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Park Station Disaster #456543
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I am researching my family History and my grand father has told me of the 'Park Station' disaster which killed my great grand father. His name was Albert Kilfoyle. This was reported in the then Birkenhead Advitiser about the time of the second world war.

Can anyone remember this or have any information I would be interested.

Many thanks.


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I would take it then it being the Blitz? I know a bomb struck the station.

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On 6 December 1922 an accident occurred at the station. The train heading to West Kirby, which was late, was leaving the station and collided with a train from West Kirby. There was one fatality and twelve people were injured. This was the only fatal passenger accident to occur on the Wirral Railway.

taken from wikipedia


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sorry, just realised you said 2nd world war,wrong dates but the woman that died in this accident was called margeret wilson,not that it matters much

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Thanks for that.

Apparantly he was involved in a crane accident. He was probably involved in the clean up operation after the second world war bombs fell.

The story did make the Birkenhead Advitiser which can be viewed at the library.


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Taken from http://www.ww2talk.com/forum/all-anniversaries/8174-day-ww2-290.html

26/09/1940

* Birkenhead: At about 1945 hours, incendiary bombs were dropped between Central Station and Morpeth Docks and fires were started at the Great Western Railway warehouse, the Customs Offices, a theatre and shop property. The tunnel between Birkenhead Park Station and Hamilton Square Station has been damaged by a bomb.

I'm assuming this is the right info as i can't find a death record for Alfred.

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Photo of the station after the bomb dropped. Post number #433198

Still trying to find a record that mentions the actual station being hit as per the photo in the link

Link

I'm hoping i have the right date smile

Just to add that this thread has interested me as My Great Grandfather was also killed in WW2 when he was sheltering during a bombing raid underneath a railway arch in East London and a bomb hit the railway line. He died 2 days later on my Nan's 21st birthday

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Originally Posted by phalinmegob
sorry, just realised you said 2nd world war,wrong dates but the woman that died in this accident was called margeret wilson,not that it matters much


Try telling that to Margaret Wilson.


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I thought that too!
RIP Margret Wilson.

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cmon now,you know i meant that in relation to the original post

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Thank you to all who have come back to me on this.

I am going through all the info you have all kindly posted and I am peacing it all together.

With the help of computers and you kind people I now have my family History dating back to 1902.

Happy New Year


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Thanks the pm smile

I've been researching my family History fo a few years now so please give me a shout if you need any help

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Originally Posted by phalinmegob
cmon now,you know i meant that in relation to the original post
tease

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Originally Posted by ManxCat
With the help of computers and you kind people I now have my family history dating back to 1902.


Always willing to give you a hand, with family History if you want to go further back in time wink

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