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Re: Old Birkenhead Market [Re: derekdwc] #382549
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Those yes, i was trying to think of some inside the market, silly me.


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Birkenhead Market was opened in July 1845, and is very centrally situated; its general form is somewhat similar to that of St. John's market at Liverpool, being a quadrangular building, 430 feet long, and 131 wide. The hall is covered with wrought-iron roofs of a light and elegant construction, which are divided into three bays, the centre one supported upon two rows of columns, connected by arched cast-iron girders; an arrangement that divides the hall into three arcades. Of these, the middle arcade is of thirty feet span, and the two exterior arcades have each a span of fifty feet. The whole building, which is fireproof, is surrounded by an open area, protected by a low parapet wall with a handsome cast-iron railing; this area affords a free communication with the vaults, which form the basement story, and promotes the thorough ventilation of the stores, so necessary for preserving all articles of food in a fresh and wholesome condition. The cost of the market, including the outside footpaths and curbing, was nearly 35,000 .... Extract from A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), British History Online

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do any of the older members remember the area of the covered market where the country produce was {I mean at the market street end}the set of iron railing and gates. during the war behind those gates where transport veicles and such like belong to the army.


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Which War?


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think this video has some footage?

[youtube]Ubs2y8k5RCI[/youtube]

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those underground toilets were on the corner of market street i can still smell them now

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Great Pics :o)


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Absolutely smashin' photos, thanks a bunch. The Ford car by the bogs, I had the Ford Classic version as my first car, lovely memories of that market and the car.


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Re: Old Birkenhead Market [Re: BandyCoot] #389589
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found this plaque at the market offices
Went to ask if they had any old photos but was told they were copyrighted

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James Hannay McGaul JP served two terms as mayor 1908-09 and 1919-20 and Michael Byrne who opened the covered market, I'm assuming its the same person served as mayor in 1917-18.


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which was the covered market part
I think there was the main part then was it the covered part where Eli "ee r Eli remember the shouts" used to have a stall and was there an open part on Market Street

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I think the covered market refers to the main building.


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possibly if they put a new roof on it and had closed it for a while before reopening may have had alterations on existing market hall
Date on plaque 1909

just looked at your map and it looks like it may have been an extension to main part

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If you look back at the photo's further back in the thread, you can see the addition at the market st end, the addition roof running at right angles to the main building (toilets pic). I think that part of the market had the country stalls in there.


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good spot ta

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