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Oakdale Road #816474
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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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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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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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thanks solvas for that info, appreciate that happy

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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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Originally Posted by derekdwc
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

Yum Yum. Delicious !!!

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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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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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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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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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I stand corrected you are both correct it is naples rd and Milton further down opp the joeys .

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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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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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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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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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