NEW FERRY ROAD, 1981:
We are looking towards the crossroads where can see traffic, including a double decker bus coming along Bebington Road a decade before it was pedestrianised. To the right, a Whitbread lorry has arrived to deliver beer to the Traveller's Rest pub that would close by the end of the decade. The pub was empty for many years before being converted to terraced houses in the early
NEW FERRY ROAD, 1982:
We are parked facing the Great Eastern pub which can be seen at the far end of the road (demolished in 2010). To the right are what were then Council owned houses around the time Margaret Thatcher and the Conservative government started offering for tenants to buy them. Those that were not bought by their tenants eventually were passed to Wirral Partnership Homes when the g
NEW CHESTER ROAD, 1982:
The last years of New Ferry as an important local district centre before the Croft Retail Park was built along with its Asda Superstore down the road in Bromborough. How many residents were taken to Timpsons by their parents to buy shoes, or popped in to Pop-In Records to buy the latest music disks?
NEW CHESTER ROAD/GROVE STREET JUNCTION, 1987:
The old Lyceum Cinema had gone decades earlier and, by this time, the bland building which replaced it was Kwik Save. In the very late 1980s, Kwik Save had two premises on the row - this one had its non-frozen food range; the other premises (now occupied by Wetherspoons) contained its frozen foods. Going into TWO Kwiky stores for your shopping, you h
BROMBOROUGH DOCK, 1987:
The dock was opened in March 1931, having been built by Lord Lever for ships bringing palm oil from abroad that was used in the manufacture of his soap products. It had 18 acres of deep water berthage, with 3,000 linear feet for mooring and 84,000 square yards of quay room.
During World War 2, the dock was requisitioned by the government and used to berth ships whenever
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