Lots to see in this rare aerial photo looking north. The dark terraced row in the lower foreground are the buildings on Bebington Road destroyed in the 2017 explosion (the spire of the Wesleyan Church can be seen on the right; it was replaced in the 1960s with the flat rooved building which housed the ill-fated furniture shop).
To the left is the newly built Grove Street School. Behind it, the area with the hedge around it was the bowling green in New Ferry Park. The houses beyond the park are the ones in Sefton Road overlooking the park.
Notice the dark single storey building to the right in the park. It appears on the map at the top of this page. Was it some kind of (timber) club house?
Aerial view of New Ferry Pier in its hey-day. You can see how far it went out into the river.
Also of note in this photo is Shorefields (near the top) where you can see the large ponds (former brick pits from which clay was excavated) where tourists and locals could enjoy walking whilst looking out across the river. Right at the very top of the photo, just right of the centre, look for the tall chimney of one of the New Ferry brickworks - shown in the photos below this one. You can also see at the centre top of this photo where the silting ponds for Lord Leverhulme's Bromborough Dock would be later built out into the river in the 1930's, and subsequently become Port Sunlight River Park in the 2010's.
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