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#816474 - 14th Aug 2013 7:32pm Oakdale Road
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Good pic of Oakdale Road, but does anyone remember the little kiosk just past the car on the left of the bridge?. It used to sell cigs, newspapers and a few sweets from what I recall.


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#816489 - 14th Aug 2013 8:16pm Re: Oakdale Road [Re: ZipperClub]
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hi zipper, great pic, that land on the left of the pic there it is said it cannot be built on due to leather cowhides from bidston being dumped there, is that true?
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#816500 - 14th Aug 2013 8:34pm Re: Oakdale Road [Re: ZipperClub]
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Hi all the kiosk was owned by a blind man name JOE GAHAN. I passed it every day on my way to gorsedale school. The field was known locally as the claypits , it was a tip for the british leather tanning company situated on new chester road by lairds. Also the manganese bronze tipped there to, Way back i did here it was once a horse race track?.

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#816503 - 14th Aug 2013 8:42pm Re: Oakdale Road [Re: ZipperClub]
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thanks solvas for that info, appreciate that happy
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#816532 - 14th Aug 2013 9:49pm Re: Oakdale Road [Re: ZipperClub]
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There wasn't much wasted off the hides the British Leather used.
The fleshings (the bits of flesh on the inside of the hide)were sent to Thomson Bros next door to the tannery where I was told they were used to make aspic jelly for pies wartime era.
Then used to make glue later.
The stuff dumped in Oakdale would have been the hair off the hides in the lime pits which would have been sucked up by a gully sucker and conveyed to the tip and general factory rubbish by a tipper lorry

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#816550 - 14th Aug 2013 11:36pm Re: Oakdale Road [Re: derekdwc]
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There wasn't much wasted off the hides the British Leather used.
The fleshings (the bits of flesh on the inside of the hide)were sent to Thomson Bros next door to the tannery where I was told they were used to make aspic jelly for pies wartime era.
Then used to make glue later.
The stuff dumped in Oakdale would have been the hair off the hides in the lime pits which would have been sucked up by a gully sucker and conveyed to the tip and general factory rubbish by a tipper lorry

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#816552 - 14th Aug 2013 11:44pm Re: Oakdale Road [Re: ZipperClub]
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Is the bridge in the photo going over what is now the tunnel approach road? (I guess it was the old railway cutting when the photo was taken).

Where was Milton Road in relation to Oakdale Road?

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#816717 - 15th Aug 2013 8:10pm Re: Oakdale Road [Re: Roslynmuse]
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Milton road is off wheatland lane it is cul-de-sac just before Lloyds corner. if you come along oakdale road pass Ashville road at the t junction turn left and Milton road is on your left.

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#816725 - 15th Aug 2013 8:31pm Re: Oakdale Road [Re: solvas42]
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Originally Posted By: solvas42
Milton road is off wheatland lane it is cul-de-sac just before Lloyds corner. if you come along oakdale road pass Ashville road at the t junction turn left and Milton road is on your left.

I think that is Naples Rd.

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#816736 - 15th Aug 2013 8:53pm Re: Oakdale Road [Re: Dilly]
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I think milton road is the one with the little shop on the corner the shop that never lasts long,sweet shop,fishing tackle shop opp joeys school

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#816741 - 15th Aug 2013 9:01pm Re: Oakdale Road [Re: workinclasshero]
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I stand corrected you are both correct it is naples rd and Milton further down opp the joeys .

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#816752 - 15th Aug 2013 9:18pm Re: Oakdale Road [Re: solvas42]
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Originally Posted By: solvas42
Hi all the kiosk was owned by a blind man name JOE GAHAN. I passed it every day on my way to gorsedale school. The field was known locally as the claypits , it was a tip for the british leather tanning company situated on new chester road by lairds. Also the manganese bronze tipped there to, Way back i did here it was once a horse race track?.

Hi Solvas, we always knew it as the lime pits, I think maybe they used lime to try to desolve the waste from British leather. I remember in the hot weather the smell was rank.

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#816756 - 15th Aug 2013 9:26pm Re: Oakdale Road [Re: Dilly]
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Your dead right it stunk to high heavens, we used to play on the claypits , think it was called that because they used the clay to make blocks at a place opposite citrine road called sturgies I think it was spelt like that, from the clay.The wagon drivers would chase all the kids when the tanker arrived to unload the lime.

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#816764 - 15th Aug 2013 9:39pm Re: Oakdale Road [Re: ZipperClub]
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I lived in Citrine rd in the prefabs when I was a lad, do you remember Donkins we called it the soap factory, I think they made disinfectant, it was on the corner of oakdale and citrine rd. Zipper put up some great photos of the prefabs.

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#816768 - 15th Aug 2013 9:59pm Re: Oakdale Road [Re: Dilly]
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Yes remember the soap place , before donkins it was a type of crisp factory called the Nibbits, type of French fry that we have now .

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