WikiWirral values you and your opinion.
Forum Stats
12328 Members
65 Forums
73257 Topics
989108 Posts
34 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
82 registered (alan128, 10 invisible), 1448 Guests and 293 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Finsbury Park mosque. 1020
Washing machine 210
Range Rover P38A Air Suspension Help Needed 153
Loving Home Wanted For 3 Cats. 125
Ant and Dec 98
Another Scam 80
Benefit Cap is Unlawful 74
Wanted roof box 71
Loving Home Wanted For 3 Cats. 64
VW t4 fixed side window replacement 52
New General Forums
Deja Vu, Lightning Strikes Thrice, Groundhog Day
by fish5133
Yesterday at 07:38 PM
Ant and Dec
by cools
18th Jun 2017 2:11pm
Another Scam
by Excoriator
18th Jun 2017 10:00am
Happy birthday Ste
by Dilly
12th Jun 2017 7:54am
New Wirral History
Round the Wirral with a movie camera[1934]
by snowhite
16th Jun 2017 2:03pm
Bascule Bridge
by Sufee
6th Jun 2017 9:09pm
Pathe news short - merseytunnel 1934
by oldpm01
5th Jun 2017 1:57pm
1878 Post Office Directory of Cheshire query
by derekdwc
1st Jun 2017 10:41pm
Bakery at 275 Poulton Road 1925 onwards
by JAFitz
30th May 2017 8:59pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
wirral from Liverpool big wheel
New Brighton Big Wheel
Topic Replies
Where In The Wirral Is It??
by Mark
Today at 01:25 PM
Bexit Offer for EU Citizens
by diggingdeeper
Today at 12:03 PM
VW t4 fixed side window replacement
by lansyp
Today at 10:22 AM
Unilever's Power Stations
by Jimbo620
Today at 08:18 AM
Benefit Cap is Unlawful
by RUDEBOX
Yesterday at 07:37 PM
Suspended sentence for 37,000 benefit fraud mum
by Mark
Yesterday at 06:45 PM
What song are you listening to?
by granny
Yesterday at 10:18 AM
live webcam from africa, a must see
by granny
Yesterday at 09:49 AM
Sailing volunteers
by diggingdeeper
Yesterday at 12:34 AM
June
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Shotwick - Old And New (Hall and Solar Farm)
by diggingdeeper
18th Jun 2017 11:41am
Sefton Park
by diggingdeeper
17th Jun 2017 7:28pm
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#265139 - 20th Oct 2008 5:33pm Moreton Common Bottles
Morseman Offline
Addict

Registered: 15th Oct 2008
Posts: 218
Loc: Wallasey
Some years back the Council dug a trench around Moreton common to stop travellers getting on to the site.

We noticed that a lot of small decorative bottles were in the bottom of the trenches so started digging a bit. Probably breaking some bye law but we turned up some really nice old medicine, sauce and other assorted bottles. Quite a few odd shaped one's and often they were brightly coloured. There were some ink one's as well.

Was it used as a dump some time previously specifically for bottles? Never turned up anything else and obviously we couldn't get spades out and have a really good look in case we got arrested but we only scraped the surface really.

I understand that the dips in New Brighton were filled with rubbish as well back in the thirties when the promenade was built. Anyone have any more information on this or is it an urban myth?

Top
Google Ads
#265141 - 20th Oct 2008 5:37pm Re: Moreton Common Bottles [Re: Morseman]
MissCalculated Offline

Enthusiast

Registered: 2nd Aug 2008
Posts: 193
Loc: Moreton
Where abouts where these trenches dug and did anyone get any pics of the objects or take any home etc. I love old bottles, ive got some really old ones
_________________________

Top
#265167 - 20th Oct 2008 7:06pm Re: Moreton Common Bottles [Re: MissCalculated]
Morseman Offline
Addict

Registered: 15th Oct 2008
Posts: 218
Loc: Wallasey
I mainly got them just behind where the new toilets are now. Think I still have a few and will look for them and photograph if possible. They seemed to be all over that part of the common right up to the end where the hospital was.
_________________________
Nostalgia ain't what it used to be!

Top
#265180 - 20th Oct 2008 7:29pm Re: Moreton Common Bottles [Re: Morseman]
Morseman Offline
Addict

Registered: 15th Oct 2008
Posts: 218
Loc: Wallasey
These are the one's I can find. Photo taken in shed in artificial light so hope you can make them out okay?

There was a beautiful little green round one that I can't find. There were bigger ones that have been got rid of. One was shaped a bit like a coke bottle but I think it used to contain sauce? There must be still thousands buried in that field although if you go digging I never told you. grin


Attachments: Viewing Permissions May Apply. Click Me
bottles 002.JPG


_________________________
Nostalgia ain't what it used to be!

Top
#265182 - 20th Oct 2008 7:36pm Re: Moreton Common Bottles [Re: Morseman]
hoseman Offline
Forum Master

Registered: 30th Sep 2007
Posts: 2346
Loc: Bromborough
Nice bottles, love the different shapes and colours available. Got a few myself, there is a bottle recycling plant in Chester and i used to do breakdowns on the machines there, would often find me up to my waist in glass, some crackers come out of there!!
I think one cracker went in too....ME!!!! doh
_________________________
IF IT HAS A HOSE THEN IM YOUR MAN

BETTER TO BURN OUT THAN FADE AWAY!

Top
#265258 - 20th Oct 2008 11:22pm Re: Moreton Common Bottles [Re: hoseman]
Colgo Offline

Old Hand

Registered: 8th Dec 2007
Posts: 338
Loc: wirral
The area around Moreton common was a shanty town in the early 20's. perhaps the bottles come from then
Matty's. Now and Then Thread

Top
#265268 - 21st Oct 2008 12:34am Re: Moreton Common Bottles [Re: Colgo]
MissCalculated Offline

Enthusiast

Registered: 2nd Aug 2008
Posts: 193
Loc: Moreton
Thats interesting. I guess they must have dumped their stuff somewhere then.
_________________________

Top
#265358 - 21st Oct 2008 5:23pm Re: Moreton Common Bottles [Re: MissCalculated]
FreckledHen Offline
Newbeee

Registered: 18th Jul 2008
Posts: 35
Loc: Sunny Wirral
If you find any with glass stoppers in they are quite hard to obtain-in the 1950s 'pop' used to come in those bottles-the stopper was forced back into the neck of the bottle to keep the 'pop' from losing it's fizz! often they could be refilled at the shop. Of course,I wasn't born then, this is what i've heard!

Top
#265369 - 21st Oct 2008 6:11pm Re: Moreton Common Bottles [Re: FreckledHen]
Doctor_Frick Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 24th Nov 2007
Posts: 308
Loc: Prenton
They may have been from the old Hospital
_________________________
Over 5000 years of Wirral History:

Top
#265389 - 21st Oct 2008 8:14pm Re: Moreton Common Bottles [Re: FreckledHen]
Morseman Offline
Addict

Registered: 15th Oct 2008
Posts: 218
Loc: Wallasey
Originally Posted By: pat47
If you find any with glass stoppers in they are quite hard to obtain-in the 1950s 'pop' used to come in those bottles-the stopper was forced back into the neck of the bottle to keep the 'pop' from losing it's fizz! often they could be refilled at the shop. Of course,I wasn't born then, this is what i've heard!


These are called Codd bottles. Not so sure about getting them refilled but will take your word for it. Someone once told me that if you look (dig?) hard enough at Barnston Dale you will find loads there? I've never actually been to Barnston Dale but it was a popular day out many years ago plus they had some kind of camp site there way back. Can anyone supply more info than that?
_________________________
Nostalgia ain't what it used to be!

Top
#344289 - 23rd Aug 2009 4:50pm Re: Moreton Common Bottles [Re: Morseman]
BandyCoot Offline

Forum Veteran

Registered: 7th Dec 2008
Posts: 5360
Loc: Birkenhead
The stoppers were used as marbles, or "alleys", easier to get hold of than the sissy shop bought ones. If I remember right they were called "washers". Ball bearings were called "bollies" and sometimes, if you played against bigger lads, the rules were implemented in their favour so they could win the lot off you. There were also "blood alleys" which were highly prized when they first came out. White glass with a red squiggle going through them.
_________________________
Birkenhead........ God's own Room 101.

Top
#363858 - 7th Nov 2009 8:24am Re: Moreton Common Bottles [Re: BandyCoot]
kimpri Offline

Forum Guardian

Registered: 29th Oct 2008
Posts: 3553
Loc: birkenhead
i know a place bidston area, look and dig in right place you will get plenty old bottles out,dont have to dig in far 6/8 inches down.

anyone that might want to have ago for some PM me.
_________________________
Does your vacuum suck? Get a Dyson!!



Top

Moderator:  Mark 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Bexit Offer for EU Citizens
by granny
Today at 09:38 AM
Benefit Cap is Unlawful
by RUDEBOX
Yesterday at 07:37 PM
VW t4 fixed side window replacement
by Mike72
Yesterday at 08:00 AM
Range Rover P38A Air Suspension Help Needed
by Martin1943
20th Jun 2017 8:06pm
Loving Home Wanted For 3 Cats.
by DavidC
20th Jun 2017 8:32am
For Sale & Free
Washing machine
by GingerTom
20th Jun 2017 9:05pm
22" full 1080p hd and freeview tv
by monsterz4
20th Jun 2017 8:50pm
Apple TV box the 1gen
by monsterz4
20th Jun 2017 8:48pm
42 lf smart tv
by stumpyduck
20th Jun 2017 8:15pm
Wanted roof box
by monsterz4
19th Jun 2017 10:32am
Featured Member
Registered: 30th May 2017
Posts: 3
Newest Members
Fairz87, mikerobbo84, Robbo1960, Gwhiz03, SamphireGreen
12328 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Shotwick - Old And New (Hall and Solar Farm)
by diggingdeeper
15th Jun 2017 10:19pm
Sefton Park
by diggingdeeper
15th Jun 2017 10:02pm
Property Law
by lau2908
14th Jun 2017 8:04pm
van driver needed
by futurepast
14th Jun 2017 7:34pm
Sailing volunteers
by dogsbrain
14th Jun 2017 4:31pm
News : New Topics
Bexit Offer for EU Citizens
by granny
Today at 09:38 AM
Benefit Cap is Unlawful
by RUDEBOX
Yesterday at 07:37 PM
Finsbury Park mosque.
by Beethoven
19th Jun 2017 11:42am
Grenfell Tower - Notting Hill
by diggingdeeper
14th Jun 2017 5:13am
Manchester airport
by Dilly
9th Jun 2017 6:01pm
New Enthusiast Forums
VW t4 fixed side window replacement
by Mike72
Yesterday at 08:00 AM
Range Rover P38A Air Suspension Help Needed
by Martin1943
20th Jun 2017 8:06pm
Loving Home Wanted For 3 Cats.
by DavidC
20th Jun 2017 8:32am
Loving Home Wanted For 3 Cats.
by DavidC
18th Jun 2017 6:02pm
Code reader
by madrob
16th Jun 2017 9:09am
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Benefit Cap is Unlawful 74
Bexit Offer for EU Citizens 46
Deja Vu, Lightning Strikes Thrice, Groundhog Day 45
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Fri 4:43am
Sunset Fri 9:45pm
Local Time Fri 2:55pm
WikiWirral Can . . . .