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    Bidston Hill

    by sandysmith Updated Nov 19, 2003

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    Bisdston Hill

    Favorite thing: The hill is an extension of the Storeton Ridge that runs down the Wirral as far as Storeton Quarry, where the Storeton Tramway once transported the rock quarried at Storeton to the docks at Bromborough Pool on the banks of the River Mersey. Today it is a popular place for walking - both humans and dogs!

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    Bidston Village

    by sandysmith Updated Jan 10, 2003
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    Favorite thing: The old village of Bidston is not very large but it does have some beautiful sandstone buildings and is a conservation area. I can also recall a programme on British TV called "The House Detectives" where a house's history is traced.....well one was an old farm house in Bidston that had several room over 13 diffferent floor levels!

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    Bidston Hill 2

    by sandysmith Updated Jan 9, 2003

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    Old Dyke wall

    Favorite thing: Through the centre of the hill runs Vyner Road North. The road is sunken in a stone "cutting" and is spanned by a steel bridge, which connects the two parts of the hill. Near this bridge is the old windmill -more on this later.

    Historically there was a former deer park for the gentry an in places between the Windmill and the observatory you can see parts of the old boundary wall. This wall was known as "Penny-a-day Dyke" (so-called for the wages given to the builders)

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    Bidston Church

    by sandysmith Updated Jan 10, 2003
    Bidston Church

    Favorite thing: The Church is also an architectural delight.
    its tower dates from 1520 while Church farm on the left was built in 17th century - the one with the 13 floors.

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    View of Bidston Hall

    by sandysmith Written Jan 10, 2003

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    Fondest memory: One of my fav views of the Hall was on a crisp frosty January just as the sun was setting, casting a warm orange glow on the sandstone.

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    Bidston Hall

    by sandysmith Written Jan 10, 2003
    Bidston Hall

    Favorite thing: In the winter the bare trees mean you have a good view of the Hall.....must have been wonderful in its hey day.

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    Bidston Hall

    by sandysmith Updated Jan 10, 2003
    Grand gates

    Favorite thing: The Old Hall is really impresssive - and its also one of the Oldest Halls on the Wirral.
    It was built about 1580 by the 6th Earl of Derby.
    I mean the gates themselves are grand....

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