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#358047 - 16th Oct 2009 8:55pm Help finding pictures of New Ferry
Trearan Offline
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Registered: 16th Oct 2009
Posts: 66
Loc: New Ferry
Hello everyone,

I am currently building a replacement website for the community of New Ferry. I have been trying to pull together all the period photos I can find into one place, as it has taken me a very long time to find what I have so far. I want to make it easier for people to find what they want to know about New Ferry.

I would love to post any pictures or stories you may have about New Ferry.

You can see our new site at www.newferryonline.org.uk Please excuse us for any links not working yet, the site is still being constructed but is 80% completed now.

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#358057 - 16th Oct 2009 9:38pm Re: Help finding pictures of New Ferry [Re: Trearan]
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Registered: 24th Sep 2009
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They have a picture up on in the wall in the Wetherspoons of old New Ferry - maybe they would let you take a copy??

Site is great smile

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#358365 - 18th Oct 2009 8:33pm Re: Help finding pictures of New Ferry [Re: Christine12]
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Registered: 26th May 2009
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Loc: New Ferry
had a look at the site and it's great, i will have a look for some old photo's, i have quit a few,although some are what you allready have on there.

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#359039 - 20th Oct 2009 10:00pm Re: Help finding pictures of New Ferry [Re: chris7777]
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The Dell Primary School is seen on the left on The Dell, 1957



The magazine ships are seen moored off New Ferry. Ships entering the River Mersey had to deposit any gunpowder they had on board during their stay in port. From 1786 they were stored at the Magazines in Egremont, Wallasey, but an Act of Parliament in 1851 stipulated they had to be stored offshore so they were moved to vessels moored off New Ferry. However, on 15 July 1864, the 'Lotty Sleigh' had just taken on board 11 tons of gunpowder from a magazine ship, when it exploded causing damage to property ashore. This picture is from 1864



New Ferry Pier is seen from the Mersey in 1875 with houses beyond the iron pier structure. The pier was 856 feet long and opened to the public in 1865, operated by the Mersey River Steam Boat Company the ferry plied to and from Liverpool. Rowing was also popular on the Mersey.



Pictured in 1907, the 'Plough Vaults' is seen here on the corner of Bebington Road and Woodhead Street. It was bought by the Birkenhead Brewery at auction 16th May 1907 for 400.



'St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church' is pictured in 1943 in Bebingon Road. The spacious, airy Church which was free from pillars, was opened in November 1934 and consecrated August 1943.



The Railway Inn is pictured on Bebington Road in 1875.


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#359042 - 20th Oct 2009 10:09pm Re: Help finding pictures of New Ferry [Re: ]
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great pics mate smile happy
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#360140 - 24th Oct 2009 3:52pm Re: Help finding pictures of New Ferry [Re: ]
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Just had a quick look at the New Ferry site, looks really good. I've bookmarked it so I can have a proper look at it when I've more time.Don't have any photos of New Ferry unfortunately, you would be welcome to them if I had any.Good luck with the site, anyway smile
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#360193 - 24th Oct 2009 6:59pm Re: Help finding pictures of New Ferry [Re: Angela]
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great pics, is the one of the plough vaults is that what is rightway diy now

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#360258 - 24th Oct 2009 10:24pm Re: Help finding pictures of New Ferry [Re: SUExx]
chris7777 Offline
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Originally Posted By: susan
great pics, is the one of the plough vaults is that what is rightway diy now


think it is the Wirral Pub.

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#360336 - 25th Oct 2009 12:53pm Re: Help finding pictures of New Ferry [Re: chris7777]
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Theres some good pics in B/head library of rockferry, thats where i got mine. Well worth a visit.
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#361131 - 27th Oct 2009 10:54pm Re: Help finding pictures of New Ferry [Re: SUExx]
Trearan Offline
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Registered: 16th Oct 2009
Posts: 66
Loc: New Ferry
Originally Posted By: susan
great pics, is the one of the plough vaults is that what is rightway diy now


Yes, it is indeed Rightway DIY now. Until I saw this photo, I never knew the building had been a Pub in its former life.

Many thanks everyone for the pics and advice, and comments about the site. This will be an ongoing project, and I will post more stuff as I get it.

New Ferry Regeneration Action Group circulates a newsletter to the 3,500 households in New Ferry/Port Sunlight, and we will be publisizing the new website and appealing for more pictures and stories in the next issue which will probably be at the end of this year. So we might get a few more things from residents in the new year.

And to Summer01 who asked about whether we would be including Rock Ferry - sorry but no. We had not intended to go too far outside of New Ferry (although we have traditionally included Bromborough Pool village). We have not included Port Sunlight Village, as that community already has its own website and loads of other sites stuffed with photos of the place (as lovely as it is).


Edited by Trearan (27th Oct 2009 10:55pm)

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#384079 - 26th Jan 2010 4:48pm Re: Help finding pictures of New Ferry [Re: Trearan]
kaycee Offline
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Registered: 26th Jan 2010
Posts: 27
Loc: Shrewbury
Hi,hope I have got the right guy.Didyou post about New Ferry baths and prefabs.
I lived in Winstanley Rd 1940-1962 and I can assure you that there were German POWs at the former gunsite at Shorefields The huts were later over by Squatters.Have you any info on New ferry brickworks

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#531572 - 11th Jun 2011 5:51pm Re: Help finding pictures of New Ferry [Re: ]
Spellbinder Offline
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Registered: 10th Jun 2011
Posts: 154
Loc: Home Counties
Originally Posted By: PaulWirral
The Dell Primary School is seen on the left on The Dell, 1957



The magazine ships are seen moored off New Ferry. Ships entering the River Mersey had to deposit any gunpowder they had on board during their stay in port. From 1786 they were stored at the Magazines in Egremont, Wallasey, but an Act of Parliament in 1851 stipulated they had to be stored offshore so they were moved to vessels moored off New Ferry. However, on 15 July 1864, the 'Lotty Sleigh' had just taken on board 11 tons of gunpowder from a magazine ship, when it exploded causing damage to property ashore. This picture is from 1864



New Ferry Pier is seen from the Mersey in 1875 with houses beyond the iron pier structure. The pier was 856 feet long and opened to the public in 1865, operated by the Mersey River Steam Boat Company the ferry plied to and from Liverpool. Rowing was also popular on the Mersey.



Pictured in 1907, the 'Plough Vaults' is seen here on the corner of Bebington Road and Woodhead Street. It was bought by the Birkenhead Brewery at auction 16th May 1907 for 400.



'St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church' is pictured in 1943 in Bebingon Road. The spacious, airy Church which was free from pillars, was opened in November 1934 and consecrated August 1943.



The Railway Inn is pictured on Bebington Road in 1875.



The Dell Primary School was actually in Rock Ferry.

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#532724 - 13th Jun 2011 11:01pm Re: Help finding pictures of New Ferry [Re: Trearan]
Historybook Offline
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Registered: 20th Dec 2008
Posts: 190
Loc: Wrexham
Picture from the new ferry website.

A Clarkson steam bus with what looks like a modified body for use other than a bus !.


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