me, but I guess it is possible. Has anyone come across any local stories about this event, if it really happened.
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16th Mar 2019 9:38pm Stabbing [by cools]
What's the answer to these senseless stabbings going on!! A boy been stabbed by The Kings Pub , Bebington tonight...Just horrible doesn't seem to be anything to make these kids think twice about carrying a knife no punishment strong enough .
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15th Mar 2019 8:48am WW2 USNavy large sheepskin trousers [by Bultaco]
Purchased a pair of the above pants they are soft but cracking need to purchase cream or whatever to halt cracking and dryness.They have Zips by ankle NOT down leg and zip in front to open like normal pants.Have been on youtube for answers have one reply patch as my intention is to wear in winter as getting colder every year as got Reynolds.Any ideas welcome had one idea put E 45 on then as skin cream but thats me trying to save a quid as got lots of bottles of it.So help please to save ww2 pants thanks
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14th Mar 2019 12:54pm DNS Not found Error. [by Windows]
Hi Friends,

I am getting DNS not found error. Any Idea How Can I get it resolved?
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13th Mar 2019 12:43pm Bultaco pursang [by Bultaco]
Looking for parts for a Bultaco Pursang non runners ,unfinished projects.I need a Pursang exhaust mark 6 or 9 or close to modify if need be.So if have parts unwanted any model will buy if cheap getting old and want to build a Bultaco flat track before legs go have some parts mix and match.Send me your offer and model Thank you
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13th Mar 2019 11:44am Where is/was this Station Hotel [by derekdwc]
Where is/was this Station Hotel .
Seems like a later build built onto an older build
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13th Mar 2019 11:23am Hunting for a left hand drive smart car [by mike1965]
We are looking for a left hand drive smart car sold on this site 2yrs ago ...last seen it was grey wrapped and possibly yellow underneath....
If anyone knows we’re it is now could you message me ...we want to buy this car with or without mot
Many thanks 🤓
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9th Mar 2019 9:01pm Grove Hotel, Wallasey [by diggingdeeper]
Grove Hotel formerly Grove Cottage on the corner of Grove Road and Wallasey Village
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8th Mar 2019 7:31pm Moss hall [by chris58]
Wondering if there are any photos or info on Moss Hall in Prenton. It seems to have been situated on Moss Lane. I remember two pairs of old semis in Moss Lane which were knocked down and new houses built. Wonder if it was on the site before the original houses?
I've seen it on an old map circa 1850s??
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7th Mar 2019 4:39pm Montgomery's Railway Hotel in Heswall? [by derekdwc]
Came across this query on facebook
"This image is from a ceramic pattern book containing logos which the Spode factory printed onto specially commissioned tableware (The books are haphazardly arranged and were used between 1820-1890). Has anyone any information on Montgomery's Railway Hotel in Heswall? My searches online and in late Victorian street maps have proved fruitless." Many thanks
here are some ideas that were suggested
Heswall railway station opened 1886. Statue of liberty was dedicated in 1886.
The Black Horse used to be The Heswall Hotel run by a Montgomery
Please could someone post a map with Heswall station and the Heswall Hotel or Black Horse on so I can see why it may have been possibly named Railway Hotel

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5th Mar 2019 9:23am New Brighton Tower [by roywirral]
DID you know?
1. New Brighton Tower was the tallest building in the land at 567 feet when built in 1897.
2. Premature babies would appear in sideshows in the Tower grounds "Incubator Babies"
3. The World cycling championship was held in the Tower grounds in 1899.
4, The fastest GO-Kart speed of over 80 miles per hour was recorded in 1965
5. P.J Proby split his trousers twice on stage and it ended up a riot, the Beatles played 27 times in the Tower Ballroom.
6. It was where according to Bob Wooler that Brian Epstein decided to Manage the Beatles.
7. Wall of Death operated from the 1930s through to the 1960's highlight a sidecar with a lion in attendance.
8. The Tiller girls started their career here in 1906.
9. The last show of Dare Devil Curly dived from a great height into a shallow depth of water in 1964.
10. The bone Crusher and The Strangler topped the bill "The Wrestling Horror match" in 1939.
11. With a web of intrigue and underhanded dealing with the main benefactors of the Tower Enterprises were the directors.
12. The first motion picture machine "The Veriscope" appeared in 1899 followed by Hales Tours in 1907.
13. The largest airship in the World circled New Brighton Tower in 1904 traveling at 17 miles per hour and made from steel.
14. Tom M'Inerney a local Liverpool wrestler beat the Russian Champ in June 1903.
15. New Brighton Tower baby shows were an attraction in 1905 with prizes for the heaviest babies the winner over 38lbs and less than 12 months old.
16. The metal tower was dismantled between 1919 and 1921 due to lack of maintenance it was made from mild steel and not wrought iron like Blackpool tower and the Eiffel Tower.

Extracts from the “History of New Brighton Tower and Gardens” by Roy Dutton with 365 pages and over 500 photographs
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5th Mar 2019 8:37am Pair of bedside cabinets [by gerrymoore]
Pair of small bedside cabinets. They were probably home made but shame to fling them. Sizes are 26" high 12" wide and 9" deep with small draw and two shelves. Made from decent wood.

Collection only from Bebington - no delivery sorry.
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1st Mar 2019 7:50pm Oh dear ! [by granny]

Is this true or media nonsense ? You'll have to read it, as I'm not copying and pasting.
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26th Feb 2019 11:57am iCandy Apple buggy. [by TheComputerLab]
Hi, I have an iCandy apple buggy frame in average/ good condition. Tyres need air, maybe new inner tubes. This was a £700 ish buggy when new but has served us well. Would love for someone else to be able to grab it and get some more use. All you need is to add the top attachment depending on baby’s age. Something like this

Free frame to good home or going the tip!

[Linked Image]
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24th Feb 2019 12:02am Pictures of the 3 story houses in Brook Street [by GHAND]
My Mum grew up in 95 Brook Streat Birkenhead and I am desperately trying to find some old pictures of that street, they lived in a 3 story house at number 95, I think it was by where the Bluebell pub was, any old pics would be amazing.
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21st Feb 2019 3:44pm Dispose of old laptop [by johncon]
Hi Guys I have an old Sony Viao laptop to dispose of I have stripped it to remove hard drive but it is complete otherwise and was working . Is there anywhere that recycles them ?
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21st Feb 2019 11:26am Vikings, Wirral [by granny]
A long list relating to the Vikings research in Wirral and Lancashire.

No 34in the list is a Radio broadcast from 2008 with Professor Stephen Harding.

Below is a topic I started on Cross Hill ,Thingwall back in 2014. Not much, but thought linking it might be useful.
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21st Feb 2019 10:25am Huge Tide [by diggingdeeper]
After the recent supermoon we will have a huge 33ft tide today just after noon.
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20th Feb 2019 11:49am 6900 New Jobs Wirral west [by fish5133]
According to Laura Evans and the Wirral West News leaflet just popped through my door 6900 new jobs found in the last 12 months in Wirral West. "6900 new pay packets,6900 more people able to support their families"

Trying to find some stats on unemployment levels.. Trying hard to think where in wirral west these 6900 new jobs are. Thats the equivalent to 2 new Honda car manufacturing plants
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19th Feb 2019 3:41pm Egremont Ferry to Be Destroyed [by diggingdeeper]
Looks like it is end of the road for the Egremont.

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18th Feb 2019 10:34pm Finding Information about Leslie John Robinson. [by Kaylawritinglife]
I am a 3rd year university student at LJMU and am researching into the life of a man named Leslie John Robinson (b.1929) who was born in Wallasey. He had many jobs including working as a van boy for the Birkenhead and District Co-op Bakery on Price Street before going on to join the army (South Lancashire Regiment) serving in Egypt. He then became a police officer and married his wife Hazel and had two children Jane and Andrew. He also had a granddaughter called Nanette. He moved to Teesside before returning back to Tranmere.
If anyone has any information about Leslie or his family/ friends or any images of places such as the Bakery on Price Street or the original Well Lane School I would be incredibly greatful.

Thank you.
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13th Feb 2019 12:30pm Join Us Tonight .. FREE ENTRY .. [by WargamerNik]
Join us tonight .. FREE ENTRY to first time visitors ..Wirral Wargaming Club .. Doors open 6.30pm at the Carrbridge Community Centre, Woodchurch. Next door to the Swimming Baths .. for more details, please visit our website linked in this post..
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