Our Success is in our members who value our strength as a valued community.
Forum Stats
12451 Members
65 Forums
73745 Topics
996799 Posts
66 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
57 registered (alan128, 14 invisible), 1195 Guests and 229 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Games for children 795
Insecure sites. 663
What is your Daily Exercise ? 482
Is this crime against humanity 367
Travelling Bus and Train Which Tickets? 258
Replacement Key Fob casing 237
Anyone read this ? 228
Charity fishing match 222
Taltalk Broadband Dying 216
Fitting bathroom lights need help 179
New General Forums
Telephone Caller Alert - they are NOT BT BROADBAND
by Laraine
17th Nov 2017 6:04pm
Are you a Mathematician ?
by granny
15th Nov 2017 8:59am
Poor Bruce
by diggingdeeper
15th Nov 2017 1:15am
Charity fishing match
by paul110180
14th Nov 2017 8:03pm
New Wirral History
Downloadable oldwirral pdfs
by derekdwc
9th Oct 2017 12:26pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
clipper yachts arriving for round the world race
Azamara,silouette and balmoral this mornig
Topic Replies
Games for children
by venice
01:58 AM
Bongos Bingo Ticket
by venice
12:36 AM
What is your Daily Exercise ?
by Dilly
11:34 PM
What song are you listening to?
by Dilly
05:01 PM
Water Dispenser Cold Cool Machine Cooler
by markyport
04:45 PM
John Lewis advert
by venice
12:02 PM
Fitting bathroom lights need help
by Excoriator
09:07 AM
Charity fishing match
by fish5133
18th Nov 2017 11:42pm
Downloadable oldwirral pdfs
by diggingdeeper
18th Nov 2017 5:02pm
November
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 ?
The Lanterns at Chester Zoo
by granny
16th Nov 2017 1:05pm
bonfire night
by snowhite
3rd Nov 2017 5:40pm
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#487850 - 18th Mar 2011 12:49am woodside ferry
kimpri Offline

Forum Guardian

Registered: 29th Oct 2008
Posts: 3553
Loc: birkenhead
woodside ferry, I believe its from the 1940s


Attachments: Viewing Permissions May Apply. Click Me
DSCF1251.JPG


_________________________
Does your vacuum suck? Get a Dyson!!



Top
Google Ads
#487953 - 18th Mar 2011 9:57am Re: woodside ferry [Re: kimpri]
Alex85
Unregistered


Good pictures, where did you find it?

Top
#487957 - 18th Mar 2011 10:06am Re: woodside ferry [Re: ]
kimpri Offline

Forum Guardian

Registered: 29th Oct 2008
Posts: 3553
Loc: birkenhead
Originally Posted By: Alex85
Good pictures, where did you find it?
mooching
_________________________
Does your vacuum suck? Get a Dyson!!



Top
#487984 - 18th Mar 2011 11:25am Re: woodside ferry [Re: kimpri]
chriskay Offline
Forum Veteran

Registered: 25th Oct 2007
Posts: 4868
Loc: shropshire
Don't recognise any part of that.
_________________________
Carpe diem.

Top
#487994 - 18th Mar 2011 11:37am Re: woodside ferry [Re: kimpri]
derekdwc Offline


Forum Veteran

Registered: 13th Oct 2008
Posts: 5024
Loc: Birkenhead
It certainly looks like the Woodside Hotel in the background but looks too close to the ferry and what would the castlelike turrets on left be where the station should be?
Maybe pic taken even earlier 1920s or earlier?
Can't make out if buses or trams on the right
At one time the river shore was a lot nearer to the Pub but that was in the 1800s


Attachments: Viewing Permissions May Apply. Click Me
wiki 1.jpg

wiki 1w7.jpg

wikiwirral-1125-wikiwirral-woodside.jpg

wiki22008_01270175.jpg

woodside joe .jpg




Edited by derekdwc (18th Mar 2011 11:42am)

Top
#487996 - 18th Mar 2011 11:46am Re: woodside ferry [Re: derekdwc]
bert1 Offline

Wiki Veteran

Registered: 27th Nov 2008
Posts: 7948
Loc: tranmere
The Town hall was completed by 1887, i would think, it would have been in the background.
_________________________
God help us,
Come yourself,
Don't send Jesus,
This is no place for children.


Bertieone.

Top
#487998 - 18th Mar 2011 11:54am Re: woodside ferry [Re: kimpri]
Pinzgauer
Unregistered


In all the pics I've seen of "early" Woodside, I've never seen that archway with clock or the turrets before.

From the alignment and the handrails (lower RH side), it looks as if it could be landward end of the floating roadway. Looks like the lower part of an arc lamp bracket on the pole on right.

My guess is late 1890's/early 1900's

I'm sure Bandy will be wallowing in nostalgia at the "proper" buses in the colour pic !!

Top
#488054 - 18th Mar 2011 1:24pm Re: woodside ferry [Re: kimpri]
billy_anorak59 Offline

Addict

Registered: 4th Feb 2009
Posts: 210
Loc: Cambridgeshire
Never seen that building before either.

On the Emapping Victorian Cheshire site, the c.1875 map is prior to Woodside Station being built, and there is something called a 'Letter bar' where the picture is taken of.
What's a Letter Bar?


Attachments: Viewing Permissions May Apply. Click Me
woodside-c1875.JPG

Description: Woodside c.1875


_________________________
Sitting on a cornflake, waiting for the van to come.

Top
#488075 - 18th Mar 2011 2:10pm Re: woodside ferry [Re: kimpri]
Pinzgauer
Unregistered


"Letter Box" Maybe ??

Top
#488088 - 18th Mar 2011 3:15pm Re: woodside ferry [Re: kimpri]
marty99fred Offline

Smartchild

Registered: 11th Mar 2009
Posts: 470
Loc: Pensby
The photo is probably one of the oldest surviving ones of Woodside Ferry, showing the old arch and pay gates at the top of the original ferry slip. They went out of use when the first floating landing stage and 'new' terminal building (ie the one shown on the 1875 OS map) were built between 1862-4, but remained alongside the new building for some years afterwards. The site of the paygates and the castellated buildings that contained the Ferry Offices would have disappeared during the building of Woodside Station.


Edited by marty99fred (18th Mar 2011 3:19pm)

Top
#488096 - 18th Mar 2011 3:34pm Re: woodside ferry [Re: marty99fred]
chriskay Offline
Forum Veteran

Registered: 25th Oct 2007
Posts: 4868
Loc: shropshire
Thanks for that info. So, probably 1840's not 1940's
_________________________
Carpe diem.

Top
#488106 - 18th Mar 2011 3:56pm Re: woodside ferry [Re: chriskay]
Silverback Offline
Addict

Registered: 19th Apr 2010
Posts: 255
Loc: Birkenhead
Originally Posted By: chriskay
Thanks for that info. So, probably 1840's not 1940's


This may help...

http://www.superstock.com/stock-photos-images/1895-26960



with positioning.

Top
#488116 - 18th Mar 2011 4:40pm Re: woodside ferry [Re: kimpri]
diggingdeeper Offline

Wiki Master

Registered: 9th Jul 2008
Posts: 10796
Loc: Birkenhead
I presume "Letter bar" is the name of a ale-house of some sort. "The Letters" was later in Argyle Street (and there is still one in Tatenhall).
_________________________
In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act. George Orwell

When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. Socrates

Top
#488126 - 18th Mar 2011 5:12pm Re: woodside ferry [Re: bert1]
derekdwc Offline


Forum Veteran

Registered: 13th Oct 2008
Posts: 5024
Loc: Birkenhead
Originally Posted By: bert1
The Town hall was completed by 1887, i would think, it would have been in the background.

also after 1850s when photography was just appearing.
Still no idea what the turrets were?

Top
#488128 - 18th Mar 2011 5:16pm Re: woodside ferry [Re: kimpri]
yoller Online   content
Smartchild

Registered: 7th Dec 2008
Posts: 479
Loc: Cheshire
I'm sure it says 'Letter Box'.

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >

Moderator:  Mark 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Fitting bathroom lights need help
by yr20405
17th Nov 2017 11:29pm
Charity fishing match
by paul110180
17th Nov 2017 9:29pm
Games for children
by granny
17th Nov 2017 1:35am
Are there any doctors or nurses on here.
by granny
16th Nov 2017 11:52pm
Bath Lifts
by locomotive
16th Nov 2017 6:22pm
For Sale & Free
Water Dispenser Cold Cool Machine Cooler
by markyport
04:45 PM
where to get cheap carpet
by mickturner
17th Nov 2017 4:24pm
White radiator single panel 1400 x 600 - good cond
by gerrymoore
16th Nov 2017 9:16am
Samsung Galaxy S7 Titanium Silver + Extras
by j_demo
15th Nov 2017 7:29pm
Vaping set
by paul110180
15th Nov 2017 2:37pm
Featured Member
Registered: 14th Aug 2015
Posts: 103
Newest Members
Norfolk, monadrexx, Dipper, DarioLo, JohnG74
12451 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Fitting bathroom lights need help
by yr20405
17th Nov 2017 11:29pm
Games for children
by granny
17th Nov 2017 1:35am
Bath Lifts
by locomotive
16th Nov 2017 6:22pm
The Lanterns at Chester Zoo
by granny
16th Nov 2017 1:05pm
Travelling Bus and Train Which Tickets?
by fish5133
15th Nov 2017 5:31pm
News : New Topics
Anyone read this ?
by venice
16th Nov 2017 3:22pm
Is this crime against humanity
by granny
13th Nov 2017 4:04pm
Wedding for Cancer Research !
by Katemargaret
11th Nov 2017 10:38pm
The EU and us.
by Excoriator
11th Nov 2017 8:44am
Police, St Josephs Primary, Woodchurch Road
by diggingdeeper
7th Nov 2017 3:55pm
New Enthusiast Forums
Charity fishing match
by paul110180
17th Nov 2017 9:29pm
Are there any doctors or nurses on here.
by granny
16th Nov 2017 11:52pm
Taltalk Broadband Dying
by diggingdeeper
15th Nov 2017 3:40am
Replacement Key Fob casing
by fish5133
14th Nov 2017 7:45pm
Insecure sites.
by venice
13th Nov 2017 3:54pm
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Mon 7:48am
Sunset Mon 4:07pm
Local Time Mon 3:52am
WikiWirral Can . . . .