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Anyone got a Birkenhead street directory for after 1906 ?
« on: Saturday 23 February 08 16:27 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

Family lore says that Frances Ann Jones (nee Heaps) had a shop on Conway St in Birkenhead. It was on the corner of another street whose name I forget, and I think it was a confectioner's shop (but I could be wrong...). Frances' husband was Robert Jones, just in case it was in his name - they married in 1906.

Hope this is not too vague !

Cheers,
Chris
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Re: Anyone got a Birkenhead street directory for after 1906 ?
« Reply #1 on: Monday 25 February 08 01:03 GMT (UK) »
Hi ,  ;)
I have 1911 & 1938 will be back with what details I find or not find
Cheers
Maureen :D

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Re: Anyone got a Birkenhead street directory for after 1906 ?
« Reply #2 on: Monday 25 February 08 02:00 GMT (UK) »
hi
In the 1914 Kelly's Directory there is a Mrs Frances Jones confectioner at 122 Beckwith St, Birkenhead (in the block between Cathcart & Vittoria Sts) and also a Robert Jones confectioner at 72 Chester St Birkenhead.

Andy


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Re: Anyone got a Birkenhead street directory for after 1906 ?
« Reply #3 on: Monday 25 February 08 08:48 GMT (UK) »
Hi Chrissie
In the 1911 i found the same as Andycand BUT in the 1938 I found this............

Conway Street
223 Jones Mrs Mona Frances Confectioner

Just underneath  these addresses there is a street called Park Rd which i googled on Google Maps and these roads still exist.

The reason I googled was I was born in Moreton Wallasey  Wirral and now live in Sydney Australia ;D

I also have 1894 Directory in  case you need anything else!

Cheers
Maureen

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Re: Anyone got a Birkenhead street directory for after 1906 ?
« Reply #4 on: Monday 25 February 08 09:06 GMT (UK) »
Hi both

One of those must be the one !!

Thank you both for your help - I will now pass the buck to my Dad who has the 'full' info so he can check !!

Cheers,
Chris
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Re: Anyone got a Birkenhead street directory for after 1906 ?
« Reply #5 on: Monday 25 February 08 10:02 GMT (UK) »
Hi
In 1914 223 Conway St was occupied by  Harry Douglas CALLISTER confectioner. 223 Conway is between Craven St and Park Road East close to the main entrance to Birkenhead Park.

I too was born in Wallasey and live in Australia. I also used to work for Birkenhead Buses and passed the location on most trips.

Andy

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Re: Anyone got a Birkenhead street directory for after 1906 ?
« Reply #6 on: Monday 25 February 08 10:19 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Andy !
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Re: Anyone got a Birkenhead street directory for after 1906 ?
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 26 February 08 19:43 GMT (UK) »
I have looked at where 223 Conway Street would be. If you headed towards St James Church (away from the Town Hall) the odd numbers where on the left hand side. Thats how Birkenhead roads where designed in the 1800's.
Anyway, where this shop was, is now a green verge. There are maisonettes/houses behind this. After Craven Street, it is Patterson Street. At the bottom of this is a Tool hire shop and then its the Queens Hotel Pub on the corner of Conway Street and Park Road East.

As for 122 Beckwith Street, thats not there either.

I have checked local yellow pages with business' I know to check on the numbers to confirm this.
Hope this helps

Mel
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Re: Anyone got a Birkenhead street directory for after 1906 ?
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 26 February 08 20:44 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Mel - that helps my orientation !

Cheers,
Chris
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