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#195770 - 17th Jan 2008 2:05pm Rock Retail Park
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Here's an extract from a 1912 Ordnance Survey map. I've marked the location of the Rock in red. You may find it interesting to switch between the map & the same area on Google Earth. An interesting thing is to see the extent of the railway system. Notice all the lines headed off to the right to Cammell Laird's & the extensive Mollington St. loco sheds. Town station is just off the top of the map, it was closed to passengers in 1945 & completely in 1961. You can see the dock lines branching off just to the left, about to enter the Haymarket tunnel. Another point of interest is Pearson Rd., which was built to allow the trams to get up from Argyle St. South to Church Rd. (the tram lines are marked on the map).

Cheers, Chris.


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#195780 - 17th Jan 2008 3:08pm Re: Rock Retail Park [Re: chriskay]
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Brilliant Chris. smile
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#195783 - 17th Jan 2008 4:21pm Re: Rock Retail Park [Re: BMW Joe]
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#195786 - 17th Jan 2008 4:30pm Re: Rock Retail Park [Re: Brummy_Ben]
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yeh grate find mate looks so diffrent
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#195820 - 17th Jan 2008 6:34pm Re: Rock Retail Park [Re: krisGTi]
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Thanks for that, my mum was born in thomas street (hex club) and i alway wondered what it looked like with houses on it rather then what is it now, Ford transit car park.
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#195862 - 17th Jan 2008 8:22pm Re: Rock Retail Park [Re: Cali_16v]
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Nice find Chris, cheers!

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#195921 - 17th Jan 2008 9:52pm Re: Rock Retail Park [Re: MattLFC]
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cool smile i love old maps it really shows how it used to be...
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#195941 - 17th Jan 2008 10:37pm Re: Rock Retail Park [Re: SoundLad]
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Anyone who's interested in having old maps should have a look at
www.alangodfreymaps.co.uk There's quite a few there & they're not expensive. I've bought quite a few myself.

Cheers, Chris.
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#195942 - 17th Jan 2008 10:38pm Re: Rock Retail Park [Re: SoundLad]
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That's so weired to see that, and as you say the amount of
track that was down, its more like a city railway.
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#195949 - 17th Jan 2008 11:39pm Re: Rock Retail Park [Re: Mark]
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Well, Mark, that's how it was when Britain was an industrialised country & actually made things which we exported. Remember, when looking at that forest of lines that only 2 carried passengers through to Woodside. (Well, not counting the Mersey Railway lines). This amount of track was the norm in most towns.

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#195968 - 18th Jan 2008 3:06am Re: Rock Retail Park [Re: chriskay]
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i have the whole map in my timetable box which lots of timetables in it and my old house in yelverton rd is on it

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#195984 - 18th Jan 2008 9:49am Re: Rock Retail Park [Re: LukeORourke]
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Hi, Lukeo25, what sort of timetables; bus/train/ferry? If they're old, maybe you could scan a couple & post them here.

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#195989 - 18th Jan 2008 10:08am Re: Rock Retail Park [Re: chriskay]
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That would be very interesting too wink
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#196027 - 18th Jan 2008 3:10pm Re: Rock Retail Park [Re: Mark]
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Showed this to my dad (70)

Say he remembers the old lines, and the ones running of to the left off the map where the service lines for Cammell Lairds. Apprently they stopped shortly off the edge of the picture.

Would be good to see a map of Cammell Lairds back in it's heyday
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#196032 - 18th Jan 2008 3:35pm Re: Rock Retail Park [Re: Cali_16v]
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Originally Posted By: Dazzz
Showed this to my dad (70)

Say he remembers the old lines, and the ones running of to the left off the map where the service lines for Cammell Lairds. Apprently they stopped shortly off the edge of the picture.

Would be good to see a map of Cammell Lairds back in it's heyday


Lines running off to the right, actually. If you want to see more about Cammell Laird's, have a visit to Wirral Museum; they've got lots about it there.

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