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#561711 - 13th Aug 2011 7:35pm Can anyone name this building?
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According to the label, this is Argyle Street, Birkenhead 1941 (RAC)




My first thoughts were that it was St Paul's Church that once stood on Argyle St. at the corner of Market St. however I can't be 100%. I can't seem to find anything about Erlac Billiards Hall, nor that Der(went?) property in the background. I also have no idea what the RAC means written in brackets on the rear of the pic. Does anyone have any ideas of what this blitzed building could be?

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#561714 - 13th Aug 2011 7:41pm Re: Can anyone name this building? [Re: DanLongman]
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i would love to know too, great pic
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#561718 - 13th Aug 2011 8:07pm Re: Can anyone name this building? [Re: DanLongman]
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Can't help with the building, sorry, but ERALC was a brand name of E A Clare & Co, who made (and still make) snooker & billiard tables & equipment. ERALC is Clare backwards! See http://www.normanclare.co.uk/EAClare.html - they actually use the same photo about 1/3 down the page.


Edited by Cobby (13th Aug 2011 8:08pm)

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#561720 - 13th Aug 2011 8:13pm Re: Can anyone name this building? [Re: DanLongman]
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'ERALC' Billiards Hall belonged to E. A. Clare & Son, the snooker/billiard/pool table manufacturers in Liverpool.

The same photo is on the site telling the History of the company but only says Birkenhead Air Raid 1940. Maybe that will help...

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#561726 - 13th Aug 2011 8:31pm Re: Can anyone name this building? [Re: Cobby]
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Originally Posted By: Cobby
Can't help with the building, sorry, but ERALC was a brand name of E A Clare & Co, who made (and still make) snooker & billiard tables & equipment. ERALC is Clare backwards! See http://www.normanclare.co.uk/EAClare.html - they actually use the same photo about 1/3 down the page.


That website contains an image that says the billiard hall was on the corner of Argyle St and Conway St. Might help identify the building from it's location.

www.normanclare.co.uk/images/018_BilliardRms75.jpg

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#561736 - 13th Aug 2011 8:54pm Re: Can anyone name this building? [Re: Silverback]
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Brill! Thanks guys

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#561742 - 13th Aug 2011 9:06pm Re: Can anyone name this building? [Re: DanLongman]
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well i have just been speaking to my dad who lived in price street. he said the building was on the corner of argyle street and conway street. it was used as the school clinic and other general health issues. it was opposite timothy whites, and the only bit of the building left today is the small Pub the post office, which he thinks has changed names from that. hope its a help maxine

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#561745 - 13th Aug 2011 9:11pm Re: Can anyone name this building? [Re: DanLongman]
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Maybe the corner of Argyle and Hinson st?

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#561746 - 13th Aug 2011 9:11pm Re: Can anyone name this building? [Re: DanLongman]
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Anymore pics? smile


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Edit Reason: turn caps off cockhead
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#561752 - 13th Aug 2011 9:22pm Re: Can anyone name this building? [Re: DanLongman]
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#561757 - 13th Aug 2011 9:28pm Re: Can anyone name this building? [Re: ]
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Originally Posted By: Max1967
well i have just been speaking to my dad who lived in price street. he said the building was on the corner of argyle street and conway street. it was used as the school clinic and other general health issues. it was opposite timothy whites, and the only bit of the building left today is the small pub the post office, which he thinks has changed names from that. hope its a help maxine


That's a great bit of info Maxine. Would you say it was about here?


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#561758 - 13th Aug 2011 9:32pm Re: Can anyone name this building? [Re: DanLongman]
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Just the one shot I'm afraid. It's a good one though!


I think it's a bit further on from Hinson St, according to the new info on this thread. I'd have no idea otherwise. Not a great deal of clues in the shot itself.

Which bit of that site Frogger?

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#561759 - 13th Aug 2011 9:35pm Re: Can anyone name this building? [Re: DanLongman]
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It was the "Poor Law Offices(Birkenhead Union)" in 1911

(if was on SE corner of Argle St and Conway St)


Edited by diggingdeeper (13th Aug 2011 9:38pm)
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#561762 - 13th Aug 2011 9:49pm Re: Can anyone name this building? [Re: diggingdeeper]
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That the area of the screenshot I posted above do you know?

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#561764 - 13th Aug 2011 9:59pm Re: Can anyone name this building? [Re: DanLongman]
Max1967
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yes dan, exactly where the railings on the picture start and finish. it also came right over the road to what we think is a roundabout now. newbee is also right mentioning hinson street. the entrence to that building was fromm hinson street. it was the tiny road between the big general postoffice and the Pub. my dad thinks there is a tiny bit of the road left. we have not been home in the area since last summer, so my dad has had to put his thinking cap on, recalling all his time around there as a child. thanks dan

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