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Bradshaw’s Guide

Chester to Birkenhead

Birkenhead Railway

Leaving Chester, the first stations we pass are Mollington, Ledsham, and Hooton, from the latter of which Parkgate is accessible by omnibus; the next place arrived at is

Bromborough. – Near to which is Eastham Ferry, the landing place for the Mersey steamers. It is a charming spot, and a place of great resort in the summer by pic-nic parties from Liverpool. Bromborough Mill, situated in a delightful dell.

Spital station.

Bebbington. – Here is an old spire church, and just beyond are Upper Bebbington and the Stamton Stone Quarries, in which ripple marks have been found.

Rock Ferry, between wich and Liverpool steamers are constantly plying.


This place contains a population of 51,649, chiefly engaged in shipbuilding.

Liverpool Pier Head

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