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Birkenhead,

city (1991 pop. 99,075) and port, Wirral metropolitan borough, W central England, at the mouth of the Mersey River; connected with Liverpool by the Mersey tunnel. Birkenhead has extensive docks. There are engineering, food-processing and clothing plants. Milling and shipbuilding were responsible for Birkenhead's rapid growth in the 19th cent.

Birkenhead

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Frederick Edwin Smith, 1st Earl of, known as F. E. Smith. 1872--1930, British Conservative statesman, lawyer, and orator

Birkenhead

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a port in NW England, in Wirral unitary authority, Merseyside: former shipbuilding centre. Pop.: 83 729 (2001)
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Release date- 13082019 - Merseyside shipyard and marine engineering services company Cammell Laird has thrown its weight behind a campaign to have Birkenhead Park recognised as a World Heritage Site.
Mr Field said: "I met Mike Ashley this week to try and find a way of safeguarding the immediate future of Birkenhead's House of Fraser.
At one point building a bridge was considered but a tunnel won out and the huge task of constructing the Birkenhead - or Queensway - tunnel started in 1925.
The chair, made by Flemish craftsman Eugeen Vanfleteren, who had settled in Birkenhead, was draped in a black shroud.
Valley St James 6 Eagles 0 Results - Oliver Platt and Chris Joynson beat Josh Joynson and Luke Birkenhead 21-13 21-12, Steve Bricklebank and Pies Boden beat Jacob Birkenhead and Avneet Cheema 21-9 21-10, Platt and Boden beat J Joynson and Cheema 21-17 21-11, Bricklebank and C Joynson beat J and L Birkenhead 21-4 21-10, Boden and C Joynson beat Cheema and L Birkenhead 21-8 21-13, Platt and Bricklebank beat J Joynson and J Birkenhead 21-16 21-11.
Birkenhead Port, part of the Peel group, says overall tonnage for the year to March stood at 3.2m tonnes - down 3% on the previous year.
The 77-year-old Birkenhead Member of Parliament made the announcement at Birkenhead Town Hall yesterday.
Firstly, the meeting challenged Wirral Council's chief officers to bring forward plans to re-establish Birkenhead Town Hall as a co-terminus with Wallasey Town Hall.
First round: M Slater (Silsden) v E Johnson (Huddersfield), K Davies (Birkenhead) v L Wilcox (Leeds), M Hildred (Halifax) v C Tonge (Dodworth), E Wooltorton (Mirfield) v J Kenny (Birkenhead), D Talbot (Dodworth) v D Dunning (Heckmondwike), D Ogden (Halifax) v D Spark (Birkenhead), Judith Hick (Mirfield) v P Roscoe (Wigan), M Excell (Birkenhead) v B Johnstone (Huddersfield), L Gorman (Wirral) v J Tonge (Huddersfield), K Portman (Leeds) v N Jones (Birkenhead).
Future Yard, which takes place in Birkenhead on Friday, August 23 and Saturday, August 24, will also offer exhibitions from the LOOK Photo Biennial and meditative yoga.
The proposals - which are at an early stage - could involve an "imaginative" scheme to link Birkenhead town centre with Hamilton Square and Woodside, as well as a new use for the town hall.