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Akenside Street, Bootle

Postby ALAMO2008 » Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:03 am

Walking around "Reclaimed World" Salvage at Little Budworth on A49 to Whitchurch Road the other day.
Couldn't believe my eyes !!!

There was a Street sign for "Akenside Street" where my Granddad aged 3 lived at No.31 in 1894

before moving up the street to 12 Violet Road

Would have loved to have bought it but where would I put it I thought.

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Re: Akenside Street, Bootle

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:46 pm

Flood heights over the years.
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Akenside Street Bootle.



The scheme of affordable homes is being developed in partnership with affordable housing provider Riverside Housing Group and the Homes and Communities Agency. The new scheme will provide 32 properties in total. All of the homes will be 2 bedroomed and shall be build to Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3. The site is situated off Akenside Street, Bootle and is the site of the former Brooks Laundry. The site has been an eyesore since it closure in 2006. The buildings are due to be demolished prior to Xmas and the site fully remediated in the New Year.

Planning for the site was approved in October and was designed by leading Manchester architects Jennings Design Associates. MCI are the Principal Contractors, the project is expected to be completed by February 2015.

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Akenside Street Bootle.
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Re: Akenside Street, Bootle

Postby BOBHAMO » Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:11 am

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it looks the original sign :D :D
i painted that sign,in the 60s one of hundreds :D :D :D
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Re: Akenside Street, Bootle

Postby ALAMO2008 » Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:48 pm

[quote="ALAMO2008"]Walking around "Reclaimed World" Salvage at Little Budworth on A49 to Whitchurch Road the other day.
Couldn't believe my eyes !!!

There was a Street sign for "Akenside Street" where my Granddad aged 3 lived at No.31 in 1894

before moving up the street to 12 Violet Road

Would have loved to have bought it but where would I put it I thought.



Just thought I'd share with you a story of weird coincidences that have happened in the last 14 days re Akenside :-

Had an Ancestry Message from a stranger who related the story of how his daughter on holiday from London to Llandudno called into the Town Hall there to browse through a Postcard Fair and picked Two Postcards at random she liked the picture of on the front.
She showed them to her Dad who is on Ancestry, he looked overleaf on each card addressed to two different names and decided to see if they existed on Ancestry in someone's Tree and found mine and was able to get into my Tree to view the names on the cards. and ask if I wanted them ?

The First card dated 1908 was addressed to a Miss Emma Chapman of 12 Violet Rd Bootle, unsigned but from presumably her Husband to be George Munnerley whom she married in 1910 and moved to Birkenhead ( When aged 6 she lived at 31 Akenside Street Bootle)

The Second card dated 1913 was addressed to Mrs E Munnerley (Her new Married name) in Birkenhead and was from her younger Sister Elizabeth (Cissie) Chapman aged 19 who was living at 12 Violet Rd then BUT born in 1894 at 31 Akenside Street.
she later married in 1918 George Woodcock from next door 10 Violet Road

While I was negotiating with Finder on Ancestry re the cards with the Akenside connection,
my Wife and I travelled from our home in Aberystwyth to meet Family for a few days luxury break at The Hollies - Forest Lodges at Little Budworth and visit the Salvage yard just down the road there and come across quiet by accident a Street sign for "AKENSIDE STREET BOOTLE"
How Weird is that ?
Is it not getting to be a very Small World ?
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Re: Akenside Street, Bootle

Postby IanA » Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:49 pm

I'd have bought it and then thought 'Where would I put it?'. I tried to find where 'my' street signs had gone (Keats Street) and I contacted the council who said: "No idea". I'd give a few bob for one of those signs.
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Re: Akenside Street, Bootle

Postby ALAMO2008 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:56 pm

Another "Akenside Street" - Coincidence !

Since posting the above, while researching my Ancestry in Liverpool Library at the weekend on a quick visit. I met my Cousin Janet whom I had not seen for 55 years she brought some old family photos with her and a newspaper cutting about her elder brother Billy in Kuwait.


The Photo I presume is from the Bootle Times 1961

it shows my cousin Billy Chapman of Church Road Orrell

and Ken Morrison of 5 "Akenside Street" Bootle

Small world !


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Re: Akenside Street, Bootle

Postby ALAMO2008 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:18 pm

What another "Akenside Street" Coincidence -
Frances Boyd asking this morning about Ken Morrison of 5 Akenside Street in looking For long Lost Family
before I got around to posting the Newspaper Cutting mentioning him.

I scanned through the Microfilm in the Library on Saturday May 1961 to May 1962 when Billy was 22 in the "Bootle Herald"
is that the same as "The Bootle Times" paper
was there more than one Bootle Paper.
Or was there always only one the Herald ?
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Re: Akenside Street, Bootle

Postby lynne99 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:28 am

As far as I remember there were 2 papers, the Bootle Times and the Bootle Herald. I am sure someone else will have more info as to when the Herald existed.
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Re: Akenside Street, Bootle

Postby ALAMO2008 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:36 am

Cheers for that, Liverpool Central Library only had The Bootle Herald on Microfilm and no sign of the article May 1961 to May 1962 when I scanned.

Will need to go to Crosby Library as I know they have The Bootle Times and The Walton Times on Film.
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