This was where many New Ferry residents played as children in the late 1960's and early 1970's. An old boat was sited in the grass at Shorefields, near the junction with Shore Drive. Many of today's 40 and 50 somethings must have "rowed" over to Liverpool or somewhere else on their adventures in this very cheap and simple piece of "play equipment". It was taken away in the ea
NAPIER ROAD, circa 1971:
There was a time, long long ago, when our streets were fairly empty. Very few people around here owned their own car, and the street was where children played, happily and relatively safely, outside their own front door. Today, our streets are filled with parked cars, and children have to go elsewhere.
This mid 1970's aerial photo (shown above) of New Ferry is fascinating. Some of its features will come as a surprise to younger people.
99 NEW CHESTER ROAD, 1975:
The flatiron site at the junction of New Ferry Chester Road and Beaconsfield Road has had an interesting past. At the start of the 1900s it appears to have been New Ferry's post office. The building must have proven too small for this purpose, as we know the post office relocated to 60 New Chester Road (currently Discount Inferno II on the corner of New Chester Road and
NEW FERRY SWIMMING BATHS, 1970s
Text and photos submitted by Geoffrey Markley, 3rd October 2009
"The Vauxhall Diving Club used the pool in the winter when it was closed to the public. I was a member and we used to go on Saturday mornings. The pool was always in a right mess towards the end of winter with all the dead leaves from the surrounding trees (a big slimy mess!).
"We used to dive under
MAYFIELDS FOOTBALL PITCHES
The picture was taken on Mayfields, looking towards the river. Today, the same view has completely changed and you can no longer see the river as in this photograph. The hill on the right is the PLUTO hill under which oil storage tanks were built to unload and store fuel during WWII. The tanks were connected to the pipeline that ran down the country to The C
NEW FERRY ROAD, 1979:
The last three shops on the right are all long since gone and converted back to houses which they originally built as.
"The Clip Joint" (just left of centre) was a hairdressers run by Andra Fall. To its left is what we all know today as Tam's Chippy. But who else remembers the following in that block of yesteryear? Iggy's Barbers, Sharrocks Tobacco Shop, Mrs Burnhams o
NEW FERRY MARKET, NEW FERRY ROAD, 1979:
After the bus company moved out to the former tram shed in the 1930's, their former garage became New Ferry's indoor market selling a range of mostly food produce which many older residents will remember...in particular the smell of fresh fish. In the 1960s it had a dozen stalls inside it, but by the 1980s there were only a few left. It closed down in the e
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