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?
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.
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.
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.
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
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