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Demolition of Oak and Eldon Gardens #252201
27th Aug 2008 11:43am
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tryin to find to footedge ov them gettin blowen up


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Re: Demolition of Oak and Eldon Gardens [Re: Ducko] #252239
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still looking for footage mate but found this .how they looked just after they were built thumbsup

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The building in the centre is the Angel Pub which was left standing when the buildings came down


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johnno i think it was 1 ov sound lads threds mat but carnt find it

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It will be in one of his wirral memories or wirral past vids but he has lots on here and on you tube so good luck


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cheers kido


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The demolition of Oak and Eldon Gardens is on a video called Wirral Memories of the 1960's and 1970's which is available by mail order from the Wirral Champion.

http://wirralchampion.co.uk/index.asp?section=products&page=4

I have seen this video which is made by Pleasures Past and is narrated by former Radio Merseyside presenter Monty Lister.


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I didn't realise that they were right near the Angel.
I thought the name was Oakeneldon Gardens when I was a kid - didn't realise they were separate names. Why did they think it was ok to call an ugly block of flats 'gardens'?



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wow, showing my age now, we went on a coach trip from school to see them demolished! i think i was about 7 years old, what a sight it was
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I think the Pub was Duke of Connaught 6 Park Street 6 1 St Annes Street
The Angel was at the end near to where photo was taken

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I remember them been built, had a mate who moved into the top floor corner masonete of Eldon Gardens as the first tenant of it. within 18 months he along with a lot of other residents where sick of the flats due to all the ... that destroyed what could have been a peacefull life for all the good law abiding tenants who where attempting to raise there familys in a safe enviroment.i am going back to as early as 1962 when the flats started to go down hill due to the ... that where always hanging round making trouble.


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wow how surreal that Pub looks amognst those huge buildings omg
by looking at this pic, one couldn`t imagine it was birkenhead.

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Re: Demolition of Oak and Eldon Gardens [Re: _Ste_] #293307
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I vuagly remember them, think it was mid 80`s, I definatly remember the Angel, lovely reputation apparently!! I was working in Milton pavement in the precinct. Remember the flats being blown, dont know when tho!! Just remember the Angel standing on its own afterwards for years in a wasteland!


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They were blown in the late 70's/early 80's. I know this for a fact as I still lived in Birkenhead when they went and I moved to Rock Ferry in 1981.


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