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Old Cemetery on the Wirral #1077491
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Can anyone help, please?

As children in the 1950s, my Aunt used to pack a picnic and we'd cross to the Wirral from Liverpool.

One of our well-liked places was an old graveyard with a tiered section that seemed to overlook the river. We children used to run up and down along the tiers looking at the large and sometimes-ornate gravestones. There were seats where we could sit for our picnic. I don't think this section was in use then - the gravestones were quite old, but I have no idea whether this was a large cemetery with parts still in use. The tiered section seemed large to us but we were children.

None of us can recall the cemetery's name and I wonder whether anyone can help, please?

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Re: Old Cemetery on the Wirral [Re: ChrisRobbo] #1077493
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If it was the early fifties, it may have been St Mary's cemetery, if you seen the sea I think you would remember Cammell Lairds as well.

Grange cemetery, West Kirby, a possible, also Flaybrick.

If you use Google maps street view, you can get into Grange and Flaybrick, might jog memories.


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Re: Old Cemetery on the Wirral [Re: ChrisRobbo] #1077496
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Did you get the ferry or the train over?
I cannot find anything on the side by side map.
https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/sid...3.09948&layers=193&right=BingHyb

Re: Old Cemetery on the Wirral [Re: ChrisRobbo] #1077499
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After you had crossed the Mersey did you walk to this spot or get a bus?

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Birkenhead Priory /St Mary's ? here's a sketched map.

https://www.hslc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/108-8-Bushell.pdf


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Surely that wall on Church St would block the view of the river, as Cammel Lairds graving docks were on the other side.

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Originally Posted by bert1

That rules out St Marys then.

Re: Old Cemetery on the Wirral [Re: ChrisRobbo] #1077544
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Could it have been St Hilary's ? That is quite high up , don't know what the view would be like in the 1950's if different from today..


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Re: Old Cemetery on the Wirral [Re: ChrisRobbo] #1077554
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I'm wondering if childhood memories are playing a mind game.. Could you have visited two different places ? The one you describe as tiered and overlooking the Mersey with seating,, sounds to me more like Wallasey Town Hall , but no grave stones ! Just a thought.

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Re: Old Cemetery on the Wirral [Re: granny] #1077565
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This is what I had been thinking - as a child of the 50's I remember lots of families used to sit on the tiers in the summer. Have been mentally walking round the areas of the ferries and cannot think of anywhere else that would fit the bill. The view from St Hilary's is more over to Wales.

ChrisRobbo - do you have any family members buried on the Wirral? Maybe your aunt combined a visit to their grave and then your picnic lunch maybe at the TownHall - just a thought.

Re: Old Cemetery on the Wirral [Re: ChrisRobbo] #1077855
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Also, the Tower Grounds at New Brighton had wide steps between the prom and higher ground. Just past Tommy Manns train, towards Vale Park, where the sandstone wall to one side of the prom. edged the grass bank, and was a popular place for day trippers to stop and rest - and enjoy the view, have a sandwich and and enjoy and ice cream.
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