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can anyone shed any light on the History of this building in Charing Cross pls.

I only noticed it for the first time the other day , no camera with me so this pic will have to suffice for now


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Re: charing cross [Re: jabber_Ish] #448883
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bank_Buildings,_Birkenhead


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thanks bert1 smile


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Originally Posted by bert1
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bank_Buildings,_Birkenhead


Kimpri1 kindly showed me how to do this.

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I think this building was "The Gearbox" Mens boutique in the 70's The best place for your Ben Sherman shirts & Wrangler Jeans etc. Them was the days

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I think somewhere on wikiwirral it says there used to be a church on that corner

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The workmanship that went into that whole block of buildings is fansastic. Stand on the other side of the road and study the detail of the stone work, the roof work, the window details and every thing else on the exterior of the buildings. there are not that many other building left in Birkenhead with that workmanship and in such good condition.


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i know its a stunning bit of craftsmanship


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I had a mate at school whose father was the manager of the bank there; Martins Bank at the time


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I used to work in the building next door (when it was Christopher Thomas solicitors)It's a strange building with a stone spiral staircase and the basement I don't think was touched at all over the years (except for electric)it was stone bare walls that were painted white but it had a strange smell damp and very musty.
I don't think it's as old as it looks though.





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