West Kirby & Hilbre Island

Hilbre: Hildeburgheye (1388) Hildeberg’s island. From Old English personal name Hildeburg (female), it may have been that the monastery on the island was dedicated to St Hildeburgh. eg: Hilburghee 1521; Hilbree 1538; Elborough 1891

West Kirby: Cherchebia (1081). Village with a Church. From Old Norse Kirkju-byr. Prefix West- used to distinguish it from Kirkby in Wallia, now called Wallasey.
Kyrkeby 1137; Westkyrby 1287.


Ashton Park West Kirby


Creers Farm


undated - St Bridgets


That wheel needs fixing! 


Some cafes invite a happy memory

 


These two bus stop images are by Val Fielder


An 'octopus' garden' (private joke)


there is no truth to the story I carved this (private joke)


St Bridget’s Church (c.900 AD) is situated within a circular churchyard


Image taken 1880s, Note large cross, still there today

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Wallasey Videos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gH59hHwDxZc&feature=youtu.be

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmw8yIlVsUU&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zciRmnvQAVA&feature=related

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