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Penny bridge, st Lizzies bridge

Postby marknjen » Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:09 pm

Hi peeps,
Could anyone tell me if you come from Hawthorne rd and crossed the canal towards st Elizabeth's on penny bridge,as soon as you get to bottom what was on your left? Opposite the church! It's now a field for footy! My brother remembers some sort of factory half built or half demolished 1970s-1980s era! Not the tannery that was Hawthorne rd side, I'm talking litherland rd side!
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Re: Penny bridge, st Lizzies bridge

Postby henry » Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:20 pm

the old mellanear works canteen
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Re: Penny bridge, st Lizzies bridge

Postby Mack » Sat Apr 01, 2017 1:38 am

Fell off an old crumpling wall there when I was 12 retrieving the ball during one of our mammoth five a side games turning into the usual Fifteen a side games - even more when the word got out. One of my mates kicked it too high and it went over the old Mellanear wall that was crumbling at the top and I broke my heel after falling down with a huge crash. I was climbing the wall thinking I was clever. Fell on to a spiked railing with my arm during descent as I fell to the ground. Got taken to hospital after the gang picked me up and shoved me into the back of the ambulance.

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Re: Penny bridge, st Lizzies bridge

Postby BOBHAMO » Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:22 am

As Henry has posted the it was the canteen also had a snooker table :D :D
i used to clean the windows with my dad and uncle :D :D
it was Fredrick Brabys galvinazing works before the mellanear took it over
a strange fact from the border of bootle, litherland road to webster street there was Brabys road
which finnished at pennington road, Mack the bridge area was are play ground as well :D :D :D
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Re: Penny bridge, st Lizzies bridge

Postby john j connell » Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:14 pm

Bob, do you know if it had a prior history (church hall/assembly hall) prior to its use by Braby's, i can remember an inscription on a sandstone block on what was the main entrance to the building saying that this stone/foundation stone was laid/lain by Alderman?. JJC.
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Re: Penny bridge, st Lizzies bridge

Postby marknjen » Sun Apr 02, 2017 6:45 pm

Thanks peeps!
But was the mellanar? What did they make? Thanks again everyone
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Re: Penny bridge, st Lizzies bridge

Postby BOBHAMO » Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:59 am

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Mark it was the biggest Tin smelting factory in england
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Re: Penny bridge, st Lizzies bridge

Postby PeterR » Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:06 am

Was it "Chadburns" on the wall backing onto canal ???-used swim there in the warm water from tannery-75 years ago :D
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Re: Penny bridge, st Lizzies bridge

Postby Patricia » Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:51 pm

Does anybody know the name of the street around the corner of the Mellanear? I
remember going to visit an aunt and uncle that lived down one of the roads on
the right after you turned the corner of the Mellanear. Are those houses still there?
It's been a long time since I have been in that area.
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Re: Penny bridge, st Lizzies bridge

Postby BOBHAMO » Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:37 pm

Patricia ,Altcar ,Alt , Lunt road surround the melly
i was born in Altcar road :lol: :lol: :lol:
the houses are still going strong over a 100 years old :D :D :D
the melly is landscaped now a much cleaner area now
no tannery ,no gas works, no lead works,
after leaving Altcar over 50 years ago i had the chance a few years ago
to go back in while it was being releted and took photos
of such a small house which brought up 6 kids and parents :lol: :lol: :lol:
i have taken my grandchildren to see my old house and taken there photos outside
also to linacre school the only old school left in Bootle
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Re: Penny bridge, st Lizzies bridge

Postby Patricia » Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:49 pm

Hi Bob - Thanks for your reply, I believe it was Lunt Road.
I remember My Aunt Nancy & Uncle Eddy had a lovely
yellow budgie that they would let out of the cage to fly
around and it would sit on your shoulder and say "Like
a cup of tea and then whistle a familiar song?" They had
a son and daughter, the daughter tragically died when she
was sixteen and they never got over it.
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Re: Penny bridge, st Lizzies bridge

Postby WatsonTommy » Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:47 pm

a disgrace wheel chairs :?: prams and bycles cant use it :roll: without a struggle :oops:
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Re: Penny bridge, st Lizzies bridge

Postby WatsonTommy » Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:49 pm

WatsonTommy wrote:a disgrace wheel chairs :?: prams and bycles cant use it :roll: without a struggle :oops:
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Re: Penny bridge, st Lizzies bridge

Postby smoked out » Tue May 02, 2017 2:31 pm

I am sure the bridge was chosen from a list of designs and votes decided the final choice , not sure how much local input went into the voting though ,the story of the bridge renewal and design had a lot written about it so it will be somewhere on google , the disabled and pram traffic accessability ,from what I remember had a lot to do with design so how it can now be viewed as a disaster for them is strange
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Re: Penny bridge, st Lizzies bridge

Postby bernie johno » Thu May 11, 2017 7:57 am

the bridge is designed for multi use i see people with prams wheelchairs crossing every day without a problem it has small steps and a ramp for wheelchairs.
it is a busy access for schools on both sides so i think people would be up in arms if there was a problem :D :D :wink:
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Re: Penny bridge, st Lizzies bridge

Postby bernie johno » Thu May 11, 2017 8:12 am

hood st ,norton st, spenser st ,
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Re: Penny bridge, st Lizzies bridge

Postby WatsonTommy » Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:37 pm

hey Bernie you call them a couple of small steps 13 in all :cry: that bridge is a disgrace try going over it on crutches ,wheelchair cycles and prams that so called ramp is a joke :oops:
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