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recommendation, please muzzy2 Yesterday at 06:39 PM
Can anyone recommend a good fencing guy? Some of mine blew down last week and most I have rung are too busy which is understandable, but just thought maybe you know of a reliable one.
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Car paint jobs PaulRobson 15th Apr 2024 8:54pm
Hi, does anyone know a car painter. Im hoping to find someone decent, but wont cost me the earth. Thx guys smile
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Re: Traffic Wardens diggingdeeper 14th Apr 2024 1:42pm
We spotted a traffic warden of some sort the other day, I was with an ex-traffic warden and made a comment. iirc it was not far from Woodside.

The parking control contract is handled by NSL Services and their operatives may be known as Civil Enforcement Officers.

The Council has backed down from pressure that accused them of profiteering from parking hence contracted out so they don't get the blame - it is a ludicrous claim, you only get a PCN when you are probably parked incorrectly. There is a ten minute grace period on all marked parking areas.

In 2023 there were 16785 PCNs issued, 2457 outstanding, 1337 (8%) successfully appealed and £506,347 received.

In 2024 there were 2957 PCNs issued up to the middle of March.

If you know of regular incorrect parking, inform the Council and they tell NSL who will try and include random checks there. If you know of regular obstruction, inform the Police.

In the future, Wirral "should" be posting annual reports here https://www.patrol-uk.info/annual-report/?au=Metropolitan%20Borough%20of%20Wirral assuming it is not replaced by some other scheme.
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Re: West Kirby flood defences Excoriator 13th Apr 2024 2:35pm
They are now claiming it is a success because the water was far less wild inshore of the barrier!

Excuses, excuses, excuses.....
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Re: Lost river (Well, brook really) diggingdeeper 10th Apr 2024 10:00pm
There are signs that there was another stream heading towards the Bebington Station area from the Highfield Road area, basically the railway line route. Its quite common that railways followed water as it was a quick/cheap way of finding and surveying reasonably level routes.
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Re: Any Decent Restaurant Open On a Mon Evening. Abakumss 8th Apr 2024 8:04am
It's such a letdown when a place doesn't live up to expectations, especially when you're looking for something special.
When I'm in a new place and need a good meal on a Monday evening, I usually steer clear of chain restaurants and opt for local spots instead. Just check out Sacramento restaurants. This city has some hidden gems when it comes to dining out.
If you're still on the hunt for a decent restaurant, you might want to consider checking out The Waterboy or Canon. They're not your run-of-the-mill chain eateries. The food at these places is top-notch, and the ambiance is just right for a relaxing evening out.
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Re: Paddle Steamer Waverley casper 6th Apr 2024 8:09am
I have been on it DD but can't remember where, I think it was the IOW.
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Re: Wirral waters casper 6th Apr 2024 8:07am
Some might say they are welcome to it.

Some might say the same about Birkenhead, but then we could go on all day couldn't we ?
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Re: Through the Window: GWR Paddington to Birkenhead hootmeil 4th Apr 2024 12:15pm
Hi Yoller,

Don't suppose there's any chance you still have that scan handy? I'm unable to access the links!

Thanks,
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Re: The History of Wallasey Village bert1 2nd Apr 2024 1:10pm
Originally Posted by Mazza
Have you got a picture of Buxton House please?

https://www.wikiwirral.co.uk/forums...ey_Around_Gr.html#lg=339940&slide=12
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Re: Moreton History IanFife 1st Apr 2024 2:27pm
Well, yes he did! And I still have his stamp collection in the original album (a bit chaotic as you might expect from a young teenager).
So I think you have solved this for me, thank you.

I was looking for some industrial premises with "Robinson Bros" above the door!!!

Best regards

Ian F
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Re: Campbell Terrace, behind old St. Andrew's Church on Conway KimTheilmann1 1st Apr 2024 1:34pm
Thank you. Definitely a short walk to Charles Thompson Mission.
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Re: Bolts at Bebington Road diggingdeeper 30th Mar 2024 11:44am
There's the Rightway group which have seven(?) stores in Wirral.

There are quite a few independents with a similar format to Bolts but not being part of chains you don't hear about them. New Ferry had a few, Oxton Road, Birkenhead had a few, Wallsey etc.

To be fair to Wickes their products tend to be of more reliable quality than the other large chains, their stocking has gone down the pan, in my last three visits the main item I went for was out of stock.

We are very lucky with Toolstation by Cammell Laird, that is the best run Toolstation I have come across by far, some of them are truly aweful. I tend to click and collect, don't wait for the text, I set off immediately, they always have it ready before I get there.

Screwfix has improved, used to take 20 minutes to buy something even when the shop was empty. Prices are similar to Toolstation now, they used to be dearer.

Don't even think of going to Travis Perkins unless you have trade discount.

I've never taken to Jewson's and they've usually let me down.

B&Q I use only when necessary, the days when staff used to run away when you were asking for help are still stuck in my mind and the cutting machine that was broken more often than working didn't help.

B&M are quite good but their stores are busy and you need to sharpen your elbows or get knocked for six.

Argos stock a lot of stuff, I don't bother with them these days.
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Re: Facial recognition coming in supermarkets? diggingdeeper 27th Mar 2024 3:50pm
Some time ago (probably a decade or more) I was in Argos, I did my stock check on the little machines and wrote the items on paper, then went to the paypoint which immediately put the list of items I had stock checked on the screen. It had clearly tracked me as I could have come from any machine and gone to any paypoint.

I believe trials have done on retinal scan payments but these have been hesitant because of the ease of production of imaged contact lenses which could fool the machine and not be obvious to any assistant.

Any visual recognition system is reasonably fool-able (after all, you look identical to a younger Elon Musk) and there needs to be a separate disconnected confirmation for any financial transactions. Although you hear some ridiculous figures of accuracy, products actually in the marketplace only have few false positives when they have increased false negatives, general purpose accuracy of practical solutions isn't there yet.

A bit unrelated but fingerprint detection on things like mobile phones is widely used but there is a huge flaw in that in practice, if you give me somebody's phone, somewhere around 70% of the time it can be fooled in a couple of seconds without having any connection whatsoever with the person whose fingerprint is correct and without using any electronic equipment. It is so simple I have done it myself unintentionally on occasions. Visual systems always have flaws.

Brain implants are in progress, they will eventually be the norm and be very nearly fool-proof.
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Hot Spot Chippie Broadway Excoriator 26th Mar 2024 7:57pm
What's happening there? Its closed and there is hoarding around the front.

I used to go there for the odd fish and chips but that was some years ago. It was OK but the chips went down in quality.

Sorry its gone though. The staff were always pleasant and kind to me.
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Re: Tall Brick Chimneys diggingdeeper 26th Mar 2024 5:43pm
Originally Posted by Kylix
There is one at the site of the old Blue Funnel Oddysey works on the Dock Road, Birkenhead. Not as old as some, but still standing.

https://maps.app.goo.gl/9boJ1SBfeXY15d9V8

Superb, well done!
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Re: Old Hall in Higher Bebington diggingdeeper 24th Mar 2024 5:58pm
Thanks for posting those maps

The hall itself was in the plot of land that is now bordered by Kings Close, Mount Avenue and Mountway, where the three storey flat roofed flats are.

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.3...6thumbfov%3D100!7i16384!8i8192?entry=ttu
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Netflix 3 Body Problem. BultacoAstro 22nd Mar 2024 8:04am
Pink Floyd Time.
The Netflix series 3 Body Problem wasn't as good as I thought. I watched the Chinese series of it when it came out on Youtube and it seemed much better to this. Still on YouTube if you can stand Subtitles?
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Wisper electric bike. 36v . Dilly 21st Mar 2024 7:36pm
As new having only covered 17.5 miles. Wisper 705 . Hydraulic disc brakes, 7 speed Shimano gears, front and rear lights, step throgh frame with rear rack. Still available on Birkenhead cycles website for £1500. Bright red and unmarked. Ideal commuter or shopping. £600 firm no offers sorry. Cheers Dilly
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Re: This is Elvis GingerTom 21st Mar 2024 9:27am
Originally Posted by GingerTom
Selling two tickets to see Ben Portsmouth “This is Elvis” on the New Brighton Floral Pavillion
12th May 2024 7: 30 pm
Front Stall seats ; M20/M21(good view)
Cost £70 selling £50
Can’t go due to unforeseen circumstances
Originally Posted by GingerTom
Selling two tickets to see Ben Portsmouth “This is Elvis” on the New Brighton Floral Pavillion
12th May 2024 7: 30 pm
Front Stall seats ; M20/M21(good view)
Cost £70 selling £45
Can’t go due to unforeseen circumstances
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