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#170877 - 6th Sep 2007 5:36pm Ilchester Square - The Dock Cottages *****
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The dock cottages
which is Know Illchester Sqaure in the North End the big huge field.

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Ive been told that there is alot of History to do with the Dock Cottages in Bidston.

Does anyone have more information?
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#170899 - 6th Sep 2007 6:33pm Re: Ilchester Square - The Dock Cottages [Re: Mark]
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Id happy to research some information as my grandad was born there as my uncle is doing research on the family tree the dock cottages is the main place where focusing.. So give me a couple of days and i'll get some information... The dock cottages got there name as they where built for the dockers hence the name.. I'll get back to you on this smile as its also good information for my uncle doing the family tree..
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#170924 - 6th Sep 2007 6:58pm Re: Ilchester Square - The Dock Cottages [Re: SoundLad]
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Excellent wink

I have heard that the toliets were a Curtain from the Kitchen
and then there was a "Thunder Box" where the goodies would drop
and roll down and out, and then there would be someone
who would come along and empty the pit every week or so.

Just sounds smelly to me Phoooey
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#170968 - 6th Sep 2007 8:21pm Re: Ilchester Square - The Dock Cottages [Re: Mark]
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Right been talking to my mum about them and all she knows is that her dad was born there no History from here but i did google around and found this smile

http://www.bbc.co.uk/liverpool/voices/bhead.shtml
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#170971 - 6th Sep 2007 11:30pm Re: Ilchester Square - The Dock Cottages [Re: SoundLad]
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remaining buildings at Ilchester Square


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In 1847 the Birkenhead Dock Warehousing Company opened its first warehouse, capable of holding 80,000 tons of goods. A line called the Dock Extension railway was carried round the whole, and the company erected, for their workmen, the Dock Cottages. This entire property is now under the authority of the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board. The pile of buildings known as the corn warehouses are traversed by a canal which gives access to its several departments, and are provided with mechanical grain-elevators. There are also extensive lairages for live-stock, and cold storage for dead meat. On the north and north-east, and partly on the east, Birkenhead is bounded by its docks, which extend, for a distance exceeding 2 m., from the landing-stage at Woodside Ferry to the Wallasey Bridge

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#171027 - 7th Sep 2007 1:18pm Re: Ilchester Square - The Dock Cottages [Re: Davey_Martin]
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Lee ive seen a paper back book of that article and the pictures too, you can get it from the library. I will go and ask the neighbour down the street what it was called wink

Davey - Good article, how many things are going on in 1847.
I think its Boom Town for Birkenhead.

Ive also been told about another print, that may be the same one
as the neighbour told me about. I will have to write the names down smack
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#171033 - 7th Sep 2007 2:52pm Re: Ilchester Square - The Dock Cottages [Re: Mark]
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Down our Lobby is the name of the Book.
Softback No more than 50 60 pages.


Its actual Statements from local people.
You should be able to get it from the Libary.
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#171156 - 7th Sep 2007 11:34pm Re: Ilchester Square - The Dock Cottages [Re: Mark]
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oh thanks for that mark.. Cheers. i'll have a look be good for my mum to read as well.. happy
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#207232 - 16th Feb 2008 1:33am Re: Ilchester Square - The Dock Cottages [Re: SoundLad]
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that name, Ilchester square, rings a bell, not sure if there is an Ilchester road as well but my brain seems to recall I had a Gran called Anson on this Ilchester road but i was about 4 when she died about 25 years ago, but the Anson clan was a tad large apparently. One of her daughters (my great Aunt) Dot Godfrey Still lives on Hoylake Road, hence my links to this part of the world and the History (I found all you folks by googlin Biddy Hill) she used to be able to tell me all about this area, Never spoke for a while now tho. I very vaugley remember little shunter trains shoving stuff along the railway down the north end. this would have been early to mid 80's and going over level crossings at at duke street and stuff. then the north end that i knew was the North End that has been pulled down over the last few years,was the houses that were built to replace the ones by the blood tub. Someone also mentions a tapestry in the museum, Is that the Museum with the picture of 'the earliest known view of leverpool' with a picture of an old wooden fort and a stone church.

PS is the bloodtub still an open Pub and what is this area like now?
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#207242 - 16th Feb 2008 8:23am Re: Ilchester Square - The Dock Cottages [Re: placidmaster]
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blood tub still open but no new houses yet
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#207311 - 16th Feb 2008 7:11pm Re: Ilchester Square - The Dock Cottages [Re: jonno40]
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does anyone still go there, it always looked derelict when i lived there
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#207433 - 17th Feb 2008 8:05am Re: Ilchester Square - The Dock Cottages [Re: placidmaster]
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Ilchester Square had a bad reputation iirc, am sure there was flat's there year's ago but they were knocked down in the late 90's.

The area is still full of scum, although having said that, most of the houses in that part of the North End are empty and derelict nowadays; they can't even pay people to live there so bad is the area. They are gradually getting torn down though.

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#207435 - 17th Feb 2008 8:30am Re: Ilchester Square - The Dock Cottages [Re: MattLFC]
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Ilchester square was knocked down way before the nineties(see blood tub thread) . The buildings that the blood tub are part of are the Stanley buildings. Both the Dock cottages and Ilchester square were as you said matt quite infamous and by all acounts not good places to live . There is an excellent book which is mentioned on here in other posts/threads called Down our lobby.and is a potted History of the dock cottages made up of first hand stories from some of there inhabitants. Good Book


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#208150 - 19th Feb 2008 3:47pm Re: Ilchester Square - The Dock Cottages [Re: jonno40]
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Some Pictures from around Illchester Sqaure.











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#208191 - 19th Feb 2008 5:46pm Re: Ilchester Square - The Dock Cottages [Re: Mark]
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I wonder if the council would allow an execavation of some area's ? I.e. GeoPhys it (search for stuff under ground) and see if there is any old artifacts and or old Brick from the Cottages or actual Basements of the Cottages if they had any it would be a Good intrest base but i doubt the council would allow you to and to be honest they might think it as a Money making op and charge you to the ends of the earth... But would be a good idea in all counts.............. smile
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