WikiWirral Share a Little Learn a Lot about your Wirral
Forum Stats
12328 Members
65 Forums
73256 Topics
989085 Posts
34 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
78 registered (alan128, 12 invisible), 1415 Guests and 271 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Finsbury Park mosque. 969
Round the Wirral with a movie camera[1934] 437
Code reader 320
Washing machine 195
Range Rover P38A Air Suspension Help Needed 139
Loving Home Wanted For 3 Cats. 117
Ant and Dec 97
Shotwick - Old And New (Hall and Solar Farm) 77
Another Scam 76
Wanted roof box 65
New General Forums
Deja Vu, Lightning Strikes Thrice, Groundhog Day
by fish5133
Today at 07:38 PM
Ant and Dec
by cools
18th Jun 2017 2:11pm
Another Scam
by Excoriator
18th Jun 2017 10:00am
Happy birthday Ste
by Dilly
12th Jun 2017 7:54am
New Wirral History
Round the Wirral with a movie camera[1934]
by snowhite
16th Jun 2017 2:03pm
Bascule Bridge
by Sufee
6th Jun 2017 9:09pm
Pathe news short - merseytunnel 1934
by oldpm01
5th Jun 2017 1:57pm
1878 Post Office Directory of Cheshire query
by derekdwc
1st Jun 2017 10:41pm
Bakery at 275 Poulton Road 1925 onwards
by JAFitz
30th May 2017 8:59pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
wirral from Liverpool big wheel
New Brighton Big Wheel
Topic Replies
Where In The Wirral Is It??
by diggingdeeper
Benefit Cap is Unlawful
by RUDEBOX
07:37 PM
Suspended sentence for 37,000 benefit fraud mum
by Mark
06:45 PM
What song are you listening to?
by granny
10:18 AM
live webcam from africa, a must see
by granny
09:49 AM
VW t4 fixed side window replacement
by Mike72
08:00 AM
Sailing volunteers
by diggingdeeper
12:34 AM
Finsbury Park mosque.
by fish5133
11:48 PM
Bromborough Central Power Station
by Jimbo620
07:19 PM
June
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Shotwick - Old And New (Hall and Solar Farm)
by diggingdeeper
18th Jun 2017 11:41am
Sefton Park
by diggingdeeper
17th Jun 2017 7:28pm
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#461905 - 14th Jan 2011 11:26am Smithdown Road, Liverpool
Maisie Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 15th Aug 2009
Posts: 323
Loc: Birkenhead
Hi, I recently acquired a copy of my great grandfather's death cert. As I didn't know a great deal about him, and didn't have a date of death for him, or were he lived at the time of death in June 1929. He was originally from the Isle Of Man.
What I would like to know is, his death cert. states he died at 126 Smithdown Road, Liverpool. Now I know at one time there as a Poor Law Institution on Smithdown Road, I was wondering if anyone can tell me if 126 Smithdown Road was the address of the institution, or had it by then been turned into a hospital?? His actual home address on his death cert. says Mill Road, Liverpool.
Thanks in Advance
Maisie confused

Top
Google Ads
#461910 - 14th Jan 2011 11:41am Re: Smithdown Road, Liverpool [Re: Maisie]
bert1 Offline

Wiki Veteran

Registered: 27th Nov 2008
Posts: 7921
Loc: tranmere
Maisie, came across this whilst having a bit of a google

My great grandma died in Smithdown Road Hospital, but all it says on her death cert is 126 Smithdown Road.
As we lived in Scotland and had no connections in the area we just assumed she had died in someones house. My nan never talked about it because of the connection to it being a workhouse, Mum and I were upset to think she had kept it to herself all those years. She died in 1940

also Smithdown rd hospital opened in 1930.
_________________________
God help us,
Come yourself,
Don't send Jesus,
This is no place for children.


Bertieone.

Top
#461915 - 14th Jan 2011 11:59am Re: Smithdown Road, Liverpool [Re: bert1]
bert1 Offline

Wiki Veteran

Registered: 27th Nov 2008
Posts: 7921
Loc: tranmere
Another , with an excellent link.

www.institutions.org.uk/hospitals

has the following entry under Toxteth Park :

Toxteth Park Poor Law Union and Workhouse
Located at 126, Smithdown Road, Toxteth, Liverpool.
It became Sefton General Hospital under the NHS, but the Hospital has now been closed and replaced by an ASDA supermarket.
_________________________
God help us,
Come yourself,
Don't send Jesus,
This is no place for children.


Bertieone.

Top
#461917 - 14th Jan 2011 12:05pm Re: Smithdown Road, Liverpool [Re: bert1]
Maisie Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 15th Aug 2009
Posts: 323
Loc: Birkenhead
Originally Posted By: bert1
Maisie, came across this whilst having a bit of a google

My great grandma died in Smithdown Road Hospital, but all it says on her death cert is 126 Smithdown Road.
As we lived in Scotland and had no connections in the area we just assumed she had died in someones house. My nan never talked about it because of the connection to it being a workhouse, Mum and I were upset to think she had kept it to herself all those years. She died in 1940

also Smithdown rd hospital opened in 1930.


Wow!!! Thank you Bertieone, by the looks of this since it wasn't actually a hospital in 1929, my great grandfather died in the workhouse frown That's really sad...
Still wondering why his death cert. had his home address of 99 Mill Street, because didn't people from the workhouses actually live there?? Very strange indeed...it also says that his step daughter registered his death.

Will have to do some digging I think!!!

Top
#461922 - 14th Jan 2011 12:14pm Re: Smithdown Road, Liverpool [Re: Maisie]
Maisie Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 15th Aug 2009
Posts: 323
Loc: Birkenhead
Ahhh now I see it...Toxteth Park Workhouse, had an infirmary attached to it...So he was more thank likely admitted to the infirmary. So it doesn't mean he did actually die in the workhouse...Not that it makes any difference to me.

Top
#462045 - 14th Jan 2011 9:03pm Re: Smithdown Road, Liverpool [Re: Maisie]
gypsyjune Offline
Forum Master

Registered: 22nd Feb 2010
Posts: 3312
Loc: birkenhead
Idont wish to be stupid but what is the work house

Top
#462059 - 14th Jan 2011 10:14pm Re: Smithdown Road, Liverpool [Re: gypsyjune]
chriskay Offline
Forum Veteran

Registered: 25th Oct 2007
Posts: 4868
Loc: shropshire
_________________________
Carpe diem.

Top
#462066 - 14th Jan 2011 11:07pm Re: Smithdown Road, Liverpool [Re: Maisie]
littlestan Offline
Member

Registered: 16th Mar 2009
Posts: 91
Loc: birkenhead
Exactly the same situation went on at St Catherines in Tranmere ,Birkenhead .
Workhouse was opened in 1863 with additions in 1880S and 1890s . You can
still see the inscription above a bricked-up doorway on Derby Rd ' BIRKENHEAD
INSTITUTION' . Municipal Hospital operated on the site from 1921 . The Poor Law Union was disbanded completely approx 1930 . Right up until the 2nd World War Birth Certs were still being issued showing 58 Church Road , Tranmere . The stigma of the Workhouse lived on for many decades after the Workhouse was long gone! In reality , all that was happening was that there was a Registrar of Births,
Marriages and Deaths who worked from the offices there. Only the Poor had
babies in Hospital or Single Parent Mums as we call them today !

Top
#462093 - 15th Jan 2011 9:29am Re: Smithdown Road, Liverpool [Re: littlestan]
bert1 Offline

Wiki Veteran

Registered: 27th Nov 2008
Posts: 7921
Loc: tranmere
_________________________
God help us,
Come yourself,
Don't send Jesus,
This is no place for children.


Bertieone.

Top
#462094 - 15th Jan 2011 9:32am Re: Smithdown Road, Liverpool [Re: Maisie]
assassin Online   content
Addict

Registered: 4th Jan 2011
Posts: 225
Loc: On the tip of an iceberg
hi don't know if this helps my aunt lives in Thornycroft Road over the road from asda, Depending on what year your looking for Post codes have varied over the years from L8 to L17 to now L15 so if your looking for maps try them all.
_________________________
""sileo in pacis"

Top

Moderator:  Mark 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Benefit Cap is Unlawful
by RUDEBOX
Today at 07:37 PM
VW t4 fixed side window replacement
by Mike72
Today at 08:00 AM
Range Rover P38A Air Suspension Help Needed
by Martin1943
20th Jun 2017 8:06pm
Loving Home Wanted For 3 Cats.
by DavidC
20th Jun 2017 8:32am
Finsbury Park mosque.
by Beethoven
19th Jun 2017 11:42am
For Sale & Free
Washing machine
by GingerTom
20th Jun 2017 9:05pm
22" full 1080p hd and freeview tv
by monsterz4
20th Jun 2017 8:50pm
Apple TV box the 1gen
by monsterz4
20th Jun 2017 8:48pm
42 lf smart tv
by stumpyduck
20th Jun 2017 8:15pm
Wanted roof box
by monsterz4
19th Jun 2017 10:32am
Featured Member
Registered: Today at
Posts: 2
Newest Members
Fairz87, mikerobbo84, Robbo1960, Gwhiz03, SamphireGreen
12328 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Shotwick - Old And New (Hall and Solar Farm)
by diggingdeeper
15th Jun 2017 10:19pm
Sefton Park
by diggingdeeper
15th Jun 2017 10:02pm
Property Law
by lau2908
14th Jun 2017 8:04pm
van driver needed
by futurepast
14th Jun 2017 7:34pm
Sailing volunteers
by dogsbrain
14th Jun 2017 4:31pm
News : New Topics
Benefit Cap is Unlawful
by RUDEBOX
Today at 07:37 PM
Finsbury Park mosque.
by Beethoven
19th Jun 2017 11:42am
Grenfell Tower - Notting Hill
by diggingdeeper
14th Jun 2017 5:13am
Manchester airport
by Dilly
9th Jun 2017 6:01pm
helicopter landing irby park
by fish5133
7th Jun 2017 12:22am
New Enthusiast Forums
VW t4 fixed side window replacement
by Mike72
Today at 08:00 AM
Range Rover P38A Air Suspension Help Needed
by Martin1943
20th Jun 2017 8:06pm
Loving Home Wanted For 3 Cats.
by DavidC
20th Jun 2017 8:32am
Loving Home Wanted For 3 Cats.
by DavidC
18th Jun 2017 6:02pm
Code reader
by madrob
16th Jun 2017 9:09am
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Benefit Cap is Unlawful 29
VW t4 fixed side window replacement 27
Deja Vu, Lightning Strikes Thrice, Groundhog Day 14
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Thu 4:43am
Sunset Thu 9:45pm
Local Time Thu 9:46pm
WikiWirral Can . . . .