Family walks to Bidston Hill blackberrying was fun, as was using a walking stick to pull the more difficult branches closer to pick the berries. Food during the war was not easy to come by, and most things were rationed, and I can remember my mother trying to get the best value for her “points”. There was a boating lake at New Brighton and a beach which led towards the Red Nose Light House, and the Battery. Apparently the pilot had bailed out setting the plane to fly out to sea, but something went wrong. We went to a church and came back to 4 Vanburgh Road for eats. I eventually learned to ride it. Sliding down a snow covered hill on an enamel butcher’s tray was fast and exhilarating and in the main uncontrollable and looking back, extremely dangerous. The other assistants wore white coats. (I can still remember my identity card number even today OJPJ 2045). Exciting reading initiative launching at The Birkenhead Park School . Geese roamed and they were very frightening to me with their wings outstretched and their raucous noise. I befriended him. Reviews (215) 782-8082 Website. Some of the ships had tethered barrage balloons flying above them. Birkenhead Park School is a co-educational 11–16 secondary school with academy status near Birkenhead Park, in Birkenhead on the Wirral Peninsula in England.It was renamed University Academy Birkenhead in 2011 from the merger of Park High School and Rock Ferry High School and was based at the former Park High School site. It was placed fairly high up from the ground to protect the birds from the attention of cats. High School Pages Liked by This Page North Harbour Blue Light Swerve City Lead Scholarships Recent Post by Page Birkenhead College December 6, 2020 at 12:31 PM It's our final newsletter of the year! We are very proud of our school and its community. We had canvas sacks and rested them on the maroon pram when full. The Plaza also had a similar type of organ. For any other comments, please Contact Us. Areas that I had known were gone including parts of Exmouth Street, Oxton Road and Borough Road. Park High School Birkenhead friends hat 2.018 Mitglieder. It was kept in a sideboard in the living room and there were two sets that I remember. I have it even today. It was interesting playing with the tuner and trying to pick up new stations and sounds. Mr Threllfall was white haired and elderly and his wife looked old as well. Going into the cellar down the steep wooden open stairs into the smelly darkness filled the mind with ominous creepy thoughts, especially if you were told that “boney” or “the bogey man” or “nelly greeting” would get you down there ( who ever they were- was boney associated with Napoleon Bonaparte ?) In September 1943 I started my Secondary Education at Temple Road School, and my mother was assured by Mr.Oliver at Cole Street School, that this was a very good school, and that there was a new headmaster who had a terrific reputation. The flashes of the lightning and the reverberating thunder was very frightening. A Spitfire came flying over our house quite noisily and low then it seemed to climb banked and came hurtling towards the ground. In Birkenhead Park a very large underground air raid shelter was constructed and covered with grass so that it was not very obvious. Showing 1 - 2 of 2. I think we went by train from Woodside Station, and changed trains at Chester to go to see him. Manor Primary School Oxton St Saviours Cofe Aided Primary School Park Family Centre Playgroup Park High School Parkwood Nursery Prenton Methodist Church Playgroup Prenton Pre-School Playgroup Prenton Preparatory I could not even hit the ball. The Lairage I think was where the abattoir was. Park High School, Birkenhead, services a community in the Wirral that is affected badly by deprivation and unemployment. Was it the “IRIS”? My father was presented with a commemorative medal to mark the occasion which I now have in my possession. She married an airman named Bill Threllfall. Julia Millar was born 22nd July 1902 in Leeds and my father was born in Belfast on 18th November 1894. My brother George and I went to see where it had landed. I went to Cole Street Infant’s School which was about 5 minutes walk from home along Claughton Road. The flush toilet was a small outside affair with an ill fitting door at the top and bottom, complete with scrubbed wooden seat. There were no younger members of staff, and they all looked old, but I do recall the affinity and respect I had for Miss Evans. The Head at Cole Street was disappointed as he was certain I would pass with flying colours. At the entrance to the park was a large cream coloured bus shelter and stop. 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