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Postby BOBHAMO » Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:14 am

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most of the castle is where the brockle bank dock was dug
the stone oberliscks where markers for ships
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Postby bob. b » Mon Jun 13, 2016 1:30 pm

Bob What a cracking picture that is thank you regards Bob. b
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Re: bootle castle

Postby Shelagh » Mon Jun 13, 2016 5:07 pm

Lovely picture Bob,, so much detail..little boats on the river..beach huts..women and children on the sand...even a flag flying on top of castle..perfect :D
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Re: bootle castle

Postby nicolas » Mon Jun 13, 2016 6:01 pm

Well done Bob!
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Postby fatboyjoe90 » Mon Jun 13, 2016 10:50 pm

Great photo of the Bootle Castle Bob, :D :D :D you just beat me on the posting. :wink:
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Postby lynne99 » Tue Jun 14, 2016 6:01 pm

Thanks all for brilliant photos. I think you are brilliant to find them and to be able to post them as well :roll:
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Postby WatsonTommy » Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:20 pm

now millers bridge
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Postby fatboyjoe90 » Wed Jun 15, 2016 11:51 pm

Just for you Tommy, a photo of Millers Bridge. :wink: :lol: :lol: :lol:

An oil barrel lies on the road after a spillage in Millers Bridge. :wink:

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Re: bootle castle

Postby BOBHAMO » Thu Jun 16, 2016 1:14 pm

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just a update i thought on the map that the castle was now in the dock
but with further investication :D :D :D
it was on the site of the langton castle formily the castle pub
thats why at the back its fort place
wonder if any of the stone from the castle was used for the langton
as it was a very ornate pub and when demolished was take n down stone by stone
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Postby nicolas » Thu Jun 16, 2016 3:31 pm

You've done your research Bob, go to the top of the class, very interesting topic though!


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Re: bootle castle

Postby bob. b » Sat Jun 18, 2016 3:20 am

Very interesting stuff Bob
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Re: bootle castle

Postby BOBHAMO » Sat Jun 18, 2016 1:20 pm

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Admiral Francis Spurstow Miller
was born 25 Nov 1863 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England

and died 6 Feb 1954 in Bournemouth, Dorset, England

at age 90.
General Notes: From the website: The London Gazette, Archives,
http://www.london-gazette.co.uk, 12 March 1954, p.57:
Francis Spurstow Miller was born in Litherland Park, Liverpool on 25 November
1863. He was educated at the United Services College, Westward Ho! and entered
the Royal Navy in 1877. Served as a Midshipman aboard the Monarch at the
bombardment of Alexandria, 11 July 1882. Promoted to Sub-Lieutenant in 1883,
Lieutenant in 1885, Commander in 1897 and Captain in 1903. He commanded the
Hawke, 1905-06; Sutlej, 1906-07; Goliath, 1907-09, and Duncan, 1912-13. He was
Assistant Hydrographer Admiralty, 1909-12. Whilst in this post he testified at the British Wreck
Commissioner's Inquiry into the loss of R.M.S. Titanic. During the war he was in administrative charge
of the Scapa Naval Base, 1914-16 and then placed in charge of the Northern Division of the coast of
Ireland, 1917-19. Miller was promoted to Rear-Admiral in 1913 and Vice-Admiral in 1918. In 1919 he
was awarded the C.B. for his wartime services. He retired in 1920, being promoted to Admiral in 1922.
Latterly living in Bournemouth, Admiral Miller died on 6 February 1954.
Noted events in his life were:

Census: 1871, Toxteth Park, Lancashire, England.
437
Francis S. Miller, son, 7, born Liverpool,
Lancashire

Occupation: Royal Navy, Jan 1877.
34,733
Joined the training ship
Britannia
on this date

Census: 1881, Royal Navy, At sea or in a foreign port.
734
Midshipman aboard the
Minotaur

Misc: Inquiry into the loss of the SS Titanic, 1912, London, England.
735
Sworn in as a witness:
Capt. Francis Spurstow Miller. Examined by the Attorney-General. His testimony involved questions
concerning searchlights and their use on ships. The inquiry took place at the Wreck Commissioners'
Court at Scottish Hall, Buckingham Gate. At the time of the inquiry, Francis was Assistant
Hydrographer to the Admiralty.

Residence: Rothesay Hotel, Bath Road, Feb 1954, Bournemouth, Dorset, England.
448

Notice of Death: London Gazette, 12 Mar 1954, London, England.
448
MILLER, Francis Spurstow
relation of william spurstow miller owner of bootle castle
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Postby nicolas » Thu Jun 30, 2016 7:58 am

Re; The Langton Castle, this is the fastest demolition I've ever seen, its on Google Earth, based on 2 visits by the G/Earth
camera car, with a number of years in between.
Turn the picture around with your curser, until you can see the Pub, move the white circle to opposite the front door and click, Gone!

http://www.vpike.com/?place=regent+rd+j ... t+View&r=e
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Re: bootle castle

Postby bob. b » Thu Jun 30, 2016 9:59 am

Thanks for that information Nicolas said to see all them buildings going lots of people had a pint in there. Bob. b
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Re: bootle castle

Postby lynne99 » Thu Jul 07, 2016 4:42 pm

Brillaint Bob B . If it had been in London it would have been turned into posh flats.
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Re: bootle castle

Postby Elaine Goulding » Wed Jul 13, 2016 5:27 am

Bob, as always thank you so much for the pictures and information about Bootle Castle. I had no idea Bootle even had a castle. Your pictures and posts are always so very interesting. I always look forward to reading them.....keep them coming!
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Re: bootle castle

Postby joe39 » Sat Jan 14, 2017 12:16 pm

Thought I knew all there was to know about Bootle Bob,!! but I never knew we had our own Castle , am amazed, right on the doorstep too, thanks Bob, joe.
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