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#281545 - 8th Jan 2009 4:40pm Bromborough Pool
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Wasn't sure whether to tack this onto the Spital dam thread, but because it's an old/new comparison I thought I'd put it here.
The map is from about 1913 & I've made a couple of additions in red. The live Search view is for comparison. The main change is on the shoreline, which is quite different & shows that a lot of land has been reclaimed; notice how close the shoreline came to Price's Candle works. Incidentally, on the map, H.W.M.O.T. stands for High Water Mark,Ordinary Tides. The red square on the map is the site of the old Stone Quay which was the end of the Storeton Quarry Railway. You can see the tracks leading to it running along the front of Lever's & under the main line. The two tracks at the quay were lifted in 1906, so aren't on the map. It is known that at high tide, barges could tie up on three sides of the quay. Further upstream you can see the dock at Lever's, with a lock at its mouth. Boats of some size (or maybe they were lighters) woud unload cargoes of palm oil etc. here & take away the soap products. Note that the dock is still there today. The other thing I've marked in red is where the natural loop of the stream has been cut off, isolating the old stone quay. See also there was a boatyard & slipway opposite the candle works. There's a pale patch there today. What I don't know & maybe someone could find out is, what is the depth of the old channel at the bridge on New Chester Rd? All that would be needed is a weight on the end of a string; any volunteers? That height would obviously have governed the size of ship which could be used.
The present day view shows great detail in bird's eye view.
I'm sure you could find lots of other changes.

http://maps.live.com/default.aspx
I don't know why I can't link to the view I want, but I guess you can easily navigate there from here, just zoom in on Bromborough Pool.


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#281556 - 8th Jan 2009 5:19pm Re: Bromborough Pool [Re: chriskay]
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nice one
My ancestors came to work at Prices Candle Works about 1855
They came up from the factory in London
If your interested I could dig out some info I have of the housing and working conditions they worked under

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#281621 - 8th Jan 2009 7:00pm Re: Bromborough Pool [Re: derekdwc]
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As I understand it, Price's created Bromborough Pool village for their workers about 40 years before Lever's built Port Sunlight. Interesting that you have a family connection. There's an information board in the village, close to the old works.
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#281647 - 8th Jan 2009 8:28pm Re: Bromborough Pool [Re: chriskay]
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Pages from Perambulation of the Hundred of Wirral 1909, Bromborough Pool


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#281650 - 8th Jan 2009 8:31pm Re: Bromborough Pool [Re: bert1]
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bromborough pool cont


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#281651 - 8th Jan 2009 8:42pm Re: Bromborough Pool [Re: bert1]
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Brilliant

I spent my childhood at Bromborough Pool primary school and grew up on the village eventually getting a house there when I was 18/19 years old. I love seeing old photos of the place.

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#596911 - 8th Oct 2011 4:36pm Re: Bromborough Pool [Re: chriskay]
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Went there last year with DD.
Knocked on a door and asked if I could look at the size of the rooms of one of the houses in York Street.
Only sorry I wasn't cheeky enough to take some photos when inside.
My great,great,great grandmother used a room of no5 York Street
as a classroom


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#596912 - 8th Oct 2011 4:44pm Re: Bromborough Pool [Re: chriskay]
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any more photos of the court house

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#599925 - 13th Oct 2011 2:04am Re: Bromborough Pool [Re: chriskay]
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my first job out of school was a trainee at Prices in 59, the dock which was separated from Prices, used to be able to handle russian tankers that delivered sperm whale oil. This was processed at Prices and at one time was in ingredient in lipstick.

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#688370 - 27th Apr 2012 8:07am Re: Bromborough Pool [Re: chriskay]
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Found some pictures of Bromborough Pool Village - no idea where they came from, but the York Street one might interest derekdwc?

I'm guessing the date is about mid-50s.


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#688377 - 27th Apr 2012 9:00am Re: Bromborough Pool [Re: chriskay]
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I had a bimble round the village the other day. Great place & the first time I have ever been there.

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#688397 - 27th Apr 2012 10:32am Re: Bromborough Pool [Re: SUExx]
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any more photos of the court house


Where exactly was the court house situated, whats there now.

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#688419 - 27th Apr 2012 11:30am Re: Bromborough Pool [Re: SUExx]
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Here's the 1912 OS map and the current view. On the old map, I think it's the building marked 'x' so on the current view it's in the woods above where it says 'Wirral International Business Park'.
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