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70 Arab Arms

Posted By: Mark

70 Arab Arms - 29th Dec 2008 2:12pm

Arab Arms Brook Street 18 Watson Street
Pictures from derekdwc

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Description: Arab Arms
Attached picture arab-arms-watson-street.jpg
Posted By: KerryS

Re: 70 Arab Arms - 8th Nov 2019 9:21pm

Hello! I can't seem to download the attached photo - are you able to send by PM or contact me by email? My great granddad ran the Arab Arms and the Lord Raglan Hotels for a time. Thank you!
Posted By: diggingdeeper

Re: 70 Arab Arms - 9th Nov 2019 3:26pm

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Posted By: uggla

Re: 70 Arab Arms - 11th Nov 2019 2:55pm

Same here i can never view photo's, wandering if they is a setting in a need to change on the page
Posted By: diggingdeeper

Re: 70 Arab Arms - 11th Nov 2019 4:16pm

Originally Posted by uggla
Same here i can never view photo's, wandering if they is a setting in a need to change on the page


https://www.wikiwirral.co.uk/forums/ubbthreads.php/ubb/subscriptions.html
Posted By: uggla

Re: 70 Arab Arms - 14th Nov 2019 8:18am

Originally Posted by diggingdeeper
[Linked Image]



Cheers, do we have to pay to view images then
Posted By: diggingdeeper

Re: 70 Arab Arms - 14th Nov 2019 1:46pm

Originally Posted by uggla
Cheers, do we have to pay to view images then


Basically yes, it costs Mark to run the forum (UBB software fees, servers etc) and he made the decision some time ago that users should pay if they want full access. There are some other benefits which I can't remember but things like the number of PM's or whatever.
Posted By: mikeeb

Re: 70 Arab Arms - 17th Sep 2020 12:13pm

The strange thing about the first floor of this pub...it seems to be false.
Was it bombed in the war, and the roof rebuilt covering just the ground floor?
https://britainfromabove.org.uk/en/image/EAW029285

Attached picture Arab Arms false first floor.png
Posted By: bert1

Re: 70 Arab Arms - 17th Sep 2020 1:48pm

I think it was either extended up or rebuilt in 1882.

There's newspaper snippets in the Liverpool Mercury, 1852, just searching for Arab Arms, Watson St.

Searching for Arab Arms Hotel, the first hit is 1886, no hits for Arab Arms Hotel prior to that date.

The 1886 snippet is an advert for 3 waitresses for a large concert room.

The photo and children in it looks earlier than the war?
Posted By: mikeeb

Re: 70 Arab Arms - 17th Sep 2020 2:48pm

The pic I posted is from BFA 1950 which made think it was bombed because the actual roof is lower than the 1st floor walls.
If it wasn't bombed, don't you think it is strange to build a fake 1st floor facade?
Posted By: bert1

Re: 70 Arab Arms - 17th Sep 2020 3:14pm

I zoomed the best I could and I reckon the roof line (Flat roof part) is about blue line.

Attached picture arab.jpg
Posted By: mikeeb

Re: 70 Arab Arms - 18th Sep 2020 11:47am

In the original picture you can see the top of the brickwork of the house next door which makes the roof of the Arab look lower when I zoom in from the BFA image.
Having said that, you are probably right Bert. wink
Posted By: sunnyside

Re: 70 Arab Arms - 22nd Sep 2020 11:59am

[Linked Image] is this the pub
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