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#632231 - 3rd Dec 2011 3:20pm Borough Road.
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I came across this picture while trawling t'internet. Says it's Borough Road, Birkenhead but I just can't place exactly where it is on that stretch of road. I know a lot of house clearance took place to widen the road but the bend and the junctions are confusing me. The church too, where is/was this?


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#632239 - 3rd Dec 2011 3:35pm Re: Borough Road. [Re: Stegga]
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At first glance i thought its by where the Carlton Pub is, not sure when the Pub was built though and how old that pic is, you can see the Cathedral in the background.

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#632242 - 3rd Dec 2011 3:39pm Re: Borough Road. [Re: nickie]
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Taking the cathedral into account it can't be by the Carlton. You just wouldn't see the cathedral. I had a virtual wander down Borough Rd on google street view cos that was my first thought as to where it was. Looked at an old map from 1910 too and the houses just don't match up. It's a bit of a puzzle.

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#632245 - 3rd Dec 2011 3:48pm Re: Borough Road. [Re: Stegga]
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I think that it's looking down towards Central Station from Whetstone Lane.
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#632247 - 3rd Dec 2011 3:49pm Re: Borough Road. [Re: Stegga]
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if that is Borough rd Birkenhead it would be a view from around Whetstone lane, on your map Stegga what is the name of the church off Grange Rd, half way down, in between Grange and Borough. just can't remember, is it St Johns?
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#632251 - 3rd Dec 2011 3:56pm Re: Borough Road. [Re: bert1]
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Yes, it's St.John's. That should be Vincent Street on the left. Surely someone must remember the barbers and that advert painted on the end wall.
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#632256 - 3rd Dec 2011 4:01pm Re: Borough Road. [Re: chriskay]
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The houses look familiar, had a cousin who lived on the right hand side, around where the girls memorial stone is now. Don't remember the barbers though.
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#632261 - 3rd Dec 2011 4:09pm Re: Borough Road. [Re: Stegga]
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Well before my time that picture.

Good to see what it used to look like instead of beeing told about it by parents.

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#632264 - 3rd Dec 2011 4:11pm Re: Borough Road. [Re: Stegga]
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What's the two big roofs by the spire? Wracking my brains and can't envisage how it used to look down there.
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#632269 - 3rd Dec 2011 4:17pm Re: Borough Road. [Re: bert1]
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Although it still looks like Borough Rd., I'm not happy about the church. I think it's the wrong shape and I don't think it came that close to Borough Rd.
Borough Rd. is just off the bottom of this map.


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#632272 - 3rd Dec 2011 4:20pm Re: Borough Road. [Re: chriskay]
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Just thinking that myself Chris when finding this


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#632278 - 3rd Dec 2011 4:31pm Re: Borough Road. [Re: Stegga]
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It's Borough Road without a doubt. Tram traction poles still in use for the street lights. Centre of carraigeway a different surface to the edges - tarmac over the cobbles that flanked the tram rails. The edges were glass smooth (Trinidad Lake Asphalt). Great on a bike - as long as it was dry!

Early 1950's pic at a guess. Not a TV aerial in site!

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#632280 - 3rd Dec 2011 4:32pm Re: Borough Road. [Re: Stegga]
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It is definitely Borough Road looking down from Whetstone Lane towards Central Station. And that's definitely St John's Church.
Just next to the No Left Turn sign (out of picture) was the old fire station. I think the barber's name was Charles Tunna.
The big two roofs by the spire are almost certainly the gable ends of the main church building.


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#632286 - 3rd Dec 2011 4:42pm Re: Borough Road. [Re: Stegga]
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The Barbers shop was run for many years by a guy named Jimmy Miller. It is a view from outside of the fire station looking towards central station.

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#632332 - 3rd Dec 2011 5:47pm Re: Borough Road. [Re: Stegga]
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Good photo brings back lots of memories about 1950
I think the barbers shop Charles Tunna was nearer Central Station and on the other side of the road.
Hitchells fishing tackle shop by the bus stop just out of photo


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