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#305129 - 29th Mar 2009 8:50pm 194 Rock Station Hotel Highfield Road
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#306048 - 2nd Apr 2009 8:10am Re: 194 Rock Station Hotel Highfield Road [Re: derekdwc]
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i used to live across the road from there i was in there one night and watched guys sniffing coke off the tables lol

nice place
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#306269 - 2nd Apr 2009 9:56pm Re: 194 Rock Station Hotel Highfield Road [Re: uggla]
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rock ferry always was a posh place even back in the 1950s
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#425687 - 17th Aug 2010 11:26am Re: 194 Rock Station Hotel Highfield Road [Re: ]
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The drugs have gone from the Pub now and its now privately owned. She's has had a complete refurb looks so different now and has an all day carvery for the pleasure of all near or far ......in the begining its was bad then it got better and then the Rock Station was reborn ...try it love to hear all your comments :-)

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#425700 - 17th Aug 2010 12:10pm Re: 194 Rock Station Hotel Highfield Road [Re: ]
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myself and the staff love the Pub and do everything we can to keep it clean and welcoming to all . as the manager i am not new to the area i have been here since early childhood and seen the area change in many ways.I agree it is such a shame to see so many empty buildings in the area but the future is looking brighter for rockferry.

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#425710 - 17th Aug 2010 12:34pm Re: 194 Rock Station Hotel Highfield Road [Re: rockstation]
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I worked in Rock Ferry in the early 80's and my in laws still live there. I too have seen a lot of changes, mostly for the best. Unemployment is the biggest problem and that is mirrored nationally.
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#427014 - 23rd Aug 2010 11:21pm Re: 194 Rock Station Hotel Highfield Road [Re: derekdwc]
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i have a book of old photos of the Birkenhead area and there is one shot of this Pub in there
from about 1950 s i think. I had a spell working in there a a part-time Barman during the summer
of 1972. The Landlord then was Max Ithell who was a keen Evertonian . He was a big drinker himself and a smoker also. He died of Cancer and his wife took over the licence of the place.
The regulars raised an awful lot of money for childrens charities throughout the 1970s. The
weekly raffles were run by Paul Dennett and Chris Kennedy -both of them became Teachers.
Chis taught for many years at Rock Ferry High and Paul has been living near Hamburg and
teaching there for over 30 years. Both lads were born and bred Rockferrians as i am myself.
May Jones worked behind the Bar until she was in her 80s ! Only a tiny woman but she could stand
up to any grown man in an argument - and she often did !

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#427791 - 28th Aug 2010 10:52pm Re: 194 Rock Station Hotel Highfield Road [Re: littlestan]
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Id love to have that photo in the Pub littlestan any ideas were i could get my hands on such a thing please

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#427792 - 28th Aug 2010 10:54pm Re: 194 Rock Station Hotel Highfield Road [Re: rockstation]
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the pictures above dont do her justice i get some new ones posted shortly

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#427804 - 29th Aug 2010 12:20am Re: 194 Rock Station Hotel Highfield Road [Re: rockstation]
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The Rock Station Hotel in 1888:


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#427846 - 29th Aug 2010 9:50am Re: 194 Rock Station Hotel Highfield Road [Re: uptoncx]
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What were they thinking of? Comparing the last picture and the one at the beginning of the thread and you just think vandalism. it's obviously the same little corner of the building but the beautiful ornate brickwork just rendered over. What a shame. Progress? I don't think so.

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#427847 - 29th Aug 2010 9:51am Re: 194 Rock Station Hotel Highfield Road [Re: Stegga]
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Brilliant picture though Uptoncx

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#429456 - 6th Sep 2010 10:53am Re: 194 Rock Station Hotel Highfield Road [Re: rockstation]
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Originally Posted By: rockstation
The drugs have gone from the pub now and its now privately owned. She's has had a complete refurb looks so different now and has an all day carvery for the pleasure of all near or far ......in the begining its was bad then it got better and then the Rock Station was reborn ...try it love to hear all your comments :-)

Hi i was going back over 10 years i will pop in tere again soon
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#429466 - 6th Sep 2010 12:00pm Re: 194 Rock Station Hotel Highfield Road [Re: Stegga]
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Often had a pint in this Pub,had a couple before I got married over the road at St Anne's.in 1960.We always knew the Pub as Ritchies

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#429481 - 6th Sep 2010 1:59pm Re: 194 Rock Station Hotel Highfield Road [Re: Stegga]
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Hard to believe the difference from old and new, would be nice to see if that part of the building is in anyway restorable

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