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#503179 - 16th Apr 2011 5:05pm Old Wirral Businesses, adverts
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You or your realatives or friends may have worked for these.


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#503243 - 16th Apr 2011 7:40pm Re: Old Wirral Businesses, adverts [Re: bri445]
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Great post, got any more ?.

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#503266 - 16th Apr 2011 8:00pm Re: Old Wirral Businesses, adverts [Re: ]
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A few for now, more to follow.


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#503271 - 16th Apr 2011 8:18pm Re: Old Wirral Businesses, adverts [Re: ]
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I remember my father using Shan Tung enamel & also him sending me to Ellis & Powell in Grange Rd. to buy some timber. He wanted some 3" X 1" softwood & told me to ask for Archangel Red, which was the best quality deal.
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#503273 - 16th Apr 2011 8:23pm Re: Old Wirral Businesses, adverts [Re: Historybook]
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Glad you like them. Here are some more, from Birkenhead Official Guide 1951.


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#503275 - 16th Apr 2011 8:24pm Re: Old Wirral Businesses, adverts [Re: chriskay]
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I understand what your talking about Chris. wink
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#503357 - 16th Apr 2011 10:20pm Re: Old Wirral Businesses, adverts [Re: bert1]
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I understand what your talking about Chris. wink

You're probably one of the few who do, Bert.
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#504901 - 19th Apr 2011 10:37am Re: Old Wirral Businesses, adverts [Re: bri445]
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More from the 1951 Official Guide:


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#505122 - 19th Apr 2011 6:48pm Re: Old Wirral Businesses, adverts [Re: bri445]
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Absolutely fascinating - thank you.
I like the telegraphic address for British Leather - not easy to forget "hides" !!
Which provokes the thought that back then Birkenhead still had a manual telephone exchange - ours was Birkenhead 103, but sometime in the 50's they opened an automatic exchange on the corner of Cearns Rd and Palm Grove (?). The GPO came round and fitted dials to the phones and we became Claughton 5103.
Also we went to the "opening night" when they showed us all the Strowger switch gear and even which was ours !! They still had manual operators because you couldn't dial places like Heswall and had to be put through manually.

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#505216 - 19th Apr 2011 8:50pm Re: Old Wirral Businesses, adverts [Re: bri445]
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The Strowger uniselector, a Liverpool device!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTbVQ9SXq40&feature=player_detailpage

I wonder what the lowest Birkenhead telephone number was? Perhaps they started at 100!

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#505280 - 19th Apr 2011 10:15pm Re: Old Wirral Businesses, adverts [Re: bri445]
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Originally Posted By: bri445
I wonder what the lowest Birkenhead telephone number was? Perhaps they started at 100!


I don't know about Birkenhead itself but I do know about Upton, in 1896 there were only 8 telephones in Upton, and they had numbers 2401 to 2408 (no exchange).

By 1911 Upton was on the Birkenhead exchange and the lowest number in Upton was Birkenhead 551.

By 1920 Upton had its own exchange, and the lowest number was Upton 1, when the first automatic exchange was installed, the lowest number became UPTon 0001. In 1952 the exchange name changed to Arrowebrook, making the lowest number ARRowebrook 0001.

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#505713 - 20th Apr 2011 5:55pm Re: Old Wirral Businesses, adverts [Re: uptoncx]
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Thanks. Presumably the 'automatic' system needed 4 digits.
In Lower Bebington well into the '60s the exchange was Rock Ferry, and it was a shared line when first connected in the '50s!

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#505783 - 20th Apr 2011 8:04pm Re: Old Wirral Businesses, adverts [Re: bri445]
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On the subject of low phone numbers... Stayed at a guest house which was also the local Post Office in a tiny village called Bunmahon in the south of Ireland. This was the late 1970's. The receipt for a night's stay had the phone number on it. Yes, you guessed it... BUNMAHON 1. !! Returned there on the honeymoon a couple of years later. Now automatic and BUNMAHON 201 !!

I worked at a place in Neston in the 60's. Still a manual exchange then. NESTON 89.

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#506927 - 23rd Apr 2011 12:48pm Re: Old Wirral Businesses, adverts [Re: ]
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I did not work at Moon Bros. but used to go to their social club near Birkenhead Park on a Sat. night in the 50's.anyone remember it?

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#507203 - 23rd Apr 2011 10:19pm Re: Old Wirral Businesses, adverts [Re: bri445]
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