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Wirral History. 1860 - 1960... #716190
12th Aug 2012 9:21pm
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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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Re: Wirral History. 1860 - 1960... [Re: birch_jl] #716435
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I wouldn't mind looking at some of the areas around the woodchurch if thats possible.

Re: Wirral History. 1860 - 1960... [Re: birch_jl] #716488
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I'll post those shortly! There's definitely some in there smile

Re: Wirral History. 1860 - 1960... [Re: birch_jl] #716499
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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 (430 downloads)
This is the church, located just across from what is now Woodchurch c of e primary. Photo was taken C. 1905
Smithy_-_Woodchurch.jpg (433 downloads)
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 (428 downloads)
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 (436 downloads)
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 (432 downloads)
Ariel view of Fender Primary located at the bottom of the estate. Photo C. 1957
Cottages_-_Woodchurch.jpg (430 downloads)
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
Re: Wirral History. 1860 - 1960... [Re: birch_jl] #716519
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Anymore? The more the merrier. Thanks for taking the trouble to show these pics.

Re: Wirral History. 1860 - 1960... [Re: birch_jl] #716522
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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

Re: Wirral History. 1860 - 1960... [Re: birch_jl] #716534
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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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Re: Wirral History. 1860 - 1960... [Re: birch_jl] #716558
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Great photos Johnson. Nice one

Re: Wirral History. 1860 - 1960... [Re: birch_jl] #716561
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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.

Re: Wirral History. 1860 - 1960... [Re: birch_jl] #716583
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Hi, Do you have any of Bidston, would be interested to see them.

Re: Wirral History. 1860 - 1960... [Re: birch_jl] #716603
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@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

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Re: Wirral History. 1860 - 1960... [Re: birch_jl] #716608
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Would love to see some pics of Mount Road in Wallasey, I havent been able to find any to date.

Thanks

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Re: Wirral History. 1860 - 1960... [Re: birch_jl] #716609
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Hi, do you have any of the Noctorum/Ford area - possibly the farms that were near Upton Station ?
Great photos by the way.

Re: Wirral History. 1860 - 1960... [Re: birch_jl] #716649
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@castle62 (and anyone else interested of course...) These are the Bidston photographs.

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Windmill_-_Bidston.jpg (422 downloads)
Bidston Windmill, by Vyner Rd North before the bridge was built, extraordinary photo.
Bidston_Hall_-_Bidston.jpg (426 downloads)
Entrance to Bidston Hall, photo C. 1893 (pretty old!)
Birkenhead_Institute_-_Bidston.jpg (429 downloads)
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 (419 downloads)
Boundary Rd/Worcester Rd photo 1,taken C. 1901
Boundary_Road_2_-_Bidston.jpg (418 downloads)
Boundary Rd/Worcester Rd photo 2, taken around 1939.
Church_-_Bidston.jpg (419 downloads)
Holy Cross Church C. 1959. Relatively new compared to the others.
Lighthouse_-_Bidston.jpg (411 downloads)
The lighthouse at Bidston. Date of the photo is unknown.
Old_Lighthouse_-_Bidston.jpg (407 downloads)
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 (408 downloads)
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 (406 downloads)
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 (406 downloads)
School Lane, Bidston. St Oswalds can be seen slightly through the trees on the left. C. 1896
Tam_O'_Shanter_-_Bidston.jpg (409 downloads)
Good old Tam O' Shanter farm!! This is the farms cottage pictured in 1893.
Trainstation_-_Bidston.jpg (408 downloads)
Bidston train station pictured around 1960.
Water_Tower_-_Bidston.jpg (406 downloads)
Waterworks, pictured 1959
Re: Wirral History. 1860 - 1960... [Re: birch_jl] #716650
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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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