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#390182 - 21st Feb 2010 10:18pm Bebington Wiend "log seat"
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Anybody know anything of its History? Located at the top of the Wiend near the rear entrance to St.Andrews church.

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#390216 - 22nd Feb 2010 12:27am Re: Bebington Wiend "log seat" [Re: inflatablebone]
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It was certainly there in the 1940s..I perched on it as best I could, because it slopes each side, is highly polished and has a large crack along the top, if I remember rightly!
It was useful for sheltering from the rain until the bus came!

Bri
(Bromborough Road, until the 60s)

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#390278 - 22nd Feb 2010 12:27pm Re: Bebington Wiend "log seat" [Re: bri445]
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Thanks Bri .

I guess I was wondering if the log was significant , it certainly looks old .

What Bus would you have been waiting for in those days ? the no 10 ?

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#390341 - 22nd Feb 2010 1:51pm Re: Bebington Wiend "log seat" [Re: inflatablebone]
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I'd guess it was put there at the time the houses and shops were built, perhaps the 1930s. The big houses on the south side of The Wiend were earlier and built for managers at Lever's.
The buses in those days were the 50 to Spital Crossroads and 58 to Clatterbridge from Woodside, 'via Old Chester Road', every 10 minutes, too.
The smartest buses ever, in my opinion!


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#390369 - 22nd Feb 2010 2:19pm Re: Bebington Wiend "log seat" [Re: bri445]
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Ah yes it was the 58 I was thinking of ..I think it became the 10

Cheers

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#391759 - 27th Feb 2010 4:03pm Re: Bebington Wiend "log seat" [Re: bri445]
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ah yes,i remember those bus's! used to jump off just before it got to the stop....well....i was in my teens at the time!!!!
Originally Posted By: bri445
I'd guess it was put there at the time the houses and shops were built, perhaps the 1930s. The big houses on the south side of The Wiend were earlier and built for managers at Lever's.
The buses in those days were the 50 to Spital Crossroads and 58 to Clatterbridge from Woodside, 'via Old Chester Road', every 10 minutes, too.
The smartest buses ever, in my opinion!

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#391894 - 28th Feb 2010 1:09am Re: Bebington Wiend "log seat" [Re: chris7777]
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I remember the seat at the wiend and the butcher's shop run by my mum's cousin's husband, Frank Whieldon.

The first bus I went on alone was the 58; my mother sent me to my aunt's in Stanton Road on a message and she told me not to get up until the bus stopped. My aunt gave me a pan of stew to carry back on the bus and because I didn't get up from my seat and ring the bell the bus carried me on to Bebington Station and I had to walk up Wellington Road to the top of Acres Road; there was not much stew left in the pot by the time I got back. I was about eight years old I think.

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#392206 - 1st Mar 2010 5:03pm Re: Bebington Wiend "log seat" [Re: chris7777]
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Ever crashed into a lamp post doing that?! The risks we used to take! oshocked

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#393516 - 7th Mar 2010 6:32pm Re: Bebington Wiend "log seat" [Re: bri445]
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there's a picture of the seat


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#393575 - 7th Mar 2010 10:58pm Re: Bebington Wiend "log seat" [Re: inflatablebone]
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It's looking much older and wrinkled than I remember it 50 years ago! (Don't we all!) The top was polished and you would slide off it!
Bri

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#394562 - 12th Mar 2010 7:53pm Re: Bebington Wiend "log seat" [Re: bri445]
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Here's a nice view of it on the new Google Street View...


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#407481 - 13th May 2010 11:13am Re: Bebington Wiend "log seat" [Re: bri445]
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Originally Posted By: bri445
Here's a nice view of it on the new Google Street View...


Thats me on my way home in the car!
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#407614 - 13th May 2010 7:56pm Re: Bebington Wiend "log seat" [Re: Nigel]
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The strange thing is that the shot is no longer on Street View!?!?

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#407615 - 13th May 2010 7:57pm Re: Bebington Wiend "log seat" [Re: bri445]
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There is a lot of the Wirral that has disappeared from Street View, dunno why.
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#407618 - 13th May 2010 8:02pm Re: Bebington Wiend "log seat" [Re: diggingdeeper]
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