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Re: Birkenhead Tram System (1926) [Re: SoundLad] #189778
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Oh, thanks, Lee. Do you happen to remember the name?


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Re: Birkenhead Tram System (1926) [Re: chriskay] #189799
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The ticket printers opposite the tram/bus depot in Laird Street was Auto Tickets Ltd. Also remember it being called Victory Kidder. Not too sure which came first. Being a collector of ticket machines and bus/tram tickets (B'head & L'pool mainly), most of the "Bell Punch" type tickets used by B'head Corporation Transport had "Auto Tickets Ltd" on the bottom of most values.

Sorry, wandering off topic again. Maybe start another thread on old B'head ticket stuff sometime if anyone's interested. They used to have a limited display of tickets/machines down at the Bus Museum, Taylor St.

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Used to be a driver at Arriva Depot, Laird St. Before this new depot, the old one was basically the original tram depot, huge inside, covering almost the entire area of the new bus park!
Osed to see all the exposed tracks inside when the modern concrete floor used to lift! At that time ,the present offices used to be a homeless drop in centre, saw some sights in the depot then!! doh
Rumour has it that when building this new depot, the demolition guys uncovered some underground bunkers/shelters! Any more info on this?? Could be your missing link between Tranmere and Bidston!!!! Ha Ha!!
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Re: Birkenhead Tram System (1926) [Re: ] #189805
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Originally Posted by Pinzgauer
The ticket printers opposite the tram/bus depot in Laird Street was Auto Tickets Ltd. Also remember it being called Victory Kidder. Not too sure which came first. Being a collector of ticket machines and bus/tram tickets (B'head & L'pool mainly), most of the "Bell Punch" type tickets used by B'head Corporation Transport had "Auto Tickets Ltd" on the bottom of most values.

Sorry, wandering off topic again. Maybe start another thread on old B'head ticket stuff sometime if anyone's interested. They used to have a limited display of tickets/machines down at the Bus Museum, Taylor St.


That has triggered a memory; "Automaticket". Does that ring any bells? I remember (as I expect you do) when the tickets of different values were carried in a long wooden holder with spring clips & punched with a machine which rang a bell when operated (Bell Punch Company)?

I'm pretty certain the name "Automaticket" was the name on the ticket machines in the cinemas.

Last edited by chriskay; 23rd Dec 2007 2:10pm. Reason: I remember!!

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Re: Birkenhead Tram System (1926) [Re: hoseman] #189846
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Wouldnt be surprised really.. The old offices which used to be where the New social club is know that had a cellar and an old Air Raid shelter beneath.. The Main building on Laird street the which are know the Offices the old Tramway offices that has a basement with a Air Raid shelter. The Co-Op store which is next to the bus station that has a Huge Cellar which has an Air Raid shelter... The huge feild which use to be The Gas Works has a huge air raid shelter right at the back theres a huge hole which drops down.. So theres quite few shelters around there.. Id love to get into the one where the old gas works is as it looks massive... But because theres no way of access we'd need a good set of ladders and some rope others wise we'll be stuck down there heh!.. I can take a couple of photos of the Air Raid shelter at work tonight to get the idea of how big it is... smile


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Re: Birkenhead Tram System (1926) [Re: SoundLad] #191342
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Where was gas works soundlad? Would be fascinated in seeing some pics of air raid shelters I dont think I have ever seen one on the Wirral.

Re: Birkenhead Tram System (1926) [Re: ghostly1] #198609
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Right heres a few picture some of you will Appriciate smile

Remember i told you about the Gas works behind Laird Street Tram Depot (know the bus depot) ? Also a picture of a tram going up Pearson Road also a Picture of Laird Street Depot Team and the band.. Didnt even now they had one happy

Got more pictures to come i will add them over the week as theres quite a few to be rescanned as there not very good..

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Laird Street Depot with Gas cylinder (works)
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Pearson Road this road was made for the trams..
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Picture of Laird Street again with the Team.. Picture might be a bit choppy
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Laird Street Depot and the Band.

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Re: Birkenhead Tram System (1926) [Re: SoundLad] #198613
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Yeah, deffo some interesting photos there matey, cheers for posting them!

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Re: Birkenhead Tram System (1926) [Re: MattLFC] #198620
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great pictures mate.

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Re: Birkenhead Tram System (1926) [Re: BMW Joe] #198639
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Thanks for the pics., Lee.


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Yeh Amazing Lee Thanks for Sharing / posting thumbsup

I don't know if i can remember the gas works or not think


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Re: Birkenhead Tram System (1926) [Re: Mark] #200165
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Here are a few more Pictures of The tramway in action... there are more pictures to come... The scans come from a Book called Birkenhead Electric Tramways.. By Charles Rycroft.. Very intresting read happy

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Woodside Terminus 1890 prior to electrification in 1901..
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United Tramway & Omnibus Co LTD tram standing at Woodside c1890..
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Wirral Tramway Company no9 Car at New Ferry Terminus 1890 New Chester Road.
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United Tramway & Omnibus Co Ltd at Borough Road terminus House behind is still there on Junction of Prenton Road East.
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Woodside Prior to 1913 Woodside station in background and the Six Track pole in the middle..
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Woodside 1905.. Notice the drinking fountain and the point boys box in the middle of picture..
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Scottish built car no63 on the stretch of track between Cavindish Road and Mallaby Street..
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Tramcar no10 at New Ferry Terminus.. 1913..
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New Ferry Tram Depot..
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Board of Officials on the New Ferry Route 1901..
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Tranmere Terminus in Bebington Road c1923
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Tramcar no29 Church Road Hr Tranmere 1913
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Board of Officials near Graving Dock in Beufort Road..
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Bourough Road birkenhead seen on junction between prenton road west.. Notice the fallen wire.
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Bourugh Road Birkenhead.. On the bend into Prenton Road West..

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Re: Birkenhead Tram System (1926) [Re: SoundLad] #200166
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Two more.. There is a couple more to scan as they didnt come out right soon as ive done em i'll post em happy


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Shrewsbury Road..
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Tramways Football Team.. 1928

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Quality photo's there Lee fella thumbsup

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No probs smile its all about the History hehe happy


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