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    Hi All

    Does anyone know if this pub is still open? i have been told it is due to be demolished, not sure if thats true.


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    My family ran this pub, i would love to go and look around it.

    cheers

    Tony

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    Last time I went past on the bus, it was still open.

    Didn't know it was getting pulled down...will have to investigate that un'!
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    you don't mean the blood tub do you
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    Quote Originally Posted by drone_pilot View Post
    you don't mean the blood tub do you
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    Im glad it is still open, I must get over there. take some pics.

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    Im glad it is still open, I must get over there. take some pics.
    in the 60's my dad ran the Raven Hotel (Higsons) on Exmouth St, and i heard the nick name then, it was because at the week end the place was awash with blood from all the fighting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drone_pilot View Post
    in the 60's my dad ran the Raven Hotel (Higsons) on Exmouth St, and i heard the nick name then, it was because at the week end the place was awash with blood from all the fighting.
    Thats sorta moved over the Golden Strip...Conway Street!
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    Quote Originally Posted by drone_pilot View Post
    in the 60's my dad ran the Raven Hotel (Higsons) on Exmouth St, and i heard the nick name then, it was because at the week end the place was awash with blood from all the fighting.
    OMG my lot ran it then

    My great Uncle John Hogan and his wife Sarah ran it from the 1950's until into the 70's. family members would help out in the pub.

    I know nothing of the area, so i dont know the Raven Hotel sorry, I assume it is close to the Dock Hotel. If i get the ferry over, is it easy to find? I believe it is near to the tunnel entrance?

    I wonder if anyone is still around who remembers my family running the pub?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gnomie View Post
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    I know nothing of the area, so i dont know the Raven Hotel sorry, I assume it is close to the Dock Hotel. If i get the ferry over, is it easy to find? I believe it is near to the tunnel entrance? ...
    The disused tunnel entrance. There were two, now only one.
    Easy walking distance from the Norfolk Line ferries.
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    What road was the Raven on?? Must say it doesn't ring a bell.

    Gnomie...I'll ask around, I think one of my mates parents comes from around the Dock Cottages and Oak/Eldon Heights.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wallasey View Post
    What road was the Raven on?? Must say it doesn't ring a bell.

    Gnomie...I'll ask around, I think one of my mates parents comes from around the Dock Cottages and Oak/Eldon Heights.

    28 Exmouth st, demolished in the early 70's new estate there now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drone_pilot View Post
    28 Exmouth st, demolished in the early 70's new estate there now.
    Oh right, I am afraid as I am only a lil blighter, anything before 2000 becomes a blurr...don't know why but never mind!

    Yeah, Exmouth Street has next to nothing left of it...it is sad, but Birkenhead was unfortunate in the 60's and 70's where Birko Corportation single handedly flattened and killed their town...Wirral have since then done well to finish off what they failed to do.

    Went past the Dock today on the 409...the pub is still open.
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    The Dock - 2007

    The pub is still standing and was definitely open in the last couple of months, though I have been told it has recently closed down.


    There is also The New Dock in the north end of Birkenhead...

    This pub is now closed.

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    The New Dock is now The Ex Dock - came down in the last few days - now a pile of rubble

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael O'Neil View Post
    The New Dock is now The Ex Dock - came down in the last few days - now a pile of rubble
    Not the Dock Hotel I hope ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael O'Neil View Post
    The New Dock is now The Ex Dock - came down in the last few days - now a pile of rubble
    deservedly so looking at that photo

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