Bimbo’s Old Photographs

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We have run out of Jammy Toast dog and cat stories and now I am at a bit of a loss. Wirral’s Old Railway Stations will be ending in a couple of months too as we come to the last of the disused railway stations on the Wirral. This means I am pretty much kicking my heels for things to cover here on Jammy Toast. So, I have been scratching my head to think of a new subject to cover to keep everyone entertained. A little while ago, I used to post old photographs of the Wirral and this has given me an idea to start a similar series. I literally have thousands of photographs of the Wirral and Liverpool and I thought it would be fun to post them but try and find the same location today and see how it looks. Kind of like comparing new and old.

For example, the picture on the left below is of an old shop in the Dingle, Liverpool selling provisions. Or to be precise, it is 364 Mill Street, back in the early 1900s. I wonder what that shop looks like today or even if it is still there. The first thing to do is look for the address but alas there is no longer a 364 Mill Street. The next clue is that it is on the corner of Aiken Street; alas that no longer exists either. All that is left is number 376 Mill Street, then there is an area of grassland and a factory before the road numbering restarts down at 310. My best guess would be that the provisions shop and Aiken Street used to be somewhere in the middle of this grassland (pictured below, right). Lieutenant Columbo, eat your heart out.

Mill Street Shop, c1900

Mill Street Shop, c1900.

Mill Street Location, Today

Mill Street Location, Today.


[Click on photographs to enlarge.]

So that is the idea for the new series. I will start working my way through my old photo collection and try and find the modern-day equivalent. Alternatively, if you have any old photographs from around Merseyside that you would like to receive the ‘Bimbo’ treatment then feel free to send them in with as much information regarding the photo as you have.

See you next month.

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Great Uncle Bimbo MBE

I was given to Davidd, The Bearkeeper back in 1960 in St Catherine’s Hospital when I was presented to him as a “birth” day present. I came home with him and have been with him ever since. We grew up together and, unlike many other people, he has never decided he was too old to have a teddy bear. I am the oldest bear here at Jammy Toast.


49 Comments on “Bimbo’s Old Photographs”

  1. I should imagine many of the buildings around Birkenhead and Liverpool were destroyed during the Blitz of the Second World War. I shall look forward to this series.

  2. If it wasn’t for Mrs Bird reminding me sometimes I think I’d forget what day of the week it was. Although Mr Brown doesn’t seem that bothered as he says he wants to forget the whole year.

  3. The sun has got his hat on. Hip hip hip hooray! The sun has got his hat on and he’s coming out to play. Now we’ll all be happy. Hip hip hip hooray! The sun has got his hat on and he’s coming out today. :sun:

  4. My nanny isn’t normal.. she puts a chair outside her door so no one takes my uncles car space.. the chair went missing today and a jeep was parked in the spot.. she went out looking in the jeep to see had they robbed her chair then she had it out with the woman accusing her :roflao:

  5. Red Fred didn’t mind when I jumped up on his table to eat his Dreamies. He was on the path behind me. I think he was too busy washing himself to even notice what I was doing. If he comes to the veranda I’ll share my Dreamies with him. That’s fair, isn’t it?

  6. They all went home again. And I think, but I am not quite sure, that Roo had a hot bath and went straight to bed. But Pooh went back to his own house, and feeling very proud of what he had done, had a little something to revive himself.

  7. Rolf report 30 July

    The ⁦campus may be quiet currently, but I’m present there in many ways. Not only do I patrol daily, helping keep it safe until my friends the staff & students return, I also appear regularly on the big screen at the heart of campus.

    Rolf x

  8. Get ready.

    After encouraging us all to go out, go the pub , go shopping, go on holiday & telling us all we’re over the worst of it…

    These frauds are now going to tell us it’s all our fault when the 2nd wave of hits.

  9. Today’s challenge for Health Secretary Matt Hancock is to convince the nation that there is a second wave rolling across Europe. So when our incompetence leads to more deaths, we can blame it on those pesky foreigners.

  10. Everyone’s talking about Argos getting rid of the catalogue, but the biggest crime they’ve ever committed was swapping the little pens for pencils.

    Didn’t have to pay for a bloody biro between 1980 and 2010.

  11. The orange shitweasel continues to try and con his dumb as fuck following into thinking they’re the good guys.

    (There’s aren’t any “good guys” in politics… and there never were!)

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