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Re: Old Wirral Street Furniture [Re: derekdwc] #399008
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Looks like it is for a fire hydrant.


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Re: Old Wirral Street Furniture [Re: Capt_America] #399028
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I'm pretty sure that S V = stop valve. 3Ft.6in. from the foot of the wall. It'll be for the incoming water to the building I guess.


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Re: Old Wirral Street Furniture [Re: chriskay] #400510
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any idea what this was - possibly a light
On the corner of the wall where the toilet in Argyle St were

Remember using them after coming out of the Savoy but can't remember if the toilets were ever lighted

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Re: Old Wirral Street Furniture [Re: derekdwc] #400514
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It is a "frog". That is to say, the decorative support bracket for an old gas lamp. Most, if not all gas lanterns in Birkenhead on those frogs were "Windsor" lanterns made by Sugg Ltd.

Sugg Ltd are still in business making the same lanterns using the same tools, dies etc. Yes, you can specify gas or electric. Make sure you are sitting down if you ask "How much". Also gas mantles ain't too cheap these days either. They break reeeeeel easy !

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Re: Old Wirral Street Furniture [Re: TRANCENTRAL] #400565
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This is an unusual Post Box on the corner of Lorne Road and Alton Road Oxton. The letter box slot has no lip or decoration, just looks like someone has used an angle grinder to make it.

Also looks like it goes over the edge of the kirb!

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Re: Old Wirral Street Furniture [Re: diggingdeeper] #400585
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I wonder when that drinking fountain in Central Park last worked? (Did the water come straight from the lake??!!)

There was one near the entrance to Harrison Park I used to drink from in the 70s.

Re: Old Wirral Street Furniture [Re: Roslynmuse] #400603
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Originally Posted by Roslynmuse
I wonder when that drinking fountain in Central Park last worked? (Did the water come straight from the lake??!!)

There was one near the entrance to Harrison Park I used to drink from in the 70s.


The Harrison Park fountain (not in use) was recently painted in black & gold. Only took the local idiots a day or so to spray paint it with white paint.
Latest grafiti is on the tennis court changing rooms " yanks $ out" what is that supposed to mean?

Re: Old Wirral Street Furniture [Re: diggingdeeper] #400604
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This pillar box might be a Victorian "Penfold" with the top knob or decoration broken off.

Re: Old Wirral Street Furniture [Re: diggingdeeper] #401148
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think that post box will be a little bit older than the first angle grinder


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Re: Old Wirral Street Furniture [Re: jimbob] #401668
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These I took on the way home from Hilbre on Sunday. They are at the bottom of Pacific Road next to the pumping station. All I can find about 'Lucy Oxford' is that they make or made electrical cabinets. Don't know if it's the same company thoough.

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Same place.

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Originally Posted by willjb
These I took on the way home from Hilbre on Sunday. They are at the bottom of Pacific Road next to the pumping station. All I can find about 'Lucy Oxford' is that they make or made electrical cabinets. Don't know if it's the same company thoough.
Called lucy boxes click here


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Adams Hydraulics supplying the water trade for over 120 yrs according to their info!!


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Re: Old Wirral Street Furniture [Re: kimpri] #401741
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Originally Posted by kimpri1
Originally Posted by willjb
These I took on the way home from Hilbre on Sunday. They are at the bottom of Pacific Road next to the pumping station. All I can find about 'Lucy Oxford' is that they make or made electrical cabinets. Don't know if it's the same company thoough.
Called lucy boxes click here


Thanks for that Joe,couldn't find anything myself.

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