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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #3960 on: August 25, 2021, 02:03:43 am »

Captured Uboat 1919...

 

Ha - that's one of my Dad's childhood stories - all the southend urchins went down to see it and they thought all the germans were still on board - and all the matlows on deck laughing at the booing until the bricks and cobbles started raining in  ;D



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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #3961 on: August 25, 2021, 02:08:38 am »
^ from the navy thread

I know the old Arc Royal was up in 1970 - but can't recall the U.S one. I'll have to ask my arl fella later.

He has a great story from WW2, when he was an urchin in town, and a captured U-boat was pulled into the Princess dock where the Crown Plaza is now. It was being manned by a skeleton crew of Royal Navy matlows but it didn't stop all the kids booing and bricking them as they were mooring  ;D

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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #3962 on: August 25, 2021, 11:10:40 am »
Wasn't the County Council somewhere else? Liverpool City Council City Engineers where on 4th floor Steers House.

I was an apprentice for a bit with the City Engineers and that's where I had my tests and interview

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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #3963 on: August 25, 2021, 11:40:56 am »
Not seen this before..

They are some great pictures. Still blows my mind how all these shoeless kids used to get around in winter. Must´ve been tough.

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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #3964 on: August 25, 2021, 11:44:32 am »
They are some great pictures. Still blows my mind how all these shoeless kids used to get around in winter. Must´ve been tough.
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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #3965 on: August 25, 2021, 11:55:06 am »
They are some great pictures. Still blows my mind how all these shoeless kids used to get around in winter. Must´ve been tough.

Aye that foto is captivating..had me doing a bit of research & found this which mentions Henochsberg and Ellis.

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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #3966 on: August 25, 2021, 08:26:57 pm »
I was an apprentice for a bit with the City Engineers and that's where I had my tests and interview
What type of apprentice Rob.
What year and where?
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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #3967 on: September 7, 2021, 07:26:42 am »
What type of apprentice Rob.
What year and where?

I only stuck it for 3 months, went to try and be a mechanic and ended up as a painter with the City Engineers. Cannot for the life of me remember where the depot was, its was somewhere in town, I ended up painting lampposts and street fixtures in Norris Green and going to Picton College, which was absolutely shite. I was supposed to start learning how to make the big road signs, but jacked it in like a dickhead.

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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #3968 on: September 7, 2021, 07:32:03 am »
If you'd have got a job as a mechanic it would have been in Breckside Park depot in Anfield, but it sounds like you started in Kent Street depot which was off Duke Street.

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« Reply #3969 on: September 7, 2021, 10:12:44 am »
If you'd have got a job as a mechanic it would have been in Breckside Park depot in Anfield, but it sounds like you started in Kent Street depot which was off Duke Street.

You absolute star, it was Kent Street :thumbup

I couldn't get Seel Street out of my head, I can remember all the different bits of Norris Green we worked it, but I can barely remember going to the Depot as I only went in 3 or 4 times, but I could remember getting off at Central and walking in that direction.

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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #3970 on: October 9, 2021, 05:40:26 pm »


This should provoke interest.. :D



1979..



Blast from the past..



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« Reply #3971 on: October 9, 2021, 07:07:41 pm »


This should provoke interest.. :D



1979..



Blast from the past..



 :o





Don't remember going in the Futurist much as a kid, it was always the ABC or the Odeon.

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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #3972 on: October 9, 2021, 07:23:52 pm »
Nice pic's, Rob.

I spent a few afternoons in The Futurist. Also remember Eros on London Road, although I never went in.

Got loads of stuff from Greenberg's back in the day.

I see Les Dennis was on at the She Club in those ads.  :)

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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #3973 on: October 10, 2021, 07:50:26 pm »
Just prior to the start of the roadworks..



Carisbrooke Road..don't recall this at all & I was brought up near there..
Edit..turned into the old Freeman Hardy Willis shop i think.



Construction workers working on india building.

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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #3974 on: October 10, 2021, 09:42:08 pm »
If you'd have got a job as a mechanic it would have been in Breckside Park depot in Anfield, but it sounds like you started in Kent Street depot which was off Duke Street.

When I worked at Liverpool Council in the a early 1970s we had to go to Kent Street stores,with a chit, to get petrol in the Office Council green office van.

I think Kent Street was also where kids could go to get school uniforms.

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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #3975 on: October 10, 2021, 09:50:00 pm »
Nice pic's, Rob.

I spent a few afternoons in The Futurist. Also remember Eros on London Road, although I never went in.

Got loads of stuff from Greenberg's back in the day.

I see Les Dennis was on at the She Club in those ads.  :)

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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #3976 on: October 11, 2021, 08:17:17 pm »
Barry Mac discos in the Echo adverts.. now that takes me back  🕺🏻

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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #3977 on: October 11, 2021, 09:01:51 pm »
Les Dennis doing the Cabaret at the She Club.

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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #3978 on: October 11, 2021, 10:42:13 pm »
When I worked at Liverpool Council in the a early 1970s we had to go to Kent Street stores,with a chit, to get petrol in the Office Council green office van.

I think Kent Street was also where kids could go to get school uniforms.
Wasn't it Breckside Park in Anfield where you got fuel?

Was that an Education Catering van? Who did you drive it for?

Yeah there was a big purchasing stores in Kent St back in the day. Had Police uniforms also.
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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #3979 on: October 14, 2021, 05:50:18 am »
Dave is quite the comedian  ;D
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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #3980 on: October 14, 2021, 06:29:21 am »
ha ha  ;D

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« Reply #3981 on: October 14, 2021, 10:38:57 am »
Dave is quite the comedian  ;D

Should have sprayed Brian instead

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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #3983 on: October 14, 2021, 09:05:04 pm »
Just prior to the start of the roadworks..



Carisbrooke Road..don't recall this at all & I was brought up near there..
Edit..turned into the old Freeman Hardy Willis shop i think.



Construction workers working on india building.



Had a look at google earth re that middle picture in Walton , I’m pretty sure it’s not the freeman hardy Willis building that’s still existing on county road / carisbrooke road corner

The picture shows the sign for carisbrooke on the right and on the left of the picture the road bends to the left which looks like Westminster road to me .

A look on google earth Shows a wide circular pavement on the corner of carisbrooke and Westminster road which looks like the footprint of this building , think the continuation of it would have been the little cafe that was there during my school years “ the spellow cafe “ think it was called

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« Reply #3984 on: October 14, 2021, 09:43:59 pm »
Just prior to the start of the roadworks..



Only just twigged on to this  ;D
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« Reply #3985 on: October 14, 2021, 09:51:02 pm »
Had a look at google earth re that middle picture in Walton , I’m pretty sure it’s not the freeman hardy Willis building that’s still existing on county road / carisbrooke road corner

The picture shows the sign for carisbrooke on the right and on the left of the picture the road bends to the left which looks like Westminster road to me .

A look on google earth Shows a wide circular pavement on the corner of carisbrooke and Westminster road which looks like the footprint of this building , think the continuation of it would have been the little cafe that was there during my school years “ the spellow cafe “ think it was called

Aye mate spot on.
Never seen that building before & was too quick to think it was the old FHW shop. That's looking down Barlows lane from that angle which runs into Westminster road, there was a church on Barlows lane where one of me brothers was married..can't recall the name, will have todo some digging for that..
The Spellow Cafe..that brought back a few vague memories too, wasn't that called Sylvia's Cafe (or known as that) at one time too? I think there was a taxi repair garage in a small cul de sac Street near there too.
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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #3986 on: October 14, 2021, 10:41:58 pm »
Wasn't it Breckside Park in Anfield where you got fuel?

Was that an Education Catering van? Who did you drive it for?

Yeah there was a big purchasing stores in Kent St back in the day. Had Police uniforms also.

Definitely went to Breckside Park for petrol, probably Kent Street for dust coats and Toe Tectors.

We drove Council Green Commer vans for the Weights and Measures Department in Great Crosshall Street. I gained most of my driving experience driving throughout Liverpool carrying half a ton of 56 pound weights, petrol measures or, the big skive, taking beer glasses which had failed accuracy tests to the tip at Otterspool. Quick trip to the tip and then a kick about on the prom.