Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Arrowe Park in the Autumn



Monday, 9 November 2009

Visit Wirral

I’ve lived on The Wirral for 5 years now and only just discovered a brilliant website – Visit Wirral. It has the latest news, places to go and a comprehensive ‘What’s On’ page which if you search (leaving the dates untouched) it brings up a remarkable variety of events taking place in the area. Well done Wirral Council for a super website.

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Arrowe Hall - Wirral

In 1807, Liverpool shipowner and slave trader John Shaw bought Arrowe House Farm and the surrounding land. On his death in 1829 it came into the ownership of his nephew, John Ralph Nicholson Shaw, who built Arrowe Hall, a Grade II listed mansion built in the Elizabethan style, in 1835 and had the grounds landscaped to form a country estate, with parkland, a lake and workers' cottages.

The Hall was extended on several occasions in the later 19th century. The property was handed down to Captain Otho Shaw, a world traveller and collector, who housed numerous items there. Arrowe Hall and Park were acquired by Lord Leverhulme in 1908, who subsequently sold the estate to Birkenhead Corporation in 1926. The building was sold by the local council in 1997 and now houses a private care centre.

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Bidston Mill - Wirral

Another photo of Bidston Mill - this time it is from the later 1960s.

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

House Clearances - Oxton, Wirral

This chap is going up in the world...