WikiWirral values you and your opinion.
Forum Stats
12252 Members
65 Forums
72899 Topics
982722 Posts
49 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
88 registered (alan128, 16 invisible), 1905 Guests and 308 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Boom : New Ferry Explosion 2243
Incident at Westminster 1646
Offset number plates 531
Huge Gas Explosion in New Ferry Sat 25/03/17 349
What does this all mean? 263
Death at Leasowe Train Station 256
Planet Earth Tonight 254
black contiboard locally? 250
Has Talktalk been hacked yet again? 226
Reclaimed floorboards needed. 187
New General Forums
hi
by norma67
26th Mar 2017 7:42pm
Clocks go Forward
by Mark
25th Mar 2017 3:01pm
Mannequin Challenge AKA MRI Scan
by fish5133
24th Mar 2017 11:20am
Surely the most honest add.....
by buddy
20th Mar 2017 5:43pm
New Wirral History
William Bernard's building, Birkenhead
by yoller
20th Mar 2017 4:27pm
1882 Plan of the borough of Birkenhead and Wards
by Dave_Wood
19th Mar 2017 11:57am
New Brighton Coop
by Mike_White
9th Mar 2017 12:48pm
Tranmere High School for Girls 1882 Chesnut Grove
by sarah708
6th Mar 2017 8:23pm
Whetstone Lane, Birkenhead
by MoretonExpat
6th Mar 2017 8:04am
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
Birkenhead Transport Museum 24th Feb 2017
fireworks on the Mersey last night
Topic Replies
Prescriptions
by diggingdeeper
49 minutes 52 seconds ago
Death at Leasowe Train Station
by fish5133
Yesterday at 11:12 PM
'March' Photo Competition.
by granny
Yesterday at 11:02 PM
Boom : New Ferry Explosion
by fish5133
Yesterday at 10:01 PM
What song are you listening to?
by Vanmanone
Yesterday at 03:50 PM
Huge Gas Explosion in New Ferry Sat 25/03/17
by venice
Yesterday at 01:18 PM
Incident at Westminster
by casper
Yesterday at 09:48 AM
Snowhite's Bird Rescue
by diggingdeeper
Yesterday at 12:34 AM
33 lions
by granny
Yesterday at 12:03 AM
March
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 31
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Planet Earth Tonight
by Excoriator
26th Mar 2017 10:31am
Lee and Cragg Quarries - Bacup
by Mark
23rd Mar 2017 7:43am
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#273806 - 6th Dec 2008 3:35pm Cammell Laird's 1940
chriskay Offline
Forum Veteran

Registered: 25th Oct 2007
Posts: 4868
Loc: shropshire
Here's an aerial pic of Laird's & surroundings, taken in June 1940, so the yard would have been in full production.
There's another point of interest too. In the angle between Hinderton Rd. & Green Lane there's a U shaped block of flats, white in the picture. These must have been recently built, since they don't appear on a 1938 map. Anybody know anything about them?

Cheers, Chris.


Attachments: Viewing Permissions May Apply. Click Me
Laird's aerial sm.jpg


_________________________
Carpe diem.

Top
Wirral History Advertising
Click me for more Information......

* * * vipimages.co.uk - Photographic services * * *
Now Advertise with WikiWirral.
WikiWirral stats 35,000 Page Views a Day +500 Search Engines.. Click Me
#273865 - 6th Dec 2008 6:49pm Re: Cammell Laird's 1940 [Re: chriskay]
hoseman Offline
Forum Master

Registered: 30th Sep 2007
Posts: 2346
Loc: Bromborough
Great pic chris, god how the whole area has changed, difficult for me to track some of the roads! Trying to work it all out from the town hall end! Even lairds has changed so much, doing a lot of work in there and not much looks femiliar! thumbsup
_________________________
IF IT HAS A HOSE THEN IM YOUR MAN

BETTER TO BURN OUT THAN FADE AWAY!

Top
#273900 - 6th Dec 2008 9:24pm Re: Cammell Laird's 1940 [Re: hoseman]
Morseman Offline
Addict

Registered: 15th Oct 2008
Posts: 218
Loc: Wallasey
At least sixteen ships being worked on in that photo. The amount of railway lines is amazing. Trains going everywhere including Lairds, to the docks and of course the usual passenger ones. You can see the central hotel standing out, the gas works in Hind street. I haven't a clue what that u shaped building is though? Perhaps it is being built underground and later covered over, something for the war effort or maybe it was bombed?
_________________________
Nostalgia ain't what it used to be!

Top
#273907 - 6th Dec 2008 10:31pm Re: Cammell Laird's 1940 [Re: chriskay]
jimbob Online   content

Forum Addict

Registered: 26th Nov 2008
Posts: 1544
Loc: Birkenhead
That block of flats between Hinderton Road and the railway. Was called Hendeton Square. Not sure when they where pulled down but i use to visit a school chum who lived in them during the early 50s.
_________________________
Ships that pass in the night, seldom seen and soon forgoten

Top
#273910 - 6th Dec 2008 10:39pm Re: Cammell Laird's 1940 [Re: chriskay]
jimbob Online   content

Forum Addict

Registered: 26th Nov 2008
Posts: 1544
Loc: Birkenhead
As a point of interest the very large ship in the fitting out basin at lairds is the Battle ship, Prince of Wales. She was bombed during 1940 and in the January of 1941 she was taken up to Rosyth in Scotland out of harms way to be completed prior to joining the fleet later in 1941.
_________________________
Ships that pass in the night, seldom seen and soon forgoten

Top
#273950 - 6th Dec 2008 11:43pm Re: Cammell Laird's 1940 [Re: jimbob]
chriskay Offline
Forum Veteran

Registered: 25th Oct 2007
Posts: 4868
Loc: shropshire
Thanks for that, jimbob. Useful info. there; how come you have such detailed info. re. Prince of Wales? Welcome to the site BTW, as I see you're new. Please let us have any info. you have on any local subjects of interest.

Cheers, Chris.
_________________________
Carpe diem.

Top
#273952 - 6th Dec 2008 11:46pm Re: Cammell Laird's 1940 [Re: chriskay]
Pete_Robbo Offline

Keep It Real !!
Wiki Guide

Registered: 11th Aug 2008
Posts: 6640
Loc: Wirral
cool pic
_________________________







Top
#274096 - 7th Dec 2008 1:28pm Re: Cammell Laird's 1940 [Re: hoseman]
chriskay Offline
Forum Veteran

Registered: 25th Oct 2007
Posts: 4868
Loc: shropshire
Originally Posted By: hoseman
Great pic chris, god how the whole area has changed, difficult for me to track some of the roads! Trying to work it all out from the town hall end! Even lairds has changed so much, doing a lot of work in there and not much looks femiliar! thumbsup


If you liked that one, try this one. It was used as the frontispiece in the 1947 Plan book. It must be about 1931/33 because the tunnel entrance is well developed but incomplete & the Woodside vent shaft has not yet been built.

Cheers, Chris.


Attachments: Viewing Permissions May Apply. Click Me
birkenhead-1930-33 sm.jpg


_________________________
Carpe diem.

Top
#274098 - 7th Dec 2008 1:35pm Re: Cammell Laird's 1940 [Re: chriskay]
Dava2479 Offline

Forum Addict

Registered: 10th Feb 2008
Posts: 1924
Loc: Wirral
Chris,superb photo and excellent quality too.

Top
#274133 - 7th Dec 2008 5:03pm Re: Cammell Laird's 1940 [Re: Dava2479]
MrPhil Offline
Forum Master

Registered: 14th Apr 2006
Posts: 2367
Loc: Prenton
the building next to the Joiners shop is currentley being demolished. if their is any interest i will get some Photo's tomorrow when am in work..
_________________________

Top
#291999 - 13th Feb 2009 10:58pm Birkenhead - Cammel Laird 1940
_jase_
Unregistered


Birkenhead - Cammel Laird 1940


Top
#292080 - 14th Feb 2009 11:05am Re: Birkenhead - Cammel Laird 1940 [Re: ]
uggla Offline
Smartchild

Registered: 6th Feb 2009
Posts: 509
Loc: Bromborough
cool footage here
_________________________

Top
#809556 - 22nd Jul 2013 2:47pm Re: Cammell Laird's 1940 [Re: chriskay]
bigpete Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 7th May 2009
Posts: 336
Loc: Thingwall
Originally Posted By: chriskay
Originally Posted By: hoseman
Great pic chris, god how the whole area has changed, difficult for me to track some of the roads! Trying to work it all out from the town hall end! Even lairds has changed so much, doing a lot of work in there and not much looks femiliar! thumbsup


If you liked that one, try this one. It was used as the frontispiece in the 1947 Plan book. It must be about 1931/33 because the tunnel entrance is well developed but incomplete & the Woodside vent shaft has not yet been built.

Cheers, Chris.


Smashing photo.
Points that sparked my interest:

1)Bottom left corner in between the V of the railway lines going on to the dock and on to Town and Woodside stations are the Engine Sheds that were replaced by the much larger Mollington Street shed mentioned elsewhere.

2) Bottom right corner - new tenements replacing back-to-backs - with some of both still extant.

3)Middle low centre - pristine unopened tunnel entrance - with more than a few gawpers....

4) Across top - the number of tall industrial chimneys

5) Generally the amount of housing - that is now non-residential - especially around the Priory Street and Blackpool Street areas

Top

Moderator:  Mark 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Death at Leasowe Train Station
by Mark
Yesterday at 10:02 PM
KEYS found
by rocks
26th Mar 2017 11:48pm
hi
by norma67
26th Mar 2017 7:42pm
Huge Gas Explosion in New Ferry Sat 25/03/17
by Dogwalker59
26th Mar 2017 10:36am
Snowhite's Bird Rescue
by diggingdeeper
26th Mar 2017 2:44am
For Sale & Free
boxed 10 inch tablet for sale
by stumpyduck
26th Mar 2017 7:12pm
various fly reels and boxes of fly's
by brady
25th Mar 2017 10:48am
Challenge extreme angle grinder used once
by brady
25th Mar 2017 10:43am
White Hyundai I30, 2011 plate For sale, 1.4 petrol
by goodoldphil
24th Mar 2017 6:24pm
I am having a clear out!
by TheComputerLab
24th Mar 2017 4:01pm
Featured Member
Registered: 14th Aug 2015
Posts: 86
Newest Members
Noize, cartoonhead, shelleyc1990, Chippy, Onetoughcookie
12252 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Planet Earth Tonight
by granny
25th Mar 2017 11:50am
Reclaimed floorboards needed.
by Gold_Moon
25th Mar 2017 10:45am
Has Talktalk been hacked yet again?
by Habdab
24th Mar 2017 10:25am
What does this all mean?
by venice
22nd Mar 2017 12:20pm
black contiboard locally?
by fish5133
21st Mar 2017 9:30pm
News : New Topics
Death at Leasowe Train Station
by Mark
Yesterday at 10:02 PM
KEYS found
by rocks
26th Mar 2017 11:48pm
Another Terrorist Attack ? -London Islington
by fish5133
26th Mar 2017 3:03pm
Huge Gas Explosion in New Ferry Sat 25/03/17
by Dogwalker59
26th Mar 2017 10:36am
Boom : New Ferry Explosion
by diggingdeeper
25th Mar 2017 9:39pm
New Enthusiast Forums
Snowhite's Bird Rescue
by diggingdeeper
26th Mar 2017 2:44am
Offset number plates
by venice
23rd Mar 2017 1:24am
File too large
by Dilly
20th Mar 2017 10:41am
ford focus 1.6 t reg rattling
by Little_B
19th Mar 2017 11:02pm
Alloys refurb and colour change. The Wheel Deal.
by TheComputerLab
18th Mar 2017 9:17am
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Death at Leasowe Train Station 256
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Tue 6:53am
Sunset Tue 7:41pm
Local Time Tue 2:48pm
WikiWirral Can . . . .