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The corner of Cavendish Street and Brassey Street

Posted By: derekdwc

The corner of Cavendish Street and Brassey Street - 30th Apr 2017 9:55am

Wondered what the history of this place (now a community centre) may have been?
Could it have been the original church school?



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Posted By: derekdwc

Re: The corner of Cavendish Street and Brassey Street - 30th Apr 2017 10:18am

Just realised there is a part of the community centre also in Bray Street
Posted By: bert1

Re: The corner of Cavendish Street and Brassey Street - 30th Apr 2017 10:48am

?, 1938 Directory

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Posted By: derekdwc

Re: The corner of Cavendish Street and Brassey Street - 30th Apr 2017 10:56am

1916 Wilmers

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Posted By: bert1

Re: The corner of Cavendish Street and Brassey Street - 30th Apr 2017 11:54am

1911

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Posted By: bert1

Re: The corner of Cavendish Street and Brassey Street - 30th Apr 2017 2:56pm

Daily Post, 1940

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Posted By: derekdwc

Re: The corner of Cavendish Street and Brassey Street - 30th Apr 2017 6:32pm

If it's the same building, that would mean it's 135 years old (1865)
Would Institute at that time have been a form of school ( as in the BI being Birkenhead Institute a grammar school)?
Posted By: diggingdeeper

Re: The corner of Cavendish Street and Brassey Street - 30th Apr 2017 10:49pm

The mission hall (or halls as there were two next to each other) were built sometime around 1885 (between 1882 and 1889 from my maps and further verified by the 1875 map).

There was also a mission church appeared on the east corner of Brassey Street and Brill Street at about the same time. Funnily enough this was built opposite Vicar Street which existed long before.
Posted By: joney

Re: The corner of Cavendish Street and Brassey Street - 1st May 2017 7:52am

This was an ambulance station during the war with the vehicles parked in the street.
Posted By: jimmy3

Re: The corner of Cavendish Street and Brassey Street - 8th May 2017 12:38pm

I was a pupil at Brassey St School from 1937-1941 and the Institute was open was open for bible lessons.I cant remember the preachers name, He used to preach whilst holding a hand over an ear,We used to call him Father Bunloaf.Aferwards they showed short filns on a cinemategraph.Jimmy 3.
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