WikiWirral its great, register, enjoy and welcome.
Forum Statistics
Posts1,027,122
Topics75,510
Members13,441
Forums65
Posts in last 24hrs4
Most Online14,906
Nov 23rd, 2019
Who's Online Now
29 registered members (7 invisible), 1,203 guests, and214 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


Popular Topics(Views 7days)
New General Forums
Masks and gloves
by cools. 7th Jul 2020 9:35am
White House UK
by casper. 3rd Jul 2020 9:37am
Portable bogs blown over
by mikeeb. 30th Jun 2020 1:02pm
To Denmark
by diggingdeeper. 21st Jun 2020 2:47pm
New Wirral History
The new 4 bridges.
by mikeeb. 7th Jul 2020 4:10pm
Ron Gittins Stories ?
by DaDoRon. 2nd Jul 2020 9:59pm
Outdoor swimming pools
by mikeeb. 30th Jun 2020 4:26pm
1888-1913 map overlay
by mikeeb. 19th Jun 2020 2:04pm
Satellite images 1971-73
by mikeeb. 11th Jun 2020 5:45pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
Boaty McBoatface takes shape
The gathering storm: Mersey waterfront today
Topic Replies
Nintendo Switch Console plus accessories/games
by MisterSmiff. 12th Jul 2020 4:20pm
Team Xecuter Dual Nand Xbox 360 for sale PLUS
by TudorBlue. 12th Jul 2020 12:53am
Brexit Transition
by granny. 11th Jul 2020 11:39pm
Ipad Mini 5th Gen
by Catsick. 11th Jul 2020 1:58pm
Computer Desk
by Catsick. 11th Jul 2020 9:37am
5 Dapol Plastic Locomotive OO Gauge Kits
by Catsick. 11th Jul 2020 9:37am
HP Envy 13" laptop I5-7200U 8gb MX150 240gb ssd
by Catsick. 11th Jul 2020 9:37am
Writing Desk/Bureau
by Catsick. 11th Jul 2020 9:36am
Eastham Train Station
by BultacoAstro. 11th Jul 2020 8:26am
July
M T W T F S S
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31
Recent Posts : What's On ?
walking group
by lincle. 18th Jun 2020 7:59pm
Previous Topic
Next Topic
Print Topic
Rate Topic
Old Pub name #708089
10th Jul 2012 8:05am
10th Jul 2012 8:05am
Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 3
bebington
5
5felix Offline OP
Beginner
5felix  Offline OP
Beginner
5
Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 3
bebington
Can any kind soul jog my memory? I need to know the name of the Pub on the corner of Duke Street and Corporation Road, It had a policeman directing trafic, he stood in the middle of the road in a metal box.

Google Ads
Re: Old Pub name [Re: 5felix] #708090
10th Jul 2012 8:14am
10th Jul 2012 8:14am
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 8,963
wallasey
Dilly Online shifty

Wiki Guardian
Dilly  Online Shifty

Wiki Guardian
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 8,963
wallasey
the duke

Re: Old Pub name [Re: 5felix] #708106
10th Jul 2012 8:53am
10th Jul 2012 8:53am
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 1,445
New Brighton
Tatey Offline
Forum Addict
Tatey  Offline
Forum Addict
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 1,445
New Brighton
"The Royal Duke Hotel" to give it it's full name.

Re: Old Pub name [Re: 5felix] #708108
10th Jul 2012 8:58am
10th Jul 2012 8:58am
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 5,136
Birkenhead
derekdwc Online content
Forum Veteran
derekdwc  Online Content
Forum Veteran
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 5,136
Birkenhead
picture click

Re: Old Pub name [Re: Tatey] #708109
10th Jul 2012 8:59am
10th Jul 2012 8:59am
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 1,514
Wallasey
Capt_America Offline
Forum Addict
Capt_America  Offline
Forum Addict
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 1,514
Wallasey
About two thirds the way down. List of pubs is interesting.

national archives


Last edited by Capt_America; 10th Jul 2012 9:04am.

See you in cyberspace!
Re: Old Pub name [Re: 5felix] #708113
10th Jul 2012 9:08am
10th Jul 2012 9:08am
Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 9
Wallasey
G
GOT2GO Offline
Beginner
GOT2GO  Offline
Beginner
G
Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 9
Wallasey
The DUKE

Re: Old Pub name [Re: 5felix] #708116
10th Jul 2012 9:24am
10th Jul 2012 9:24am
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 50
wirral
B
birket Offline
Member
birket  Offline
Member
B
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 50
wirral
It was called' The Duke

Re: Old Pub name [Re: 5felix] #708119
10th Jul 2012 9:43am
10th Jul 2012 9:43am
Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 3
bebington
5
5felix Offline OP
Beginner
5felix  Offline OP
Beginner
5
Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 3
bebington
Thank you all. Capt. America's list is very interesting and the picture from derekdwc makes me think the little round box for the policeman is a figment of my imagination!!
How about another? I was born in the Combermere Hotel in 1936, I recon it was very close to the wetherspoon's by the market. Now a picture of that I would like to see!

Re: Old Pub name [Re: 5felix] #708121
10th Jul 2012 9:54am
10th Jul 2012 9:54am

P
Pinzgauer
Unregistered
Pinzgauer
Unregistered
P


There's nowt wrong with your imagination 5felix. There WAS a box for the traffic policeman at one time. Sorry but I don't have a photo to prove it! I'm sure someone else will have one though. When (much) younger I used to get the No.11 bus to New Brighton. Quite often if the bridge was up, there were long delays. Said policeman kept junction "open". Also of course he stopped road traffic to allow goods trains to cross. Can't recall shape of the box he was in, but it was painted white.

Re: Old Pub name [Re: 5felix] #708123
10th Jul 2012 10:01am
10th Jul 2012 10:01am
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 731
Wallasey
pablo42 Offline
Veteran
pablo42  Offline
Veteran
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 731
Wallasey
[Linked Image]

Here's the copper directing traffic. I believe this job was given to cops who had fell out of favour

Re: Old Pub name [Re: 5felix] #708129
10th Jul 2012 10:11am
10th Jul 2012 10:11am
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 5,136
Birkenhead
derekdwc Online content
Forum Veteran
derekdwc  Online Content
Forum Veteran
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 5,136
Birkenhead
I was born in Oliver Place ,opposite the swings
look in the Pub index
ps there's someone on wiki lived/born in Wilson st and on another thread various pictures of Oliver street


Combermere Hotel pic
click

Last edited by derekdwc; 10th Jul 2012 10:26am.
Re: Old Pub name [Re: 5felix] #708130
10th Jul 2012 10:13am
10th Jul 2012 10:13am

P
Pinzgauer
Unregistered
Pinzgauer
Unregistered
P


Thanks pablo. Black & white box rather than white (Close !) sorry

Re: Old Pub name [Re: pablo42] #708137
10th Jul 2012 10:27am
10th Jul 2012 10:27am
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 256
Moreton
A
Alonso Offline
Addict
Alonso  Offline
Addict
A
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 256
Moreton
Not so Pablo, so an old friend told me. Every copper who was a member of the borough police had a stint on the dock's division. Manning the podium was one of the chores everybody shared. I believe it was quite a pleasant one too. Particularly when the ladies of the night, who frequented the Duke of an evening, placed a pint or two of bitter at the feet of the copper in the podium: just to quench his thirst during an arduous shift, so I understand.


Moderated by  Mod 

Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Eastham Train Station
by BultacoAstro. 11th Jul 2020 8:26am
Wirral rocks
by GaryFromWirral. 9th Jul 2020 6:35pm
What is sitting on roof
by BultacoAstro. 9th Jul 2020 11:03am
The new 4 bridges.
by mikeeb. 7th Jul 2020 4:10pm
Incident in the Rods
by mikeeb. 6th Jul 2020 7:30pm
For Sale & Free
Ipad Mini 5th Gen
by Catsick. 11th Jul 2020 1:58pm
Nintendo Switch Console plus accessories/games
by Catsick. 11th Jul 2020 8:38am
VHS TAPES FREE
by Reno37. 28th Jun 2020 2:48pm
Small woodcutting bandsaw
by gerrymoore. 26th Jun 2020 5:44pm
samsung s10e
by stumpyduck. 22nd Jun 2020 12:10pm
Member Spotlight
Pete_M
Pete_M
Wallasey/Egremont
Posts: 387
Joined: December 2010
Show All Member Profiles 
Newest Members
DW1980, Mazzy01, StephenMurray, Rosehearty, CCorish
13442 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
lasherlal (46)
New Wirral Info
Wirral rocks
by GaryFromWirral. 9th Jul 2020 6:35pm
hairdressers
by lincle. 5th Jul 2020 8:52am
Buying a PUB
by BultacoAstro. 3rd Jul 2020 11:24am
Complaint
by BultacoAstro. 25th Jun 2020 11:02am
Telephone cable repair
by vampy1977. 15th Jun 2020 11:14am
News : New Topics
Eastham Train Station
by BultacoAstro. 11th Jul 2020 8:26am
Incident in the Rods
by mikeeb. 6th Jul 2020 7:30pm
Possible delays to bin collections
by mikeeb. 29th Jun 2020 1:55pm
New Clatterbridge Cancer Centre Liverpool
by mikeeb. 29th Jun 2020 12:19pm
Armed forces day
by cools. 27th Jun 2020 10:26am
New Enthusiast Forums
What is sitting on roof
by BultacoAstro. 9th Jul 2020 11:03am
SAE 140
by Pete_M. 27th Jun 2020 10:36pm
Let Lucy Go !
by granny. 20th Jun 2020 6:02pm
Willaston
by Erainn. 19th Jun 2020 3:48pm
Staffie missing
by lincle. 19th Jun 2020 11:13am
Popular Topics(Views 24hrs)
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Mon 5:01am
Sunset Mon 9:35pm
Local Time Mon 7:17am
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1.1