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Birkenhead

Birkenhead shown within Merseyside
Population 83,729 (2001 Census)[1]
OS grid reference SJ324890
Metropolitan borough Wirral
Metropolitan county Merseyside
Region North West
Constituent country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BIRKENHEAD
Postcode district CH41
Dialling code 0151
Police Merseyside
Fire Merseyside
Ambulance North West
European Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Birkenhead
List of places: UKEnglandMerseyside

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Birkenhead is a town within the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral in Merseyside, England. It is located on the Wirral Peninsula, along the west bank of the River Mersey, opposite the city of Liverpool. At the 2001 Census, the town had a population of 83,729.[1] Wirral is a metropolitan borough in Merseyside, North West England, which occupies the northern part of the Wirral Peninsula, more commonly known as The Wirral. ... Merseyside is a metropolitan county in North West England, with a population of 1,365,900. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Map showing the location of the Wirral at grid reference SJ285850 Wirral or The Wirral (IPA: [wɪɹəɫ]) is a peninsula in the north west of England, bounded by the River Dee to the west and the River Mersey to the east. ... The River Mersey is a river in north west England. ... For other uses, see Liverpool (disambiguation). ... UK Census 2001 logo A nationwide census, commonly known as Census 2001, was conducted in the United Kingdom on Sunday 29 April 2001. ...


Historically part of Cheshire, Birkenhead is perhaps best known as a centre for ship building, as a seaport and its related industries. Because it is close to Liverpool, many residents commute there. The historic counties of England are ancient subdivisions of England. ... For other uses, see Cheshire (disambiguation). ... Shipbuilding is the construction of ships. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Port. ...

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History

The Woodside terminal for the Mersey Ferry in Birkenhead
The Woodside terminal for the Mersey Ferry in Birkenhead

The name Birkenhead is possibly from the Old English bircen meaning birch tree, of which many once grew on the headland which jutted into the river at Woodside. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Woodside is a locality in Birkenhead, Wirral in England. ... The Mersey Ferry is a ferry operating on the River Mersey in England. ... Old English (also called Anglo-Saxon[1], Old English: ) is an early form of the English language that was spoken in parts of what is now England and southern Scotland between the mid-fifth century and the mid-twelfth century. ... Woodside is a locality in Birkenhead, Wirral in England. ...


The first Mersey ferry began operating from Birkenhead in 1150 when Benedictine monks under the leadership of Hamon de Mascy built a priory there.[2][3] Distanced from the Industrial Revolution in Liverpool by the physical barrier of the River Mersey, Birkenhead retained its agricultural status until the advent of the steam ferry service in 1820. The Mersey Ferry is a ferry operating on the River Mersey in England. ... For the college, see Benedictine College. ... The first Hamon de Massey was the owner of the manors of Agden, Baguley, Bowdon, Dunham, Hale and Little Bollington after the Norman conquest of England in 1066, taking over from the Saxon thegn Aelfward according to the Domesday Book. ... Birkenhead Priory Stained Glass at Birkenhead Priory Birkenhead Priory, Priory Street, Birkenhead, Merseyside, England was founded about 1150 for the Benedictines, the parts that remain are open to the public. ... A Watt steam engine, the steam engine that propelled the Industrial Revolution in Britain and the world. ...


Shipbuilding started in 1829.[4] An iron works was initially established by William Laird in 1824 and was joined by his son John Laird in 1828. The business eventually became Cammell Laird. Notable vessels built at Birkenhead include HMS Achilles, HMS Affray, CSS Alabama, HMS Ark Royal, HMS Birkenhead, HMS Caroline, Huáscar, RMS Mauretania, the pioneer submarine Resurgam, HMS Thetis which sank on trials in Liverpool Bay, HMS Conqueror and HMS Prince of Wales. William Laird may refer to: William Laird (1780-1841), Scottish shipbuilder and entrepreneur who founded the Cammell Laird shipyard at Birkenhead, England. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Cammell Laird logo Cammell Laird, one of the most famous names in British shipbuilding during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, came about following the merger of Laird, Son & Co. ... HMS Achilles (from 1941 HMNZS Achilles) was a Leander class cruiser of 7,200 tons built in Birkenhead, England and launched on 1 September 1932. ... On the 16th April, 1951, a British submarine - HMS Affray, one of five of her class built during 1944 - put to sea in the English Channel on a peaceful, simulated war mission. ... For other ships named Alabama, see USS Alabama. ... HMS Ark Royal (91), was the third ship of the Royal Navy to carry the name and the second to be an aircraft carrier. ... HMS Birkenhead, also referred to as HM Troopship Birkenhead, was one of the first iron-hulled ships built for the Royal Navy. ... Caroline sporting her three flags (From left to right) Union Jack, Commodore RNRs Burgee, Flag of the Royal Navy (White Ensign). ... Huáscar is a small armoured turret ship, similar to the monitor type. ... For other ships of the same name, see RMS Mauretania. ... Resurgam (Latin for “I shall rise again”)... was one of the first mechanically powered submarines put to sea. ... HMS Thetis (N25) was a Group 1 T-class submarine of the Royal Navy which sank on 1 June 1939 with the loss of 99 lives. ... HMS Conqueror was a Churchill-class nuclear-powered submarine that served in the Royal Navy from 1971 to 1990. ... HMS Prince of Wales was a King George V-class battleship of the Royal Navy, built at the Cammell Laird shipyard in Birkenhead, England. ...


In addition to the ferries, the Mersey Railway tunnel in 1886 and the Queensway road tunnel in 1934 gave rapid access to Liverpool and so opened up the Wirral Peninsula for development, prompting further growth of Birkenhead as an industrial centre. The town's population had swelled from 110 in 1801 to 110,912 one hundred years later and stood at 142,501 by 1951.[5] Sign from the Water Street entrance to James Street. ... The Queensway Tunnel is a road tunnel under the River Mersey in Merseyside, in the north west of England, between Liverpool and Birkenhead. ...


Governance

Formerly a township in Bidston Parish of the Wirral Hundred, Birkenhead was incorporated as a municipal borough in 1877, and became a county borough with the passing of the Local Government Act 1888. The borough included the parish of Birkenhead St. Mary and the townships of Bidston, Claughton with Grange, Oxton, Tranmere and part of Bebington, later known as Rock Ferry.[5] The townships of Landican, Prenton and Thingwall were added in 1928, followed by Noctorum, Upton and Woodchurch in 1933.[6] The Hundred of Wirral is the ancient administrative area for The Wirral Peninsula. ... A borough is a political division originally used in England. ... County borough was a term introduced in 1889 in the United Kingdom to refer to a borough or a city independent of county administration. ... The Local Government Act 1888 (51 & 52 Vict. ... Bidston is a village on Wirral, Merseyside,England Located adjacent junction 2, M53, the village of bidston is situated on a hill, with elevation of approximately 60m, above sea level. ... Claughton is a residential district in Birkenhead, Wirral, Merseyside, England. ... Oxton is a suburb in the Wirral, Merseyside, England, situated to the west of Birkenhead town centre. ... Tranmere is an area in Birkenhead on the Wirral. ... , Bebington is a small town and electoral ward within the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral, in Merseyside, England. ... Rock Ferry is a suburb of Birkenhead on the Wirral Peninsula, England. ... Landican is a hamlet on the Wirral Peninsula in England. ... , Prenton is a suburb of Birkenhead on the Wirral Peninsula, Merseyside, England. ... Thingwall is a village on Wirral, Merseyside,England Originally a village in Woodchurch Parish, Wirral Hundred. ... Noctorum is a village on the Wirral Peninsula, Merseyside, England, in the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral. ... Upton is a village on the Wirral, Merseyside close to Birkenhead. ... The Woody, built by King Herod and Noel Edmonds in 1066, is an area of the Wirral Peninsula, in Mongolia, dominated by a large housing estate (aka The Woody One Time. ...


Prior to 1 April 1974, Birkenhead and the rest of the Wirral Peninsula, was part of the county of Cheshire. The implementation of the Local Government Act 1972 saw Birkenhead lose its county borough status. The town has since been administered as part of the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral, in the metropolitan county of Merseyside. The current Member of Parliament is Frank Field. is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... The Local Government Act 1972 (1972 c. ... Wirral is a metropolitan borough in Merseyside, North West England, which occupies the northern part of the Wirral Peninsula, more commonly known as The Wirral. ... The six metropolitan counties shown within England The metropolitan counties are a type of county-level subnational entity in current use in England. ... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters to a parliament. ... The Right Honourable Frank Ernest Field (born July 16, 1942, London) is a British politician, and Labour MP for Birkenhead. ...


Economy

Birkenhead Market was first established on what is now the site of Birkenhead Town Hall, between Chester Street and Hamilton Street, on 10 July 1835.[7][8] An increase in the town's population by 1841 led to the opening on 11 July 1845[8] of a much expanded market on a larger site nearby. Michael Marks, of Marks & Spencer, opened one of his first seven 'Penny Bazaar' stalls here during the 1880s.[9] Birkenhead Town Hall is a town hall and former civic building in Birkenhead, on the Wirral Peninsula, Merseyside, England. ... is the 191st day of the year (192nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... | Come and take it, slogan of the Texas Revolution 1835 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... is the 192nd day of the year (193rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1845 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Marks & Spencer (also M&S, Marks and Sparks and Marks) is a British retailer, with 760 stores in more than 30 countries around the world. ...


During the 1970s, the commercial centre of the town was redeveloped around the principal shopping area of Grange Road. Following two fires at the original Birkenhead Market in 1969 and 1974, it was later moved to new premises adjoining the Grange Shopping Precinct development. Commercial expansion continued in the early 1990s when the Pyramids Shopping Centre was opened.


Landmarks

Birkenhead Park is acknowledged to be the first publicly funded park in Britain.[10] The park was the forerunner of the Parks Movement and its influence was far reaching both in Britain and abroad – most notably on Olmsted's design for Central Park, New York.[11] Designed by Joseph Paxton (later Sir Joseph Paxton) in 1843 and officially opened in 1847, it was an immediate economic and social success. The park's main entrance, modelled on the Temple of Illysus in Athens, and its 'Roman Boathouse' are notable features. There are sandstone lodges at the three entrances, each with a different style of architecture, Gothic, Norman and Italianate. There are also two lakes and an ornate 'Swiss Bridge'. birkenhead park smell ov poo ... {{Infobox Person | name = | image = FLOlmstead. ... At Bethesda Terrace: formal stairs and a viewing platform for a naturalistic panorama beyond the Lake Central Park is a large park (843 acres or 3. ... Sir Joseph Paxton (1803–1865) was an English gardener and architect of The Crystal Palace. ... The western facade of Reims Cathedral, France. ... The nave of Durham Cathedral demonstrates the characteristic round arched style, though use of shallow pointed arches above the nave is a forerunner of the Gothic style. ...


William Laird, a Scot, and his son John, were influential in the design of the town. Parts were laid out in a grid-iron pattern like Edinburgh New Town with similar architecture. The chief architect was James Gillespie Graham from Edinburgh. This grid pattern was centred around Hamilton Square which was started in 1826 and, apart from Trafalgar Square in London, contains the most Grade I listed buildings in one place in England.[12] including Birkenhead Town Hall. A short distance from Hamilton Square are two other notable landmarks: the Queensway Tunnel Main Entrance and the Woodside Ferry Terminal. The film Chariots of Fire had scenes shot at Woodside. These scenes were as a representation of Dover in the 1920s.[13] The Edinburgh New Town is a neo-classical masterpiece. ... James Gillespie Graham . ... Hamilton Square in Birkenhead, Wirral, England is a town square first started in 1826 and designed by Gillespie Graham. ... Trafalgar Square viewed from the northeast corner. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... The Queensway Tunnel is a road tunnel under the River Mersey in Merseyside, in the north west of England, between Liverpool and Birkenhead. ... Woodside is a locality in Birkenhead, Wirral in England. ... Chariots of Fire is a British film released in 1981. ... , Dover is a major channel port in the English county of Kent. ...


Religious landmarks include Birkenhead Priory & St. Mary's Tower, St. James' Church and St. Werburgh's Roman Catholic Church. Other notable landmarks include Bidston Windmill on a ridge behind the town, Flaybrick Watertower and Flaybrick Memorial Gardens. Birkenhead Priory Stained Glass at Birkenhead Priory Birkenhead Priory, Priory Street, Birkenhead, Merseyside, England was founded about 1150 for the Benedictines, the parts that remain are open to the public. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... The current Bidston Windmill was built in about 1800 and continued working as a flour mill until 1875. ... Flaybrick Hill Cemetery was a municipal cemetery situated in Birkenhead, on the Wirral Peninsula, England. ...


Transport

Trams

Birkenhead had the first street tramway in Europe. Opened on 29 August 1860 the first line ran from Woodside (adjoining the terminal of the Mersey Ferry) to Birkenhead Park. This early system was horse-drawn and was the brainchild of flamboyant American, George Francis Train.[14] [15] A preserved tram is currently on display in the Woodside ferry terminal booking hall. This article refers to public transport vehicles running on rails. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... is the 241st day of the year (242nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1860 is the leap year starting on Sunday. ... Woodside is a locality in Birkenhead, Wirral in England. ... birkenhead park smell ov poo ... George Francis Train (1829 - 1904) was a businessman and an eccentric figure in American history. ...


Two replica trams, imported from Hong Kong, have been brought into service as part of a heritage tramway between Woodside and Wirral Transport Museum. Wirral Transport Museum is a museum situated 1 mile from the Mersey Ferry service at Woodside, Birkenhead, England. ...


Railways

Birkenhead and Liverpool became the first major conurbations in northwest England to be served by an underground railway system, which today is part of the Merseyrail network. For other uses, see Liverpool (disambiguation). ... A conurbation is an urban area comprising a number of cities, towns and villages which, through population growth and expansion, have physically merged to form one continuous built up area. ... This page refers to urban rail mass transit systems. ... Merseyrail is the name given to the electric commuter train network centred on Liverpool. ...


The major underground station in Birkenhead is Hamilton Square, the nearest station to the ferry terminal. Hamilton Square station is linked to the "Liverpool Loop" of the Wirral Line, which includes James Street, Moorfields, Liverpool Lime Street and Liverpool Central stations, all of which are underground. Other stations located in Birkenhead include Birkenhead Central, Green Lane, Rock Ferry, Conway Park, Birkenhead Park, Birkenhead North and Bidston. Hamilton Square railway station is situated near Hamilton Square in Birkenhead, Merseyside, England, on the Wirral Line of the Merseyrail network. ... A Wirral Line train at Liverpool Central. ... James Street is a railway station located in the centre of Liverpool, England, and situated on the Wirral Line of the Merseyrail network. ... Moorfields station is an underground railway station in Liverpool, England. ... The main entrance to Liverpool Lime Street Station Liverpool Lime Street railway station on Lime Street is the mainline railway station serving Liverpool, England. ... Liverpool Central station is a railway station in Liverpool, England, and forms the central hub of the Merseyrail network, being on both the Northern Line and the Wirral Line. ... Birkenhead Central railway station serves the town of Birkenhead, Wirral, England. ... Green Lane railway station serves the town of Birkenhead, Wirral, England, located in the south of the town. ... Rock Ferry railway station is situated in the Rock Ferry area of Birkenhead, Wirral, England. ... Conway Park railway station is situated in the town centre of Birkenhead, Wirral, England. ... Birkenhead Park railway station is situated in Birkenhead, Wirral, England. ... Birkenhead North station with a Class 507 working a West Kirby service. ... British Railways London Midland Region totem sign for Bidston station. ...


The Wirral Line from Birkenhead travels south to Chester and Ellesmere Port, north to New Brighton and westwards, across the Wirral Peninsula, to West Kirby. The Borderlands Line leaves Bidston station, in the north of Birkenhead and travels through the rural centre of Wirral, ultimately leaving England near Shotton and terminating in Wrexham, Wales.
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From 1878, until its closure in 1967, Birkenhead Woodside railway station was the town's mainline railway terminus. Once located close to Woodside Ferry Terminal, the site has been redeveloped into flats, a bus depot and offices for the Land Registry. Birkenhead Woodside is a former railway station in Birkenhead. ... Land Registry Head Office, 32 Lincolns Inn Fields Land Registry (officially known under the Land Registration Act 2002 as Her Majestys Land Registry) is a British Governmental organisation created in 1862. ...


Roads

Junctions 1 and 3 of the M53 motorway allow access to the national motorway network. The A41 trunk road connects Woodside with Marble Arch in London. The Queensway road tunnel, opened in 1936, runs underneath the River Mersey and connects the town to Liverpool. The M53 motorway is a major road in England, running from Wallasey on the opposite bank of the River Mersey to Liverpool, along the Wirral peninsula past Birkenhead and Ellesmere Port to just east of Chester, upon which motorway regulations end and it seamlessly becomes the A55 road, which continues... The A41 is a major trunk road in England, United Kingdom that links London and Birkenhead. ... A63(T) trunk road A trunk road, trunk highway, or strategic road is a major road—usually connecting one or more cities, ports, airports, etc. ... Marble Arch was originally erected on The Mall, as a gateway to the newly rebuilt Buckingham Palace. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The Queensway Tunnel is a road tunnel under the River Mersey in Merseyside, in the north west of England, between Liverpool and Birkenhead. ...


Maritime

Birkenhead's dock system is part of the Port of Liverpool facility, operated by the Mersey Docks and Harbour Company. The Twelve Quays ferry terminal allows a direct freight and passenger service to Dublin, Republic of Ireland and Belfast, Northern Ireland. The Mersey Ferry at Woodside supplies a passenger service to Liverpool, as well as chartered cruising. Garston Docks, Liverpool, 1962 The Port of Liverpool is the name for the enclosed dock system that runs from Herculaneum Dock to Seaforth Dock, on the east side of the River Mersey, combined with the facilities built around the Great Float on the west side of the river. ... Ensign of MDHB The Mersey Docks and Harbour Company (MDHB) is the current incarnation of the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board. ... The Twelve Quays ferry terminal is located on the Birkenhead side of the River Mersey and is the new centre for transporting passengers and freight between Merseyside and Belfast, Northern Ireland and Dublin, Republic of Ireland. ... For other uses, see Dublin (disambiguation). ... This article is about the city in Northern Ireland. ... Northern Ireland (Irish: , Ulster Scots: Norlin Airlann) is a constituent country of the United Kingdom lying in the northeast of the island of Ireland, covering 5,459 square miles (14,139 km², about a sixth of the islands total area). ... The Mersey Ferry is a ferry operating on the River Mersey in England. ...


Airport

The nearest airport is Liverpool John Lennon Airport (formerly known as Speke Airport) located about 8 miles (13 km) from Birkenhead. Liverpool John Lennon Airport (IATA: LPL, ICAO: EGGP) is an airport serving the English city of Liverpool. ...


Education

Schools

Among the town's schools are two independent schools. Birkenhead's oldest independent school is Birkenhead School.[16] It was exclusively a boys' school from its founding in 1860 until 2000 when its sixth form became co-educational. It also has a preparatory school for boys aged 3–11 and will become fully co-educational in 2008. "Old Birkonians" (as former pupils are known) include the lawyer F. E. Smith (Lord Birkenhead), Andreas Whittam Smith (chairman of the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) and founder of The Independent newspaper), Andrew Irvine (mountaineer), and Philip Toosey, hero at the Bridge on the River Kwai. Birkenhead School is an independent school located on the Wirral, in the north-west of England. ... The title of Earl of Birkenhead was created in the Peerage of the United Kingdom in 1922. ... Andreas Whittam Smith CBE, (born 13 June 1937), British financial journalist, was one of the co-founders of The Independent newspaper in October 1986, and is a former president of the British Board of Film Classification. ... British Board of Film Classification logo The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC), originally British Board of Film Censors, is the organisation responsible for film and some video game classification and censorship within the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see The Independent (disambiguation). ... Andrew Sandy Irvine (April 8, 1902 – 8-9 June 1924) was an English mountaineer who took part in the third British Expedition to Mount Everest in 1924. ... Brigadier Sir Philip John Denton Toosey (12 August 1904 - 22 December 1975) was (as a Lieutenant-Colonel) the senior Allied officer in the Japanese prisoner-of-war camp at Tamarkan in Thailand during World War II. The men under his command built the Bridge on the River Kwai which was... The Bridge over the River Kwai taken in June 2004. ...


Birkenhead High School For Girls is an independent school for girls, founded in 1885 and catering for girls aged 2½–18. It is a member of the Girls' Day School Trust. Its alumnae include the actress Patricia Routledge. The Girls Day School Trust (GDST) is a group of 26 independent schools in England and Wales. ... Katherine Patricia Routledge CBE (born 17 February 1929) is a Tony Award-winning English actress who is best known to television audiences for her role of Hyacinth Bucket in the television comedy series Keeping Up Appearances. ...


In late 2007, both schools announced fundamental changes. Birkenhead High School decided to become a state-funded City Academy school and Birkenhead School decided to become co-educational for pupils aged 5-18.[17] Both changes are driven by falling numbers of pupils in the schools. Birkenhead High School is currently an independent academically selective private girls school on the Wirral in the North West of England. ... A city academy is a type of British secondary school, of which one of the major architects was Andrew Adonis in his capacity as education advisor to the Prime Minister (now Lord Adonis, a junior Minister at the Department for Education and Skills) in the late 1990s. ... Birkenhead School is an independent school located on the Wirral, in the north-west of England. ...


Colleges

Birkenhead's technical college in Woodside (Previously in Borough Road), now called Wirral Metropolitan College, had a theatre named after one of its most famous former students and Birkonian (born 1936), Glenda Jackson, the Oscar-winning actress and Member of Parliament. The Borough Road campus and the Glenda Jackson Theatre were demolished in late 2005, to make way for flats, although Wirral Metropolitan College flourishes on other sites across the Wirral. The theatre secretly housed an emergency command centre for the region in its basement, accessible via the college. Politicians and officials would have retreated to this secure bunker in the event of nuclear war to coordinate the recovery effort. By the 1990s, after the end of the Cold War, the bunker had been decommissioned and the surrounding complex of rooms was used by the college as a rehearsal space and recording studio. Glenda Jackson Glenda May Jackson, CBE, (born 9 May 1936) is a two-time Academy Award-winning British actress and politician, currently Labour Member of Parliament for the constituency of Hampstead and Highgate in the London Borough of Camden. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters to a parliament. ... Bunkers in Albania A bunker is a defensive military fortification. ... For other uses, see Cold War (disambiguation). ...


Other colleges include the Birkenhead Sixth Form College located in the Claughton area of Birkenhead.


Healthcare

Birkenhead is served by Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (through its Arrowe Park Hospital, St. Catherine's Hospital and Clatterbridge Hospital sites) and Wirral Primary Care Trust. Formerly, Birkenhead was also been served by Birkenhead General Hospital on Conway Street and St. James' Hospital in Claughton.


Arts and leisure

Arts

The Laird School of Art was the first public school of art outside London and was given to the town by John Laird. It opened on 27 September 1871. The Williamson Art Gallery was opened in 1928 and houses a fine collection of paintings, porcelain and pottery. is the 270th day of the year (271st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1871 (MDCCCLXXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


In 1856, Birkenhead Library was opened as the country's first public library in an unincorporated borough.[18] The library was situated in Hamilton Street until 1909, when it moved to a new building in Albion Street, near Birkenhead Market. In the 1930s, this building (along with much of the surrounding area) was demolished to make way for the entrance to the Mersey Tunnel. The present library, Birkenhead Central Library, is situated on Borough Road and was opened by King George V in 1934. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Queensway Tunnel is a road tunnel under the River Mersey in Merseyside, in the north west of England, between Liverpool and Birkenhead. ... George V (George Frederick Ernest Albert; 3 June 1865 – 20 January 1936) was the first British monarch belonging to the House of Windsor, which he created from the British branch of the German House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. ...


Despite being in England, Birkenhead hosted Wales' National Eisteddfod in 1917[19] as well as an unofficial National Eisteddfod event in 1879. As in Liverpool,[20] migrants from Wales, especially north Wales, contributed greatly to the growth of the town and its cultural development in the 19th century. The first local Birkenhead Eisteddfod, a precursor of the national events, took place in 1864.[21] The Eisteddfod (literally sitting) is a Welsh festival of literature, music, and song. ...


The Argyle Theatre was a major theatre and music hall which opened in 1868 and became notable for the calibre of artistes who appeared there. Later in its life, it was also used as a cinema. The theatre was destroyed by bombing in 1940.[22] The Little Theatre was established in 1958 from a converted former Presbyterian church, whilst more recently, the Pacific Road Arts Centre in Woodside opened in 1999. The Argyle Theatre was a theatre in Birkenhead, on the Wirral Peninsula, England. ... Presbyterianism is part of the Reformed churches family of denominations of Christian Protestantism based on the teachings of John Calvin which traces its institutional roots to the Scottish Reformation, especially as led by John Knox. ...


Media

Birkenhead is served by local daily newspapers the Liverpool Echo and Liverpool Daily Post. The free local weekly newspapers are the Wirral Globe and the Birkenhead News (part of the Wirral News group). The Liverpool Echo and Liverpool Daily Post are two newspapers published by Trinity Mirror on Merseyside in the United Kingdom. ... The Liverpool Echo and Liverpool Daily Post are two newspapers published by Trinity Mirror on Merseyside in the United Kingdom. ...


The local radio station Wirral's Buzz 97.1 is based in the town. In addition, there are six other local radio stations that transmit to Birkenhead: BBC Radio Merseyside, Radio City 96.7, Juice 107.6, Dune 107.9, Rock FM 97.4 and CityTalk. Buzz 97. ... BBC Radio Merseyside is the BBC Local Radio service for the English metropolitan county of Merseyside and north Cheshire. ... Radio City studios tower Radio City studios tower by night // Radio City 96. ... 107. ... Dune FM broadcasts from Southport, covering the town and the surrounding borough of Sefton as well as a large part of neighbouring West Lancashire. ... 97. ... City Talk 105. ...


Birkenhead is situated within the television regions of BBC North West and ITV's Granada Television. For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see ITV (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Sport and leisure

As well as Birkenhead Park, other recreational open spaces in Birkenhead include Mersey Park and Victoria Park. Arrowe Park is a large area of parkland at the western edge of the town. In 1929, the 3rd World Scout Jamboree was held there. Arrowe Park is an area of parklands, wood, heath & leisure facilities on the Wirral Peninsula, Merseyside, England. ... Cartoon in Punch, published in 1929 for the 3rd World Scout Jamboree The 3rd World Scout Jamboree was held in 1929 at Arrowe Park in Birkenhead, United Kingdom. ...


Birkenhead is the home of Tranmere Rovers Football Club, a professional football team who play at Prenton Park near the Tranmere area of the town. They are in Football League One. Cammell Laird F.C. is the town's semi professional football club who play at Kirklands in Rock Ferry. They are in Northern Premier League Division One South. The town is also the home of several successful amateur football leagues, both 11-a side and six-a side. Tranmere Rovers Football Club is an English football club, currently playing in Football League One and based at Prenton Park, Prenton, Birkenhead - just across the River Mersey from the two Premiership Clubs of Liverpool F.C. and Everton F.C. // The club was founded as Belmont F.C. in 1884... “Soccer” redirects here. ... Prenton Park is a multi-use stadium in Birkenhead, England. ... Football League One (often referred to as League One for short or Coca-Cola Football League 1 for sponsorship reasons) is the second-highest division of The Football League and third-highest division overall in the English football league system. ... Official club logo. ... “Soccer” redirects here. ... // The split of the Northern Premier League First Division resulted in the Northern Premier League Division One North and the Northern Premier League Division One South. ...


The Birkenhead Park Football Club was founded in 1871, the same year as the Rugby Football Union. The club originally played in the Lower Park but moved to their current home in the Upper Park in 1885.[23] The Rugby Football Union (RFU) is the rugby union governing body in England. ...


Located in the town are the Birkenhead North End & Victoria Cycling Clubs. Olympic riders from the clubs include Chris Boardman, Steve Cummings and Rachel Heal.[24][25] The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ... Chris Boardman (born August 26, 1968) is a former English racing cyclist who won a gold medal at the 1992 Olympic Games. ... Steve Cummings (born 19 March 1981 in Wirral, Merseyside, United Kingdom) is a British racing cyclist who is also a highly experienced track cyclist in the team pursuit. ...


The first two Boy Scout groups in the world were founded as the 1st and 2nd Birkenhead groups at the YMCA on the same night in 1908. The 2nd Birkenhead Scout Group is still operating and therefore is the longest running scout group in the world. This article is about the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts/Girl Guides organizations. ... Not to be confused with YWCA. This article is about the association. ...


Cultural references

Birkenhead is mentioned in the song "What She Said" on the album Meat Is Murder by The Smiths: What she read/All heady books/She'd sit and prophesise/(It took a tattooed boy from Birkenhead/To really really open her eyes). Meat Is Murder is The Smiths second studio album, released in February of 1985. ... The Smiths were an English rock band active from 1982 to 1987. ...


The town is also referred to in the song "Everything Is Sorrow" on the Boo Radleys' C'mon Kids album: I worked in Birkenhead for you/It brings me tears even now. The Boo Radleys were a British guitar band of the 1990s who made experimental indie music, and were briefly associated with the Britpop movement. ... Fifth album by English Britpoppers The Boo Radleys, released in 1996. ...


Notable people

In the arts, Birkenhead has produced several actors and performers including Glenda Jackson, Lewis Collins, Megs Jenkins, Patricia Routledge and Paul O'Grady (also known as Lily Savage). It has also produced poets and authors such as World War I poet Wilfred Owen, who was born in Oswestry, but was educated at the Birkenhead Institute; Adrian Henri and Michael Z. Williamson. Glenda Jackson Glenda May Jackson, CBE, (born 9 May 1936) is a two-time Academy Award-winning British actress and politician, currently Labour Member of Parliament for the constituency of Hampstead and Highgate in the London Borough of Camden. ... Lewis Collins (born 27 May 1946 in Bidston, Birkenhead, Merseyside) is a British actor. ... Megs Jenkins (April 21, 1917 - October 5, 1998), was a British character actress who appeared in a huge number of British films and television programmes. ... Katherine Patricia Routledge CBE (born 17 February 1929) is a Tony Award-winning English actress who is best known to television audiences for her role of Hyacinth Bucket in the television comedy series Keeping Up Appearances. ... Paul James OGrady (born 14 June 1955), is an English comedian and television personality of Irish descent. ... Lily Savage is a drag act performed by comedian Paul OGrady. ... “The Great War ” redirects here. ... Wilfred Edward Salter Owen MC (March 18, 1893 – November 4, 1918) was a British poet and soldier, regarded by many as the leading poet of the First World War. ... Oswestry is a town in Shropshire, England, very close to the Welsh border. ... Adrian Henri (April 10, 1932 – December 21, 2000) was a British poet and painter. ... Michael Z. Williamson (born 1967) is a science fiction and military-fiction author. ...


The town has produced some notable artists such as Philip Wilson Steer, Bessie Bamber, the workers at the Della Robbia Pottery and Norman Thelwell, cartoonist. In music, Indie band Half Man Half Biscuit hail from Birkenhead as do Paul Heaton, lead singer of the Housemartins and the Beautiful South; and Charlie Landsborough, singer/songwriter. Philip Wilson Steer OM (28 Dec 1860-18 March 1942) was an English artist. ... Della Robbia Pottery was made in Birkenhead in a factory founded in 1894 by Harold Rathbone and Conrad Dressler (1856-1940). ... Norman Thelwell (3 May 1923 - 7 February 2004) was a British cartoonist well-known for his humorous illustrations of ponies and horses. ... Nigel Blackwell, singer, guitarist and songwriter Half Man Half Biscuit, often abbreviated to HMHB, are a UK rock band from Birkenhead, active sporadically since the mid-1980s, known for their satirical, sardonic and sometimes surreal songs. ... Paul David Heaton (born May 9, 1962) is an English singer-songwriter. ... The Housemartins were a British indie rock band that was active in the 1980s. ... The Beautiful South are a British pop group formed at the end of the 1980s, from the ashes of Hull group The Housemartins. ... Charlie Landsborough, (born Charles Alexander Landsborough, October 26, 1941, in Wrexham, Wales) is a British country and folk musician and songwriter. ...


Birkenhead has also produced notable sportsmen such as Matt Dawson, the rugby union player; 'Dixie' Dean (Everton FC), record-breaking footballer, who was born at 313 Laird Street; and several other footballers including Jason McAteer and David Thompson. In the field of science and engineering Birkenhead claims Sir Thomas Brassey, Victorian civil engineer and Professor Sir John Eric Richardson, electrical engineer, academic and champion of the polytechnic sector. Some of the notable pupils of Birkenhead School are listed above. The Rt. Revd. David Urquhart was suffragan bishop of Birkenhead before his appointment in 2006 as the Bishop of Birmingham. Matthew James Sutherland Daws Dawson MBE (born 31 October 1972 in Birkenhead) is a now retired English rugby union footballer who played scrum half for Wasps having played most of his career for Northampton Saints. ... For other uses, see Rugby (disambiguation). ... William Ralph Dean (January 22, 1907-March 1, 1980), popularly known as Dixie Dean, was an English football player, one of the most prolific centre forwards in English football history, who is best known for his exploits at Everton. ... Everton F.C. is an English football club from the city of Liverpool and was founded in 1878. ... Jason Wynn McAteer (b. ... David Anthony Thompson (born September 12, 1977 in Birkenhead Beechwood Estate , England) is an English football player currently playing for Bolton Wanderers. ... Thomas Brassey (1805-1870) was an English railway contractor, born in Cheshire. ... Plato is credited with the inception of academia: the body of knowledge, its development and transmission across generations. ... The term polytechnic, from the Greek πολύ polú meaning many and τεχνικός tekhnikós meaning arts, is commonly used in many countries to describe an institution that delivers vocational or technical education and training, other countries do not use the term and use alternative terminology. ... The Rt. ... A suffragan bishop is a bishop subordinate to a metropolitan bishop. ... Arms of the Bishop of Birmingham The Bishop of Birmingham is the Ordinary of the Church of England Diocese of Birmingham in the Province of Canterbury The diocese covers the north west of the traditional county of Warwickshire and has its see in the City of Birmingham, West Midlands, where...


Twin towns

Birkenhead is twinned, as a part of Wirral, with Gennevilliers in France, Lorient in France and Latina in Italy. Birkenhead also has a Sister City Agreement with Midland, Texas.[26] Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ... Gennevilliers is a commune of France, in the Hauts-de-Seine département, in the northwestern suburb of Paris. ... This article is about The place Lorient in France. ... Latina is the capital of the province of Latina in the region Latium in Italy. ... This article is about partnerships between towns distant from each other; see Twin cities for the different concept of physically neighbouring cities. ... Nickname: Location within the state of Texas Coordinates: , Country State Counties Midland Government  - Mayor Mike Canon Area  - City 173. ... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ...


Future

The major redevelopment project under consideration is Peel Holdings' 'Wirral Waters'. This would allow for a £4.5 billion of investment in the regeneration of the dockland area. This equates with an investment of over £14,000 for each of the 320,000 residents of the Wirral. At the East Float and Vittoria Dock, the development would include several 50-storey skyscrapers, 5,000,000 square feet (465,000 m²) of new office space and 11,000,000 square feet (1,000,000 m²) for new residential flats. A retail and leisure quarter at the former Bidston Dock site would encompass another 571,000 square feet (53,000 m²) of space. The whole project would create more than 27,000 permanent new jobs, aside from the employment required for construction and other peripheral employment. The development would be expected to take up to thirty years.[27] The Peel Group is a collection of property and transport companies based in the United Kingdom. ... Wirral Waters is a large scale £4. ... The Great Float, is a dock at Birkenhead,United Kingdom. ... The Vittoria Dock, is a dock at Birkenhead,United Kingdom. ... The Bidston Dock, is a dock at Birkenhead,United Kingdom. ...


References

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Bidston | Claughton | Noctorum | Oxton | Prenton | Rock Ferry | Tranmere | Woodchurch | Woodside Bidston is a village on Wirral, Merseyside,England Located adjacent junction 2, M53, the village of bidston is situated on a hill, with elevation of approximately 60m, above sea level. ... Claughton is a residential district in Birkenhead, Wirral, Merseyside, England. ... Noctorum is a village on the Wirral Peninsula, Merseyside, England, in the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral. ... Oxton is a suburb in the Wirral, Merseyside, England, situated to the west of Birkenhead town centre. ... , Prenton is a suburb of Birkenhead on the Wirral Peninsula, Merseyside, England. ... Rock Ferry is a suburb of Birkenhead on the Wirral Peninsula, England. ... Tranmere is an area in Birkenhead on the Wirral. ... The Woody, built by King Herod and Noel Edmonds in 1066, is an area of the Wirral Peninsula, in Mongolia, dominated by a large housing estate (aka The Woody One Time. ... Woodside is a locality in Birkenhead, Wirral in England. ...

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