Updated 01 Oct 2016

Seacombe & Poulton

Poulton: Town or Farm by a pool. From pol tun. Seacombe: Valley by the sea.


top left: I can remember this; think there was a playground there too. Bottom left: Egremont Ferry in distance.


Birds House Poulton


Notice is hereby given, that application is intended to be made to Parliament in the ensuing session, for leave to bring in a Bill for dividing, allotting, inclosing, and draining the commons and waste lands in the several townships of Wallasey and Poolton cum Seacome, in the county of Chester, and for allotting, dividing, and draining a certain common pasture called Wallasey Pasture, in Wallasey aforesaid, and for making a road over Bidston Marsh, in the said County, from the said townships of Wallasey and Poolton, to communicate with the townships of Bidston and Moreton and also for allotting, dividing, inclosing, and draining a piece of land called the Carr, otherwise Newton Carr, in the parish of West Khby, in the said county.

September 4, 1813 

Dacie and John, Agents, No.


 

 

 
Penny Bridge, Poulton - leading to Birkenhead

Half Penny bridge began in 1843, so called because of the half penny toll to cross it. It was situated in Wallasey Pool on the road between Bidston and Poulton. Made of wood and it opened in the middle to allow ships to pass through. On 1st September 1896 the fare was increased to one penny, the bridge is still known as penny bridge to this day. In 1926 it was replaced by a modern swing bridge by the Mersey Docks & Harbour Board.


I know this is a painting and open to artistic licence, but look at the volume of shipping!!


1860


Seacombe Ferry 1870 


Seacombe Ferry Floating Roadway, used to take luggage etc to the Luggage Ferry boats.
This look like a construction phase, note section in river.


Seacombe Potteries



Formerly Victoria Road renamed Borough Road


Old Gorsey Lane
From Bob Taylor in Canada:
It is in fact the buildings of the gasworks which prior to the A59 were between the junction with Norwood Road and the Dock Road. The gasometers would have been closer to Norwood Road, probably around where the A59 runs now. used to push my brothers pram with a couple of bags of coke on from there to Guildford Street in Egremont. Bob, in your debt mate. Thanks.


Tunnel Approach as was and as 'was'!



Borough Road 6th June 2012


Approx 1934


Seacombe - late 40s. Ferry Terminal, bus station and railway station all in view

 
Vittoria Dock


Buchanan's Mill shortly before it was destroyed by fire. Image: 1969/70


East View from Pauls Mill towards '4 Bridges' 1969/1970


1954 Oakdale Avenue & Spillers


Blue Funnel Lines Clytoneus & Ixion at West Float Wallasey approx 1970


Demesne Street - Tram liners being fitted


Poulton railway bridge after the railway had gone but obviously before it was turned into the new Tunnel Approach - oh how many times did I chuff under that one!

Seacombe - Charing Cross Bhead 'bus'  - Seacombe Station


Seacombe Station - Line closed 16th June 1963. 


1938


1940


This was annotated Seacombe Ferry Liverpool !!! Its astonishing how many people refer to Wirral localities as 'liverpool'


1960s - the Atlantean front loader making its appearance, far left. Advert on building opposite for Players Cigarettes and
below in black 'n' white,  the 1928 version of Seacombe Ferry approach from the other end of the above image!!
 
hose shops were still there in the 1960s. Below, the same image on 6th June 2012


1928

Image above: stolen from Andrew Barr!! This is NOT a ferry boat but a luggage boat ferrying
freight etc across the river. Possibly the Liscard.

Limekiln Lane


Poulton Road near Lloyds Corner 6th June 2012


Above 3, May 2015


Wall by Seacombe Ferry indicating the sections of the Promenade between here and the new development (Marine Parade) in New Brighton



Formerly the Bus Station at Seacombe Ferry. The so called art is a monstrosity, waste of taxpayers money.


Seacombe from Egremont


Guinea Gap


Guinea Gap Baths


St Lukes Poulton

This is the U534, image taken on 16th February 2006. As you can see there are banners placed about the site asking people
to support the campaign to retain such valuable historical memorabilia for future generations. It is imperative that both councils
and the country do their utmost to keep this here, on Merseyside, the home of HQ Western Approaches and Captain FJ "Johnnie" Walker
and the front line in the Battle of the Atlantic. The sub was still there (Feb 07) but moved 200 yards, towards tower in background.
See this link for its new home and is open to the public


Ventilation tower of Queensway Tunnel and Wallasey Town Hall evident


and from Seacombe Ferry itself


This was once the thriving bus Terminal at Seacombe. I would get the No 3 or 5 home!


Zeebrugge Memorial 1918


Maritime Heritage Trail - Seacombe Ferry


Olde pic of Seacombe Ferry. These are displayed within the Terminal.


Figures, and horse and cart are painted in

VE Day Edith Road Seacombe

The image below is VE Day celebrations in Edith Road, Seacombe. It was sent to me by Geoff Ashurst. His sister in law knows some of the people in the photograph and would like to know more details if possible plus any still alive with contact details? The back of the photo is included below. Contact geoff - at - mkshipping.co.uk - replace -at- with @ for a correct email address.


January 2011 image of what was Limekiln Lane


Mersey Street (Image: Tony Franks Buckley)

CONTACT

Wallasey Videos:

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Sources:

Most of these images are my own property but some came from these and some are just links:

http://www.vwlowen.co.uk/  

www.20thcenturyimages.co.uk

http://www.liverpoolwebcam.com/

http://www.liverpoolpictorial.co.uk/

http://www.aoxx90.dsl.pipex.com/

Wallasey Residential Webcam

http://www.new-brighton.com

http://www.hsp.org/

http://www.jones-sands-publishing.com/marine/marine_home.htm

http://www.wirralswallowsandamazons.bravehost.com/

http://www.hypnosis-therapies.co.uk/

http://www.freewaycer.com/

http://www.wirral360.com/ Virtual Wirral

http://www.proviser.com/regional/towns/wallasey/street_maps/

http://www.floralpavilion.com/

http://www.theoldtown.net/

http://www.disused-stations.org.uk/s/seacombe/index.shtml