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#546259 - 13th Jul 2011 4:04pm Tobin Street
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Hi does anyone know what was in Tobin Street opposite the old wood yard? There are a small row of houses there now, but what whas there before them? Any answers?? Jess laugh


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#546264 - 13th Jul 2011 4:14pm Re: Tobin Street [Re: Jess53]
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If you put "tobin" in the WikiWirral search box there are a few topics relating.

Could you give a house number for one of the houses on the plot, just to give people a guide where you are looking, I presume this is the Egremont/Seacombe/Wallasey Tobin Street?
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#546661 - 14th Jul 2011 12:02pm Re: Tobin Street [Re: Jess53]
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Hi, sorry I should have gone into it a bit more!! There are only about 7 houses in the street now, (which is in Egremont), and they are not quite sequential in their numbering. May be something to do with the possibility at the planning stage for more properties than was eventually built. These houses have only been up since about 1978, so fairly recent. I am trying to find info or photos of what was there prior to the houses being built,we know there was a wood yard opposite, can anyone help? Thanks Jess

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#546672 - 14th Jul 2011 12:34pm Re: Tobin Street [Re: Jess53]
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On the corner of Tobin st and Wright st used to be a company called Dodds Shopfitting, I think it disappeared in the early seventies

Dave

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#546690 - 14th Jul 2011 2:22pm Re: Tobin Street [Re: Jess53]
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Hi thanks for that! Regards Jess

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#548303 - 17th Jul 2011 6:47pm Re: Tobin Street [Re: Jess53]
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On the same side as the wood yard there
was a workshop which made neon advertising
lights.

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#548358 - 17th Jul 2011 7:56pm Re: Tobin Street [Re: Wally1]
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Originally Posted By: Wally1
On the same side as the wood yard there
was a workshop which made neon advertising
lights.


Was it "Bells"? A mate of mine worked there, then they moved to King St.

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#548661 - 18th Jul 2011 10:17am Re: Tobin Street [Re: Tatey]
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Don't know the name but they used to have
signs lit in the shop as they were making them.

That was not "End away" was it - he was a
glass blower.

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#548700 - 18th Jul 2011 11:15am Re: Tobin Street [Re: Wally1]
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Originally Posted By: Wally1
Don't know the name but they used to have
signs lit in the shop as they were making them.

That was not "End away" was it - he was a
glass blower.


No mate, Eric someone who became a TV engineer. "Endaway" is still doing his thing from home though!

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#548806 - 18th Jul 2011 4:31pm Re: Tobin Street [Re: Jess53]
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I don't think there ever was much along that side of the road before the modern houses were built. Here's the OS map of the area from 1909; all of the later editions look pretty much the same, with the addition of an odd outbuilding or two. Apart from the Midland Bank at the top at No.1, the only other property listed in the directories is No.5, the yard on the corner of Wright Street. This was occupied by R T Astle, wringing machine repairer, in 1911, and by a plumber named Robert Pemberton in the 1930s.


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#549182 - 19th Jul 2011 9:38am Re: Tobin Street [Re: marty99fred]
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Hi thank you very much for the info!! My mum has just bought one of the houses on the top and wanted to know what had been there previously. She can rememeber as a little girl hiding under the privt hedge that used to hang really low to the ground at the bottom of Tobin Street, so there must have been something there at one stage, again thank you, Jess laugh

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