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#242296 - 9th Jul 2008 4:11pm Tranmere Long Stairs to Ferry
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Here's another pic. I found in the library. The steps are long gone, but the top part of Hillside Rd. is still there.

http://maps.live.com/default.aspx?v=2&am...1&encType=1




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#242301 - 9th Jul 2008 5:02pm Re: Tranmere Long Stairs to Ferry [Re: chriskay]
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Good Stuff Chris, i dont know too much about Tranmere early days, it always seemed very Victorian to me.
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#242302 - 9th Jul 2008 5:26pm Re: Tranmere Long Stairs to Ferry [Re: Doctor_Frick]
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walked up them yesterday!

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#242303 - 9th Jul 2008 5:33pm Re: Tranmere Long Stairs to Ferry [Re: dave_g]
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i had to walk up them when i sold my car and was getting the train to and from work. smile

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#242309 - 9th Jul 2008 5:50pm Re: Tranmere Long Stairs to Ferry [Re: Wheels]
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As mentioned Chris, the steps are still there today.

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Good find though smile
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#242312 - 9th Jul 2008 6:36pm Re: Tranmere Long Stairs to Ferry [Re: BMW Joe]
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are they the steps right by the old house Pub (doubt it's still open) - kind of opposite where green lane station is?

sure we used to call them the monkey steps? (i'm not sure y we called them that, but they may have been linked to monks or something) - another little avenue of investigation for u...

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#242316 - 9th Jul 2008 7:05pm Re: Tranmere Long Stairs to Ferry [Re: Davey_Martin]
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Yeah Davey, they are by the side of a Pub, not sure of the name, but it's still open.

I've known them as monkey steps too, I think its because each step is so long, you have to walk like a monkey to step on each one lol

I very much doubt they go back as far as the monks though mate lol
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#242317 - 9th Jul 2008 7:07pm Re: Tranmere Long Stairs to Ferry [Re: BMW Joe]
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lol think it's the old house or little house - bin of a Pub, me grandad practically used to live in there

how long ago did the monks exist? lol - i wouldnt have a clue, could be right with ur conclusion!

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#242324 - 9th Jul 2008 7:39pm Re: Tranmere Long Stairs to Ferry [Re: Davey_Martin]
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The Monks - between 1150 and 1536, so at least 3 centuries before the steps lol
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#242327 - 9th Jul 2008 8:10pm Re: Tranmere Long Stairs to Ferry [Re: BMW Joe]
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lol yea, i think u could be right with that one...

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#242336 - 9th Jul 2008 9:26pm Re: Tranmere Long Stairs to Ferry [Re: Davey_Martin]
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Although, as a child I lived in Prenton, a lot of my friends lived in Tranmere. The Monkey Steps were always called as such. No one could ever say why they had that name. They were just ... The Monkey Steps !

Near to the steps is the area that is now Holborn Square Ind. Est. It was known as Donkey Town. Pretty grim and not too many folk shed a tear when it all got the chop. Again.... why "Donkey Town" ??

Anyone any thoughts on this ? Sorry if drifting OT a bit.


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#242343 - 9th Jul 2008 10:33pm Re: Tranmere Long Stairs to Ferry [Re: ]
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Well, I'd no idea the steps were still there, but the other day driving round there I remember seeing The Old House At Home Pub. A strange name, but quite a common one; I know another two, both in the Black Country.
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#242443 - 10th Jul 2008 12:17pm Re: Tranmere Long Stairs to Ferry [Re: chriskay]
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i used walk up & down them when i used go on little adventures with my sister but one time we walked all the way to Rock Ferry railway station from the botom of them and the poiice looked for us also they are near a couple of enterences to the tranmere tunnels

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#243070 - 14th Jul 2008 8:43pm Re: Tranmere Long Stairs to Ferry [Re: Davey_Martin]
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happened to be in the area tonight wink



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#243201 - 15th Jul 2008 5:38pm Re: Tranmere Long Stairs to Ferry [Re: Wheels]
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Hi all I am new to the site think this might be my first posting I lived in Oriel Road for 23 years so most of my childhood was spent in Tranmere I can remember the old White cottages along Old Chester Rd witch was called Donkey Town just before the Monkey Steps found this link that explains the name of donkey town
http://archive.wirralglobe.co.uk/1997/7/3/21660.html
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