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I am looking for information regarding the Kerrs Field.
My grandfather ran away from Liverpool with my grandmother
and lived at Kerrs Field (caravans) according to my father he
had a van and delivered food? my fathers sister Irene Gillison was born
at Bonheur Kerrs Field 3 Morton Road, Wirral.
Any small piece of info or pics would be great as my grandparents
never married my grandfathers name was George Herbert Kerr b 1885 and
grandmother Ellen Alice Gillison b1901 she like to be known as Alice.

Regards Elizabeth J Kerr

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Hello Elizabeth
Attached is a picture of Kerr's field from August 1912 - almost 99 years ago.  Taken before the sea defences were properly built - everyone's out in there Sunday best.
The late Frank Biddle gave me a copy and I've included it in my book Viking Mersey.

Just in the background is the bottom end of Pasture Road where my Mother's family (the Whartons) had lived for many generations (my Great Grandfather - and his father before him were both stationmasters at Moreton station): next door was a famous Fortune Teller.  There house also flooded on many occasions.  At the back was Biddle's farm.  The Victorians propogated a story that it was on Moreton shore where Canute tried to drive the floods back, and the Cust family erected a "Canute Chair" in the grounds of Leasowe Castle (destroyed in the 1950's). As you can see from the picture they could have done with his help on this occasion!

I can ask my Mother if she remembers Bonheur and your grandfathers van!

All best

Stephen Harding 



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Hi Steve

Thank you so much for the reply and the photo.  I had given up hope of anyone having any information about Kerr's Field. 

Do please tell me more about your book.

Regards Elizabeth Kerr

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Elizabeth

There have been a few books printed over the years which have photographs of Kerrs field in. Take a look at WIrral a Pictorial History by Frank Biddle, there a few good photos in there too.

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Hi Elizabeth,

I came across your post regarding kerrs field whilst searching online for the same place. My father 'Joseph Molyneux' was born at "dorothy" Kerrs field, (1) Moreton Rd in 1925 and like yourself I have been unale to find out anything about the area. My Fathers parent were married in 1910 so it may be possible they knew your relatives. If there is any information you can give me that would be great,

 

kind regards Gina Molyneux



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Hi Gina

 

Sorry but the only information I have is what you see on this site, but I am still researching.

 

Kind regards

 

Elizabeth Kerr



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Many people came over from Liverpool to live in Moreton . It was a land of wooden bungalows or chalets .
Dorothy was probably the name of a caravan or wooden hut . After the 2nd World War my Aunt & Uncle lived in a
prefab in Tarran Way off Pasture Road. We thought these were lovely places to live ! They had an indoors toilet
and their own little gardens at the back. This was luxury compared to our home in Rock Ferry !
There are not many photos of prefabs to be found anywhere . If anyone has any-then please share them around !

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Go to facebook and look for old and new Moreton page



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Hi Chris, I have just been on face book, wow so many lovely old pictures.

Enjoyed them all.  Thank you so much.

Regards

Elizabeth



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