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9th Jul 2020 5:35pm Wirral rocks [by GaryFromWirral]
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9th Jul 2020 10:03am What is sitting on roof [by BultacoAstro]
Bee Gees Stayin Alive
Took a photo of this strutting up and down roof. What is it
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7th Jul 2020 3:10pm The new 4 bridges. [by mikeeb]
I was going through all my old photos on google and forgot about these. I was working on the foundations of the 2 new bridges, and whilst bridge A was being excavated for the new foundations some of the old ones where still intact.
I don't know what these are, maybe someone else does, but it looks like the base of the swing bridge.
Incidentally, they were under some other foundations as well.
These were taken on the Wallasey side.
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6th Jul 2020 6:30pm Incident in the Rods [by mikeeb]
The police have been there for a few hours now.
Unmarked, marked vans, and cars there. Also a lot of police present.
They are between the 2 entrances of the Bidston tunnel where a lot of kids have been hanging around for a few weeks.
Anyone know anything?
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2nd Jul 2020 8:59pm Ron Gittins Stories ? [by DaDoRon]
Hello - Do you have any memories or stories about long-time Wirral resident, Ron Gittins who passed away in September 2019? Ron was a colourful and complicated character; very sociable, yet also something of a loner, at times. I'm working with his niece to help her gather stories and recollections about Ron. Doesn't matter whether those memories are big or small, I'd love to hear from you. Many thanks. Martin.
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30th Jun 2020 3:26pm Outdoor swimming pools [by mikeeb]
I was looking at some images of the Derby Pool but one of the images looks odd because the buildings at the end of the pool are not the same as all the other pictures. Maybe it was renovated at some time.
incidentally, I was comparing the timelines with New Brightons pool. The New Brighton pool used to get too busy in summer and there was no room left to accomodate everyone so people would then travel to the Derby Pool. I didn't realise that the prom was extended in 1939 to accomodate the traffic and people, and connect the two pools.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWhxNSX1mak
Picture of the short length of the prom in 1934.
https://britainfromabove.org.uk/en/image/EPW045208
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29th Jun 2020 12:55pm Possible delays to bin collections [by mikeeb]
Due to the fire at Bidston tip yesterday it may cause problems with bin collections. Hope the damage isn't too severe because this will cause major problems.

Originally Posted by Wirral Globe
Wirral Council has warned residents that there may be delays to bin collections following a fire at Bidston Recycling Centre yesterday.

A message on the authority's facebook page advises that general waste, recycling and garden waste collections are all subject to delays as well as the ERIC bulky item collection service.

A spokesperson said: "Please bear with us, teams are working hard to carry on with collections. Leave your bin out by 7am on it’s usual day until it is collected.

"We appreciate your patience and we will update with more information soon."

Bidston tip currently remains closed following the incident.


Clicky

Yesterdays report on the fire
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29th Jun 2020 11:19am New Clatterbridge Cancer Centre Liverpool [by mikeeb]
New Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, Liverpool opens its doors today.
This is an added bonus to the region, and will make it one of the best in the UK.
https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/new...hospital-opens-18505398#comments-section
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28th Jun 2020 1:48pm VHS TAPES FREE [by Reno37]
FREE, FREE . FREE Collection of VHS Cassette Tapes War and Action Movies all in excellent condition in original cassette boxes but no longer required. Will not seperate as the whole collection is FREE to be picked up.
The list is as follows. Patton. Zulu . Platoon. All Quiet on the Western Front . Spartacus. Cross of Iron. The Italian Job. Das Boot. Bridge at Remagen. Green Mile. Anzio. Midway. Great Escape. Brassed Off. The Green Berets. Good.Bad. Ugly. Master & Commander. Its a Wonderful Life . If you have a Video Player this collection may be of interest to you. PM me if interested Thanks
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27th Jun 2020 9:36pm SAE 140 [by Pete_M]
I'm trying to get a litre of SAE 140 for the gearbox on a old Seagull outboard that I've rebuilt, does anyone know who stocks this locally, or will it be a case of using Ebay/ Amaxzon?
Cheers....Pete
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26th Jun 2020 10:14pm Liver building [by cools]
Looks like the Liverpool Liver building is on fire. Do hope it's not a bad one. Just seen on another forumn.
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25th Jun 2020 10:02am Complaint [by BultacoAstro]
Pink Floyd Brain Damage
I walk to Eastham or Brombrough when going over the bridge by the Car show room in bromborough am forced into Bikes as the hedge of Nettles haven't been cut in years. If get injured there is Good Chance i might die as the speed of Electric scooters flying pass by inches. Not asking for Much just to Cut the sidewalk Hedge also i wear headphone`s sometimes i forget to take off when come to WW2 Shelter. I Hate exercise but i know its necessary when getting Old and it helps me lose weight. If Wirral Council reading Cut the Hedge Please or Force the People who Own the Land to do so Thank-You
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20th Jun 2020 5:02pm Let Lucy Go ! [by granny]
Lucy the elephant in a Canadian Zoo.

Take action here.
https://www.leapforlucy.com/?fbclid=IwAR3k5eTrGru9CqaDXfXdL9Zvx9e2BhpyP4VEsVVk-R13TlOUGrqpjRo4pGE


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19th Jun 2020 10:13am Staffie missing [by lincle]
Lovely female Staffy missing from her home in Moreton.Shes brindle,friendly 6 years old & trotted off on 16th ,not been seen since.Shes tagged ,chipped & her family are desperate for news of her. Pics on FB .Lets get this little girl back to her loving family.Thanks
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19th Jun 2020 7:42am Bromborough McDonalds Shooting [by squirrel]
Shooting of a man in Bromborough McDonalds drive through on Thursday, June 18.

At around 5.30pm, emergency services were called to McDonald's on Welton Road, following reports a 21-year-old man had been shot as he sat in the front passenger seat of a car in the drive-thru. He has been taken to hospital for assessment of a leg injury.

More info
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17th Jun 2020 2:34pm Spark plug gap [by madrob]
Any one have a spark plug gap tool i could borrow please
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17th Jun 2020 6:48am walking group [by lincle]
Does anyone know of a wirral walking/climbing /social group for energetic people in the 30-50 age group who will be restarting after the lockdown & distancing rules are lifted . Thanks all keep safe
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15th Jun 2020 10:21pm Mk2 Focus Towbar [by Pete_M]
Can someone advise cheapest place to get a 2nd hand towbar for a 06 focus? Thanks....Pete
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13th Jun 2020 12:31pm Beached whale [by cools]
So sorry to hear this poor whale that was helped out to sea yesterday has beached again . Dee estuary by Thurstathon. Hope they can help it again but it doesn't sound good does it?
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10th Jun 2020 2:06pm Discoloured patch of grass. [by Excoriator]
At the Dell end of Rock Park, there is a patch of grassland between Rock Park Road and the river with Three crack willow trees (one now dead) on it.

I've noticed a dark patch of vegetation on the slope down in the direction of the Car park. It can be clearly seen in Google Earth too, and seems to get darker in wet weather.

I wonder if there was something there that has since been demolished. An Air raid shelter Perhaps?, Or an old house? Or perhaps there was a spring there?

Has anyone else noticed this and been curious enough to find out?.

As a separate issue, many years ago before the New Ferry Hotel was demolished, a group of workers were laying a new gas main and between the Hotel and the car park (Ferry terminal as was) broke into a tunnel. There were steel rails a couple of feet apart and the suspicion was that at one time there might have been a tunnel leading to the hotel cellars where barrels of beer could have been conveniently rolled from the Ferry? Keen to get finished the gang filled in the void and coompleted the job, but I did see a photograph of it taken by a neighbour.

an anyone confirm the existence of this tunnel and its function?
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6th Jun 2020 3:48pm Relics of WW2 [by Excoriator]
on the front wall of Andy's Aquatics in New Ferry, if you look carefully, you can just make out the faded painted letters 'EWS' with an arrow directing you around the corner into Mayfield's North. It is preceded by a number - I think its 350 - in a smaller typeface.

I believe is directions to firemen to an Emergency Water Supply and dates back to WW2 when bombing was quite likely to disrupt the mains water supply. and the 350 was a measure of the distance. I'm not sure if its yards or feet, but 350 feet would take you to near the other end of Mayfields and 350 yards would take you to where the Baths used to be. (There was no bypass then of course)

Has anyone any memory of this?

From what I recall of New Ferry baths I think they were postwar, but if not they may well have been the EWS. Or perhaps the presence of the EWS triggered the idea of constructing baths there?

Any light that can be cast on this would be gratefully appreciated.
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5th Jun 2020 7:35am Lost - Apple watch / Sainsburys Upton [by Littlebear]
I changed something in the engine area while parked up in Sainsbury's car park. I took my Apple watch off and left it on the engine cover, then closed the bonnet and drove off.
Obviously been picked up somewhere, and obviously can't be used as it's locked. This happened on 24th May.
I left a couple of signs up in that area.
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2nd Jun 2020 5:28pm Landfill site [by Excoriator]
Where is the landfill site used by Wirral for rubbish?

I don't mean waste reception centres, I mean where is the actual tip these days?
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1st Jun 2020 3:19pm Where in Laird St is this? [by mikeeb]
Is this Laird St?
There is a lot of old shops and I cannot work it out where about on Laird St it is or was.
[Linked Image]
https://wirralmemories.co.uk/wm_index.php?wm_page=wm-village-birkenhead.php
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1st Jun 2020 6:43am Ford fiob and keys [by phosphor]
Lost at Murryfield near barnston. 079886 009 422
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31st May 2020 6:34pm 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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