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#960565 - 6th Sep 2015 6:31pm 119 Grange Lane
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Hi All. Wondering if anyone can help me.

One of my ancestors, born in 1829, moved from Westmorland and came to the Wirral.

He owned a photography studio at 119 Grange Lane Birkenhead.

I am not sure whether this road has either been demolished or turned into something else?

I know that alot of Wirral History comes from the creation of the docks and the potato famine in Ireland. But its strange that he has moved all that way to set up a studio. The census in 1891 states that he lives in Alderney Road in Hoylake (little Meols on cencus.)

Was wondering if anyone has any information on that road at all?

There are a few pictures online of people that he has photographed, one of them was a knight of the realm. I have not posted them as not sure about copyright etc.

Thanks in advance

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#960568 - 6th Sep 2015 6:44pm Re: 119 Grange Lane [Re: BennyBoy]
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I'm sure Grange Lane was the original name of Grange Road, which became the main shopping area of Birkenhead - as it still is today. There should be lots of info available.


Edited by yoller (6th Sep 2015 6:45pm)

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#960570 - 6th Sep 2015 6:52pm Re: 119 Grange Lane [Re: yoller]
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Thanks.

Im struggling to get any info, I think what I might do is get a street directory and find some info that way.

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#960571 - 6th Sep 2015 7:05pm Re: 119 Grange Lane [Re: BennyBoy]
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Grange Lane is today Grange Rd, the persons name would be handy.
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#960575 - 6th Sep 2015 7:30pm Re: 119 Grange Lane [Re: bert1]
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I've found him and family 1881 census, difficult to decipher the name and not sure if the transcription is correct.

Found his correct name, 1891.


Edited by bert1 (6th Sep 2015 7:36pm)
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#960580 - 6th Sep 2015 8:23pm Re: 119 Grange Lane [Re: bert1]
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1878 Post Office Directory, portion of Grange Lane


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#960581 - 6th Sep 2015 8:30pm Re: 119 Grange Lane [Re: bert1]
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119, corner of Nelson St


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#960587 - 6th Sep 2015 9:25pm Re: 119 Grange Lane [Re: BennyBoy]
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He even pops up on ebay ....

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#960609 - 7th Sep 2015 12:58am Re: 119 Grange Lane [Re: BennyBoy]
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I can't see the attachments on Bert's posts on this topic. The 'Click Me' link tells me permission is denied to non-registered users. But, as far as I know, I am registered. Can anyone help?

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#960614 - 7th Sep 2015 7:00am Re: 119 Grange Lane [Re: yoller]
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Originally Posted By: yoller
I can't see the attachments on Bert's posts on this topic. The 'Click Me' link tells me permission is denied to non-registered users. But, as far as I know, I am registered. Can anyone help?


Happened to me the other day, temporary blip, as far as I know.

Trying to find out when Thomas took over the premises in Grange Lane. It appears he took them over from Mr Hodgkinson between 1863 and 1869, probably nearer to 1869, he advertises for an apprentice in the Liverpool Mercury, 1869.


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#960616 - 7th Sep 2015 7:45am Re: 119 Grange Lane [Re: bert1]
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Can't follow what's happening as I can't see the pictures, sorry, seems I'am denied as a non-registered user.

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#960617 - 7th Sep 2015 8:02am Re: 119 Grange Lane [Re: BennyBoy]
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Yeah me too. Don't know what's happening here?

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#960642 - 7th Sep 2015 12:22pm Re: 119 Grange Lane [Re: cools]
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I've seen the attachments ok, but I've not been logged out for a few days. Might be different when I log in again.

Anyway, I found a stamp of Mr Thextons from the back of a photo on eBay, which may be of interest. Also found a photo of Grange Road where the building and corner of the road can be made out. Look at the second junction near the top of the picture and the building with 'Rhona Stores' on it - it would have been there, on that corner. The photographer is looking up Grange Rd, with Beatties/House of Fraser behind him.

I estimate that the location is now on the corner of the service road around the market, approximately behind Clarkes shoe shop.


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#960643 - 7th Sep 2015 12:24pm Re: 119 Grange Lane [Re: Norton]
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Finger trouble - Grange Rd photo should be attached.


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#960644 - 7th Sep 2015 12:42pm Re: 119 Grange Lane [Re: BennyBoy]
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Grange road 1950/60s most now demolished for new precinct but shows the type of buildings that were there
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