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#789458 - 26th Apr 2013 10:18am Birkenhead History Society query
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Are there any members of this who are on wikiwirral who can help me or can anyone else.
I got the following pages at the History fair at one of the book tables (20p)and was wondering if there is an archive of the volumes etc stored somewhere and available to look at - plus an updated list

Didn't enter my head to find their table and ask there



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#789487 - 26th Apr 2013 11:19am Re: Birkenhead History Society query [Re: derekdwc]
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The quickest way would be to ask them help

http://www.birkenheadhistorysociety.org.uk/

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#823052 - 8th Sep 2013 12:14pm Re: Birkenhead History Society query [Re: derekdwc]
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Here's an current list.
Will have to ask at the library or archives (on Tuesday) if they have any of them to view

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#824069 - 12th Sep 2013 10:27am Re: Birkenhead History Society query [Re: derekdwc]
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Can anyone convert the pdf in the clicky into an excel file for office 97 please as I want to sort by issue.
By email or on cd or I can bring a usb pen to copy onto
Thanks.
Had a look at issue 14 which raised more questions than answers
eg Where was windmill at Bebington (Fir Bob land) and stream driven mill
Wonder where Mr Rostances cine films could be now
+ plus other queries


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#824082 - 12th Sep 2013 11:36am Re: Birkenhead History Society query [Re: derekdwc]
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Borough Road Reference Library have all the Society's newsletters stored in the back. Just ask for the ones you want.

Maybe the 'Fir-Bob Land' book by Allan Alsbury (1999) has more detail on your area of research.

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#824088 - 12th Sep 2013 12:16pm Re: Birkenhead History Society query [Re: derekdwc]
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Originally Posted By: derekdwc
Had a look at issue 14 which raised more questions than answers, eg Where was windmill at Bebington (Fir Bob land) and stream driven mill


According to Alsbury's book, the steam mill was at the top of the Village Road. It was run by Henry Williams (of Williams' Terrace?) and was erected '...immediately above where house No.54 now stands, on the East side of what was then Youd's Yard'.

'The mill extended well back from the road, and included a spacious granary that went as far as the footpath which goes from Mill Road corner along the ends of the gardens of the cottages on the North side of Village Road'.

Hope this is of some help.

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#824104 - 12th Sep 2013 1:49pm Re: Birkenhead History Society query [Re: YinYang]
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There seems to be some confusion as to whether the mill near the Travellers' Rest was a "stream" or "steam" mill. I favour steam, since it's nearly at the top of a considerable hill and I doubt whether any stream there would be large enough to drive a mill. I can't find my copy of "Fir Bob Land" but I don't doubt that YinYang has copied correctly: I suspect the quote from issue 14 Derek gave is a misprint. As far as the windmill is concerned, that was on the opposite side of Village Rd. See 1912 map.
T = Travellers' Rest. M = windmill. C = corn mill.


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#824113 - 12th Sep 2013 3:04pm Re: Birkenhead History Society query [Re: derekdwc]
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Have now converted the pdf to excel.thanks

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#824114 - 12th Sep 2013 3:08pm Re: Birkenhead History Society query [Re: chriskay]
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There's a repro of Henry Williams advertising logo on p.87 of 'Fir-Bob Land'. The logo features a sketch of the mill with the words "H.Williams Steam Corn Mills" painted in large white lettering on the roof of the main building.

Sorry, but I don't have a scanner to be able to put the illustration on here.

Apparently, construction of this mill entailed removal of a small chapel which originally stood there and this was replaced with the 'Tin Chapel'.

There is also a short chapter devoted to the History of the windmill, although the author makes it clear the precise location of the mill is not known. However, '...some evidence suggests it may have been in the area just North of where The Travellers' Rest stands, perhaps on what is now the school playing field'.

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#824370 - 13th Sep 2013 12:12pm Re: Birkenhead History Society query [Re: YinYang]
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Here are the relevant steam mill pictures from the Fir-Bob Land book.
The steam engine mentioned on p91 should surely be from Fawcett, Preston, of Liverpool, and later (1935) of Bromborough.


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