The One-Eyed City

Posted by Lord Bearkeeper OBE DASc on
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Birkenhead Town Hall, which is now a museum.

Ihave lived in Birkenhead all my life and have heard it called the “One-Eyed City” more times than I can remember; but I have never known why. I have asked people in the past and been told a multitude of reasons but none of them really ring true. If you are in Liverpool and look over the water towards Birkenhead, you can only see one face of the Town Hall clock so Scousers started calling it the one-eyed city. The old Birkenhead Trams only had one headlight on the front was another reason given. I have also heard so many jokes about it but have never been given a definitive answer.