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#598125 - 10th Oct 2011 11:11pm We are not alone - Darlaston
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Just browsing round the internet and found this interesting site about Darlaston, South Staffordshire.

Almost all the pictures have a very near equivalent in Birkenhead, some uncannily so. Fascinating - we aren't alone.

CLICKY - Darlaston
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#598136 - 10th Oct 2011 11:17pm Re: We are not alone - Darlaston [Re: diggingdeeper]
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Originally Posted By: diggingdeeper
Just browsing round the internet and found this interesting site about Darlaston, South Staffordshire.

Almost all the pictures have a very near equivalent in Birkenhead, some uncannily so. Fascinating - we aren't alone.

CLICKY - Darlaston
Good find mate!
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#598324 - 11th Oct 2011 7:57am Re: We are not alone - Darlaston [Re: TRANCENTRAL]
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Good find mate. Could Darlaston had been planned/built after Birkenhead? Maybe a few `borrowed` ideas got onto the planning table!
Sure has some very interesting simelarities!
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#598386 - 11th Oct 2011 12:08pm Re: We are not alone - Darlaston [Re: hoseman]
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Good find, DD; that's a remarkably comprehensive site. I know the area quite well. Although it's on the South Staffordshire coalfield, nobody thinks of it as anything other than the Black Country.
It's clear from the pictures that the major development was in the Victorian age, as was Birkenhead. Darlaston, however, is considerably older; just to use the figures from the 1801 census, Darlaston: 3812 inhabitants, Birkenhead: 110 inhabitants. (Actually, at the time, Tranmere was bigger than Birkenhead, with 353 inhabitants).
Because of the presence of both coal and iron ore, there was a lot of smelting and heavy industry in the area. When I knew it, in the 1960/70's it was a miserable and dirty place.
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