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#455828 - 30th Dec 2010 6:32am figure 8 lake birkenhead park
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i discovered the figure 8 lake in birkenhead park earliy this year. its a lovely place, very peaceful,with lots of wildlife,especially newts. surprising how many other people dont know about it,i must go on one of the days with the rangers.

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#455931 - 30th Dec 2010 1:56pm Re: figure 8 lake birkenhead park [Re: cathcart]
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Would that be the Lone Ranger,in my time we had the Park Police headed by Sgt Woodcock who we affectionately called Sgt Plankdick.
As kids we tended to be always in the wrong part the park and always at the wrong time,so our physical exercise in the art of running away from the dear Sgt and his playmates was paramount to our safety,those park coppers had eyes in the back of their heads and a nose for trouble,

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#455937 - 30th Dec 2010 2:06pm Re: figure 8 lake birkenhead park [Re: davew3]
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There are a couple of Ranger led walks in the New Year. Damn, i've binned the leaflet, ring up and enquire smile
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#455994 - 30th Dec 2010 3:53pm Re: figure 8 lake birkenhead park [Re: ]
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It is not supposed to be fished, re the notice at the gate, but you do see pillocks maggot drowning in there. Never see any wardens though.


Edited by BandyCoot (30th Dec 2010 3:53pm)
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#455995 - 30th Dec 2010 3:54pm Re: figure 8 lake birkenhead park [Re: davew3]
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Originally Posted By: davew3
Would that be the Lone Ranger,in my time we had the Park Police headed by Sgt Woodcock who we affectionately called Sgt Plankdick.
As kids we tended to be always in the wrong part the park and always at the wrong time,so our physical exercise in the art of running away from the dear Sgt and his playmates was paramount to our safety,those park coppers had eyes in the back of their heads and a nose for trouble,


Woodcock also carried a long truncheon instead of the little 'un. I think it must have been a Sgt's staff of authority. he was probably a decent bloke really.
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#455996 - 30th Dec 2010 3:54pm Re: figure 8 lake birkenhead park [Re: BandyCoot]
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Which lake is supposed to be like a figure 8, and i thought it was permit maggot drowning.
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#456009 - 30th Dec 2010 4:14pm Re: figure 8 lake birkenhead park [Re: bert1]
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i thought the fig 8 was the little school kids one at the top end of bottom park. Don't tell me I've been wrong. There were still blokes fishing in it though.
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#456012 - 30th Dec 2010 4:21pm Re: figure 8 lake birkenhead park [Re: BandyCoot]
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Oh that one, we used to call that, the secret garden, just off the roadway, its alright to fish in the big lake, isn't it.
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#456024 - 30th Dec 2010 4:55pm Re: figure 8 lake birkenhead park [Re: davew3]
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when i was a kid in the 50s we never had problems with the police, marion street boys were well behaved !

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#456101 - 30th Dec 2010 9:55pm Re: figure 8 lake birkenhead park [Re: cathcart]
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Since when ? devil raftl

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#456103 - 30th Dec 2010 9:58pm Re: figure 8 lake birkenhead park [Re: davew3]
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I thought it must be tongue in cheek!

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#456337 - 31st Dec 2010 4:27pm Re: figure 8 lake birkenhead park [Re: cathcart]
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unlike us bentinck street lads smile

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#456340 - 31st Dec 2010 4:32pm Re: figure 8 lake birkenhead park [Re: arsenal]
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arsenal my family were bentninck st lads....heard the tales omg lol x
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#456342 - 31st Dec 2010 4:44pm Re: figure 8 lake birkenhead park [Re: rocketqueen]
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a bit off topic - sorry
How many pubs were there 6?
Royal Standard 2 Bentinck Street Conway st,
Bentinck Arms 25 Bentinck Street
Chester Hotel 39 Bentinck Street
Little Red House 59 Bentinck Street Crown st
Stag Hotel 73 Bentinck Street 73
Beresford 63 to 65 Bentinck Street
Scotch Thistle 93 to 95 Bentinck Street

any pics of them please
Had my first drink in one of them when about age 16


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#456344 - 31st Dec 2010 4:57pm Re: figure 8 lake birkenhead park [Re: derekdwc]
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derek omg where there more pubs than houses in that road lol x no wonder they call them the good old days xxx
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