Today whilst out on a walk with Wirral Walk & Coffee Morning Group we entered Flaybrick Cemetery to promote what a lovely and peaceful place it is. Having already been targeted by vandalism earlier this year it was sickening to see what has happened again. More needs to be done to prevent this from happening. I have contacted Wirral Street Scene regarding the matter and I hope at least the Graffiti is cleaned off before the family of the grave owners have seen it. I will pursue this matter until something has been done to prevent this from happening again.
Sunday, 12 October 2014
Coming up tomorrow Bidston Walk and Coffee Morning. Meeting at Tam O'Shanters Farm leaving for 9.30pm the walk with be roughly 2-3 miles, nothing strenuous and it wont be fast paced. This walk is suitable for all and then we will finish with a stop at Tam O'Shanters Cafe for refreshments.
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Friday, 10 October 2014
One of the great features of Bidston is the lighthouse, The Wirral Peninsula holds several lighthouses that still remain, but non other sit on top of a hill like the one at Bidston. Here is some History detailing the Bidston Lighthouse.
The Original Bidston Lighthouse.
There has been a lighthouse on Bidston Hill since about 1771, when the first Bidston Lighthouse was built, further from the shore than any other lighthouse in Britain. The tower was octagonal, and the lamp room featured a massive parabolic reflector, 13’6″ in diameter, developed at the Bidston Signals Station by William Hutchinson, Liverpool Harbour Master and one-time privateer.
The present Bidston Lighthouse and Cottages were built by Mersey Docks and Harbour Board in 1873, after the original lighthouse was damaged by fire and demolished. The building is Grade-II listed and is privately owned by a great man and friend of mine who respects the building and its history.
The Lighthouse is open on special occasions and you can follow Stephen Pickles on Twitter to keep updated on the lighthouse and its open days @StephenPickles1
Visit Bidston is a voluntary organisation promoting all things to do with the area of Bidston, local News, Events and History. Bidston is a Beautiful area and has many hidden secrets, but what we want to do is show Bidston for the greatness that it is and invite people to come and visit. We believe in promotion of local businesses whilst also voicing the concerns of local residents and their needs, If you have any issues or concerns please contact us at email@example.com and we will do our best to help.
The History of Birkenhead & Bidston
By Tony Franks-Buckley