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

Grandparents Home

My mum was born in this thatched cottage in 1946, my nan Margaret Jane Quinn born 1917 lived here with her family beforehand. It was originally two cottages and my nan's mother and father lived next door, they were James Campbell and Mary Campbell. My nan told me many a great story of her home and also of the locals in ...Read full memory

Dandilion & Burdock Ice Lollies!

My grandparents Mr Harry Thomas Gander & Mrs Louisa Jane Gander, retired as missionaries in India in 1954, having been in India from 1906 in the Tirunelveli district, Tamil Nadu and came to live in one of the little one bed bungalows in Bethany Crescent, number 9 I think? I remember as a child visiting them ...Read full memory

My Life Started On The Brackenwood Estate

Wonderful times spent in Brackenwood (Rolly polly) Park Iremember the Beautiful Building in the picture. We lived on the estate,so mum would have to go there occassionaly and would take me as I was only a little tot then. The whole place was kept tidy from the entrance at the bottom of brackenwood ...Read full memory

A memory of Bebington by John Formston

Home Farm

when i was a child in the early 50,s we lived in a ally beside this bike shop, called homefarm, i can remember getting lost in this road and ended up in a beautiful garden with loads of statues.

A memory of Bebington by nordav1950

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.

Differance

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

Memories

I remember this wall and steps, I was only 4-5 years old at the time. This wall is of No 47 The Village in Bebington, next door to the Rose and Crown opposite the bottom of Heath Road where there is now a roundabout. It was a very big house and had a massive garden, but was demolished some 25 years later and I remember some of ...Read full memory

My Grandad

I was told by my mum, still here at 88 this week, that my grandad on my dad's side also lived in the old hall with his sister who ran a soup kitchen. His name was Herbert Walter Dawson, the same as my dad. They were both in the police. My dad, after the war, being in the Chesers in Egypt, went into Lever's then into the ...Read full memory

A memory of Bebington by Brian Dawson

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