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#385669 - 3rd Feb 2010 2:55am Figure Eight Ponds
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As a 9 year old in 1962 I remember a couple of ponds - one was at the Moreton Football ground behind Marion Drive, I think - the other was called The Figure Eight and we played on it when it froze over during that bad winter 62/63 - does anyone remember where the Figure Eight ponds where?

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#385671 - 3rd Feb 2010 8:39am Re: Figure Eight Ponds [Re: davros]
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Was the figure 8 on the bypass between Moreton and Bidston?
that road probably wasn't there in 1962 though.

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#385702 - 3rd Feb 2010 10:33am Re: Figure Eight Ponds [Re: Garygadge]
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I remember the name well enough - but at the moment I just cant place where the ponds were located. It was a fair walk is all I remember, it was certainly across the Moss towards bidston, and I would be walking from Wallasey Village

There is still a pond between Moreton & Bidston. You can see it to the left as you approach the Upton spur from Wallasey direction. I have an idea that is what remains of the Figure Eight.

I remember everything freezing in 62/63. That was a bad one - or a good one if you were a youngster. It was damned cold on a motorbike. I was past my teens by then!

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#385753 - 3rd Feb 2010 1:32pm Re: Figure Eight Ponds [Re: Garygadge]
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Originally Posted By: Garygadge
Was the figure 8 on the bypass between Moreton and Bidston?
that road probably wasn't there in 1962 though.


yes it is mate. left hand side as you go towards bidston. used to fish there.

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#385917 - 3rd Feb 2010 11:22pm Re: Figure Eight Ponds [Re: delta6]
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the figure of eight pond is still there by fender farm behind claremount school, its very popular with fishermen.

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#385921 - 3rd Feb 2010 11:41pm Re: Figure Eight Ponds [Re: grayo77]
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I had my best ever tench from there. There were big carp in there but I believe it was netted. When I fished it 2 guys leased the rights off the landowner and operated it (i990's).
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#386179 - 5th Feb 2010 9:45am Re: Figure Eight Ponds [Re: Capt_America]
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yeah its still there...no access to anglers any more
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#386261 - 5th Feb 2010 6:36pm Re: Figure Eight Ponds [Re: jabber_Ish]
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fish it at night,
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#386526 - 7th Feb 2010 11:50am Re: Figure Eight Ponds [Re: delta6]
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Thanks to all that replied.
i'm glad some parts of the country are still there. i was devasted when they put the motorway through all the fields i used to play in as a kid

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#386538 - 7th Feb 2010 12:45pm Re: Figure Eight Ponds [Re: davros]
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Used to be some large fishing ponds on the Cadburys site when it was farmland etc.
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#387003 - 9th Feb 2010 4:04pm Re: Figure Eight Ponds [Re: hoseman]
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I used to fish the 'Figgy' pond, and there was a monster turrapin (sp?) living in it. Used to swin up and attack your float.

I remember there being some real good size carp in there too.

I last fished it app. 1994.
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#388624 - 15th Feb 2010 9:21pm Re: Figure Eight Ponds [Re: golfvr]
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yeah thats about the time i last dabbled on there..had done 3 nights on a cheshire mere for a 28lb common smile and got a call off a mate who was fishing it for the night ..so came back and had a social with him on it....we had about a dozen carp up to 12lbs and oh yeah i never caught it but that terrapin was in there then !
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