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#388554 - 15th Feb 2010 3:51pm Address please !
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Near Hamilton Square, (I think the building on the site now is Wirral Borough Council Rates Offices ? ) ...
There were 3 storey Victorian/Georgian dilapidated terraced Houses....like something out of Oliver Twist.They where there in the late 1950's ?
Did Wirral Borough take photographs before they demolished them ? What was the area/or streets called ?

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#388555 - 15th Feb 2010 3:58pm Re: Address please ! [Re: lynneb]
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Can you be more specific about the current street names?
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#388556 - 15th Feb 2010 4:06pm Re: Address please ! [Re: MissGuided]
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The offices in price street?
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#388557 - 15th Feb 2010 4:23pm Re: Address please ! [Re: RUDEBOX]
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#388559 - 15th Feb 2010 4:27pm Re: Address please ! [Re: RUDEBOX]
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My Grandad lived in a three storey house on Price street from 1932 to around late 1940s. All I know is it was somewhere between where the car park is now for Conway Park station and Hamilton Square...(but on the other side of Price Street to the car park)... Would be interesting to find out where or see pics

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#388562 - 15th Feb 2010 5:05pm Re: Address please ! [Re: polo_phil]
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Birkenhead Libary had old photos. Maybe the archives has too.

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#388567 - 15th Feb 2010 6:42pm Re: Address please ! [Re: history]
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I think there's a photo somewhere on wiki of a procession going down Price st taken from where the Stork Pub is
or
I saw it in a local History book maybe Ian Boumphreys

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#388595 - 15th Feb 2010 8:18pm Re: Address please ! [Re: RUDEBOX]
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You might be right,it could be top end of Price Street...(My fault,for not looking at a map beforehand !)
I know,that then, (looking at Hamilton Square & Town Hall head on) it was to the left..and a bit back.
( I am sure, (visited about 25 years ago ? ) on t'other side of the same Street.. only 30/50 yards down? ..was a newish Dole/Unemployment Office..and still there ?

Thanks for your message.
I only discovered this site today !

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#392037 - 28th Feb 2010 8:46pm Re: Address please ! [Re: lynneb]
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Originally Posted By: lynneb
Near Hamilton Square, (I think the building on the site now is Wirral Borough Council Rates Offices ? ) ...
There were 3 storey Victorian/Georgian dilapidated terraced Houses....like something out of Oliver Twist.They where there in the late 1950's ?
Did Wirral Borough take photographs before they demolished them ? What was the area/or streets called ?


I think the pics below show the houses you're talking about. The first two show the Georgian/early Victorian terrace, 4-28 Cleveland Street, that stood alongside the old Rates Office (aka Treasury Building) that was built on the site of the old Congregational Chapel on the corner of Argyle Street. According to early directories the houses were originally called Eccleston Terrace, but this name eventually went out of use.

The other photos show the similar properties on Price Street the derek & polo_phil are referring to, which stood on the opposite side of the road to where Brunswick House & Hordan House are now. Some of these were later demolished to make way for the old Brunswick Court block of flats.


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Description: Eccleston Terrace, Cleveland Street

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Description: Eccleston Terrace, Cleveland Street

2-54 Price St 2.jpg

Description: Price Street from the Hamilton Square end

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Description: 2-54 Price Street, looking back from the railway bridge towards Hamilton Square

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Description: 2-18 Price Street

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Description: 32-54 Price Street, either side of Lord Street

70-82 Price St.jpg

Description: 70-82 Price Street looking towards Holy Trinity Church



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#392043 - 28th Feb 2010 8:59pm Re: Address please ! [Re: marty99fred]
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Brilliant pics mate, thanks.
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#392062 - 28th Feb 2010 9:58pm Re: Address please ! [Re: bert1]
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Wow. Its only when you see some of the cars in the photo's that you realize you walked those streets passing those houses and now find you can no longer remember them.
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#392067 - 28th Feb 2010 10:44pm Re: Address please ! [Re: jimbob]
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like the pics

They seemed to like building 3 storey high houses in those days

Either they were for wealthy people who also had house servants or were for use by several families
I can remember some in Oliver st next to the Combermere and others next to the Conway Arms in Claughton rd

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