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Abbotsford pub Rock Ferry #534517
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As a child I lived in Rock Ferry very close to where the Abbotsford Pub now stands. In those days it was just a field (we seemed to be surrounded by fields then - we always referred to this particular one as "The Field" as opposed to "The Top Field" or "The Back Field").

I seem to recall, as children, we always assumed this field was actually a cleared bomb site although I don't remember anyone ever actually telling us this. Looking back, and imagining it as it was, I now think this wasn't the case. Certainly there was evidence that there had been buildings on it at one time.

Does anyone here know its true History?

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Re: Abbotsford pub Rock Ferry [Re: Spellbinder] #535442
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The Abbotsford has gone now has'nt it?
i seem to remember seeing a pic somewere and there was a church on the site at one time------100s of yrs ago, am i right?

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The Abbotsford has closed but the building is still there (was last week anyway), I think they they are trying to sell the site for redevelopment, but judging by how long the land directly across the road from it has been for Sale (the old car showroom), it might be available for some time.

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The building is still there and it's just a deserted building. Shame really as it's a big size if someone wanted to re-open it, good size car park etc.

As for the History of the land I have no idea, would be interested if people did know though.

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here's the pic, i knew i had seen it somewere, it was in a book i have...........................

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I heard a rumour that the site was earmarked for a supermarket!?


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I have a bit of a theory to where this church might have been.. on the tithe maps of rock ferry 1841, roughly where Haddon rd and Buxton Rd are now, the land they are on was called Dunkirk field.
The meaning of Dunkirk is literally church of the dunes, from Dutch Duinkerke, from duin (“dune”) + kerk (“church”)
as no one is sure where the church was I think the field area of Dunkirk is a good candidate and its not that far from the site of the Abbortsford.

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It was an empty site when I lived in Rock Lane West in the late 50's. I was told by family members that a large house once stood on the site , but it was bomb damaged during the war.

Bob.


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