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Spital Dam #266182
25th Oct 2008 9:10pm
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Here are a 3 pictures of spital dam, the one that shows the roads amazes me. Don't know dates of them, sorry.

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Re: Spital Dam [Re: diggingdeeper] #266184
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WOW i love pics like them good find


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Re: Spital Dam [Re: chiccy] #266191
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wow i use to get the bus there! and walk across the dam while wating for it. they are building a nursery there now. fantastc pix tho thanks

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cant help but think what a mad location for a nursery, or any building, not sayin its not safe but it was havin to be pumped out a few months ago due to flooding!

have looked into job in the nursery any road laugh x


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Re: Spital Dam [Re: chiccy] #266222
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I agree with that chiccy...as do all my friends as well. raftl

Noticed all the fencing theyve had to put up for the nursery?

Still, its a better use of the land than letting that old pointless building just rot away. Awesome Pictures thumbsup


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That was my first thought - let's put a nursery up by a fast flowing weir.

Amazing pics! I borrowed Ian Boumphrey's 'Birkenhead of Yesteryear' It has some fantastic photos in it. I was amazed to see pictures of Storeton Quarry. Never realised there was a tunnel (keep calm Robbo) under Mount Road along which was a tramway all the way to Bromborough. Or that Quarry Lane East is the path of the tramway. Now all that remains of the tramway is a tunnel under the train line at the end of that road.

We don't seem to have a thread on the subject - surprised ChrisKay (Friend of Storeton Woods wink ) has not made a thread. Also amazed at pics of Bebington Mill.



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The second picture shows the old mill which used to have a water wheel


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brill Pictures thanks thumbsup

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Is it a nursery for plants or for children? Eek! The former I think? smack

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Originally Posted by MissGuided
That was my first thought - let's put a nursery up by a fast flowing weir.

Amazing pics! I borrowed Ian Boumphrey's 'Birkenhead of Yesteryear' It has some fantastic photos in it. I was amazed to see pictures of Storeton Quarry. Never realised there was a tunnel (keep calm Robbo) under Mount Road along which was a tramway all the way to Bromborough. Or that Quarry Lane East is the path of the tramway. Now all that remains of the tramway is a tunnel under the train line at the end of that road.

We don't seem to have a thread on the subject - surprised ChrisKay (Friend of Storeton Woods wink ) has not made a thread. Also amazed at pics of Bebington Mill.


There are a couple of threads about the Storeton tramway. The definitive book on it is "The Storeton Tramway" by R.C.Jermy, but have a look at:
https://www.wikiwirral.co.uk/forums...d&topic=0&Search=true#Post245969
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https://www.wikiwirral.co.uk/forums...y&topic=0&Search=true#Post250328

Cheers, Chris.


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"Is it a nursery for plants or for children? Eek! The former I think?"

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Re: Spital Dam [Re: AR_One] #279393
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Another picture of Spital Dam in 1903 - or Bromborough Mill as it was called ..... and note the size of the boat!!!


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So the river/stream must have been a lot bigger to accomodate a boat of that size.

Im wondering where the boat would go to in the surounding area, as I see it, judging by the geography and geology of the surrounding area, its not easy to gain access to the Mersey..

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Re: Spital Dam [Re: MGCraig] #279438
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@AlfaCraig I know there used to be boats on the other side of the road (Dibbinsdale)after WW2. Presumably in 1903 the dam didn't exist and it may have been tidal up to this point. The water has two routes I think, the minor route goes down beside Magazine Lane, the main route meanders northwards then heads to the dock south of Bromborough tip.


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Wow, didnt know where it actually went, cheers for that info happy

The house on the opposite side of the Dam used to have a small light boat in their "Garden" for a number of years, but was removed I think about 3-4 years ago. No idea if they ever used it on that actual patch of water or not.


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