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Bronze plaque at Woodside

Bronze plaque at Woodside

This bronze plaque is sited just South of the Mersey Ferry terminal at Woodside, Birkenhead, and it shows landmarks and sites of historical interest within the area.

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Nice picture, Pat. My Old Fella can be located at Monk's Ferry, next to No.4 drydock! He should be included as an institution on the plaque.
Why don't you take a trek up Biddy Hill and relate the story behind the square holes!
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Dave
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Dave,
Just to the North of No 4 dock is now a training school for apprentices, teaching shiprepair and engineering skills. They have refurbished the old Lairds repair engine shop for this purpose, and its very smart.
I wouldnt go up Bidston Hill these days unless I had a couple of marines for company. It is the preserve of baddies from the North End of Birkenhead, flashers, doggers, and after dark, apparently, strange people who do public sex. I would feel safer in Juarez!
regards,
Pat
 

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I've just come back very dissapointed from Biddy Hill ........nou't there. Might try again tomorra
 

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Sorry to here about Biddy Hill. Shame on you, Steve! Ha-Ha!
Once when the Old Fellah had pneumonia, me and my brother went out to the Shaftesbury Boy's Club (Mendip Rd. Prenton) to give the judo class on a Friday night, riding on our push bikes. On the way back, we saw what I can onlydescribe as a witches coven on the Flaybrick side amongst the silver birch. The pedals on our bikes were a blur!
I was of course referring to the training facility, what was the Laird Foundation, now Merseyside Maritime Trust or some such thing! There is actually a "secret" back door which gets you into the Priory.
Rgds.
Dave
 

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