WikiWirral 13yrs online 24/7 365 days a year.
Forum Stats
12328 Members
65 Forums
73257 Topics
989143 Posts
53 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
82 registered (alan128, 14 invisible), 1449 Guests and 299 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Finsbury Park mosque. 1093
Washing machine 224
Range Rover P38A Air Suspension Help Needed 165
Bexit Offer for EU Citizens 136
Loving Home Wanted For 3 Cats. 134
Ant and Dec 100
Benefit Cap is Unlawful 96
Another Scam 84
Wanted roof box 78
Loving Home Wanted For 3 Cats. 75
New General Forums
Deja Vu, Lightning Strikes Thrice, Groundhog Day
by fish5133
22nd Jun 2017 7:38pm
Ant and Dec
by cools
18th Jun 2017 2:11pm
Another Scam
by Excoriator
18th Jun 2017 10:00am
Happy birthday Ste
by Dilly
12th Jun 2017 7:54am
New Wirral History
Round the Wirral with a movie camera[1934]
by snowhite
16th Jun 2017 2:03pm
Bascule Bridge
by Sufee
6th Jun 2017 9:09pm
Pathe news short - merseytunnel 1934
by oldpm01
5th Jun 2017 1:57pm
1878 Post Office Directory of Cheshire query
by derekdwc
1st Jun 2017 10:41pm
Bakery at 275 Poulton Road 1925 onwards
by JAFitz
30th May 2017 8:59pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
wirral from Liverpool big wheel
New Brighton Big Wheel
Topic Replies
Bexit Offer for EU Citizens
by diggingdeeper
01:27 AM
What song are you listening to?
by snowhite
11:37 PM
Finsbury Park mosque.
by diggingdeeper
09:32 PM
60 KG Weights set & exercise bars FOR SALE 40 !!
by GaryFromWirral
04:14 PM
Where In The Wirral Is It??
by Mark
01:25 PM
VW t4 fixed side window replacement
by lansyp
10:22 AM
Unilever's Power Stations
by Jimbo620
08:18 AM
Benefit Cap is Unlawful
by RUDEBOX
22nd Jun 2017 7:37pm
Suspended sentence for 37,000 benefit fraud mum
by Mark
22nd Jun 2017 6:45pm
June
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Shotwick - Old And New (Hall and Solar Farm)
by diggingdeeper
18th Jun 2017 11:41am
Sefton Park
by diggingdeeper
17th Jun 2017 7:28pm
Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4 5 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#294390 - 24th Feb 2009 8:51am Skid Row, Market St B' head
bert1 Offline

Wiki Veteran

Registered: 27th Nov 2008
Posts: 7921
Loc: tranmere
Years ago when i was just a young whipper snapper when men where men and women knew it and you couldn't buy sheep dip (lager) in a Pub, well maybe the odd bottle, We use to start off in the Stork and have a pint and walk around the corner and have a pint in every Pub in Market St up to the Glass Barrel and include the Letters for good measure. Jimbob reckons there was another Pub further on from the Glass Barrel, towards Chester st (anyone know). At that time if you wanted anything to eat, it was normally the Capitol you went to, you couldn't starve in Market St now. I can't remember all of the shops but Haylocks shoes were on the corner and there was a little diy shop and a tobacconist also a jewelers there somewhere, I bought my wife's wedding ring there and yes her finger is still going green. What else was in Market St at that time ?
_________________________
God help us,
Come yourself,
Don't send Jesus,
This is no place for children.


Bertieone.

Top
Google Ads
#294401 - 24th Feb 2009 10:58am Re: Skid Row, Market St B' head [Re: bert1]
derekdwc Online   content


Forum Veteran

Registered: 13th Oct 2008
Posts: 5015
Loc: Birkenhead
was it
223 Ranelagh Family and Commercial Hotel La Bodega 2 Market Street 2 88 Chester Street 88
It would have been on the corner of Chester St where there's a bit of wasteland
I don't remember it
I think there was a Pub called the Castle on the other side of Chester St round that area
224 Glass Barrel 14 Market Street 14

Top
#294406 - 24th Feb 2009 11:17am Re: Skid Row, Market St B' head [Re: derekdwc]
yoller Online   content
Smartchild

Registered: 7th Dec 2008
Posts: 466
Loc: Cheshire
The Pub you're talking about was on the corner of Chester Street near Pilgrim Street, next door to the county court building, but I can't remember its name. It was certainly there up to the mid-70s. The Castle was further down towards the tunnel entrance, on the corner of Chester Street and Ivy Street.

Top
#294411 - 24th Feb 2009 11:47am Re: Skid Row, Market St B' head [Re: yoller]
derekdwc Online   content


Forum Veteran

Registered: 13th Oct 2008
Posts: 5015
Loc: Birkenhead
looked at a map on the wall going into the Archives and Raneleigh hotel shows up on corner of Market St


Looking at a 1909 map of Birkenhead shows a Pub also there
On the corner of Albion st it doesn't show the Glass Barrel
but shows another Pub on the other corner of Albion Street
which would have been on the empty site next to Hornblowers/Market Inn etc
Sorry can't help with name


Attachments: Viewing Permissions May Apply. Click Me
archive map.jpg



Top
#294417 - 24th Feb 2009 12:43pm Re: Skid Row, Market St B' head [Re: derekdwc]
yoller Online   content
Smartchild

Registered: 7th Dec 2008
Posts: 466
Loc: Cheshire
On the corner of Market Street and Chester Street, just along from the Glass Barrel, was the offices of the UAB (Unemployment Assistance Board), where in the old days men who were out of work had to go to sign on for the dole and be questioned by officials. It was known locally as 'The Brew' and was an intimidating place. Does anyone remember going there?
On the other side of Market Street opposite the UAB, in the 50s and 60s, there was a small sweetshop called Lay's. Lay's was in the same impressive Victorian terrace as the former Fox's Lodging House, which had quite a reputation among older folk as having been a bit of a rough place. All this block (the Market Cross) was one of the original developments in Birkenhead from around the 1840s, when the town was being planned by the Lairds and their associates as an elegant vista of handsome buildings and wide streets. It was a tatty and neglected old place for many years, but has since been restored and is now offices and flats.

Top
#294420 - 24th Feb 2009 1:19pm Re: Skid Row, Market St B' head [Re: yoller]
derekdwc Online   content


Forum Veteran

Registered: 13th Oct 2008
Posts: 5015
Loc: Birkenhead
my best mate lived in the flats Prioty Buildings
Anyone have pictures of them
Can't remember when they came down 70s?

Top
#294481 - 24th Feb 2009 6:33pm Re: Skid Row, Market St B' head [Re: derekdwc]
phalinmegob Offline

Wise One

Registered: 26th Dec 2008
Posts: 818
Loc: tranmere
wasnt the shoe shop known locally as oddbods because you could buy pairs of shoes of odd sizes very cheaply,my wife seems to remember this from when she was a little girl and her parents were skint.

Top
#294552 - 24th Feb 2009 8:50pm Re: Skid Row, Market St B' head [Re: phalinmegob]
angie Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 17th Nov 2008
Posts: 108
Loc: wirral
Was it the Copperfield ?
_________________________
Anybody can make history. Only a great man can write it.

Top
#294605 - 24th Feb 2009 10:56pm Re: Skid Row, Market St B' head [Re: angie]
oxtonmac Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 9th Aug 2008
Posts: 105
Loc: wirral
I seem to remember

1. crown and cushion
2. copperfield
3. barristers
4. market inn
5. glassbarrel

then the signmaking co: Cowan Signs (now on old chester rd)

(correct me if wrong!)

Top
#294622 - 25th Feb 2009 12:25am Re: Skid Row, Market St B' head [Re: oxtonmac]
yoller Online   content
Smartchild

Registered: 7th Dec 2008
Posts: 466
Loc: Cheshire
In the late 60s-early 70s, these are some of the places I remember if you were going up Market Street from Argyle Street on the left-hand side: On the corner with Argyle Street, there was a record shop, then a chip shop, the Caledonia Pub, the Crown and Cushion Pub, an amusement arcade, an off-licence and the Hamilton Vaults Pub (later renamed The Copperfield) on the corner with Hamilton Street. Across Hamilton Street, on the section of Market Street going up to Chester Street, there was a jewellery shop (which also sold sporting equipment such as air rifles) The Market Inn Pub, The Globe Pub, the Glass Barrel Pub and the UAB offices.
Going up Market Street on the right-hand side from Argyle Street, there was a carpet shop, a cafe, a newsagent / tobacconist (I think) and Haylock's shoe shop on the corner of Hamilton Street. Across Hamilton Street on the right-hand side was the outside section of Birkenhead Market, where stalls were set up only on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday (if I remember right). I know I've missed out some places, so please fill them in if you can.

Top
#294642 - 25th Feb 2009 6:10am Re: Skid Row, Market St B' head [Re: yoller]
bert1 Offline

Wiki Veteran

Registered: 27th Nov 2008
Posts: 7921
Loc: tranmere
Well done yoller, that's helped a lot, brought back many memories, i do remember the Air rifle shop now. The jewelers was definitely a stand alone jewelers, didn't sell anything else. I seem to remember a butcher on the corner of one of the side streets, that sold spit roast chickens. On the corner of argyle/ market st opposite the outside market was there a lighting shop and further up a shop which may still be there that sold blinds and curtains etc
_________________________
God help us,
Come yourself,
Don't send Jesus,
This is no place for children.


Bertieone.

Top
#294645 - 25th Feb 2009 7:54am Re: Skid Row, Market St B' head [Re: bert1]
kimpri Offline

Forum Guardian

Registered: 29th Oct 2008
Posts: 3553
Loc: birkenhead
The butchers that sold the spit roast chickens could of been in grange rd..
_________________________
Does your vacuum suck? Get a Dyson!!



Top
#294647 - 25th Feb 2009 8:12am Re: Skid Row, Market St B' head [Re: kimpri]
bert1 Offline

Wiki Veteran

Registered: 27th Nov 2008
Posts: 7921
Loc: tranmere
Originally Posted By: kimpri1
The butchers that sold the spit roast chickens could of been in grange rd..


I remember that one, I'm sure there was something similar in Market St.
_________________________
God help us,
Come yourself,
Don't send Jesus,
This is no place for children.


Bertieone.

Top
#294656 - 25th Feb 2009 9:25am Re: Skid Row, Market St B' head [Re: bert1]
bert1 Offline

Wiki Veteran

Registered: 27th Nov 2008
Posts: 7921
Loc: tranmere
Originally Posted By: bert1
Well done yoller, that's helped a lot, brought back many memories, i do remember the Air rifle shop now. The jewelers was definitely a stand alone jewelers, didn't sell anything else. I seem to remember a butcher on the corner of one of the side streets, that sold spit roast chickens. On the corner of argyle/ market st opposite the outside market was there a lighting shop and further up a shop which may still be there that sold blinds and curtains etc


My mistake, lighting shop was corner of Hamilton st/ Market st
_________________________
God help us,
Come yourself,
Don't send Jesus,
This is no place for children.


Bertieone.

Top
#294658 - 25th Feb 2009 9:46am Re: Skid Row, Market St B' head [Re: bert1]
yoller Online   content
Smartchild

Registered: 7th Dec 2008
Posts: 466
Loc: Cheshire
Thanks, Bert1, - you're right about the sports shop being separate. We used to sneak in there as kids and drool over the air rifles, which we could never afford. Was this shop, or the jewellery shop (which was next door), called Murphy's? That name seems to ring a bell. And you're right, there was definitely a butcher, I think on the corner of Market Street and Henry Street.

Top
Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4 5 >

Moderator:  Mark 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Bexit Offer for EU Citizens
by granny
09:38 AM
Benefit Cap is Unlawful
by RUDEBOX
22nd Jun 2017 7:37pm
VW t4 fixed side window replacement
by Mike72
22nd Jun 2017 8:00am
Range Rover P38A Air Suspension Help Needed
by Martin1943
20th Jun 2017 8:06pm
Loving Home Wanted For 3 Cats.
by DavidC
20th Jun 2017 8:32am
For Sale & Free
Washing machine
by GingerTom
20th Jun 2017 9:05pm
22" full 1080p hd and freeview tv
by monsterz4
20th Jun 2017 8:50pm
Apple TV box the 1gen
by monsterz4
20th Jun 2017 8:48pm
42 lf smart tv
by stumpyduck
20th Jun 2017 8:15pm
Wanted roof box
by monsterz4
19th Jun 2017 10:32am
Featured Member
Registered: 29th Mar 2011
Posts: 76
Newest Members
Fairz87, mikerobbo84, Robbo1960, Gwhiz03, SamphireGreen
12328 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Shotwick - Old And New (Hall and Solar Farm)
by diggingdeeper
15th Jun 2017 10:19pm
Sefton Park
by diggingdeeper
15th Jun 2017 10:02pm
Property Law
by lau2908
14th Jun 2017 8:04pm
van driver needed
by futurepast
14th Jun 2017 7:34pm
Sailing volunteers
by dogsbrain
14th Jun 2017 4:31pm
News : New Topics
Bexit Offer for EU Citizens
by granny
09:38 AM
Benefit Cap is Unlawful
by RUDEBOX
22nd Jun 2017 7:37pm
Finsbury Park mosque.
by Beethoven
19th Jun 2017 11:42am
Grenfell Tower - Notting Hill
by diggingdeeper
14th Jun 2017 5:13am
Manchester airport
by Dilly
9th Jun 2017 6:01pm
New Enthusiast Forums
VW t4 fixed side window replacement
by Mike72
22nd Jun 2017 8:00am
Range Rover P38A Air Suspension Help Needed
by Martin1943
20th Jun 2017 8:06pm
Loving Home Wanted For 3 Cats.
by DavidC
20th Jun 2017 8:32am
Loving Home Wanted For 3 Cats.
by DavidC
18th Jun 2017 6:02pm
Code reader
by madrob
16th Jun 2017 9:09am
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Bexit Offer for EU Citizens 136
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Sat 4:44am
Sunset Sat 9:45pm
Local Time Sat 4:39am
WikiWirral Can . . . .