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#177025 - 5th Oct 2007 12:18am Charing cross, Birkenhead 1960's
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#177067 - 5th Oct 2007 12:03pm Re: Charing cross, Birkenhead 1960's [Re: BMW Joe]
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wow

Looks like there was a pretty grand building pulled
down to make way for maccies omg

Not saying Maccies pulled it down.

Good Work Joe happy
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#181244 - 26th Oct 2007 12:49pm Re: Charing cross, Birkenhead 1960's [Re: Mark]
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wow

Looks like there was a pretty grand building pulled
down to make way for maccies omg

Not saying Maccies pulled it down.

Good Work Joe happy


Yes, was a Pub. Can't remember the name tho'
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#181315 - 26th Oct 2007 7:40pm Re: Charing cross, Birkenhead 1960's [Re: chriskay]
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the Pub was called The Grange:) hence the name Grange Shopping Centre. The shopping centre was named after the Pub. The Pub was engulfed in an electrical fire but im not 100% sure cause it was what somebody told me..
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#181334 - 26th Oct 2007 9:06pm Re: Charing cross, Birkenhead 1960's [Re: SoundLad]
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the pub was called The Grange:) hence the name Grange Shopping Centre. The shopping centre was named after the pub. The pub was engulfed in an electrical fire but im not 100% sure cause it was what somebody told me..


Thanks for that; figures I suppose, since it's on the corner of Grange Rd.
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#183285 - 6th Nov 2007 3:10pm Re: Charing cross, Birkenhead 1960's [Re: chriskay]
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I seem to recall that the cylindrical lantern on the top of the lampost in the centre of Grange Road roundabout used to occasionally flash (red) on & off.

I was told at the time that when there was a fatal accident on the roads in B'head, the flashing lantern was switched on for 24hrs.

Can anyone confirm this ??

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#183367 - 6th Nov 2007 7:12pm Re: Charing cross, Birkenhead 1960's [Re: ]
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Can't say I've ever heard about that?
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#183420 - 6th Nov 2007 7:57pm Re: Charing cross, Birkenhead 1960's [Re: BMW Joe]
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Interesting think will ask my older generation wink
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#191009 - 1st Jan 2008 11:32pm Re: Charing cross, Birkenhead 1960's [Re: Mark]
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I beleive this is an older pic of Grange Road c.1905. 4 years after the building on the left was built. Soz about the quality!


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#191031 - 2nd Jan 2008 11:17am Re: Charing cross, Birkenhead 1960's [Re: ghostly1]
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Looking down Charing Cross in th 1920's.


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#191040 - 2nd Jan 2008 12:43pm Re: Charing cross, Birkenhead 1960's [Re: ghostly1]
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Wow amazing pictures thanks for sharing smile

Note :
Note sure if you can, but after the scan if you re-size to
640 x ??? you get a clearer picture. Hope that helps
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#287933 - 30th Jan 2009 4:53pm Re: Charing cross, Birkenhead 1960's [Re: Mark]
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Its true about the light.When my mums little brother was killed by cammell lairds it was lit for him.

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#287992 - 30th Jan 2009 9:52pm Re: Charing cross, Birkenhead 1960's [Re: cookie]
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Yes that light which was an orange colour was on when there had been a road death. The coloum with the light on the top was there prior to the roundabout been built
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#288118 - 31st Jan 2009 4:35pm Re: Charing cross, Birkenhead 1960's [Re: jimbob]
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I remember the Grange being knocked down. it was the end of the drinking fountain that was built in a wall. This was going down from the Grange, before you got to Back Oliver Street. The fountain I am sure was a pinky black colour?
Grew up around Charing Cross and have lots of good memories. Even getting the bus from there to Elmswood Road, and for me it cos 1p and my mum 2p. The no. 28. Thats in the 70's

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#490331 - 23rd Mar 2011 1:27pm Re: Charing cross, Birkenhead 1960's [Re: BMW Joe]
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When was the roundabout demolished.
Used to love being taken there New Years Eve in the 50s (in my early teens) when there would be huge crowds celebrating.
Not being of an age to go into a Pub then - did they stay open until midnight and were they ticket entrance only and usual customers only.
Need a lot of patience and care to cross the road there now


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