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152) Johnathan  Male
Location:
Finland Location
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Wednesday, 30 August 2017 10:09 AM Host: dsl-hkibng12-50dd27-83.dhcp.inet.fi

Great site. I was born in the 70's and lived in Noctorum. I have many happy memories of the library in Upton (especially the children's library). I also went to Kingsley Prep school until 1986 (I think it closed as a junior school around two years later but continued as a kindergarten for several more years). I really loved the building the school was in. Being in the corridors when it rained outside was strangely enjoyable. I think that building gave me a love of old houses. The building burnt down several years ago unfortunately and now there seems to be several buildings on the same spot. The last time I was in Upton was late 2015 where in a strange twist of fate I was visiting my dying father as he was in a care home next door to where my school had been all those years earlier. I now live in Finland but sometimes I think back to my childhood with happy memories.
151) Freight Tracking 
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Friday, 23 June 2017 08:28 AM IP: 113.88.177.148

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150) Steve Hughes  Male
Location:
Wirral Location
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Sunday, 16 April 2017 01:19 PM Host: hosted-by.global-layer.com

Great looking back on this place I grew up there although from most posts a little later than most I was sent to the convent for my education as there was no places anywhere else was moved to st josephs when it finally opened memories of the Maypole early supermarket always wanted a knickerbocker glory but was always skint,the old horse and jockey finally became a tescos which is now well
gone and my mother got a job in the new horse and jockey and worked part time in reeces biscuit shop where she used to bring home bags of broken biscuits, I had a paper round in Malleys and later at hasties on arrowe park road, I remember the new shops being built on that same road and the prefabs further down next to a piece of land we called the pops and in the fields the three
woods like many I remember the spinney and the apples around there, and the toilets by the lights in the village over the road the row of shops with the cobblers shop and the cemetary next to them which is now a funeral home, sadly I remember someone being killed in the cemetary
149) Ann Hansen  Female
Location:
São Paulo, Brazil Location
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Monday, 20 March 2017 09:59 PM Host: 187-75-22-241.dsl.telesp.net.br

Great website, well done. I used to go to Upton Hall Convent, in the main building and the Manor. I left in 1964 when I was 12 to come to Brazil. I used to love cycling from my home in Birkenhead along Borough Road, passed the Library, passed Arrow Park and take Morton Road to a roller skating rink in Morton near the sea!I loved New Brighton baths too!
148) Ann Hansen  Female
Location:
São Paulo, Brazil Location
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Monday, 20 March 2017 09:59 PM Host: 187-75-22-241.dsl.telesp.net.br

Great website, well done. I used to go to Upton Hall Convent, in the main building and the Manor. I left in 1964 when I was 12 to come to Brazil. I used to love cycling from my home in Birkenhead along Borough Road, passed the Library, passed Arrow Park and take Morton Road to a roller skating rink in Morton near the sea!I loved New Brighton baths too!
147) Geoff Holland  Male
Location:
Upton, Wirral Location
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Monday, 12 December 2016 12:07 PM Host: 178.144.9.51.dyn.plus.net

What an excellent website, which I discovered today completely by accident and have just spent an hour browsing. Another coincidence is that I used to work with John Hardy, who has also signed the guest book, before he emigrated to Australia in about 1982. Good to know he's still there in Sydney, as we lost touch over 30 years ago!!
146) John Humphreys  Male
Location:
Little Rock, USA Location
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Wednesday, 26 October 2016 01:53 AM Host: dhcp20-237.cable.conwaycorp.net

Lived in Moreton Road until moving to the USA in 1982, both my children attended "The Convent".
Went back there only last week and was very sad to see the store fronts boarded or railed, just not the quaint village atmosphere I remember. The butcher, the baker, the fish and tea shop.
145) John Hardy  Male
Location:
Sydney Australia Location
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Thursday, 3 March 2016 05:01 AM Host: CPE-144-132-191-97.nsw.bigpond.net.au

Nice revamped site glad its in good hands a nice walk down memory lane.
144) Bob Keenan 
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Thursday, 14 May 2015 06:38 PM IP: 72.145.49.30

Today I live in South Florida and reading this site reminds me of home. Born in 1948 at the army camp that was a swatters camp as there was no housing for young families . First hair cut in the village at 2 years old (very bad day ). Moved to Birkenhead in 1951 & my perents moved to the ford estate in 1964 . I will be in Upton next year as we have a lot of family in the area. Bob
143) maria owen 
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Friday, 2 January 2015 01:00 PM IP: 2.27.172.41

Hello Frank, I'm sure my mother, my Dads car -"Steed" the Avenger and I are in a picture at Upton Manor. I'm in the incorrect uniform as we had returned to live in England and it wasn't worth buying a prep school uniform
142) Diane Murray (nee Goodwin) 
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Saturday, 24 May 2014 06:39 PM IP: 176.25.240.163

What a wonderful and informative site, wished I had come across it sooner! I moved to Upton Village in 1959, my dad was born and brought up in Salacre Terrace (one of the many Goodwins) he would have loved to see some of these old photos.
141) Syd Eccles 
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Monday, 24 February 2014 10:16 AM IP: 37.252.98.154

Lived part of my early life in Upton, lived at 4 Wirral Way, went to Kingsley School. Left the area in the early 50s.
140) John Cronin 
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Tuesday, 11 June 2013 07:54 AM IP: 94.192.172.135

Hello Frank I emailed you recently about this site but I'm wondering if the email failed to reach you? I was wondering if you're still maintaining the site or if not I'd be interested in taking it on. Hope to hear from you. Kind regards John
139) Mark Brown 
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Monday, 20 May 2013 10:32 AM IP: 82.26.137.11

Hi, I live in West Drive and I have an old map, sadly undated, that has West Drive shown as Woodlands. It pre-dates any of the modern development of Upton. Do you know anything about this?
138) Lesley 
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Saturday, 23 March 2013 12:14 PM IP: 90.244.135.113

Hi, I think this is a great little site. I moved to Upton in 1996 and would love to hear from anyone who might know anything of what Saughall Massie Lane was like before all the houses were built there just before WW2. Any old pics would be a real bonus!!
137) Lily Clough 
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Wednesday, 6 March 2013 03:07 PM IP: 81.111.254.0

I moved to Upton from Oxton last year and now live in Rake Lane. I have visited this site several times and find all the information and photographs etc fascinating. I thought it might be of interest to relate a chance conversation I had with an elderly gentleman whilst at the bus stop this morning. I didn't catch his name but he told me he was 87 and first came to Upton during the war (WWII). He was amongst 300 troops who were stationed here, along with 50 ATS girls, he told me with a twinkle in his eye ! The original old Horse & Jockey pub stood where the empty 'Ethel Austin' store is now on thr corner of Rake Lane (as I knew) and he told me that the pub had two pianos and he and his mates (and the ATS girls!) had many a merry evening there and often did the 'hokey-cokey' home down Rake Lane. He also told me that what he called the 'old little church' in Rake Lane, which I took to be the old school building, had a cafe in it, called Sam's Cafe, during the war. He then told me that after the war he lived at 27 Rake Lane for 'many years'. Unfortunately the bus then came which brought the conversation to an end, but I do hope I bump into this gentleman again and get to hear more of his reminiscences.
136) John Hardy 
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Sunday, 30 December 2012 03:47 AM IP: 124.188.146.44

Hi my name is John Hardy brother of Harry I spent the first 15 years of my life in the white cottage that stuck out into Moreton Rd In Australia now but still have very fond memories of Upton
135) Harry Hardy 
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Monday, 29 October 2012 01:06 AM IP: 138.130.100.247

I was born in Upton Village in the little white cottage that stood at the top of Moreton Road. My Mother was Jessie Sherlock, the only daughter of William and Eliza but she did have ten brothers. I have many happy memories of Upton. I went to Overchurch Primary School and was in ST. Marys Church Choir and was in the Overchurch Scout Hut in 1947 when the Troop was reformed after the war.We played Commandoes in the ruins of the priory and cowboys & indians behind the shops. There was a gap between Stone House Cafe and Waterworths with a big air raid shelter in the middle with an EWS tank at the village end and a big sand pit at the other. I played with Billy Sherlock, David Sherlock, Brian Winson, Frankie New, Tommy Austin and Alan Jackson among others. Bonfire nights in the football field down Rake Lane and catching tadpoles in the Pit. I left Upton in 1958 when I got married but returned in 1961 to live in the new houses which had been built in front of Mavis Drive and opposite Adams Farm. Nine years earlier when working for Adams Farm I had picked potatoes in the same spot.
134) veronica triggs nee jones 
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Thursday, 21 June 2012 10:28 AM IP: 80.7.169.101

Hi I was born in the prefabs in upton in 1960 then moved to the woodchurch in 64 my mum would of loved this site sadly no longer with us x she shopped in upton everyday (i think she used to go just for a chat) your site is great! and has brought so many memories flooding back, I remember all the old shops the first turf accountants the fish shop the dairy that made the best ice cream ever the supermarket tescos would you believe! malleys were i used to spend my pocket money! oh those were the days I live in wallasey now but miss upton so much as I spent most of my young life there! well done the website is great!
133) chris whittle 
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Monday, 12 March 2012 08:34 PM IP: 217.39.4.231

I live in rake lane which is now caled old rose cottage but i belive it is one of the oldest in the village it so iv heard it was grey stoke cottage first any news on it at all and does anybody know who owns the old school house now thank you
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