Nostalgic memories of Thurstaston's local history

Share your own memories of Thurstaston and read what others have said

For well over 10 years now, we've been inviting visitors to our web site to add their own memories to share their experiences of life as it was when the photographs in our archive were taken. From brief one-liners explaining a little bit more about the image depicted, to great, in-depth accounts of a childhood when things were rather different than today (and everything inbetween!). We've had many contributors recognising themselves or loved ones in our photographs. Why not add your memory today and become part of our Memories Community to help others in the future delve back into their past.

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Wow this brings back memories of climbing - and on one memorable occasion becoming 'frozen' and unable to move up or down the almost (to me) sheer face on the other side of the Stone! Born in Irby in 1945 so it would have been in the 50's. Also riding 'Princess' a friend's pony across the common. There was a smithy on a (...Read full memory)

Dereliott Conversions took over Heatherlands Garage in Thurstatson Road and became world famous for their specialist sports cars back in the 1970's / 1980's. I have made a web site of the history of Dereliott Conversions where there are many photo's at A child's nursery now stands on the site.

I found Thurstaston when I was 10 years old. I lived in Norris Green and used to travel nearly every weekend for years. The tip was still open and if you where very lucky you could get a lift on the back of a bin wagon from the crossroads which saved carrying all our heavy ex-army camping gear. I now live in the (...Read full memory)

In the 1950's I lived in Dawpool Cottages, was in the choir at St Bartholomew's and went to Dawpool C of E primary and then Caldy Grammar. Life was long summers of the beach or the common and playing out till dark. The church lych gates were the wickets for cricket before and after choir practice. The quarterly (...Read full memory)

Beach Path c1950 What a wonderful place to camp and fish in the 1950's and 60's. Plenty of fish and sea birds and so very peaceful. In recent years the old railway track Hooton-West Kirby line, which ran alongside Thurstaston shore, has been ripped out to make the Wirral Way walking track. I have heard from U.K. friends, (...Read full memory)

Vikings And Saxons Thors Stone c1960 Enlarge photo | More about this photo How many young vikings and saxons would have been slain trying to capture this ancient landmark.Memories of sword fights blood and guts in a childs fantasy. A wonderful place to explore and imagine. The view from the rock across the Dee (...Read full memory)

This church is a special place I will always remember. It gives me peace.

Spent some time here down on the Dee, walking out to the middle at low tide, playing in the old gun garrison overlooking the Dee, until someone yelled "GHOST" and we ran like startled hares. My mother once said something about the tunnel from the Dee, but it had more to do with running contraband? Sang in the choir (...Read full memory)

I used to live in a house at the top of Grange Hill in a road called Monks Way. At the top of our garden, just opposite Tottey's garage, there was the remains of a round sandstone tower. We were told that the area used to be a monastry or abbey, hence the name "Monks way". The monks were apparently persecuted and the (...Read full memory)