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from The Changing Face of Tranmere" by the Rock Ferry Local History & Research Group, which is published by Ian Boumphrey in 2011.

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Originally Posted by chriskay
The four streets you mention are in fact North of St.Paul's Rd. and just South of Union St. This is from the 1912 O.S.map. Do you know when the names changed?


They appear to have changed in 1880-1, probably when Birkenhead Borough Council took over responsibilty for services previously provided by the Tranmere Local Board. The change would have been to avoid confusion with the Clarendon Street and Derby Street off Oxton Road, and the Pleasant Street off Watson Street.

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Originally Posted by chriskay
The four streets you mention are in fact North of St.Paul's Rd. and just South of Union St. This is from the 1912 O.S.map. Do you know when the names changed?


They appear to have changed in 1880-1, probably when Birkenhead Borough Council took over responsibilty for services previously provided by the Tranmere Local Board. The change would have been to avoid confusion with the Clarendon Street and Derby Street off Oxton Road, and the Pleasant Street off Watson Street.


Thanks for that.


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The Yard is now a cafe/shop which opened about 6 months ago.

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I've just come across a photo of 'The Mersey Inn', on page 42 of Cedric Greenwood's book 'Merseyside - The Indian Summer'. The photo dates from 1954 and gives its location as 246 Old Chester Rd, on the corner of Croxteth St. Tranmere. (North side.)
He describes it a follows "Sporting the garter coat of arms of the Birkenhead Brewing Company on the panel formed by the dummy window, the dingy little Mersey Inn stood on the corner..."

On page 44, again from 1954, is a picture at the junction of Old Chester Rd and Queen St (looking south), which features 'The Harp Inn' in the centre.

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where would i get the book please,as i grew up in croxteth street.thanks

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Well, it's only a tiny mention of Croxteth St, so you might have to consider the cost as the book was priced at £18.99. It's about two years since I bought it, and it came from either WH Smith or Waterstones.
It was published in 2007 by Silver Link Publishing of Kettering, from their series 'The Nostalgia Collection' (www.nostalgiacollection.com).
ISBN 978-1-85794-272-9
The subtitle says 'Volume 1 - Return to Woodside'. On the cover of the softback is a picture of Woodside, near the Crosville bus stops, with the railway station, Birkenhead Corpy buses and the Liverpool skyline in the background.

If you are after more info and pictures from around Croxteth St, why not just ask on Wiki?

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thanks for that,will try waterstones tomorrow.wikki has been very helpful,with information before,thanks

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think it's about £12 on Amazon clicky
Norton could you post any pics of pubs in the pub topic please

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Yes, I intend to. Unfortunately, the way the book is bound, I would damage the spine by putting it on the scanner. Therefore, I'll have to photograph it and possibly tweak it first..

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The Park Hotel,was commonly called the Tranmere park,it was in Chuch Road on the corner of Vitoria road and at the top of Whetstone lane.

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Originally Posted by suey30
where would i get the book please,as i grew up in croxteth street.thanks

I've just borrowed vols 1& 2 from St James library and can pm anyone who is interested when I take them back in a couple of weeks

ps
Park Hotel we're talking about is at Charing Cross end of Whetstone Lane

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You ask for Info on the Pigalle club.I was in there on the night it got raided and left 20 mins before. I was told afterwards by some C.I.D. I knew that I was seen leaving.The door did have a strong wooden bar across and the police had trouble getting in. But this was not the original premises which was dug into the side of the hill .It was run by a guy called Steve Kelly whose uncle had the lease on the shelter and there was some dispute. After this the club was downsized and moved to a brick built air raid shelter in the yard having no windows just two doors. A hard place for the police to get into.

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I'd be grateful if you could pinpoint on google street view or a map exactly where it was please.
I can't seem to picture in my mind it's 2 locations

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I have not lived in Birkenhead since 1963 so I cannot remember exactly where it was, the only clues I can give you are that when I lived in Beverly I came over with my son to search out some Porche spares from a garage that stripped Porches and sold the bits.I found myself back in that yard where there was a couple of industrial units. The old entrance to the club was still there but boarded up,I think it used to be the entrance to the tunnels that were dug into Tranmere hill for air raid shelters.

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