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Two Wirral community groups have expressed a joint interest in acquiring the historic Bidston Observatory site.
Peter Crawford, chairman of the Bidston Observatory Preservation Trust and member of Rock Ferry Community Partnership, told the Globe they are raising finance hoping to buy site.

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FOR SALE: Historical Bidston Observatory

Historical landmark Bidston Observatory is up for sale.
And the site is being touted as a prime target for hotel, leisure and residential development.

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Bidston Observatory was built in 1866 using local sandstone excavated from the site. One of its functions was to determine the exact time. Up to 18 July 1969, at exactly 1:00 p.m. each day, the 'One O'Clock Gun' overlooking the River Mersey near Morpeth Dock, Birkenhead, would be fired electrically from the Observatory.
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