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Wirral maps

Historic maps of Wirral and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey and Samuel Lewis.   View all Wirral maps

Wirral area books

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Memories of Wirral

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Merseyside memories

Fender Primary School

I remember going to school and watching the community baths being built and then remembering the the flats opposite the Fender school and the mansionets by Fender School were where I spent most of my time playing and growing up.

First Supermarket Opened at Woodchurch

I remember the first supermarket opening in New Hey Road, don't know the exact year but was about 1958. I went to the opening with my mum and they had a competition to guess the weight of a chicken. My mum had guessed the correct weight and won a pan! My name was Pamela Tyler and I lived in Ferny Brow Road. I went to Fender Primary School and Woodchurch Secondary Modern school. I now live in Scotland but I have very happy memories of the Woodchurch Estate.

Tree Cottage

Tree Cottage c1955, Barnston
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This building is still known as Tree Cottage, Old Lane, but the postal address has been changed to Barnston Road which causes a lot of confusion. I have lived here since 2002 and traced the previous owners back to 1851, but apparently the cottage is much older.

Happy Days

The Village c1955, Barnston
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The building on the right with the telephone box outside was the post office and store run by a lady called Mrs Locker. I used to deliver the Liverpool Echo to the Fox and hounds and most of the houses in the village. I still try and visit the Fox and Hounds at least once a year and it's nice to see that the village hasn't changed at all in the intervening years except for the amount of traffic.

Barnston Dale School

The Dining Hall, Dale House Camp c1955, Barnston
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I attended here circa 1969/70 for one year. I hated every minute. I lived about 3 miles away and we had to get a bus there every morning.

Searching For Relations Dulcie (Waring) Married Gerald Lewis

Tree Cottage c1955, Barnston
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I am serching for my relations, Dulice Waring, married Gerald Lewis, I know they had a son called Gerald, I think he was an only child. Before Dulcie and Gerald moved to this area they lived in Eastham, Merseyside. I believe the son is still alive, but have no idea of the address they lived at at Thornton Hough, or where the son Gerald lived. I was once told he lived in Angelsey. I would love to make contact with the son as Dulcie and Gerald are now deceased. If anyone can remember them or anything about them I would be grateful to hear from you. I would love some old pictures, if you can help please get in touch, Val.

Darts And A Pint

The Fox And Hounds c1955, Barnston
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The Fox and Hounds was a great place to meet friends and have a game of darts and a pint or two. I can remember a warm fire on a winters night and a friendly publican. The place had a typical English country pub feel and my mates and I were always made welcome. I worked on the place as a painter in the 60`s, and was always given a free pint with lunch. Pete

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