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Offline carolynb

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Post office place widnes
« on: Monday 02 April 18 23:46 BST (UK) »
Hi
Does anyone know where old post office place is or was in Widnes. I have it on a 1911 census but have never heard of it. I do live in Widnes

Carolyn
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Re: Post office place widnes
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 03 April 18 00:37 BST (UK) »
Hi Carolyn,

I've had a look at several maps on the NLS site and can't find a P.O. marked until 1928/36. It was opposite Oakland St at the junction of Mersey Rd and Waterloo Rd. it seems to be a large open area so maybe at some point it was known as P.O. Place. There is no P.O. marked on a 1911 issued map (surveyed 1909).

Have you looked at the surrounding streets on the 1911 Census to try and get an idea of the area it was in?
Could you post the Census ref here so others can investigate?

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Re: Post office place widnes
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 03 April 18 00:47 BST (UK) »
Hi is this what you need
Reg dist 456
Sub reg dis Widnes
Ed 20
Piece 22727
Sorry if this is wrong the person on the 1911 census is
George Thomas Allen born abt 1870
Carolyn
Hill,Griffiths,Davison,Hewitt,Foulkes, Flintshire
Hill, Assal,Thomas Cheshire/Flintshire
Brennan Queens county (Laois)
Hynnes Galway
Flood  Wicklow/Lancashire     Geogehan/Gahan Wicklow to Lancashire
Currie Monaghan/Scotland
Behan Kings and Kildare
Purcell Wexford
Hunt Wexford
Hoey Louth
Kean Ireland
Flannagan Kings County Offley
Leather Lancashire
Woodward Lancashire
Thomas Lancashire
Garnett lancashire
Haselden Lancashire
Singleton Lancashire

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Re: Post office place widnes
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 03 April 18 09:04 BST (UK) »
http://maps.nls.uk/view/101104406#

P O is marked to the left of Bowers Pool and West Bank on this map from 1891
Mersey Road

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Re: Post office place widnes
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 03 April 18 09:23 BST (UK) »
You can see Old Post Office Place on this 1907 map https://www.old-maps.co.uk/index.html#/Map/351233/384718/12/100674
Change the zoom level with the - in the top left corner.
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Re: Post office place widnes
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 03 April 18 09:33 BST (UK) »
http://maps.nls.uk/view/101104406#

P O is marked to the left of Bowers Pool and West Bank on this map from 1891
Mersey Road

The Post Office is at the corner of Oakland Street https://www.old-maps.co.uk/index.html#/Map/351222/384155/12/100674

Stan
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Re: Post office place widnes
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 03 April 18 11:39 BST (UK) »
The Summary Book for Old Post Office Place:

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Archbell - anywhere, any date
Kendall - WRY
Milner - WRY
Appleyard - WRY

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Re: Post office place widnes
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 03 April 18 11:45 BST (UK) »
You can see North Street (off Barn Street) to the south of Old Post Office Place on the map I posted.

Stan
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Re: Post office place widnes
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 03 April 18 18:27 BST (UK) »
Thank you for the information this is for a friend I am helping or trying my best to help her with her family tree
Carolyn
Hill,Griffiths,Davison,Hewitt,Foulkes, Flintshire
Hill, Assal,Thomas Cheshire/Flintshire
Brennan Queens county (Laois)
Hynnes Galway
Flood  Wicklow/Lancashire     Geogehan/Gahan Wicklow to Lancashire
Currie Monaghan/Scotland
Behan Kings and Kildare
Purcell Wexford
Hunt Wexford
Hoey Louth
Kean Ireland
Flannagan Kings County Offley
Leather Lancashire
Woodward Lancashire
Thomas Lancashire
Garnett lancashire
Haselden Lancashire
Singleton Lancashire