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1947 - Ouline Plan of Birkenhead #278526
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The Book has been scanned into a PDF (Adobe Reader) Format.
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Re: 1947 - Ouline Plan of Birkenhead [Re: Mark] #278547
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excellent i will have a read of that later. coffee

thanks for Sharing Snodvan thumbsup

Re: 1947 - Ouline Plan of Birkenhead [Re: ] #279122
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fantastic book thanks for sharing snod happy


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Thanks to snod and Mark - that is a lot of effort!


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Re: 1947 - Ouline Plan of Birkenhead [Re: diggingdeeper] #279262
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Great book. I took the easy way out & bought a copy.


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worth looking at
I must start trawling through some of earlier posts for interesting topics instead of just looking at current posts

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Thank you guys. Very interesting looking at Post War planning.

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Very good, thanks for all the effort. There are quite a few of us who where youngsters in those days and have seen the changes taking place and watched as places of interest disapeared in the rubble, {all in the name of progress?}


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Thanks for posting, very interesting.


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Fantastic have saved it so I can have a good read.
Thanks

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Great work.

Downloaded and saved on my notebook for reading while corrie is on....

Re: 1947 - Ouline Plan of Birkenhead [Re: camaroz] #413756
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In may 1949 came the official opening of the Woodcrhuch Estate whose planning had caused a controversy that attracted national publicity.

Whilst the war was still waging in 1944, the battle of the plans began. The Borough engineer and surveyor, Mr B, Robinson had drawn up a plan which was strongly critcized by Prof. Charles Reilly, then engaged in drawning up the town's post war development plan.

Reilly's view was that the people would not be happy with Robinson's proposed estate and drew up (without a fee) a plan, the essence of which was neighbourly living in the traditional English way. Reilly's plan received considerable support at a town meeting but it was Robinson's that was the one which was approved by the Council and forwarded to the Ministy of Health.

The controversy did not end there and a third plan came on the scene, that of Herbert Rowse and this was the plan that was eventually adopted. Rowse withdrew when only part of the estate had been built and the Borough Architect, Mr T.A. Brittain was responsible for the completion of the rest of the estate.

The Mount estate had 502 dwellings and there are 385 on the Overchurch estate on the outskirts of the town and 530 with a shopping centre at Prenton Dell. 2057 dwelling had been completed on the Ford at the end of 1973 and Noctrum Estate had 793 dwellings occupied.

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Estate pictures

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Dock cottages built before 1850, they provided generous living accomodation for dock employees
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Gilbrook estate, proposed in 1917. Due to the war it remained only a dream. Note the generous allowance for gardens.
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Ford Estate 1973
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Re: 1947 - Ouline Plan of Birkenhead [Re: Neil_c] #413851
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Originally Posted by Neil_c

The controversy did not end there and a third plan came on the scene, that of Herbert Rowse and this was the plan that was eventually adopted.


Herbert Rowse was, of course, the architect of the Queensway tunnel and its associated ventilation buildings (which I think are beautiful). Also, of the Philharmonic Hall.
I lived very close to the Mount Estate & watched it being built, replaacing the allotments which were there during the war.


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Aye. he sure was. Did you see my pics of the Philharmonic? I've been trying to get some pics of the Dell before development. They have a few good pics in the Saddle club between the bar and the function room.

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