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Millers Place, Birkenhead #819704
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Does anybody have any information on when this street went ?.

I have it on a 1899 OS map, off Oliver Street, between Wilson and Wesley Street.

It is one of those hideous 'court' type streets, with pedestrian access only and no back yard so I hope it did not last too long.

My interest is that it seems to have been the first place one of my Dad's ancestors lived in Birkenhead.

Trying to post a jpg.....

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Re: Millers Place, Birkenhead [Re: bigpete] #819745
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Pete,

Its on a 67/70 map.

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I lived in Oliver Place and in the 1950's there were no houses in Millers Place, it was just a piece of land we called the bombie (or bombfield?) and as far as I can remember no bricks or remains of houses were there .
We used to dig worms up there for fishing and was where we had our bonfire on bonfire night

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Re: Millers Place, Birkenhead [Re: derekdwc] #819764
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Originally Posted by derekdwc
We used to dig worms up there for fishing and was where we had our bonfire on bonfire night


I bet the morning after Bonfire Night the worms were more like 'pork scratchings'!

Would that be the area where the fly-over was built?

Re: Millers Place, Birkenhead [Re: bigpete] #819844
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bigpete,try the reference library, Borough Road. I went there looking for information about such a, now extinct, place called Carpenter's Row. Not only did they give me information on it, they provided me with two photographs which were taken early last century before it was demolished. Living conditions were dreadful.
Well worth a visit if you haven't already. They are very helpful people.

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It looks like there are 2 different spellings - Millers & Millars
1916 and later it is Millars

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Brilliant - thanks all.

The early map shows 13 dwellings in the row - wonder if this had been reduced by 1916 to the 8 in Derek's post ?

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The flyover was a little further north YingYang - directly above Conway Street - but not far away at all...

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Originally Posted by bert1
Pete,
Its on a 67/70 map.


Wow - did not expect that...

Suppose it is a pretty useless little parcel of land not suitable for more 'modern' development.

Unless you want a worm farm....

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A couple of pics posted by marty99fred click

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the gap between the houses was as wide as a road (think you can see the Millar's Place sign on one of the houses
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Where all the bricks are would have been the entrance to Millar's Place
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Cool pics - thanks ;-)

Wonder if that is my Gran and Grandad on the swings !

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Originally Posted by Alonso
bigpete,try the reference library, Borough Road. I went there looking for information about such a, now extinct, place called Carpenter's Row. Not only did they give me information on it, they provided me with two photographs which were taken early last century before it was demolished. Living conditions were dreadful.
Well worth a visit if you haven't already. They are very helpful people.


Is the ref library open on Saturday...?
Stuck working out in Sunny Wales - so can't get there in the week...

Will get there if I can...


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