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#883787 - 27th Jun 2014 11:46am Brook St Birkenhead
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Hi,
Does anyone know where I could get pictures of Brook St? and where abouts is it?

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#883791 - 27th Jun 2014 12:23pm Re: Brook St Birkenhead [Re: chris7777]
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Brook Street runs parallel to Cleveland Street.
1950S it started from middle of Chapel St (just behind Hamilton Square and ran up to Duke st

Google streetview should show you present day view


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#883795 - 27th Jun 2014 1:10pm Re: Brook St Birkenhead [Re: chris7777]
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there may be pics at the archives.
3 pics at B'Head reference library

link to photo index


Brook street- a busy commercial backwater running parell with and to the rear of Cleveland street, Birkenhead 1982.

Brook Street and Lord Street. Demolished - 1965.

Brook Street/Watson Street. 1954

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#883796 - 27th Jun 2014 1:13pm Re: Brook St Birkenhead [Re: derekdwc]
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Thanks for that, wish I could see it in its day......my great grandparents lived there for a while.

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#883797 - 27th Jun 2014 1:17pm Re: Brook St Birkenhead [Re: derekdwc]
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Originally Posted By: derekdwc
there may be pics at the archives.
3 pics at B'Head reference library

link to photo index

Thanks I'll give them a try....


Brook street- a busy commercial backwater running parell with and to the rear of Cleveland street, Birkenhead 1982.

Brook Street and Lord Street. Demolished - 1965.

Brook Street/Watson Street. 1954


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#883801 - 27th Jun 2014 1:58pm Re: Brook St Birkenhead [Re: chris7777]
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I spent a lot of my early life in Brook St, my auntie lived in a 2 up 2 down with the good old outside toilet, I walked up and down it daily on my way to Cathcart St School from our house in Watson St. The pic in the link looks familiar, I think its Brook St.

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#883804 - 27th Jun 2014 2:46pm Re: Brook St Birkenhead [Re: bert1]
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Originally Posted By: bert1
I spent a lot of my early life in Brook St, my auntie lived in a 2 up 2 down with the good old outside toilet, I walked up and down it daily on my way to Cathcart St School from our house in Watson St. The pic in the link looks familiar, I think its Brook St.

http://maggs224.hubpages.com/hub/A-Woman-of-Substance


Thanks for that Bert, that's very interesting, I'm going to read that link later.
My Great grandparents were living there in 1907, one of their children was born there at No"387. thumbsup

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#883814 - 27th Jun 2014 6:02pm Re: Brook St Birkenhead [Re: chris7777]
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Do you know a chap called John Fagan,has written a book about his childhood memories in that area, titled The Other Fella, available from amazon, my mum read it and loved it,

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#883926 - 27th Jun 2014 11:14pm Re: Brook St Birkenhead [Re: stickybeak]
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Originally Posted By: stickybeak
Do you know a chap called John Fagan,has written a book about his childhood memories in that area, titled The Other Fella, available from amazon, my mum read it and loved it,


Thanks, sounds like a good book..........I've just sent for it!

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#884351 - 29th Jun 2014 9:27pm Re: Brook St Birkenhead [Re: chris7777]
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Hope you enjoy it !

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#884430 - 30th Jun 2014 1:09am Re: Brook St Birkenhead [Re: chris7777]
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I lived on the corner of Cleveland st and Vittoria st,our number was 303,as the numbers started closest to the town hall your Grand parents proberbly lived at the other end of Brook st,say from Vittoria st right up to Duke st...The street is still there but no houses left standing...From when I was a kid in the 50,s there was only about 8 or 10 houses in the part from Vittoria st to Livingstone st after that....Nothing but the Birkenhead brewery on one side and Marchbanks wood yard on the other...I think

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#884431 - 30th Jun 2014 1:12am Re: Brook St Birkenhead [Re: chris7777]
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Forgot to say,I went to school and knocked around with a lad called John Fagan, in the 60,s...Cathcart st school and Trinity st I went till I was 11 then Tolly. I'm 60 now.

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#884472 - 30th Jun 2014 12:39pm Re: Brook St Birkenhead [Re: spider]
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Originally Posted By: spider
I lived on the corner of Cleveland st and Vittoria st,our number was 303,as the numbers started closest to the town hall your Grand parents proberbly lived at the other end of Brook st,say from Vittoria st right up to Duke st...The street is still there but no houses left standing...From when I was a kid in the 50,s there was only about 8 or 10 houses in the part from Vittoria st to Livingstone st after that....Nothing but the Birkenhead brewery on one side and Marchbanks wood yard on the other...I think


Thanks for that spider, I have tried to find Brook st but so far haven't , maybe I'm going the wrong way! I had my first job in Lord St, going by the maps it's somewhere near there? I know the houses are no longer standing but I would just like to see were they lived!

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#884477 - 30th Jun 2014 2:20pm Re: Brook St Birkenhead [Re: chris7777]
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Chris, the image below is the end of Brook St, looking from Duke St, Pub on one corner, car wash on the other, don't know about the Pub being open, but the car wash is still operating.


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#884483 - 30th Jun 2014 2:43pm Re: Brook St Birkenhead [Re: chris7777]
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Lord Street is down the other end (Town Hall/ Hamilton Square way) of Brook st

If you have access to a computer/internet just google Brook st, Birkenhead. the road itself could have been over a mile long.
Berts pic tallies with the 2nd map I posted
Duke st is where Birkenhead Park station is if that helps

from 1916 street directory odd numbers go up to number 461


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