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Re: Wirral War Memories [Re: jonno40] #210386
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wow mill lane, my bro was born there while we was here on holiday


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Re: Wirral War Memories [Re: placidmaster] #210508
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I know St.Cath's well; Church Rd. Tranmere. As a boy I sang in the choir at St.Cath's church next to the hospital.


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any pictures of both these hospitals anyone??


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Next time i'm passing i will try and remember for you.
They have changed alot.

Chris, my uncle has a street party picture too.
Or my minds playing tricks lol....

Thanks for sharing that one smile


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Re: Wirral War Memories [Re: Mark] #211140
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"Incidentally, the site of those allotments is still there, overgrown but undeveloped; don't know why, I would have thought it would be prime building land. (Memo to self: find out why)."

Chris I think that some of that land is still allotments, there's been some nibbling at the edges with the building of "The Cokers", Alexandra Drive (I think as the houses are newer) and Kingsbrook way. I used to live off Bebington road and you used to see people going in to tend to their plots.

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Originally Posted by AR_One
"Incidentally, the site of those allotments is still there, overgrown but undeveloped; don't know why, I would have thought it would be prime building land. (Memo to self: find out why)."

Chris I think that some of that land is still allotments, there's been some nibbling at the edges with the building of "The Cokers", Alexandra Drive (I think as the houses are newer) and Kingsbrook way. I used to live off Bebington road and you used to see people going in to tend to their plots.


Yes, I think you're right, now I look at it on Google Earth, some of it is overgrown but there do seem to be lots of allotments still. Problem with Google Earth, there doesn't seem to be any indication of date. For instance, my street shows no houses, which were built in 1999. On the other hand, Live Search shows my car, so it's no older that 2005.

Cheers, Chris.


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Re: Wirral War Memories [Re: AR_One] #211700
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Originally Posted by AR_One
been some nibbling at the edges with the building of "The Cokers",


I've just remembered; that's the site of Cokers nurseries (guess you'd call it a Garden Centre now). Thanks for refreshing my memory. That's why any little input is valuable, & possibly for an unexpected reason.

Cheers, Chris.


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Re: Wirral War Memories [Re: chriskay] #211722
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this area, is it st caths or mill lane area we are on about


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Extract from the Wirral Civil Defence and Emergency committee may 1941

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Incidentally these records are available for viewing at wirral archives

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It all makes perfect sense expressed in dollars and cents ,pound shillings and pence
Re: Wirral War Memories [Re: jonno40] #211758
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Jonno; can't get either of those links to work. Both seem to link to http.com

Cheers, Chris.


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I've just won a quantity of stuff from 1940's/50's on e-bay: ration books mainly. I've scanned some of it & will be posting them here gradually.
First item is an Identity Card. They ran from 1939-1952. Everyone was issued with one & had to carry it at all times. I have to say, I don't remember having one, but I must have. Among other things, you needed it to get a food ration book.

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Re: Wirral War Memories [Re: chriskay] #219326
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Chris

I still have my wartime identity card - even though I was only a baby I still had a card. Makes a mockery of all the current fuss about issuing identity cards to everyone (at huge expense).

On the wartime topic my dad (90 next month) acquired a computer a few years back and has written his memories of his time in the RASC/ Third Division. These cover his background from Wallasey Grammar School, through training and the lead up to D-Day, the experiences of the invasion at Normandy Sword Beach and then the push across Europe through Falaise to Holland, Belgium and Germany. A final section describes his time in Egypt/ Middle East. Very recently I have converted his text into a website

http://continuacs.googlepages.com/home

Dad kept lots of original documents eg papers signed by Generals Montgomery, Whistler etc and a copy of his own personal officers report of the actual D-Day landing to D+14. Scans of all those papers can be accessed via the website

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Ive had a quick read, and i think its amazing,
a real eye opener..

Thanks so Much for sharing.

How lucky we are today.


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Thanks, Snod; I've bookmarked it for later.


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Excellent stuff Snod.Really enjoyed reading thumbsup


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