Memories of Birkenhead

Midland Bank Charing Cross

I was born above the Bank on Jan 4th 1944. My grandmother (Elsie Hitchell), was caretaker/ cleaner of the bank and all of the upstairs accomodation came with the job. We lived there with the extended Hitchell family until about 1948, when I moved to a prefab in Rock Ferry with my parents. My grandmother lived ...Read full memory

A memory of Birkenhead by David Smith

77 Bus.

Memories! Memories!  I just logged on to the site and how interesting to see the old 77 bus at Woodside Ferry.  My husband to be at the time worked on the Birkenhead Transport .  I met him on the 77 Bus route going through from Woodside to Upton.  We married in 1963.  Fond Memories.  Still together 49 years down the road.

The Co Op In Conway Street Corner Of Cathcart Street

My first job when I left school (St Hughes, Park Road South) at 15 was in this shop. I was there for 3 years, until I left for bigger money at Levers. The manager was Jack Francis, a decent man who once slapped me over the back of the head for accidentally dropping bottles of pop on the ...Read full memory

A memory of Birkenhead by Tony Duffy

Any One Remember Him

My husband was Tony Nelson.One of the 9 Nelson children born in Vernon Place Birkenhead.He was born in 1939 and lived his entire life in Birkenhead.He spent his youth going out in New Brighton and Liverpool.He was well known in the pubs around Birkenhead from playing darts and quizzs.He worked at the old Lawries club as ...Read full memory

Tunnel Road Memories

I lived in number 9 Tunnel Road which is still there today. It's the road running from the side of the flyover at the bottom of Chester Street to access the tunnel. Me and my brother and sisters played every day on the top (as we called it), this is where the gardens were situated right at the mouth of the tunnel. We ...Read full memory

Old School Friends From Well Lane School Tranmere

I grew up in Tranmere, I went to Well Lane School. I started school in 1959. I would love to contact old school friends. Vague memories of early childhood - still can remember few names - where are they all now. I live in Southport now, but you never forget your roots. I had an older ...Read full memory

Cold Mornings On My Paper Round.

I was a paper boy at Frank Connely's newsagents at the corner of Cleveland Street and Cathcart Street, if you think it's cold now, that winter had to be the worst. My name is Dibber Hayes, it would be interesting if any one remembers me or Davey Dunn or Frannk Connelly's shop.

A memory of Birkenhead by Kim Render

Claughton Road, Birkenhead

I brought up 3 children in Cyprus Street and have loads of memories of the area before demolition of the house from St. Johns Street through to Charing Cross. This was a redevelopement area in the 1960s -70s. Many of us were glad to get away from the cellar houses with outdoor toilets and no hot water or ...Read full memory

A memory of Birkenhead by Del Phillips

Birkenhead North End

does anybody remember Birkenhead north end in the 50s&60S. I lived in Alwen street from 1945 till1970.I enjoyed my childhood there,playing allsorts of games kick than can the allyo football cricket anything you could play we played it Ilchester square was a meeting place for lads and girls from the river streets.The ...Read full memory

A memory of Birkenhead by billycav

The Grange Cemetery, I Need Your Help

Can anyone help me with my search. I'm looking for any photos old or newish of the Grange cemetery. The reason I am asking for photos is I am helping a vicar in the USA trace his gt,gt, gt, grandfather - the persons name is the Rev. James Galloway. The Rev. Galloway was a minster of St. Georges Church, ...Read full memory

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