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#877665 - 27th May 2014 10:04pm Dock Hotel Birkenhead
Hogan Offline
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Hi all

Looking for any information on the Dock Hotel, im told it stood near to the tunnel entrance in Birkenhead. Any old photos of it anywhere. My family ran this Pub in the 50s 60s and 70s, I have photos from inside the Pub but none from outside.

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Ant

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#877671 - 27th May 2014 10:21pm Re: Dock Hotel Birkenhead [Re: Hogan]
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#877684 - 27th May 2014 11:05pm Re: Dock Hotel Birkenhead [Re: Hogan]
torryman Offline
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Wow ...we'd love to see your photo's of the interior....People always take a pic of the exterior , but never the inside, there are some pics of the dock on this site ...and the building is still there but it's been converted into a store now ....shame , it was a great Pub.

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#877718 - 28th May 2014 9:46am Re: Dock Hotel Birkenhead [Re: torryman]
Hogan Offline
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Cheers all

When I figure out how to post up pics I will put some up of inside the Pub. Mainly just behind the bar.

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#877740 - 28th May 2014 12:26pm Re: Dock Hotel Birkenhead [Re: Hogan]
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https://www.google.com/maps/@53.397872,-3.022568,3a,75y,209.74h,81.97t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1s1e-1b-9U9pRIZ859qvTnlw!2e0

Try this historic view from Google Maps. You can move around the outside of the Pub.

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#877902 - 28th May 2014 9:10pm Re: Dock Hotel Birkenhead [Re: Habdab]
Hogan Offline
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OK not sure how to Upload these pics yet.


http://hoganfam.weebly.com/family.html

The link is a page on my family web site, scroll down past half way and you will see the Dock Hotel, then 3 pics from inside. Lots of boxing pics behind the bar.

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#877922 - 28th May 2014 10:29pm Re: Dock Hotel Birkenhead [Re: Hogan]
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#877928 - 28th May 2014 11:11pm Re: Dock Hotel Birkenhead [Re: superreds]
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Inside the Dock Hotel


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#877952 - 29th May 2014 8:55am Re: Dock Hotel Birkenhead [Re: Hogan]
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I remember the publican John Hogan & his wife very well I served my apprenticeship near The Dock it was my job to get the kettle filled with 4 or 5 pints of bitter for the afternoon tea break ! I remember Les Macateer the Boxer ran it for a while

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#877959 - 29th May 2014 10:15am Re: Dock Hotel Birkenhead [Re: Hogan]
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Joey and Cathy Craven ran it in the 80/90's

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#877983 - 29th May 2014 11:22am Re: Dock Hotel Birkenhead [Re: Hogan]
Hogan Offline
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Thanks all

John and Sarah Hogan ran the Pub, they are my family members. You probably realized that with my user name. Their daughter Mary married an American Airman named Jack Geis.

Most of the family worked behind that bar at some point.

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#877985 - 29th May 2014 11:30am Re: Dock Hotel Birkenhead [Re: Hogan]
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1st photo Sarah and John Hogan behind the bar.

2nd photo Sarah and John Hogan in the lounge.

3rd photo Jack Geis who married their daughter, pulling his last pint at the Pub.


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#878018 - 29th May 2014 2:51pm Re: Dock Hotel Birkenhead [Re: Hogan]
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According to the Licence Registers John Gerard Hogan took over the licence of the Dock Hotel on 6th October 1948, from Alfred Colgate, and ran it until 17th November 1971. The Pub at that time was owned by Yates Castle Brewery Ltd, who had originally leased it from the LMS and Great Western Railway Companies in 1897.

The Dock Hotel dates back to at least 1857, when the licensee was Thomas Beddows, and was probably open by 1850, when an advertisement for an auction Sale describes it as taking place on land near the Brewery and Dock Hotel at Bridge End, the original name for the area of Birkenhead where the building is situated.

According to early Birkenhead resident Henry Kelsall Aspinall in his book 'Birkenhead And Its Surroundings', prior to becoming a Pub the building was occupied by Robert Russell and his family; Aspinall describes it as "a pretty villa, surrounded by large gardens, at Bridge End near Wallasey Pool." A building is shown on the site as early as Lawton's 1824 map of F R Price's lands in Birkenhead, on which it is listed a "House, garden and buildings" occupied by Joseph Nichols as part of Bridge End Farm, so the site is of some antiquity in the History of Birkenhead, predating even the Laird family's arrival.

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#878042 - 29th May 2014 5:54pm Re: Dock Hotel Birkenhead [Re: Hogan]
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Registered: 27th May 2014
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Amazing info. Thank you very much.

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#896922 - 24th Aug 2014 2:55pm Re: Dock Hotel Birkenhead [Re: Hogan]
bigpete Offline
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I know it is a good distance away - but was the New Dock (Ilchester Square - corner of Tyrer Street and Stanley Road) in anyway connected - or just a replacement for an older Pub of the same name ?

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