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Caption for Thurstaston, View Of The Welsh Hills C1950: This splendid view from Thurstaston Hill looks over the village, with the spire of St Bartholomew's church projecting above the trees and roof tops. Thurstaston Hill is furnished with a trig point, a well placed bench and a brass map that points out places visible from this fine vantage point. Considering that it is just shy of 300 feet above sea level, the panorama is quite spectacular, with the Clwydian Hills, on the far side of the Dee Estuary, being particularly obvious. The plinth and map were erected in honour of Andrew Blair, founder of the Liverpool and District Federation of the Ramblers Association in 1923.

Memories of Thurstaston

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)

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)

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

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.

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