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#623191 - 17th Nov 2011 10:22am Moreton
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An old photo of the Big house in Moreton. The date says 1940s, looks later to me. The left hand side of the Pub used to be a fancy restaurant. I think it was silver service back then


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#623199 - 17th Nov 2011 10:27am Re: Moreton [Re: pablo42]
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Another old photo of the cross in Moreton. The road to the left is Hoylake Road to Birkenhead. The shops are still there, but looking a lot different. I remember a hardware shop there being called Cushings. I used to go there for parafin. Not something you see much now. There was another place I used to get parafin. The Fellowship garage, just opposite Cadburys. It was a small vending machine just for parafin at the entrance to the garage


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#623219 - 17th Nov 2011 10:46am Re: Moreton [Re: pablo42]
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Another post card of Moreton. Looking up Hoylake Road towards Birkenhead. Oddly enough, there doesn't seem to be a roundabout there. No date on this


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#623242 - 17th Nov 2011 11:01am Re: Moreton [Re: pablo42]
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Moreton Cross looking towards the Big house. Not the first time I've seen cows in the cross...


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#623243 - 17th Nov 2011 11:02am Re: Moreton [Re: pablo42]
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Notice the lack if cars and indeed people, must of been very tranquil back then.

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#623246 - 17th Nov 2011 11:06am Re: Moreton [Re: TheComputerLab]
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Notice the lack if cars and indeed people, must of been very tranquil back then.


Notice the lack of litter back then too...

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#623376 - 17th Nov 2011 2:24pm Re: Moreton [Re: pablo42]
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Moreton Cross looking towards the Big house. Not the first time I've seen cows in the cross...


The original Coach and Horses is still standing in front of the new, much grander version we have now.
My great grandfather was the landlord of the old one when the licence transfered to the new one on opening. I still have some literature from when he was there. If i can find it i'll see if i can post it up.

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#623378 - 17th Nov 2011 2:27pm Re: Moreton [Re: Stegga]
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I've seen cows with bigger butt's than those old one's on the Cross just this week!

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#623444 - 17th Nov 2011 3:35pm Re: Moreton [Re: pablo42]
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Good photos. I remember Cushings Hardware shop too. They also delivered Coal and had a few coal wagons. Their shop was next door but one to the Army & Navy store. I used to buy parafin as well but from Star Motors on Hoylake Road. I think it cost 6d to fill a gallon can, which you took your own!

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#623521 - 17th Nov 2011 4:15pm Re: Moreton [Re: pablo42]
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Great pictures - I enjoy seeing how things were. Going slightly off-topic, for which apologies - does anyone know if there are photos of the Moreton shanty town anywhere on this site? I haven't found any yet, but might not have been looking in the right place. My maternal grandmother and her sisters lived there for a while.

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#623583 - 17th Nov 2011 5:44pm Re: Moreton [Re: Greenwood]
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There was a topic on here about the shanty town down at the shore. way back tho. maybe one of the moderators could find. MARK did a bit on it years ago!
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#623594 - 17th Nov 2011 6:15pm Re: Moreton [Re: hoseman]
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is this what you're looking for


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#623598 - 17th Nov 2011 6:19pm Re: Moreton [Re: pablo42]
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Thanks Pablo42. Your collection of pictures and postcards are excellent. Most of the time they are images I have not seen before.

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#623601 - 17th Nov 2011 6:27pm Re: Moreton [Re: bert1]
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When I was a child in Wallasey we used to call the area Moreton/Leasowe Road on shoreside 'The Indian Village'

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#623660 - 17th Nov 2011 8:18pm Re: Moreton [Re: KevinFinity]
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Thanks Pablo42. Your collection of pictures and postcards are excellent. Most of the time they are images I have not seen before.


Got thousands here, mostly of old Liverpool though. A lot of them are new. I'll put some up of the city centre, that way the folk on here might recognise somewhere

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