WikiWirral 14yrs online 24/7 365 days a year.
Forum Statistics
Posts1,000,539
Topics73,990
Members12,510
Forums65
Posts in last 24hrs51
Most Online7,831
Apr 8th, 2013
Who's Online Now
74 registered members (alan128, 16 invisible), 1,359 guests, and197 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


Popular Topics(Views 7days)
357 smart tv
New General Forums
Xmas just gome now Easter
by keef666. 20th Jan 2018 2:49pm
Happy Birthday
by RUDEBOX. 18th Jan 2018 12:13am
Evacuate ! Evacuate !
by granny. 16th Jan 2018 6:53pm
Getting old sucks
by snowhite. 16th Jan 2018 5:00pm
New Wirral History
Ellesmere Port town centre redevelopment?
by yoller. 5th Jan 2018 5:12pm
Lunts Cake Factory on Hoylake Rd.
by jeffappleyard. 22nd Dec 2017 8:30pm
Brook St Birkenhead
by chris7777. 27th Jun 2014 11:46am
Wirral History. 1860 - 1960...
by johnsonjl. 12th Aug 2012 10:21pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
War memorial, Flaybrick Cemetery, today
clipper yachts arriving for round the world race
Topic Replies
What is happening next to Central Library?
by diggingdeeper. 21st Jan 2018 5:24pm
New Forums Software
by diggingdeeper. 21st Jan 2018 5:07pm
Knitted blankets for charities?
by Greenwood. 21st Jan 2018 3:30pm
Vax hoover
by madrob. 21st Jan 2018 3:06pm
Proposed new Lidl store for Birkenhead
by dustymclean. 21st Jan 2018 12:41pm
Puppy Incubator
by rocks. 21st Jan 2018 12:37pm
Sliding mirrored wardrobe doors
by dustymclean. 21st Jan 2018 12:36pm
RIP Jim Rodford (Zombies/Kinks)
by assassin. 21st Jan 2018 12:23pm
Parking charges on Wirral's promenades?
by dustymclean. 20th Jan 2018 9:33pm
January
M T W T F S S
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31
Recent Posts : What's On ?
British Ironworks Centre Oswestry
by Greenwood. 19th Jan 2018 9:23am
Local History Fair 2018
by Greenwood. 19th Jan 2018 9:16am
Previous Topic
Next Topic
Print Topic
Rate Topic
Birkenhead Bantams #1027978
3rd Jan 2017 3:45pm
3rd Jan 2017 3:45pm
Joined: Aug 2013
Posts: 2,185
Wirral
C
cools Offline OP
Forum Addict
cools  Offline OP
Forum Addict
C
Joined: Aug 2013
Posts: 2,185
Wirral
A little off topic I know but related to WW2. I was looking on line through old photographs of Bebington, Birkenhead and spotted one with a line of soldiers think they called them Birkenhead Bantams and every soldier was under 5ft 3ins.Never heard that fact before anyone else?

Google Ads
Re: Birkenhead Bantams [Re: w10694] #1027979
3rd Jan 2017 4:17pm
3rd Jan 2017 4:17pm
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 490
Cheshire
Y
yoller Online content
Smartchild
yoller  Online Content
Smartchild
Y
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 490
Cheshire
The story of the Bantams, battalions of smaller men first formed in Birkenhead during the Great War, is quite well-known. Here's a book about them ...

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cheshire-B...mp;sr=1-1&keywords=bantam+battalions

Re: Birkenhead Bantams [Re: cools] #1028002
4th Jan 2017 8:18am
4th Jan 2017 8:18am
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 1,478
wallasey
C
casper Online content
Forum Addict
casper  Online Content
Forum Addict
C
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 1,478
wallasey
I remember reading somewhere about Jack Haworth aka Albert Tatlock of Coronation Street fame, who was a serving bantam during the great war.

Re: Birkenhead Bantams [Re: cools] #1028168
6th Jan 2017 11:41pm
6th Jan 2017 11:41pm
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 15,234
Wirral
granny Offline

Wiki Master
granny  Offline

Wiki Master
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 15,234
Wirral

Were they used for special or different duties ?


Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.
~Chief Seattle
Re: Birkenhead Bantams [Re: granny] #1028210
7th Jan 2017 7:25pm
7th Jan 2017 7:25pm
Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 289
Upton, Wirral
L
locomotive Online content
Addict
locomotive  Online Content
Addict
L
Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 289
Upton, Wirral
No, they just did normal duties.


Moderated by  Mark 

Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Knitted blankets for charities?
by Greenwood. 21st Jan 2018 3:30pm
RIP Jim Rodford (Zombies/Kinks)
by diggingdeeper. 21st Jan 2018 10:52am
What is happening next to Central Library?
by Littlebear. 19th Jan 2018 11:46pm
Local History Fair 2018
by RUDEBOX. 18th Jan 2018 7:20pm
Major Electrical Disaster - Birkenhead
by diggingdeeper. 18th Jan 2018 1:12pm
For Sale & Free
Vax hoover
by madrob. 21st Jan 2018 3:06pm
Sliding mirrored wardrobe doors
by spgb1a. 21st Jan 2018 12:02pm
Puppy Incubator
by rocks. 20th Jan 2018 8:43pm
Barracuda Boy's 24 X Jibe Alloy 18-speed Cycle
by ynwa96. 20th Jan 2018 3:01pm
Mirror cam. Car camera fits on mirror.
by spider. 20th Jan 2018 1:13pm
Member Spotlight
Mark
Mark
Wirral
Posts: 21,160
Joined: November 2003
Show All Member Profiles 
Newest Members
OzScouser, Bluenoze, Tikitour2018, Stevo125, Justin
12510 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
MissGuided (43)
New Wirral Info
Knitted blankets for charities?
by Greenwood. 21st Jan 2018 3:30pm
What is happening next to Central Library?
by Littlebear. 19th Jan 2018 11:46pm
Local History Fair 2018
by RUDEBOX. 18th Jan 2018 7:20pm
British Ironworks Centre Oswestry
by fish5133. 14th Jan 2018 11:53pm
Tranmere Rovers carbooty
by assassin. 13th Jan 2018 3:21pm
News : New Topics
Major Electrical Disaster - Birkenhead
by diggingdeeper. 18th Jan 2018 1:12pm
RIP Bella Emberg
by Norton. 13th Jan 2018 4:40pm
4 bridges completion delay
by pacef8. 11th Jan 2018 7:00pm
Mount pleasant road, wallasey
by Ardneil. 11th Jan 2018 10:45am
Brexit payment
by venice. 10th Jan 2018 2:56pm
New Enthusiast Forums
RIP Jim Rodford (Zombies/Kinks)
by diggingdeeper. 21st Jan 2018 10:52am
Help with Humax
by muzzy2. 18th Jan 2018 10:02am
smart tv
by eggandchips. 17th Jan 2018 2:43pm
Pets Meds Online
by venice. 16th Jan 2018 11:54am
AdultSwine malware
by assassin. 15th Jan 2018 9:05pm
Popular Topics(Views 24hrs)
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Sun 8:12am
Sunset Sun 4:34pm
Local Time Sun 5:59pm
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1.1