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The corner of Cavendish Street and Brassey Street #1036381
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Wondered what the History of this place (now a community centre) may have been?
Could it have been the original church school?


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Just realised there is a part of the community centre also in Bray Street

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If it's the same building, that would mean it's 135 years old (1865)
Would Institute at that time have been a form of school ( as in the BI being Birkenhead Institute a grammar school)?

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The mission hall (or halls as there were two next to each other) were built sometime around 1885 (between 1882 and 1889 from my maps and further verified by the 1875 map).

There was also a mission church appeared on the east corner of Brassey Street and Brill Street at about the same time. Funnily enough this was built opposite Vicar Street which existed long before.

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This was an ambulance station during the war with the vehicles parked in the street.

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I was a pupil at Brassey St School from 1937-1941 and the Institute was open was open for bible lessons.I cant remember the preachers name, He used to preach whilst holding a hand over an ear,We used to call him Father Bunloaf.Aferwards they showed short filns on a cinemategraph.Jimmy 3.


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