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#218470 - 25th Mar 2008 3:15pm Laird Street c.1906
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The tram pictured on the right in Laird Street c.1906, is turning into Mallaby Street.

The building on the left was the main offices for the Birkenhead Corporation Tramways, opening 28 July 1903. The gate at the entrance to the tram depot can be seen this side of the offices.

This was the main car shed and had been built in 1900-01, to house the new electric trams, which had come into operation first on the Rock Ferry route 4 February 1901, taking over from the horse drawn trams. The depot could accomodate forty-two cars initially and was soon extended to take sixty.

The depot was futher extended in 1927-28, to provide the needs of the buses only, with an entrance in Plumer Street. This became the bus depot after the trams ceased in 1937. Today the depot and offices are the headquarters of Mersey Bus - Wirral Division. Birkenhead Co-operative Society branch No 7 was built on land to the left.


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#218472 - 25th Mar 2008 3:26pm Re: Laird Street c.1906 [Re: BMW Joe]
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#218540 - 25th Mar 2008 11:22pm Re: Laird Street c.1906 [Re: Mark]
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#324769 - 1st Jun 2009 7:39pm Re: Laird Street c.1906 [Re: SoundLad]
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Full story of the Birkenhead Tramways can be found at you local library - "The Tramways Of Wallasey & Birkenhead" by T.B Maund & M. Jenkins.

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#396958 - 23rd Mar 2010 12:34pm Re: Laird Street c.1906 [Re: BMW Joe]
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Visited Laird Street for first time last year. Family living at 141 Laird Street in late 1920's, opposite Co op. Think the sign to the open cafe points to No 141, if memory serves me.


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#396959 - 23rd Mar 2010 12:58pm Re: Laird Street c.1906 [Re: anin1]
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My dad was born on Laird Street in one of those houses between the shops opposite the depot.
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#468499 - 2nd Feb 2011 7:58pm Re: Laird Street c.1906 [Re: MissGuided]
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looking for pictures of Laird street when it was a bus depot,having a model made.need pictures of the sheds that housed the buses.

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#468504 - 2nd Feb 2011 8:14pm Re: Laird Street c.1906 [Re: cathcart]
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Not much difference between the pics.
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