WikiWirral is where great friendships are made.
Forum Statistics
Posts1,032,183
Topics76,128
Members14,145
Forums65
Posts in last 24hrs2
Most Online14,906
Nov 23rd, 2019
Who's Online Now
15 registered members (2 invisible), 1,135 guests, and191 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Popular Topics(Views 7days)
New General Forums
New Wirral History
13th Cheshire Regiment in WW1
by NickWirral. 12th May 2022 11:25pm
1870s Birkenhead Grange Road
by geofflawrence. 23rd Apr 2022 12:37am
Salisbury Road, New Brighton
by moretonkiwi. 22nd Apr 2022 4:48am
Wheatsheaf Hotel 39 Corporation Road
by Lovelfc88. 23rd Dec 2021 5:57pm
Pandh Travel
by RawtenstallBus. 22nd Jan 2021 8:35pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
Cruise liner Anthem of the Seas
Tram by the Penny Bridge
Topic Replies
Docks Housing Development Gone Bust
by diggingdeeper. 20th May 2022 2:32am
Ignoring the law
by WiskinCols. 17th May 2022 2:39pm
Free kids bmx
by madrob. 17th May 2022 9:50am
13th Cheshire Regiment in WW1
by bert1. 16th May 2022 8:24am
Sheldrakes to become private home
by diggingdeeper. 15th May 2022 10:04am
Wheatsheaf Hotel 39 Corporation Road
by bert1. 14th May 2022 8:02pm
Apple iPod
by madrob. 14th May 2022 6:57pm
Tuning MG Midget 79
by Agbarr. 13th May 2022 8:52pm
Ignition Switch Faulty Barrel Worn Key
by Kitec. 11th May 2022 1:06pm
May
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 ?
Previous Topic
Next Topic
Print Topic
Rate Topic
Wirral Coast on TV - Tonight #1074472
7th Feb 2020 11:25am
7th Feb 2020 11:25am
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 756
Wallasey
Norton Offline OP

Veteran
Norton  Offline OP

Veteran
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 756
Wallasey
Our Coast - BBC2 Friday 7th Jan 2020

To quote Culture Liverpool -

All aboard for BBC Two show #OurCoast tonight as this weeks episode features Adrian Chiles, Mehreen Baig and a team of experts explore the spectacular coastlines linked by the Irish Sea and you might even spot our very own Cruise Liverpool terminal in this weeks episode!

They filmed here in Liverpool in July with our fabulous Liverpool Film Office crew when we had the spectacular Cunard Queen Mary 2 with us - keep your eyes peeled for some familiar sights including Mersey Ferries, Sefton Council, Visit Wirral - tune in tonight at 8.00pm* and don't forget to tag us in on social media if you spot us! (images courtesy of BBC).


Note * The time on the BBC schedules says it is broadcast at 20:30. Lasts 1 hour. Repeated ta other times.
This is the first of four programmes. Next week they explore the Anglesey coast.

Google Ads
Re: Wirral Coast on TV - Tonight [Re: Norton] #1074504
7th Feb 2020 11:09pm
7th Feb 2020 11:09pm
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 1,032
Greasby
G
Greenwood Online content
Forum Guide
Greenwood  Online Content
Forum Guide
G
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 1,032
Greasby
I watched it and enjoyed it; quite a varied tour of different aspects of the coast with some great aerial views. Docks, dereliction, squirrels, Hoylake lifeboat (hovercraft), luxury (QM2, a modern mansion) etc; an interesting selection. Looking forward to next week's episode which covers Anglesey.

Re: Wirral Coast on TV - Tonight [Re: Norton] #1074507
8th Feb 2020 4:49am
8th Feb 2020 4:49am
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 576
Cheshire
Y
yoller Offline
Smartchild
yoller  Offline
Smartchild
Y
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 576
Cheshire
It had a lot of good stuff about Birkenhead, but was marred for me by the perennial niggle of presenters thinking Birkenhead is part of Liverpool. They're not the first broadcasters who have proved sloppily incapable of making the distinction. Haven't they noticed the big river separating both places? Also, Adrian Chiles said some of great liners that plied the Atlantic were built in the Liverpool docks. I don't think so.

Last edited by yoller; 8th Feb 2020 4:50am.
Re: Wirral Coast on TV - Tonight [Re: Norton] #1074510
8th Feb 2020 10:07am
8th Feb 2020 10:07am
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 1,032
Greasby
G
Greenwood Online content
Forum Guide
Greenwood  Online Content
Forum Guide
G
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 1,032
Greasby
Ha, I missed the bit about ship-building! Oops. I think the Liverpool / Birkenhead thing is probably to do with the whole area being labelled now as the Liverpool City Region. Hmph. Whoever writes the scripts cannot have been familiar with the area and its History. I'd like to have seen something about Hilbre Island, too.

Re: Wirral Coast on TV - Tonight [Re: Norton] #1074511
8th Feb 2020 11:28am
8th Feb 2020 11:28am
Joined: Apr 2012
Posts: 200
france
J
joney Online content
Addict
joney  Online Content
Addict
J
Joined: Apr 2012
Posts: 200
france
Watched it and enjoyed it despite the mistakes, so thank you Norton. As a child during the war I spent a lot of time around the Birkenhead docks as they were full of interesting things and saw the pumping station on the morning after it was bombed.

Re: Wirral Coast on TV - Tonight [Re: Norton] #1074512
8th Feb 2020 11:34am
8th Feb 2020 11:34am
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 17,739
Wirral
G
granny Offline
Wiki Master
granny  Offline
Wiki Master
G
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 17,739
Wirral


I saw most of the programme about Wirral. I found it really interesting and from a different perspective, even if some of the content might already have been known to locals .

Liverpool have been laying claim to Wirral since around 2002, when their Visit Liverpool Brochure had Wirral described as a
' Suburb of Liverpool' .

That really hacked me off .


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: Wirral Coast on TV - Tonight [Re: Norton] #1074530
8th Feb 2020 8:12pm
8th Feb 2020 8:12pm
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 14,118
Birkenhead
diggingdeeper Offline

Wiki Master
diggingdeeper  Offline

Wiki Master
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 14,118
Birkenhead
It was 1855 when Parliament effectively gave Birkenhead Docks to Liverpool that everything went pear-shaped. From Hansard ....

Quote
There had been two Bills introduced, the Birkenhead Docks Bill and the Liverpool Docks Bill; the former of which involved works on the Birkenhead side of the river, at an expense of 1,500,000l.; and the latter Bill to enlarge the dock accommodation on the Liverpool side of the river, the expense of which: would be not less than 3,500,000l. It was evident that this immense extension on the Liverpool side was caused only by the jealousy which had been excited by the rising prosperity of Birkenhead. Under these circumstances, the Commitee took the unusual step of recommending the parties, instead of spending their money in a fruitless contest, to amalgamate the property on both sides of the river, and put the docks on the Birkenhead side and the Liverpool docks together under one public trust.


This counters the story that Birkenhead were in a financial crisis and that's why they sold the docks to Liverpool, firstly they didn't choose to sell them and secondly they had the money available to advance the docks. The docks were a huge money-maker, if we had been able to keep the docks the whole History of the Wirral from then on would have been different, especially now.


We don't do charity in Germany, We pay taxes. Charity is a failure of governments' responsibilities - Henning Wehn

Moderated by  Mod 

Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Docks Housing Development Gone Bust
by diggingdeeper. 13th May 2022 8:03pm
13th Cheshire Regiment in WW1
by NickWirral. 12th May 2022 11:25pm
Tuning MG Midget 79
by Agbarr. 10th May 2022 5:36pm
T.v aerial
by lincle. 10th May 2022 11:37am
Anyone know someone who can replace a gate post
by muzzy2. 6th May 2022 11:38am
For Sale & Free
Free kids bmx
by madrob. 11th May 2022 7:17pm
Apple iPod
by madrob. 5th May 2022 7:36pm
Super king
by lincle. 4th May 2022 8:25pm
ps3 consoles
by tommybarry. 28th Apr 2022 7:47pm
Photo Enlarger
by Snodvan. 2nd Mar 2018 7:55pm
Member Spotlight
Gibbo
Gibbo
Formby
Posts: 2,247
Joined: December 2010
Show All Member Profiles 
Newest Members
CliveWaring, Achitophe, Lord_Egerton, Staceyjones20, Molilli
14145 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
T.v aerial
by lincle. 10th May 2022 11:37am
Anyone know someone who can replace a gate post
by muzzy2. 6th May 2022 11:38am
4 pallets to be given away
by muzzy2. 6th May 2022 11:32am
Search for short-term furnished rental property
by CarterUSM. 27th Apr 2022 11:15am
News : New Topics
Docks Housing Development Gone Bust
by diggingdeeper. 13th May 2022 8:03pm
Asylum and Rwanda
by diggingdeeper. 16th Apr 2022 11:58am
Sheldrakes to become private home
by Gibbo. 18th Jan 2022 1:51pm
Ignoring the law
by Excoriator. 4th Jul 2018 9:55am
New Enthusiast Forums
Tuning MG Midget 79
by Agbarr. 10th May 2022 5:36pm
Ramp Hire?
by riggsy. 2nd May 2022 8:54am
Ignition Switch Faulty Barrel Worn Key
by fish5133. 14th Aug 2020 9:58pm
Who believes in reincarnation?
by RUDEBOX. 25th Mar 2015 3:46pm
Popular Topics(Views 24hrs)
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Fri 5:02am
Sunset Fri 9:14pm
Local Time Fri 6:55pm
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1.1