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Old Wirral Street Furniture #342673
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I thought I would start this topic as a catch-all for pictures of bits and pieces we can find along the roads of Wirral. These may be electricity or water boxes, gas street lamps, post boxes etc - whatever you find - happy hunting.


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Re: Old Wirral Street Furniture [Re: diggingdeeper] #342674
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Hamilton Square, I suspect this is the base of an old street lamp that has been capped. There is a large door on the side facing the camera (I realise now what a rubbish angle I chose!)

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Re: Old Wirral Street Furniture [Re: diggingdeeper] #342675
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Parkway, Meols. I suspect this is/was and electricity cabinet, generally the green colour and the manufacturer (Hardy & Padmore) would indicate this.

The company ceased production in 1967 and started in 1814.

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Re: Old Wirral Street Furniture [Re: diggingdeeper] #342676
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Whetstone Lane, Birkenhead (from water filling points thread)

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Arno Road, Prenton, the remains of an old gas lamp.

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I'm curious to know who did the artistic paint job on the Parkway box. It's probably not the electricity company because time is money to them, so was it a private effort? Very interesting!
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The Hamilton Square one is obviously an original tram standard, dating back to electrification in 1901. They're not all the same,though. Some samples attached:

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Oops! Rechecking, I've noticed they are all the same and this pattern is everywhere in the old photos of the borough. It's not obvious why these should be different unless a special type was used for the prestigious Hamilton Square.
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Thanks for that bri, you are most certainly right on that, I thought is a bit heavy duty for a street lamp.

Anyone else got/know of any old street furniture that still exists. Don't worry about pictures, they can be sorted easily enough, so just descriptions and location would be fine.


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Insults are engendered from vulgar minds, like toadstools from a dunghill - Charles Caleb Colton

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cool topic, i'll keep my eyes peeled.


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Yes, i'll keep my eyes peeled. V.interesting. All this History under our noses!


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found this in the 70s bidston village on the old moreton rd. think it must be old lamp post? bottom corsair car park on left

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Good find Kimpri!


The further you are down the pay scale, the more 'essential' you are when the s--- hits the fan... Sue Farbysmith 2020

Insults are engendered from vulgar minds, like toadstools from a dunghill - Charles Caleb Colton

We don't do charity in Germany, We pay taxes. Charity is a failure of governments' responsibilities - Henning Wehn
Re: Old Wirral Street Furniture [Re: diggingdeeper] #342778
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Great subject and pics really interesting to think we pass these things everyday and don't notice.


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Heres one for the History buffs of Wiki Wirral.

I am wondering what this is. There are a few of them in Hoylake around the kings gap area. This one in particular is about half way down Stanley road.



I guess it may have something to do with old gas street lights. Perhaps it housed a constantly burning flame for the man whos job it was to light the lamps in the area?. Any ideas?.

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