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Penny bridge, st Lizzies bridge

PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:09 pm
by marknjen
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!
Thanks
Mark

Re: Penny bridge, st Lizzies bridge

PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:20 pm
by henry
the old mellanear works canteen

Re: Penny bridge, st Lizzies bridge

PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 2:38 am
by Mack
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.

Happy Daze :D

Re: Penny bridge, st Lizzies bridge

PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:22 am
by BOBHAMO
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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bobhamo

Re: Penny bridge, st Lizzies bridge

PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:14 am
by john j connell
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.

Re: Penny bridge, st Lizzies bridge

PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 7:45 pm
by marknjen
Thanks peeps!
But was the mellanar? What did they make? Thanks again everyone
Cheers
Mark

Re: Penny bridge, st Lizzies bridge

PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:59 am
by BOBHAMO
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Mark it was the biggest Tin smelting factory in england
bobhamo

Re: Penny bridge, st Lizzies bridge

PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:06 am
by PeterR
Was it "Chadburns" on the wall backing onto canal ???-used swim there in the warm water from tannery-75 years ago :D

Re: Penny bridge, st Lizzies bridge

PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 1:51 pm
by Patricia
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.

Re: Penny bridge, st Lizzies bridge

PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:37 pm
by BOBHAMO
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
bobhamo

Re: Penny bridge, st Lizzies bridge

PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:49 pm
by Patricia
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.

Re: Penny bridge, st Lizzies bridge

PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:47 pm
by WatsonTommy
a disgrace wheel chairs :?: prams and bycles cant use it :roll: without a struggle :oops:

Re: Penny bridge, st Lizzies bridge

PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:49 pm
by WatsonTommy
WatsonTommy wrote:a disgrace wheel chairs :?: prams and bycles cant use it :roll: without a struggle :oops:
some bridge that