Bebington, Higher Bebington Road c.1960

Bebington, Higher Bebington Road c.1960

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For all its evocative name, Higher Bebington Road is quite short in length; it services Bebington High Sports College, the Higher Bebington recreation ground and the local branch of Wirral Libraries. Apparently constructed just after World War II, the road surface is composed of the ubiquitous concrete slab. There are so many of these on the Wirral that one has to imagine a lurking machine of titanic proportions, together with its attendants, waiting to be fed large quantities of cement and aggregate to spread on any surface not otherwise occupied.

Memories of Bebington, Higher Bebington Road c1960

Higher Bebington Road

I grew up in Higher Bebington Road, my mum lived there from 1957 up until she died in 2008. I have seen so many changes. When we were kids we would pond-dip in the ponds on the fields at the back of the Oval now football pitches, I used to feed the horses in the field at the top of the road now Brackenwood infants school. I went to St Andrew's school when it was in Greenville, there are now houses there. Because we lived in the older part of Higher Bebington Road, few cars would come down, so we would play rounders, cricket, football and tennis for hours on the road, not getting disturbed.

A memory of Bebington by Sue Fowler

I Lived In This Road!

My parents moved to Higher Bebington Road in 1960. We lived almost at the bottom of the row of houses shown on the left hand side of the photo. I too played in the park and jumped through the gap in the hedge! When we moved in there were no houses on the opposite side of the road, they were built in the early sixties. The girls school was built about 1970 which really changed the character of the road. I remember playing in the fields and on the pitch and putt golf course which was situated behind the houses. Long gone, now just a field. My sister used to take me to pick the wild flowers that once grew in the meadowland between the golf course and the Oval sports ground. Surprisingly if you stand in the ...Read full memory

A memory of Bebington by Peter Lea

Tracing Family Tree

Hi I am looking for any family on my father's sideof the family, my dad's name was Alan Waring, he had brothers Gillie and Walter/Wally Waring and a sister called Dulcie, I think they lived in Bebington for a while before moving to Eastham. My father's mother's name was Dorothy Stocker, if anyone could help I would appreciate it, many thanks.

The Roundabout

On the left hand side behind the wall you can just see the top of the roundabout that we used to play on, along with the swings. The wall marked the boundary of Higher Bebington Park. There was a gap in the hedge next to the telegraph pole where you could jump down from the wall which we used as a short cut out of the park.

Memories of Bebington

Distant Memories

I think I was around 6 or 7 when I went by coach to visit my grandmother in Bebington. My mother was Beryl (Betty) Mottershead, and going by her birth certificate she was born in 1923 at 20 Easton Road, Bebington to a William and Edith Mottershead, who died when she was very young. I don't think she had any brothers or ...Read full memory

Uncle Eric And Auntie Marjorie's Shop

I was born in Birkenhead and moved with mum and dad to Northern Ireland when I was about 6. My mum and dad's family lived in Birkenhead, Bebington and Bromborough. I was at my Nana's in Birkenhead and later Bebington for summer holidays. Once she, my Auntie Barbara, Uncle Eric and cousin Anne moved to ...Read full memory

A memory of Bebington

Writing On The Wall

I went to St Andrews school in the 80's in Townfield Lane. We were often taken here to see the writing on the back of the church wall where children years before had written their names. The original school was attached to the church I think. I was also married here in 2004.


How lovely to see the wall on the other side of the road. Now there is open space in front of the library.

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