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#378578 - 7th Jan 2010 5:46pm bottle digging
hayabusa Offline

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hi everyone, just wondering if anyone knows the location of any sites, im more into urban exploring but just fancy trying to locate some old victorian refuse sites to have a dig about,
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#378580 - 7th Jan 2010 5:58pm Re: bottle digging [Re: hayabusa]
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dont know if its true but the allotments in bebington near tesco used to be a victorian dump but i could be wrong

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#378584 - 7th Jan 2010 6:36pm Re: bottle digging [Re: lansyp]
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I seem to remember a past post about a bottle dump at Moreton Common (?)

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#378588 - 7th Jan 2010 7:05pm Re: bottle digging [Re: Snodvan]
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One of the lads in work has been digging Victorian dumps for years. He will know every site on the Wirral but I am not working with him at the moment. I remember him telling me about one next to Woodchurch road next to the Cricket club. He was also poking round the building site off Gorsey lane in Wallesy (behind Somerville health centre. The site of the old school)when we where working on the health centre. It was also a Victorian dump. Most of it was just broken glass but he found a couple of intact bottles and a pipe. You could see the layers of soil and glass where they had dug the trenches for the drains.
If I see him I will try and find out more locations for you.

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#378596 - 7th Jan 2010 7:26pm Re: bottle digging [Re: KevinFinity]
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Originally Posted By: KevinFinity
I remember him telling me about one next to Woodchurch road next to the Cricket club.


Whereabouts on Woodchurch Road do yo mean - I may have a nosey myself?

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#378601 - 7th Jan 2010 7:46pm Re: bottle digging [Re: 24424m]
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I could have got the wrong end of the stick when he was explaining it but I think he was on about the area at bottom of the hill by the roundabout that joins to the motorway. I did not work out the exact location he was on about. I remember him saying that a large mound there used to be a big pond that was filled up with household rubbish in the Victorian era. Sorry to be so vague but I was not that interested at the time so I did not try to get any more information. He has dug there before so it must be on a bit of exposed waste land.

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#378603 - 7th Jan 2010 7:55pm Re: bottle digging [Re: KevinFinity]
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Right - I think you may mean the Old Instonians field, which is on the immediate right if you come down Swan Hill and go under the railway bridge (i.e. over the fender but before the motorway junction)?

If so, I recall this was completely churned up during the motorway excavation work, and reinstated as a field later, so may or may not be too promising now in terms of potential finds?

Edit - or perhaps Solly Rec, a field on the right behind the houses on Woodchurch Road just before the railway bridge?


Edited by 24424m (7th Jan 2010 7:58pm)

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#378611 - 7th Jan 2010 8:20pm Re: bottle digging [Re: 24424m]
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ask Robbo about when is his next trip with volunteers for digging in Williamsons tunnels in Liverpool
UE and finding things


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#378885 - 8th Jan 2010 6:23pm Re: bottle digging [Re: derekdwc]
hayabusa Offline

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thanks for your help fellas
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#378905 - 8th Jan 2010 7:56pm Re: bottle digging [Re: hayabusa]
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yeh we found allsorts when we where on the tunnel dig, mostly shells and rubble but you name it and the History of liverpool went down that place.
Watch for the next dig announcement and come along to help.

ta

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#378910 - 8th Jan 2010 8:16pm Re: bottle digging [Re: pacef8]
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Shells.... as in seashore, or shells as in BANG ! ?

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#379107 - 9th Jan 2010 4:14pm Re: bottle digging [Re: 24424m]
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Originally Posted By: 24424m
Originally Posted By: KevinFinity
I remember him telling me about one next to Woodchurch road next to the Cricket club.


Whereabouts on Woodchurch Road do yo mean - I may have a nosey myself?


I deffo remember a sh*t load of old bottles half way down townfield lane on the left when it used to be a field , where flatt lane is now , if you go a bit past the flatt lane junction theres a bit of grassy patch with some bushes close to the new houses where you could have a dig also theres a substation just up from the corner of shavington which has a strange patch of moss running towards the bushes across the grass .
it has always puzzled me why is it moss and not grass surley it must be concrete under the moss or something??

im not an expert on geology but this site has learnt me the tell tail signs of non natural patches of land that i never noticed before

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#379146 - 9th Jan 2010 6:30pm Re: bottle digging [Re: oxtonmac]
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Go through Bidston village Stop by the Pub on left walk down the old road over the railway bridge, Were the hedgerow starts dig under them on both sides loads of old bottles there?
you will see were its been dug before. smile
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#379529 - 11th Jan 2010 8:57am Re: bottle digging [Re: kimpri]
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Ahh good stuff smile

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#380760 - 15th Jan 2010 9:45pm Re: bottle digging [Re: MerseyMan]
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field on ashville road seacombe, used to be a brewery there wink

the field next to wallasey tunnel approach rd


Edited by _Ste_ (15th Jan 2010 9:45pm)
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