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Re: Borough Road. [Re: marty99fred] #633033
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Interestingly, it would seem that the road, some time between 1912 and the date of the picture, actually became more "bent".
When you compare the 1912 O.S. map with the photo, the pavement on the right in the photo is much wider where the building line changes (where the sun shines through the alley) than on the map. Also, the line where the tram tracks have been tarmaced over is more bent that on the map.
I've always assumed that the O.S. 1:2500 maps are pretty accurate as to this level of detail; am I wrong?

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As you look at the picture I think the woodlands school was hidden behind the house's on right hand side Hitchells moved to oxton road.My brother had a friend who lived in one of them house oppsite the school. Am 44 now but am sure they started demolished the house,s about 1970.

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Recycled from another thread on Borough Rd that Chriskay posted in 2008.

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Re: Borough Road. [Re: Stegga] #635015
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The entrance to St John's church was from the Grange Road end
Not sure if it had any graves

The map above is the nearest to me finding out whether Borough Road may once have been called Happy Valley Road

Just noticed it only has a small "r" compared to other roads with a capital "R"

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No burials took place at St John the Evangelist

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Re: Borough Road. [Re: diggingdeeper] #635057
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There was once a Pub that used to be called The Happy Vally.It was oppsite the libary.

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Originally Posted by derekdwc
The map above is the nearest to me finding out whether Borough Road may once have been called Happy Valley Road.


The first section of Borough Road to be built is clearly marked on the 1875 OS map as Happy Valley Road. The name was changed in 1877 when Birkenhead was incorporated as a municipal borough.

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I've got this old photo of Birkenhead in 1900, no idea where it is though.

Anyone help?

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Well it's on Borough Road somewhere Pablo - so the street sign says anyway.


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How the hell can you see that?

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Lol!
Hold the control button down on the keyboard and if you've got a mouse with a middle roller, you can zoom in and out. Not sure about a two or three button mouse tho'...

Hope its helps anyway.

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Re: Borough Road. [Re: pablo42] #693078
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It's a "Prenton Bogie" car on the left - so that ties in with Borough Road.

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Ha, you guy got eyes like shit house rats...

Re: Borough Road. [Re: pablo42] #693103
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Originally Posted by pablo42
Ha, you guy got eyes like shit house rats...
raftl oh no Pablo,behave


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H Sproston, Chemist, was in 1900, 436 Borough Road, Birkenhead. Somewhere between the car spares shop (400) and the Carlton Public House, perhaps bottom of Glover St? map required.


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