OK, I'll start the ball rolling and see if it helps anybody else (maybe even me).
Those numbers currently are somewhere around the Downham Road South junction (and on that side of the road), however there is not much around there on 1870s maps apart from a Wesleyian Chapel which disappeared later.
Sometime (before 1872) St Lukes Church was on the North East corner of what was later Mersey Park (park opened 1885) and this had a school behind it, this church was later amalgamated with St Pauls. I presume it was called St Lukes School.
Also found this ...
"I recently mentioned this topic to my father (83 years old and living in Wirral -
I live in Thailand) because this is in his childhood area. He told me that St. Lukes school was attached to St. Luke's church in Old Chester Road (a road in Lower Tranmere running parallel to the main Chester Road a couple of miles south of the town centre. He said that his father also went to the
school, probably in the 1880's. The school closed sometime in the 1920's and the church was pulled down sometime later, maybe in the 1950's."
Somewhere else mention 1971 for the Church being pulled down.
BUT note I cannot confirm the adress as 195/197 but I am working on that!
Edited by diggingdeeper (4th Feb 2009 9:47pm)
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