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Books: Three Wirral reprints FOR SALE #1062344
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I have three books to part with, each of which was produced as a special limited edition (of 500), by the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral:
1) Auld-Lang-Syne - Recollections and Rural Records of Old Claughton, Birkenhead and Bidston with Other Reminiscences
2) A Perambulation of the Hundred of the Wirral in the County of Chester
3) Twixt Mersey and Dee

All are in excellent condition.
If interested, please let me know, or ask if you'd like me to post the full description of each.
I have recently seen identical titles for Sale at £50, £12 and £40 respectively. So hopefully someone might be interested in the set of three for offers over £60?
Thanks

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What's the age of the "Twixt Mersey and Dee" book?

Re: Books: Three Wirral reprints FOR SALE [Re: ex_Meols_guy] #1062489
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Sorry for the delay Gibbo.

Here's the description of all three.................

Auld-Lang-Syne - Recollections and Rural Records of Old Claughton, Birkenhead and Bidston with Other Reminiscences
By H B NEILSON
ISBN 090458223x
Published 1996
Hardcover 296 pages
Blue binding, protected by clear plastic cover.
blue, Department of Leisure Services & Tourism, Metropolitan Borough of Wirral. 1996. (ISBN: 090458223X). Condition: Fine
First published in 1935, this special edition was published by the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral in 1996 and is number 293 of 500 printed copies.

A Perambulation of the Hundred of the Wirral in the County of Chester
By Harold Edgar Young
ISBN: 0904582116
Published 1992
Hardcover 220 pages
Green binding with original dustwrapper.
Condition: Book Fine, but slight browning of the paper cover, which has a 2" x 3" piece cut from the inner fold (see photo).
First published in 1909, this special edition was published by the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral in 1992 and is number 377 of 500 printed copies

Twixt Mersey and Dee
By Hilda Gamlin 1992
ISBN: 0904582132
Published 1992
Number 276 of 500 printed copies
Hardcover 301 pages
Brown binding:
Condition: Very good/Fine
First published in 1897, this special edition was published by the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral in 1992

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How much would you take for the auld lang syne?

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Hi Mike 1965.
So sorry for the long delay....... due to hospital and medical issues. Now back to normal.
I do appreciate that you may not now be interested, but if you are, then I'd take £35 plus £4 postage.
Feel free to phone me on 01824-780748.

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Wonder if you can help me. As a kid I was a choirboy at St Oswald's in Bidston. The churchyard was a magical place, and there was a legend that, while digging a grave back in the 19thC, the workment uncovered an older burial - the skeleton of a giant! I read about it a local History that my parents had - probably either 'Twixt Mersey and Dee' or a book called 'The Hundred of Wirral'. Do you recognise this yarn?

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The Giant Skeletons under the chancellery story is related to St Oswald's, Winwick, Lancashire in 1828.

The average height of a Lancashire male in 1828 was about 5ft 5 inches, the title "Giant" could have been anyone 5ft 10 inches or taller.

Skeletons can appear to significantly taller than living people due to either the way the are measured (toe to head instead of heel to head) plus the lack of compression on the skeleton which can make a few inches difference.


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