An 1887 Cycling Sketchbook
Page 11: A few recollections of the Wirral B.C. 1887 Opening Run
The Wirral is the peninsula formed by the estuaries of the the rivers Mersey and Dee. Six years previously we know that Walter was living with his parents in Birkenhead, on the Wirral side of the Mersey. At some time before 1887 both his parents appeared to have died and young Walter moved to Liverpool, taking responsibility for his five siblings; but he still had family and friends living in Birkenhead. There was a frequent ferry service between Liverpool and Birkenhead.
The Wirral B C's headquarters is the Victoria Lodge Hotel in Victoria St, Birkenhead.
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