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Bromborough Pool #196801
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Whilst researching something else, I discovered that there was another "model village" which pre-dates Port Sunlight by almost 40 years. It was built by the owners of Price's Candle Works for their workers. You can see it on the right hand edge of the map. It seems to be still there today; on Google Earth the location is
53-21-02.59N 2-58-48.74W
On the same map, dated 1899, you can see that the development of Port Sunlight had only just started. Building did not extend beyond Bolton Rd. at that time.

Cheers, Chris.

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Re: Bromborough Pool [Re: chriskay] #196805
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Wow amazing stuff, just checked on Google Maps, deffo still there, the houses and gardens are so uniform.

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Re: Bromborough Pool [Re: MattLFC] #196813
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Where does he find this stuff ?

Excellent....

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Re: Bromborough Pool [Re: Mark] #196823
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I had a house there 5year ago. right were it says 104 in the back garden. that was mine smile

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I've never seen this estate; it's on my list to visit.


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Re: Bromborough Pool [Re: Wheels] #196825
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All good stuff Chris. On the inlet, just east of Pool Bridge is "CC at LW". Something Clear at Low Water ? (Claggy Crud ?)
HWMOT is High Water Ordinary Mean Tides.

Anyone any ideas ?? Answers on the back of a 20 note to ......

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Originally Posted by Pinzgauer
All good stuff Chris. On the inlet, just east of Pool Bridge is "CC at LW". Something Clear at Low Water ? (Claggy Crud ?)
HWMOT is High Water Ordinary Mean Tides.

Anyone any ideas ?? Answers on the back of a 20 note to ......


Questions, questions! You send ME a 20 note & I'll tell you the answer (please don't call my bluff 'till I've found out)
Another point of interest on the map is the Storeton Tramway, running along the frontage of the Sunlight works, to the pier, where the stone was unloaded by crane. This tramway was a source of annoyance to Lever, because it was slightly raised above ground level & difficult to cross. When the quarry closed, Lever bought the land where it was, including Storeton Woods. In fact, the woods to the South of Rest Hill Rd. are still owned by the Leverhulme Estates, although the Friends of Storeton Woods, who look after the rest of the woods, keep trying to buy them.


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HWMOT High Water Mark Ordinary Tides
CC at LW Centre of Channel at low water

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DOH !! Why didn't I think of that ! Many thanks indeed Colgo.

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Thanks, Colgo; wouldn't have got much up there at low water. Probably most stuff, like the quarry stone, would have been moved on flat bottomed barges.


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Re: Bromborough Pool [Re: chriskay] #197548
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" the woods to the South of Rest Hill Rd. are still owned by the Leverhulme Estates, although the Friends of Storeton Woods, who look after the rest of the woods, keep trying to buy them. "

That'd be Hancock's woods. I've been out a few times looking for evidence of the Tramway - some bits are obvious:

- The embankment in Storeton Woods
- The tunnell under the railway opposite Quarry road East

- You can also see bits and bobs of stone from the track bed in house front walls and gardens all of the way up Quarry road East. I love hands-on local History!

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Originally Posted by AR_One


That'd be Hancock's woods. I've been out a few times looking for evidence of the Tramway - some bits are obvious:

- The embankment in Storeton Woods
- The tunnell under the railway opposite Quarry road East

- You can also see bits and bobs of stone from the track bed in house front walls and gardens all of the way up Quarry road East. I love hands-on local history!


You can still just see evidence of the tunnel under Mount Rd. too. When I was a lad you could still get into it, but it's blocked now. I remember you could also see the tracks crossing Rest Hill Rd.


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A friend of mine lives in one of houses, To my knowledge, the village is managed by Riverside housing, with a few privately owned properties.

There are information boards up about the village and prices, as well as some sort of trail.


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who's your friend waddy?

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