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#385395 - 1st Feb 2010 7:59pm Photos of The middle of Bebington Road New Ferry
printhere Offline
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Registered: 31st Jan 2010
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Hi all I own a shop in Bebington road new ferry formally known as Wesley press and then Ferry Fresh. I would just like to see what the road and buildings were like before the road was pedestrianised.
I have found lots of photos of the top and bottom of Bebington road but none of the middle.
So if anyone knows of any photographs of the middle of Bebington road New Ferry. I would be very grateful.

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#385503 - 2nd Feb 2010 1:28pm Re: Photos of The middle of Bebington Road New Ferry [Re: printhere]
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Registered: 26th May 2009
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Loc: New Ferry
here are 2....
1910


and 1897


hope these help
chris

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#385509 - 2nd Feb 2010 2:08pm Re: Photos of The middle of Bebington Road New Ferry [Re: printhere]
PaulWirral
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#385510 - 2nd Feb 2010 2:11pm Re: Photos of The middle of Bebington Road New Ferry [Re: ]
Wheels Offline
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brilliant pictures wow

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#385512 - 2nd Feb 2010 2:21pm Re: Photos of The middle of Bebington Road New Ferry [Re: Wheels]
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Loc: New Ferry
paul were was birch's bakery?
i've lived in new ferry all my life and can't remember it?

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#385516 - 2nd Feb 2010 2:39pm Re: Photos of The middle of Bebington Road New Ferry [Re: chris7777]
PaulWirral
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Originally Posted By: chris7777
paul were was birch's bakery?
i've lived in new ferry all my life and can't remember it?




It was 62 Bebington Road. Not only did they sell bread but also pet food, fertilizer and seeds. The date of the picture is 1913 so may of not been around in your time.

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#385517 - 2nd Feb 2010 2:43pm Re: Photos of The middle of Bebington Road New Ferry [Re: ]
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Registered: 26th May 2009
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Loc: New Ferry
oh....1913.....was'nt around then,long long before my time lol..........

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#385518 - 2nd Feb 2010 3:17pm Re: Photos of The middle of Bebington Road New Ferry [Re: chris7777]
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Registered: 4th Jan 2009
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Loc: new ferry/bebington
62 bebington road is now the oxfam shop

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#385575 - 2nd Feb 2010 4:55pm Re: Photos of The middle of Bebington Road New Ferry [Re: SUExx]
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Lived in New Ferry from the early to the mid 70's, thoroughly enjoyed it. Nice to see those old photo's.
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Birkenhead........ God's own Room 101.

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#385604 - 2nd Feb 2010 5:44pm Re: Photos of The middle of Bebington Road New Ferry [Re: BandyCoot]
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Registered: 31st Jan 2010
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Loc: Bebington
These photos are fantastic. I've just spent most of the morning in Bebington library finding out a bit more about my building.
After sifting though the gores directories and Kelly’s directories I found the following entrys.
1902: John Irwin Sons & Co Ltd (Grocer)
1916 - 1955: Roger Williams (Grocer)
And a strange entry of
44 - 46 Bebington Road New ferry
1960-1962 Wesley Press (Printers) & Reece & Sons Ltd (Confectioners).

Thanks for all your help & information
Martin.

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#385630 - 2nd Feb 2010 8:27pm Re: Photos of The middle of Bebington Road New Ferry [Re: printhere]
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not very good pic showing part of road on right


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Bebington Road New Ferry resized.jpg

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Bebington_Road_1950.jpg



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#385926 - 4th Feb 2010 12:14am Re: Photos of The middle of Bebington Road New Ferry [Re: derekdwc]
Trearan Offline
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Registered: 16th Oct 2009
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Loc: New Ferry
Hello Liberator,

You have more photos of New Ferry I see smile Did you find these ones after I asked last year if you had any more?

Can someone please invent a time machine - as I'm sure many of us would love to step back in time to appreciate just how proud and so much better our communities seemed to look in those days? Or is it just our rose-tinted spectacles looking at all these lovely pictures and not appreciating the relative poverty that some people lived in just around the corner?

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#385937 - 4th Feb 2010 1:37am Re: Photos of The middle of Bebington Road New Ferry [Re: Trearan]
PaulWirral
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Originally Posted By: Trearan
Hello Liberator,

You have more photos of New Ferry I see smile Did you find these ones after I asked last year if you had any more?

Can someone please invent a time machine - as I'm sure many of us would love to step back in time to appreciate just how proud and so much better our communities seemed to look in those days? Or is it just our rose-tinted spectacles looking at all these lovely pictures and not appreciating the relative poverty that some people lived in just around the corner?


Hello Liberator??? Whatever happened to using my name "Paul"!!! liberator31 is just my website address. It is named after an OMD album from 1993 (Liberator). The "31" is the age I was when I first started to compile material on Wallasey History for the internet - 10 years ago this May!

As for the photo's... I came across them in "Yesterday's Birkenhead" (which includes New Ferry) book by Ian Boumphrey. Available in all good book shops!

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#385938 - 4th Feb 2010 1:40am Re: Photos of The middle of Bebington Road New Ferry [Re: Trearan]
PaulWirral
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Originally Posted By: Trearan
Hello Liberator,

You have more photos of New Ferry I see smile Did you find these ones after I asked last year if you had any more?



...and by all means feel free to use any of the pics for your New Ferry website.

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#385941 - 4th Feb 2010 6:35am Re: Photos of The middle of Bebington Road New Ferry [Re: ]
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Registered: 4th Jan 2009
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Loc: new ferry/bebington
i dont think we look back with rose tinted glasses at all, life just was simpler then with know 24 hr opening know millions of tv chanells and 24 hr tv know cheap booze , less cars on the road, a slower pace of life,long summers. Yes i wish a had a time machine as well.

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