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Birkenhead Park Station (1922) #218857
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The Birkenhead Corporation bus, fleet No 2, is pictured standing outside Park Station in Duke Street 1922.

This was a Leyland "RAF" type bus which operated on Birkenhead's first scheduled motor-bus service from Rock Ferry to here in 1919. This bus was in service until 1927.

Park Station was opened 2nd January 1888, being the link station between the Wirral Railway which opened in 1866, and was extended to West Kirby in 1878, and Mersey Railway, which opened in 1886. This meant passengers could travel from West Kirby and Hoylake through Liverpool and vice versa, changing at Park Station.

The station suffered some damage from enemy bombs in 1941.


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Re: Birkenhead Park Station (1922) [Re: BMW Joe] #218870
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the old station looks well nicer, loads of character.


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Re: Birkenhead Park Station (1922) [Re: Waddi] #218898
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I agree with waddi.

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Re: Birkenhead Park Station (1922) [Re: Mark] #218905
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it is really innit. all this health and safty, its a good thing but we loose so much to it !

oh great pic btw ! for comparing

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Re: Birkenhead Park Station (1922) [Re: Sanchez] #218923
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Cheers smile

The wall on the left (part of the bridge) after the railings has something written on the wall, but from what I can make out from the working - "HERRONS"? I have no idea what is means or what it has revelvance to. Can anyone enlighten me?

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Re: Birkenhead Park Station (1922) [Re: BMW Joe] #218930
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Joe ,maybe it was something to do with the garage that was there in the seventies...just a guess???


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Re: Birkenhead Park Station (1922) [Re: jonno40] #218940
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Park Station got almost totally blatted by a land mine. It brought down half of the overbridge onto the lines below. Note the "newer" retaining wall on the Wallasey side.

A 6 car Mersey Railway train was in the (then) sidings almost below. It was badly damaged, but repaired and put back into service. The station was rebuilt as a plain, bland wartime construction. My late Father-in-Law told me the night the land mine was dropped (with parachute) the whole house shook. He was living in Aspinall Street - some distance away !

Re: Birkenhead Park Station (1922) [Re: ] #218987
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Note in the old picture, it says "Joint Station". this because the station was shared between the Mersey Railway & the Wirral Railway.


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Re: Birkenhead Park Station (1922) [Re: chriskay] #218988
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It's still known as a Joint station to the local chav's nowadays, although for different reasons lol.

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Re: Birkenhead Park Station (1922) [Re: MattLFC] #218992
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Originally Posted by MattLFC
It's still known as a Joint station to the local chav's nowadays, although for different reasons lol.

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LOL, so I'll know where to go then next time I want one.


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Re: Birkenhead Park Station (1922) [Re: chriskay] #218993
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Lmao yeps grin


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