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#278559 - 29th Dec 2008 2:51pm 42 The Avenue
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42 Avenue The Bidston Avenue
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#279901 - 3rd Jan 2009 7:59pm Re: 42 The Avenue [Re: Mark]
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The Avenue Super Cinema was opened 2nd February 1928
Unfortunately, it was a casualty of the blitz on 12th March 1941
The site was eventually cleared and The Avenue Pub was built there


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#279961 - 3rd Jan 2009 9:44pm Re: 42 The Avenue [Re: derekdwc]
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Wow - that's fantastic - been looking for a photo of the cinema for ages! It must have been very imposing.
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#279974 - 3rd Jan 2009 10:20pm Re: 42 The Avenue [Re: MissGuided]
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The Avenue Cinema following the bombing of 12/13 March 1941. The foundations were deemed unsafe so the building was demolished.



The Avenue Pub was built in 1957, and under the post war agreement, it used the licences from the Canada Hotel and the Boar's Head (both of which were bombed).






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#279975 - 3rd Jan 2009 10:20pm Re: 42 The Avenue [Re: MissGuided]
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there's a book called
The Silver Screens of Wirral
by
P.A.CARSON and C.R.GARNER
it's got a bit more in it than I posted
Just got the book for Xmas so will be returning the library copy
to Northend library in a week or so
Let me know if you want it and I'll let you know day and time I return it

other books to return
Yesterday's No7 Wirral bt Ian Boumphrey
Nostalgic Wirral edited by Pauline Black
Yesterday's Birkenhead a pictorial History (very good} by Ian Boumphrey

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#279979 - 3rd Jan 2009 10:26pm Re: 42 The Avenue [Re: derekdwc]
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wow what pix mate!
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#279981 - 3rd Jan 2009 10:27pm Re: 42 The Avenue [Re: derekdwc]
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Cheers Derek. I have to go to Central to take all the kids books back, so I'll look for it there or reserve it whatever's easiest. I thought a few of the houses nearest to the cinema on Norman Street were also bombed? My nan and grandad's house was the only one near the end not deemed unsafe to live in afterwards (no 35).
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#279987 - 3rd Jan 2009 10:44pm Re: 42 The Avenue [Re: MissGuided]
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the books I have are from Central just easier to take them to Northend
Saying that I want to take photo of Central and other libraries before Council gets shut

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#280598 - 5th Jan 2009 3:05pm Re: 42 The Avenue [Re: derekdwc]
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The FA Sunday Cup - Winners and Runners-up since the competition began in 1965
The F.A. Sunday Cup is a competition for clubs playing in Sunday Leagues around the country and

culminates in a Final held at a League ground.
The Sunday Cup, now in its 43rd season, continues to serve its primary purpose. It gives Sunday

League clubs a chance to compete outside their own locality against clubs at a similar level in

a national FA competition.
The first Sunday Cup competition, held in the 1964-65 season


1985 Hobbies United - Avenue 2-2
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Hobbies United - Avenue 2-1

1986 Avenue - Glenn Sports 1-0

My brother Alan played for them when they became the only Birkenhead / (Wirral?) to win it

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#347165 - 4th Sep 2009 5:19pm Re: 42 The Avenue [Re: derekdwc]
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Great picture of the Pub in 1957 with the birkenhead ales sign in the car park.

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#624079 - 18th Nov 2011 8:51am Re: 42 The Avenue [Re: bazzer]
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the avenue should be re-opening sunday 20th nov 2011 as "the open arms".a free house serving real ales

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#624082 - 18th Nov 2011 8:57am Re: 42 The Avenue [Re: derekdwc]
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me and my mates(mostly our ladys pc footie team) went to all of those games in the national,remember the hobbies team visiting the ave after the 1st replay at rovers.great days at the ave then

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#624098 - 18th Nov 2011 9:33am Re: 42 The Avenue [Re: anothertrappers]
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the avenue should be re-opening sunday 20th nov 2011 as "the open arms".a free house serving real ales


I spotted that when I went up to my Grandma's the other day... I like the way they've built a bit of a raised seating area out the front... wont feel like we're sat in the car park as much!
Will they be serving local ales?

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#624580 - 19th Nov 2011 9:18am Re: 42 The Avenue [Re: polo_phil]
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i think so,same people from the cock & pullit own it apparently so prob brimstage and liverpool organic beer will be on
Originally Posted By: polo_phil
Originally Posted By: anothertrappers
the avenue should be re-opening sunday 20th nov 2011 as "the open arms".a free house serving real ales


I spotted that when I went up to my Grandma's the other day... I like the way they've built a bit of a raised seating area out the front... wont feel like we're sat in the car park as much!
Will they be serving local ales?

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#625798 - 21st Nov 2011 11:21am Re: 42 The Avenue [Re: Mark]
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Sounds great!
Hope they get some Peerless Ales on too! smile

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