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Re: Birkenhead Technical College [Re: chriskay] #447547
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I think the Car Park lasted until the Plaza became a Bingo Hall. There was a small brick building in the centre (?) of the car park for the attendant. This was demolished quite some time before the Car Park finally closed if I recall. The local Intelligencia had attacked it several times !

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I was 4 years old when the old Queen laid the foundation stone. We lived in Westbank Rd that runs parallel to Borough Rd.
Mum took me to see the event we stood on what was the car park for the Plaza. I sat on mums shoulders.

I remember when I was in the scouts (10th Birkenhead St Catherines), the Birkenhead troups put on their shows there.

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Originally Posted by chris58
anyone any idea what was originally on the plot of land opposite the tec that was the car park (its now flats). wondering what was there before it became a car park


Here's a couple of maps, the first from the 1870's & the second from 1910. That site wasn't built on back then, even though by 1910 there was housing on Borough Rd. & the "Bank" roads off North Rd. I wonder why. Interesting that Singleton Ave. is later than 1910; anybody know its date?

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Wild guess, but I assume it was a yard for the quarry/brickworks across the road.


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Re: Birkenhead Technical College [Re: diggingdeeper] #448473
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Originally Posted by diggingdeeper
Wild guess, but I assume it was a yard for the quarry/brickworks across the road.


Could be. The plot on the other corner of North Rd. is vacant as well.


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Birkenhead Tech College on Borough Road. How many went there...

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looks far better than the sh.it thats there now


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Room 516 top floor and engineering workshops for me.1970 to 1974.

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any more i was there in 1993 in the basement with music face

The basement was well cool in that place took no pix gutted



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1959-1964 Chemistry for me - very bad choice!!!

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Queen lays foundation stone of tech college ...

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I,ve done a few courses there, mainly 'evening courses'.


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Did some engineering courses there in 79/80 and 85/87.Also taught in an adult literacy group 92-95.

Re: Birkenhead Technical College [Re: polo_phil] #641469
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I never studied there, but I went to a few jumble sales in there and also to some events in the Glenda Jackson theatre.

No longer do gangs of students walk up Borough Road as they used to!

There is of course one constant in that photo (or rather just off the edge of it), The Valley Lodge.

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1959-1964 Chemistry for me - very bad choice!!!


I studied chemistry there early 60s. We must have overlapped.


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