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375 The Warwick, Westbourne Road, Birkenhead

Posted By: history

375 The Warwick, Westbourne Road, Birkenhead - 14th Jan 2009 11:50am

Side view in Westbourne Road.
The photo full on, you can see in the distance the "house" which was the Westbourne.

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Posted By: kimpri

Re: 375 The Warwick, Westbourne Road, Birkenhead - 15th Jan 2009 3:41am

lived in warwick st. on the other side of street opp pub were two prefab houses played in them till i fell off the roof one day my dad came out the pub sent me home crying my eyes out left 1969... good old days...
Posted By: Erainn

Re: 375 The Warwick, Westbourne Road, Birkenhead - 2nd Feb 2011 2:39pm

In the early 1970s that pub was a bit of a rough-house, but did have live music, which one day attracted myself and mate along (we were both into the guitar, so a good chace to pick up some new tricks). Was a strange atmosphere (was the days of skinheads/bootboys) which we tried to ignore, the guy playing took requests I recall. Anyway, after a short break he's back and announces, 'I've had a request for this number....'. So off he starts:

"We don't smoke marijuana in Muskogee;
We don't take our trips on LSD
We don't burn our draft cards down on Main Street;
We like livin' right, and bein' free"

Suddenly the temperature in the room gets colder, faces twitch and sneer towards the two of us with long hair, as the pub choruses along to this song of brute prejudice. Time to be moving along thinks I...next thing I know I'm back home, having been taken in a taxi, by mny mate, to Birkenhead General, unconscious having been bricked in the face as I left the Warwick that same evening!

Posted By: 2005wireman

Re: 375 The Warwick, Westbourne Road, Birkenhead - 4th Feb 2011 4:10pm

I used to live in ridley street near the westbourne pub and can remember there being street back then none of these council housing estate.. Happy day the 70s -80s
Posted By: Blondie

Re: 375 The Warwick, Westbourne Road, Birkenhead - 4th Feb 2011 4:27pm

Originally Posted by history
you can see in the distance the "house" which was the Westbourne.


My Mum worked in "The Wessie" for a while.
Posted By: 2005wireman

Re: 375 The Warwick, Westbourne Road, Birkenhead - 4th Feb 2011 5:21pm

Did u live in alfred road grin
Posted By: Blondie

Re: 375 The Warwick, Westbourne Road, Birkenhead - 4th Feb 2011 6:55pm

Originally Posted by 2005wireman
Did u live in alfred road grin

No, round the corner though smile
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: 375 The Warwick, Westbourne Road, Birkenhead - 4th Feb 2011 7:23pm

Lived in Warwick street till about 1970, my mum used to tell the story of the time my dad was late home from the pub one Sunday afternoon for his roast so she took it round to the Warwick and plonked it down on the table in front of him. I don't believe he was late for dinner again.
Posted By: diggingdeeper

Re: 375 The Warwick, Westbourne Road, Birkenhead - 15th Nov 2019 11:04pm

Passed the Warwick the other day, shuttered and up for sale £150,000
Posted By: locomotive

Re: 375 The Warwick, Westbourne Road, Birkenhead - 17th Nov 2019 9:07pm

That''s a shame. Some good memories of a "pint and a fight" (as we used to call it) in there in the 60s/70s, enjoyed playing darts while 2 people were rolling across the oche fighting, with the barmaid spraying them with a soda syphon, well it cooled them down.I know it doesn't sound it but some happy times were had. One night there was a bomb scare so we all went out side except for one old gentleman who said Hitler couldn't make me leave a pint so this lot can **** off.
Posted By: GHAND

Re: 375 The Warwick, Westbourne Road, Birkenhead - 13th Sep 2020 3:25pm

Had many a pint in their with with a school friend (Des Mooney) it was the type of place you really needed to know a regular, quick question, on the same road was a small house (number 46) and always wondered what it used to be?
Posted By: locomotive

Re: 375 The Warwick, Westbourne Road, Birkenhead - 13th Sep 2020 6:21pm

I think you mean the house halfway up on the right, It's been a Taxi Office, A coal merchant's office and a few other things, I remember it from the 40s, it's always been an office of some description.
Posted By: diggingdeeper

Re: 375 The Warwick, Westbourne Road, Birkenhead - 13th Sep 2020 10:34pm

Westbourne House (as is), it was built as the office for the Mersey Coal's coal yard behind it. Big company with depots and offices all over Birkenhead.
Posted By: bert1

Re: 375 The Warwick, Westbourne Road, Birkenhead - 14th Sep 2020 12:02pm

46 Westbourne Rd is still there, just along from the church and a terrace property.

What Loco refers to is possibly, according to the 1938 directory, 12&12a Westbourne Rd, Jas Wm Minnis, Coal Dealer.
Posted By: diggingdeeper

Re: 375 The Warwick, Westbourne Road, Birkenhead - 14th Sep 2020 5:48pm

I assumed he meant 64 not 46, this was a coal yard and a taxi office at various times.

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Posted By: bert1

Re: 375 The Warwick, Westbourne Road, Birkenhead - 14th Sep 2020 5:59pm

1938,

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Posted By: locomotive

Re: 375 The Warwick, Westbourne Road, Birkenhead - 14th Sep 2020 7:11pm

This was the one I meant as well
Posted By: locomotive

Re: 375 The Warwick, Westbourne Road, Birkenhead - 14th Sep 2020 7:16pm

I remember Hart's Exchange and Mart, (don't remember him doing M/cycle spares) and Coglans the Green Grocers from the 40s, one of the houses by the church used to manufacture window blinds or at least suply and fit, one end wall of the house had a big painted advert on it.
Posted By: philmch

Re: 375 The Warwick, Westbourne Road, Birkenhead - 14th Sep 2020 7:25pm

Originally Posted by locomotive
I remember Hart's Exchange and Mart, (don't remember him doing M/cycle spares)


I bought a bike from Hart's in 1980 and I've still got it.
Posted By: bert1

Re: 375 The Warwick, Westbourne Road, Birkenhead - 15th Sep 2020 4:49am

1911,

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Posted By: locomotive

Re: 375 The Warwick, Westbourne Road, Birkenhead - 15th Sep 2020 6:02pm

I went and had a look today, the house next to the Church (54) still has the large painted sign for Weeks Blinds, it must have been there since the 40s if not longer, the way the sign is written, it sounds as if the blinds were manufactured there.
Posted By: bert1

Re: 375 The Warwick, Westbourne Road, Birkenhead - 15th Sep 2020 6:28pm

1964 Telephone Book

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Posted By: locomotive

Re: 375 The Warwick, Westbourne Road, Birkenhead - 15th Sep 2020 7:53pm

Thanks Bert
Posted By: locomotive

Re: 375 The Warwick, Westbourne Road, Birkenhead - 17th Sep 2020 5:34pm

I have a picture running round in my head that number 54 did have a shop front on it in the 40s so they might have manufactured the bllinds there at that time.
Posted By: diggingdeeper

Re: 375 The Warwick, Westbourne Road, Birkenhead - 17th Sep 2020 7:58pm

Originally Posted by locomotive
I have a picture running round in my head that number 54 did have a shop front on it in the 40s so they might have manufactured the bllinds there at that time.


I remember it being fully "house-ified", it wasn't a full shop front at that time but there was some remnants which showed it was at one time. I can't remember the details but I remember being disappointed with the change.
Posted By: bert1

Re: 375 The Warwick, Westbourne Road, Birkenhead - 18th Sep 2020 10:15am

I can imagine the building at the back of 54 was the workshop (Saint), prior to Weeks & Sons was John Brocklebank, Joiner, he died 1939, perhaps that's when the blind business moved in.

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Posted By: diggingdeeper

Re: 375 The Warwick, Westbourne Road, Birkenhead - 19th Sep 2020 2:19am

Originally Posted by diggingdeeper
Originally Posted by locomotive
I have a picture running round in my head that number 54 did have a shop front on it in the 40s so they might have manufactured the bllinds there at that time.


I remember it being fully "house-ified", it wasn't a full shop front at that time but there was some remnants which showed it was at one time. I can't remember the details but I remember being disappointed with the change.


Thank's Bert, realised I'm thinking about the wrong house doh!
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