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#716190 - 12th Aug 2012 10:21pm Wirral History. 1860 - 1960...
birch_jl Offline

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Registered: 11th Sep 2010
Posts: 56
Loc: Ford
Hi everyone smile I've just acquired two books with an array of pictures, all of which taken on the Wirral, of course...

The two books are vaguely split into west and east Wirral - east being areas including Birkenhead, Upton, Bidston, Wallasey... and west being places like Greasby, Caldy, Hoylake and Meols. I was going to take some pictures out of the book and just Upload the best ones, but I couldn't leave which are 'best' to my own opinion! Myself I live by Bidston, so the ones of the village around here interest me most. But right through from 1860 to 1960, there's basically a timeline with accounts of things that are deemed vastly to be 'changing' to the Wirral (say, housing developments being demolished/built, with accompanying photos). I was thinking it'd be easier (if people are interested), for anyone to post their area of interest onto this thread, and I could use the index to post photo's for people individually, or just write them the accounts in the book given that there are no photo's. (This is unlikely though, as there are literally hundreds of photos from most areas of the Wirral!)

Although, I will have you know, that they don't include many (if any at all) photos from places in 'south' Wirral, such as Heswall and Gayton, so don't post if you live in those areas as these books would be useless, sorry!

Also, if anyone has any ideas of a better way to share these photos let me know! Also thanks for any contributions in advance, and hope you like the photos. Some of them are extraordinary smile - J

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#716435 - 13th Aug 2012 8:26pm Re: Wirral History. 1860 - 1960... [Re: birch_jl]
stevehurst11 Offline
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Registered: 2nd Jan 2012
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Loc: woodchurch
I wouldn't mind looking at some of the areas around the woodchurch if thats possible.

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#716488 - 13th Aug 2012 10:54pm Re: Wirral History. 1860 - 1960... [Re: birch_jl]
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I'll post those shortly! There's definitely some in there smile

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#716499 - 13th Aug 2012 11:42pm Re: Wirral History. 1860 - 1960... [Re: birch_jl]
birch_jl Offline

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@stevehurst -

Hope you enjoy these! I also have one of Upton Village if you're interested grin


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Woodchurch_-_Woodchurch.jpg

Description: This is the church, located just across from what is now Woodchurch c of e primary. Photo was taken C. 1905

Smithy_-_Woodchurch.jpg

Description: This is a photo of a smithy which used to face on to the main road leading from Woodchurch to Upton. Photo is C. 1893 (pretty old one this!)

Ivy_Cottage_-_Woodchurch.jpg

Description: This was Woodchurch's post office when the area was still rural. It dates back to at least 1850 and the photo was taken C. 1927. This was located on Church Lane, and was demolished in the late 1930's for road construction.

Horse_&_Jockey_-_Arrowe_Park.jpg

Description: This is a particularly interesting one! This pub here, named the Horse & Jockey (now located in Upton Village), is actually what is now the Arrowe Park Hotel! The roundabout was built just on that grass patch you can see here. This photo was C. 1937

Fender_School_-_Woodchurch.jpg

Description: Ariel view of Fender Primary located at the bottom of the estate. Photo C. 1957

Cottages_-_Woodchurch.jpg

Description: These cottages were on Pool Lane and owned by the church. Most of what is now the estate used to look like this with it being very sparse and just having cottages like these. These were demolished around 1962 with the development of housing.. This is now



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#716519 - 14th Aug 2012 12:45am Re: Wirral History. 1860 - 1960... [Re: birch_jl]
Alonso Offline
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Anymore? The more the merrier. Thanks for taking the trouble to show these pics.

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#716522 - 14th Aug 2012 1:32am Re: Wirral History. 1860 - 1960... [Re: birch_jl]
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I have literally hundreds more but those are the only ones from the Woodchurch area. smile Are there any areas specifically you'd like me to Upload? - and it's no trouble at all! Glad you like them - J

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#716534 - 14th Aug 2012 8:19am Re: Wirral History. 1860 - 1960... [Re: birch_jl]
bert1 Offline

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Just keep putting them on, it doesn't matter where and thanks.


I think I'm losing the plot, I went to Fender school between 1957/62 and can't remember the football pitches, which is worrying as I played for the football team and I've even got a team photo to prove it.
More pills me thinks.
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#716558 - 14th Aug 2012 9:54am Re: Wirral History. 1860 - 1960... [Re: birch_jl]
pablo42 Offline
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Loc: Wallasey
Great photos Johnson. Nice one

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#716561 - 14th Aug 2012 10:08am Re: Wirral History. 1860 - 1960... [Re: birch_jl]
Rambo Offline
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I went to Fender from 73 - 80 and I remember playing on the left hand pitch, i.e. the one nearest the primary side. Don't remember the other one though.

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#716583 - 14th Aug 2012 12:03pm Re: Wirral History. 1860 - 1960... [Re: birch_jl]
castle62 Offline


Registered: 14th Aug 2012
Posts: 1
Loc: Montmorillon
Hi, Do you have any of Bidston, would be interested to see them.

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#716603 - 14th Aug 2012 1:41pm Re: Wirral History. 1860 - 1960... [Re: birch_jl]
birch_jl Offline

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Registered: 11th Sep 2010
Posts: 56
Loc: Ford
@castle62 - Yeah I have plenty from up the hill and the village. Some prior to when the bridge was built over Vyner rd! Quite remarkable.. Will post soon.

@bert - I would do that but there's way too many to post! I'll get through as many as I can smile


Edited by johnsonjl (14th Aug 2012 1:50pm)

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#716608 - 14th Aug 2012 2:26pm Re: Wirral History. 1860 - 1960... [Re: birch_jl]
kamikazi Offline
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Registered: 12th Jul 2010
Posts: 495
Loc: Wallasey
Would love to see some pics of Mount Road in Wallasey, I havent been able to find any to date.

Thanks

K

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#716609 - 14th Aug 2012 2:26pm Re: Wirral History. 1860 - 1960... [Re: birch_jl]
atw1960 Offline
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Registered: 27th Feb 2010
Posts: 145
Loc: birkenhead
Hi, do you have any of the Noctorum/Ford area - possibly the farms that were near Upton Station ?
Great photos by the way.

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#716649 - 14th Aug 2012 5:45pm Re: Wirral History. 1860 - 1960... [Re: birch_jl]
birch_jl Offline

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Registered: 11th Sep 2010
Posts: 56
Loc: Ford
@castle62 (and anyone else interested of course...) These are the Bidston photographs.


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Windmill_-_Bidston.jpg

Description: Bidston Windmill, by Vyner Rd North before the bridge was built, extraordinary photo.

Bidston_Hall_-_Bidston.jpg

Description: Entrance to Bidston Hall, photo C. 1893 (pretty old!)

Birkenhead_Institute_-_Bidston.jpg

Description: Birkenhead institution/Tollemache School (?) C. 1943... States that this building was unscathed in the war and demolished in the 90's.

Boundary_Road_-_Bidston.jpg

Description: Boundary Rd/Worcester Rd photo 1,taken C. 1901

Boundary_Road_2_-_Bidston.jpg

Description: Boundary Rd/Worcester Rd photo 2, taken around 1939.

Church_-_Bidston.jpg

Description: Holy Cross Church C. 1959. Relatively new compared to the others.

Lighthouse_-_Bidston.jpg

Description: The lighthouse at Bidston. Date of the photo is unknown.

Old_Lighthouse_-_Bidston.jpg

Description: This is an interesting one. This is an etching of the lighthouse that stands there now (in the last photo). This was built in 1771 and replaced with the other in 1872. Drawn around 1860

Observatory_-_Bidston.jpg

Description: Bidston observatory. A lot less foliage up there back then! Maybe the council should sort that out lol. Photo C. 1928

Old_School_-_Bidston.jpg

Description: This is the old school that used to be on School Lane in Bidston village. Dates back to 1636! Destroyed in the war, and replaced in 1941.

School_Lane_-_Bidston.jpg

Description: School Lane, Bidston. St Oswalds can be seen slightly through the trees on the left. C. 1896

Tam_O'_Shanter_-_Bidston.jpg

Description: Good old Tam O' Shanter farm!! This is the farms cottage pictured in 1893.

Trainstation_-_Bidston.jpg

Description: Bidston train station pictured around 1960.

Water_Tower_-_Bidston.jpg

Description: Waterworks, pictured 1959



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#716650 - 14th Aug 2012 5:48pm Re: Wirral History. 1860 - 1960... [Re: birch_jl]
birch_jl Offline

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Registered: 11th Sep 2010
Posts: 56
Loc: Ford
kamikaze & atw1960, I'll have a route through them now for the ford, noctorum, and mount rd. If there is any I'll probably Upload them later tonight. Watch this space lol wink Thanks for the feedback guys, glad you enjoy them.

As for the fender school photo, does anyone think it might be a different school? My dad said it didn't look like fender either... Ideas?

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