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Re: Demolition of Oak and Eldon Gardens [Re: SoundLad] #303002
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Excellent Soundlad. Thank you.

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Re: Demolition of Oak and Eldon Gardens [Re: scoops] #303529
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I was there when they were blown. My mum collected for 'Telebank' emptying rented TV's at the gardens. At 43 seconds in Soundlads video, I know the lad in the bottom right.

Nice one Lee! Your videos are great.

Re: Demolition of Oak and Eldon Gardens [Re: Vanquished] #303623
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Just like to point out fella not my videos am afraid although id like to take credit i cant. They are avalible from pleasures past which you can find googling around the full credit goes to Angus Tilston who has made some fantastic History vidoes here on the wirral.. I just put them up on Youtube as they are a good source of information for the History part of this site happy but thanks any way fella smile


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Yeah, no problem Lee.
Anyway, I have watched all your History video's and commented too. My user name is ukspeedbag on you tube, you have left a comment sometime ago on my channel.
It was the demolition video info that got me to join the forum. So thanks for that mate.

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Originally Posted by hoseman
I vuagly remember them, think it was mid 80`s, I definatly remember the Angel, lovely reputation apparently!! I was working in Milton pavement in the precinct. Remember the flats being blown, dont know when tho!! Just remember the Angel standing on its own afterwards for years in a wasteland!


Yeah the Angel improved dramatically when Oak and Eldon went and became a busy bikers Pub - complete with superb real ales and 'heavy' (we called it 'smelly' music) music.
I remember at this time as it was completely isolated as the new private estate in the St Annes Street/Price Street area had not been built yet....

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Any more photos of oak and eldon?

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Yes, it was definitely 30 September 1979 and it was a Sunday. I stood at the side of the old General Hospital and watched it from there. In fact I recorded it on a portable cassette recorder.

The flats were at the side of the cygnet Pub and the row of shops had scaffolding in front of them to protect them from the blast. There is a small housing estate there now.

As far as I know the Ford Estate was completed around 1970 and many people from Ilchester Square went there. Oak and Eldon residents are more likely to have been rehoused on the Noctorum Estate.

Some of the big pieces of concrete from Oak and eldon were put on the beach between Wallasey Beach and Leasowe. That was before the existing sea wall was built/


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Another view of Eldon Gardens in 1958


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I watched them being blown up!early 80s

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Originally Posted by marvelwear
I watched them being blown up!early 80s

You mean late 70's wink
It was Sunday 30th September 1979 laugh


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Re: Demolition of Oak and Eldon Gardens [Re: scoops] #393826
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I have this saved on my computer. I thought it was off wikiwirral but I can't find it anywhere?.. so will post it

Before and after looking from Price Street direction. Cygnet Pub in front.

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Brilliant photos, good thread. Many happy nights in the Cygnet when I was home on leave, used to drink with some of the Gardens residents. A lot were moved to the Ford. Remember it was always their case that their lot would be improved if they had proper gardens etc. Some lovely people there as well as the .... The only trouble was that the ... set about knackering the Ford as well. My own mum and dad ended up on the Ford as well, couldn't stand it and ended up moving back to town.


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Always fascinated by these because I remember them so well. They were demolished while I was in foriegn parts. When I got back to UK the following year it was quite a shock to see them gone.


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like the pics
Gives me a good idea of where they were looking at the Cygnet
These are at the other end compared to the pics I've usually seen

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That vid on page 2 is sound soundlad, im 1 of the kids on it 35 secs in!

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