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millers bridge playground

Postby BOBHAMO » Wed May 18, 2016 2:33 pm

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playground millers bridge built 1936
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Postby filsgreen » Wed May 18, 2016 3:03 pm

No Witches Hat Bob? :-)
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Postby Shelagh » Wed May 18, 2016 7:58 pm

Lovely old photo Bob.. just goes to show, what a heavily populated area Millers Bridge must have been at one time!!
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Postby fatboyjoe90 » Wed May 18, 2016 10:11 pm

Great photos Bob, thanks for sharing them. :wink: :)
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Postby gazV8uk » Thu May 19, 2016 8:23 am

My family used to live in those tenements.

An amazing space, sadly all gone now.
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Postby Bernie R » Thu May 19, 2016 9:06 am

When did it go?

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Postby BOBHAMO » Thu May 19, 2016 12:04 pm

Douglas place was built 1952 so must have been around then Bernie
yes fils no witches hat :D :D
i remember kids did not have much
but the bootle parks where we had great times
Shelagh and Joe bet you had a go on the swings :D :D
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Postby bob. b » Thu May 19, 2016 1:20 pm

Bob Fantastic pictures didn't know there was a park there.
My dad saved a young lad from drowning in the canal on the left hand side just by the park.
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Postby BOBHAMO » Thu May 19, 2016 1:30 pm

On the second photo the steps are still there to get to
Douglas place , Bob i never went down that way so
never seen it myself
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Postby jimmyx3 » Thu May 19, 2016 5:51 pm

Hi, I joined to photos together, looks like it was a great playground.
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Postby BOBHAMO » Thu May 19, 2016 6:30 pm

Clever Jimmy :D :D :D
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Postby bob. b » Thu May 19, 2016 6:47 pm

Bob if you look at the playground on the left there was enterance to the canal stairs
My dad mentioned the stairs.
Has a young lad l also went to the baths all down to my dad.
At the time it was hard
but as you get older loved it great days in Bootle Bath
Would love to see some of the kids today swimming in bootle baths :wink: :wink: :wink:
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Postby fatboyjoe90 » Fri May 20, 2016 12:20 am

BOBHAMO wrote:Douglas place was built 1952 so must have been around then Bernie
yes fils no witches hat :D :D
i remember kids did not have much
but the bootle parks where we had great times
Shelagh and Joe bet you had a go on the swings :D :D
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That would be telling Bob. Shelagh, my lips are sealed. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby bob. b » Sat May 21, 2016 7:57 am

Great pictures of the area thanks for sharing them. Bob. b
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Postby maureen howell » Sat May 21, 2016 10:28 am

:P :mrgreen: I remember when there were air raid shelters underground in the park,they were also in the park on Hawthorn Road .Kids had free entry to the shelters some shelters still had bunk beds in them but the ones in the park in Derby Road were always flooded.
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Postby Bernie R » Sat May 21, 2016 12:25 pm

Thanks Bob.

All gone before I came along so no wonder I had no memory of it.

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Postby J.F.G » Sun Jan 01, 2017 7:12 pm

Hello

I take it that the block of houses opposite the park on Millers Bridge is Balliol Terrace, the reason I ask is I have just traced my Great Great Grandmother back to No 5 Balliol Terrace in 1899.

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Postby gazV8uk » Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:58 pm

John, on the 1911 census for Millers Bridge the enumerators' page for number 110 and 110a (used as an example) states 110 Millers Bridge, while the actual census page filled in by the family says the address was 110 and 110a Balliol Terrace. I'm assuming the tenement buildings are the ones being referred to. Can't find Balliol Terrace on a map from that date. Can anyone confirm this please?
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Postby BOBHAMO » Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:23 pm

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Balliol terrace built 1850 demolished 1950s deemed to be the worst living conditions in bootle and demolished
it is the block on the photo ,the early 1850 map shows the other terraces in the area
but was made in 1849 so it does not show balliol terrace
this is the 1900 street dir
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Re: millers bridge playground

Postby Maureeng » Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:04 am

Bob, 102, Millers Bridge, Patrick Ruddy is my husbands grandfather, Peter was born on Millers Bridge and lived there until 1952/53 when it was pulled down and the families rehoused. :)
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