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#281993 - 9th Jan 2009 9:17pm Bidston hill club house
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looking for infomation on the club house on Bidston Hill if anyone can help thanks :)no pix could not find one!

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#282005 - 9th Jan 2009 9:42pm Re: Bidston hill club house [Re: TRANCENTRAL]
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Other than the History behind the name I dont know much more.
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#282007 - 9th Jan 2009 9:44pm Re: Bidston hill club house [Re: jonno40]
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tell me?
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#282027 - 9th Jan 2009 10:30pm Re: Bidston hill club house [Re: TRANCENTRAL]
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This is the one with the CLUB ( Card shape Club ) in the drive way?

If i remember correctly.
The house ownership was won on the Turn of a Card,
and that card was a "Club" and in celebration the new
owner built the "Club" in the driver way,
i have a picture some where. As i went knocking on the door
to ask about the exit to the Bidston tunnels with my uncle,
a really nice lady there but couldn't help.

will see if i can find my picture now.
Give me an hour lol
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#282037 - 9th Jan 2009 10:44pm Re: Bidston hill club house [Re: Mark]
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#282043 - 9th Jan 2009 10:51pm Re: Bidston hill club house [Re: TRANCENTRAL]
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I cant find it for now,
So i done google earth and put the club overlay on it lol

I'm not sure if its the right way around, but you get the
idea, the Club on the driveway is more rounded than love hearty
looking.


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Description: The Club House




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#282045 - 9th Jan 2009 10:52pm Re: Bidston hill club house [Re: TRANCENTRAL]
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Mark your info is correct but we don`t have a date or year as to when this property was won on a card game,however I did look at the 1926 map of bidston and it was named the club house then.

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#282098 - 10th Jan 2009 8:45am Re: Bidston hill club house [Re: Dava2479]
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It was won and lost during the time Lord Vyner owned Bidston hall so it was definitely the 1800s, before Birkenhead corporation bought the hill.

Source The Friends of Bidston Hill

Movements in favour of public acquisition of Bidston Hill were made in 1883 and 1897 – the latter being in connection with Queen Victoria's jubilee; however, it was not until 1893 that the project was taken in hand. The Hill formed part of the estate of Mr Robert Charles de Grey Vyner who conducted negotiations in a handsome manner by taking the lowest of three valuations, making his own contribution to the fund.

In 1907 steps were made to secure another portion of the Hill, which was “on the market”. It was feared that the land might be used for building purposes. The area in question was an area of 22 acres on the south-eastern slope of the Hill, known as the “Pine Woods”. It was acquired as a memorial to the late Mr Edmund Taylor whose hard work and influence made it all possible. The cost was £10,500 in 1907.

Other acquisitions were:

1893-94: the summit of the Hill – 24 acres £5,800
1897: A further portion of 38 acres £11,750
1900 Several smaller pieces, amounting to about about 4 ½ acres £2,260
In all 88½ acres were acquired at a cost of £30,310 (1914). The corporation contributed £14,625 and the rest was raised by public subscription,

On 8 th December 1933, Mr Royden (Chairman of the Bidston Hill Committee) considered the Rhododendron Gardens would be ‘a grand addition' to the Hill.


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#282114 - 10th Jan 2009 11:15am Re: Bidston hill club house [Re: jonno40]
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cool mate. thumbsup

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#282279 - 10th Jan 2009 7:16pm Re: Bidston hill club house [Re: Dava2479]
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nice one!
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#285206 - 19th Jan 2009 9:53pm Re: Bidston hill club house [Re: TRANCENTRAL]
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mark did you find the pic mate?


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#363860 - 7th Nov 2009 8:43am Re: Bidston hill club house [Re: TRANCENTRAL]
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on your next day off i will take you the club house for a wander around the place, inside/outside/underneath ,even have a stroll round the garden if ye want dude.. happy

and a cup of tea/biscuits while getting your info coffee.

some camera aswell.
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#363867 - 7th Nov 2009 10:28am Re: Bidston hill club house [Re: kimpri]
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#363875 - 7th Nov 2009 10:51am Re: Bidston hill club house [Re: derekdwc]
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you do know that is a spade mark ??? the club is the other black card wink
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#363878 - 7th Nov 2009 11:02am Re: Bidston hill club house [Re: Rickie_Robbo]
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only two at a time 3 different people own the gaff,
might get funny about it, so ive got to watch my foot a bit,
you know the score guys.
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