WikiWirral its great, register, enjoy and welcome.
Forum Statistics
Posts1,011,621
Topics74,716
Members12,819
Forums66
Posts in last 24hrs16
Most Online7,831
Apr 8th, 2013
Who's Online Now
61 registered members (alan128, 12 invisible), 1,053 guests, and320 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


Popular Topics(Views 7days)
260 Phones
New General Forums
snowmen?
by locomotive. 14th Dec 2018 7:22pm
Looking for Gamers and New Members
by WargamerNik. 11th Dec 2018 10:21am
This Day in 2001
by granny. 29th Nov 2018 11:56am
HAPPY BIRTHDAY LOCOMOTIVE
by snowhite. 24th Nov 2018 2:36pm
New Wirral History
Medieval Wirral.
by granny. 12th Dec 2018 11:02am
Carr House, Moreton
by granny. 11th Dec 2018 10:42pm
Bromborough - Marfords Estate
by billy_anorak59. 10th Dec 2018 12:35pm
762 Whitt's End Wine & Cocktail Bar 43 Market Stre
by derekdwc. 29th Nov 2018 11:15pm
758 Withens Lane Sports & Social Club
by derekdwc. 29th Nov 2018 11:11pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
WW1 Monument, Birkenhead
No more bridge, never be the same
Topic Replies
Chutneys. Never again
by diggingdeeper. 14th Dec 2018 5:54pm
LEDs again
by diggingdeeper. 14th Dec 2018 5:44pm
Fibre Broadband
by Near_Oval. 14th Dec 2018 4:46pm
Border, no Border. Deal, no Deal
by diggingdeeper. 14th Dec 2018 1:33am
Coventry
by fish5133. 13th Dec 2018 10:22pm
Christmas
by fish5133. 13th Dec 2018 9:50pm
What song are you listening to?
by starakita. 13th Dec 2018 2:34pm
Medieval Wirral.
by Gibbo. 13th Dec 2018 10:20am
Carr House, Moreton
by granny. 13th Dec 2018 12:13am
December
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 ?
Coventry
by fish5133. 13th Dec 2018 10:22pm
Christmas
by fish5133. 13th Dec 2018 9:50pm
Previous Topic
Next Topic
Print Topic
Rating 5
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Where is this Birkenhead wartime street? #1053874
24th Mar 2018 8:03am
24th Mar 2018 8:03am
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 526
Cheshire
Y
yoller Online content OP
Smartchild
yoller  Online Content OP
Smartchild
Y
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 526
Cheshire
This is a colourised wartime photo which appeared in the Daily Mail Weekend magaine a few weeks ago.

The caption says: ‘House proud: The war was on but that was no reason to let standards slip. A Mrs Stanford and her baby pass a woman keeping her doorstep squeaky clean in Birkenhead, Merseyside, in 1944.’

I wonder if anyone can identify the street?

Attached Files
Google Ads
Re: Where is this Birkenhead wartime street? [Re: yoller] #1053878
24th Mar 2018 11:02am
24th Mar 2018 11:02am
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 500
Canada
tigertiger1953 Offline

Smartchild
tigertiger1953  Offline

Smartchild
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 500
Canada
William Street, near Argyle Street .....looks different now!

Last edited by tigertiger1953; 24th Mar 2018 11:12am.
Re: Where is this Birkenhead wartime street? [Re: yoller] #1053901
24th Mar 2018 5:44pm
24th Mar 2018 5:44pm
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 526
Cheshire
Y
yoller Online content OP
Smartchild
yoller  Online Content OP
Smartchild
Y
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 526
Cheshire
Thanks for that. I seem to remember there were still some houses in William Street in the early 1960s, but that whole area has long been totally transformed.

I think that brick structure in the road at the end of the street is an air raid shelter.

Re: Where is this Birkenhead wartime street? [Re: yoller] #1053902
24th Mar 2018 6:15pm
24th Mar 2018 6:15pm
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 12,169
Birkenhead
diggingdeeper Offline

Wiki Master
diggingdeeper  Offline

Wiki Master
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 12,169
Birkenhead
The building behind the air raid shelter still exists.


In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act. George Orwell

We should judge our economy by the absence of poverty, not the number of billionaires - Jeremy Corbyn
Re: Where is this Birkenhead wartime street? [Re: diggingdeeper] #1053904
24th Mar 2018 6:59pm
24th Mar 2018 6:59pm
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 526
Cheshire
Y
yoller Online content OP
Smartchild
yoller  Online Content OP
Smartchild
Y
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 526
Cheshire
Originally Posted by diggingdeeper
The building behind the air raid shelter still exists.


Is that Market Street?

Re: Where is this Birkenhead wartime street? [Re: yoller] #1053905
24th Mar 2018 9:13pm
24th Mar 2018 9:13pm
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 12,169
Birkenhead
diggingdeeper Offline

Wiki Master
diggingdeeper  Offline

Wiki Master
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 12,169
Birkenhead
Its the back of Market Street

Attached Files
2018-03-24_211154.jpg (99 downloads)

In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act. George Orwell

We should judge our economy by the absence of poverty, not the number of billionaires - Jeremy Corbyn
Re: Where is this Birkenhead wartime street? [Re: diggingdeeper] #1053911
25th Mar 2018 6:24am
25th Mar 2018 6:24am
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 8,054
tranmere
B
bert1 Offline

Wiki Veteran
bert1  Offline

Wiki Veteran
B
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 8,054
tranmere
The building behind the shelter was 35 Market St, at that time, H Murphie, Jewellers. 33-35 Market St.

Attached Files
william st.JPG (81 downloads)

God help us,
Come yourself,
Don't send Jesus,
This is no place for children.


Bertieone.
Re: Where is this Birkenhead wartime street? [Re: yoller] #1053912
25th Mar 2018 7:30am
25th Mar 2018 7:30am
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 526
Cheshire
Y
yoller Online content OP
Smartchild
yoller  Online Content OP
Smartchild
Y
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 526
Cheshire
Tiger, DD and Bert, thanks for the info - great stuff.

Re: Where is this Birkenhead wartime street? [Re: yoller] #1053919
25th Mar 2018 10:35am
25th Mar 2018 10:35am
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 500
Canada
tigertiger1953 Offline

Smartchild
tigertiger1953  Offline

Smartchild
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 500
Canada
Originally Posted by yoller
Thanks for that. I seem to remember there were still some houses in William Street in the early 1960s, but that whole area has long been totally transformed.

I think that brick structure in the road at the end of the street is an air raid shelter.


There was. My Mother was an agent for Howards, a credit goods company at the time. She kept me off school frequently to help her. We used to collect weekly subs and deliver goods all over Birkenhead. William Street was one of our visits.

Re: Where is this Birkenhead wartime street? [Re: yoller] #1053921
25th Mar 2018 11:11am
25th Mar 2018 11:11am
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 496
Wallasey
Gold_Moon Offline
Smartchild
Gold_Moon  Offline
Smartchild
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 496
Wallasey
I can't see any of the pictures!? cry I get the following message on all of them -


"You do not have access to download this attachment.

Return to the previous page or use search if you are looking for something specific."


What gives?!

Admin Note : Please note a valid subscription is required to view images within the History Section. Visit your account Subscriptions and subscribe. This also supports the History forum.

Last edited by Mark; 30th Mar 2018 11:50am.
Re: Where is this Birkenhead wartime street? [Re: yoller] #1053922
25th Mar 2018 11:13am
25th Mar 2018 11:13am
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 3,485
Wirral
V
venice Offline

Forum Guardian
venice  Offline

Forum Guardian
V
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 3,485
Wirral
DD, Bert, how the hell do you DO that !!!! One road out of the hundreds and hundreds in Birkenhead, where original buildings were samey 2 up 2 down Corrie type roads , the buildings are now unrecognizable or missing ---- fencing different new full grown trees, roads no doubt resurfaced -- Im intrigued , what was the thing that gave you the clues? -- Ah, was it that you recognized an air raid shelter and narrowed it down from pinpointing all of those? Was there a map of air raid shelters?

Re: Where is this Birkenhead wartime street? [Re: venice] #1053923
25th Mar 2018 11:24am
25th Mar 2018 11:24am
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 8,054
tranmere
B
bert1 Offline

Wiki Veteran
bert1  Offline

Wiki Veteran
B
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 8,054
tranmere
The credit goes to Tiger, he recognised the street, DD and I only followed up after.


God help us,
Come yourself,
Don't send Jesus,
This is no place for children.


Bertieone.
Re: Where is this Birkenhead wartime street? [Re: yoller] #1053925
25th Mar 2018 12:03pm
25th Mar 2018 12:03pm
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 500
Canada
tigertiger1953 Offline

Smartchild
tigertiger1953  Offline

Smartchild
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 500
Canada
Thanks Bert. It was the stonework around the doorways and windows that did it. It's not typical of later terraces in Birkenhead and I think William Sreet being where it is was one of the older streets. Also pretty sure that woman scrubbing the pavement was still around!

Re: Where is this Birkenhead wartime street? [Re: yoller] #1053927
25th Mar 2018 12:07pm
25th Mar 2018 12:07pm
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 3,485
Wirral
V
venice Offline

Forum Guardian
venice  Offline

Forum Guardian
V
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 3,485
Wirral
Ah, sorry tiger, I missed your post altogether it seems . Well spotted.

Re: Where is this Birkenhead wartime street? [Re: venice] #1053931
25th Mar 2018 2:19pm
25th Mar 2018 2:19pm
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 500
Canada
tigertiger1953 Offline

Smartchild
tigertiger1953  Offline

Smartchild
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 500
Canada
Haha no problem. Looking at Bert's map and comparing it to DD's current scene, it is sad to think that all those happy little homes are no more.

Page 1 of 2 1 2

Moderated by  Mod 

Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Coventry
by fish5133. 13th Dec 2018 10:22pm
Medieval Wirral.
by granny. 12th Dec 2018 11:02am
Carr House, Moreton
by granny. 11th Dec 2018 10:42pm
Looking for Gamers and New Members
by WargamerNik. 11th Dec 2018 10:21am
Bromborough - Marfords Estate
by billy_anorak59. 10th Dec 2018 12:35pm
For Sale & Free
Panasonic HC VX870 4K camcorder
by gerrymoore. 11th Dec 2018 8:36am
Sea fishing shelter
by paul110180. 9th Dec 2018 10:13am
Pool table etc 25x 55" approx
by Snodvan. 7th Dec 2018 7:13pm
Hotpoint slimline dishwasher free
by silvertigra. 6th Dec 2018 12:33pm
Black Leather massage recliner chair
by alicia1. 4th Dec 2018 1:40pm
Member Spotlight
Norton
Norton
Wallasey
Posts: 693
Joined: September 2011
Show All Member Profiles 
Newest Members
nigeL45, Paowie1, LairdArrowe, SEdwards, Bill1
12819 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Coventry
by fish5133. 13th Dec 2018 10:22pm
Christmas
by granny. 4th Dec 2018 3:24pm
Bollards
by fish5133. 2nd Dec 2018 11:10pm
Contacting an old school friend?
by gerrymoore. 1st Dec 2018 11:29am
What? Did I really hear this??
by venice. 28th Nov 2018 11:03pm
News : New Topics
Mobile phone probs
by cools. 6th Dec 2018 5:58pm
Border, no Border. Deal, no Deal
by granny. 5th Dec 2018 11:57am
Submarine Assoc Diary lost
by BandyCoot. 3rd Dec 2018 4:35pm
Monks Ferry Slipway - Closed
by Jeremy. 3rd Dec 2018 12:46pm
Doorstep Hawkers
by granny. 1st Dec 2018 5:15pm
New Enthusiast Forums
Phones
by venice. 9th Dec 2018 11:39pm
Lost Jack Russell
by venice. 7th Dec 2018 3:07pm
Budgie Found
by flybynight. 1st Dec 2018 4:33pm
CAT
by lincle. 29th Nov 2018 11:00pm
Sky TV
by Peter0787. 29th Nov 2018 9:21pm
Popular Topics(Views 24hrs)
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Fri 8:21am
Sunset Fri 3:52pm
Local Time Fri 10:53pm
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1.1