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#376739 - 29th Dec 2009 8:34pm Overchurch House
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Can anyone help me, I am interested in finding any old photos of Overchurch House. Built By Mr Webster lived in later by Mr Paul a local Flour merchant and finally as a childrens home untill approx 1963.

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#376749 - 29th Dec 2009 9:32pm Re: Overchurch House [Re: RobertFlanagan]
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#376758 - 29th Dec 2009 9:51pm Re: Overchurch House [Re: kimpri]
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Thanks, Ive seen this pic its of the gate house on upton road the house in question is much bigger.

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#376759 - 29th Dec 2009 9:51pm Re: Overchurch House [Re: kimpri]
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and this
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#376994 - 31st Dec 2009 5:01pm Re: Overchurch House [Re: kimpri]
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Can't add anything about Overchurch House, but Alderman F.O.Paul, JP, was County Commissioner for Cheshire West County Boy Scouts Association. His family's land at Overchurch was used as an overspill camping field for the 1929 World Scout Jamboree at Arrowe Park. Shortly afterwards his family donated the land to the three Boy Scout Associations that served the area at the time (i.e. Birkenhead, Wallasey & West Wirral). The Scouts used the land as a campsite and built an open-air swimming pool there (possibly with financial assistance from the Paul family). The pool has since been filled-in and the associated buildings demolished, but the ground level evidence is still visible.
Next to the site is Paulsfield Drive - I'd speculate that it was named after the family.

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#377015 - 31st Dec 2009 6:31pm Re: Overchurch House [Re: greasby_lad]
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The name of the house was actually Overchurch Hill, and I actually confirmed this today from old deeds at the Cheshire Archives in Chester.

The house was built before 1860 by Thomas Webster, brother of William Webster of Upton Hall. The house passed to George Webster in 1876.

Frank Oscar Paul bought the house in about 1919, he owned flour mills on the East Float in Wallasey. As greasby_lad says, he did a lot for the local scout movement.

Mr Paul left Overchurch in 1941, moving first to Caldy and then to Ness.

I have only seen one picture of Overchurch Hill, and unfortunatly, I don't have it.

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#377035 - 31st Dec 2009 8:25pm Re: Overchurch House [Re: uptoncx]
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Thanks for the info, I have also seen a picture of Overchurch Hill it was on the wall in the Overchurch Pub on the estate, 30 years ago. I dont know if its still there.
I can remember the scout swimming pool and changing rooms prior to it being filled in. Also the ruins of the demolished overchurch hill these were covered with soil in the early 1970's

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