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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #3920 on: April 4, 2021, 11:19:02 am »
This is the building at the very top of the picture.


Googlemap 3D to the rescue.  It's hard to get the exact position as the Anglican blocks the shot, so I've approximated with the little mausoleum in top left.

Incidentally for anybody who doesn't know, that little mausoleum is a dumping ground for orphaned statues from buildings in the city that have been demolished.
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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #3921 on: April 4, 2021, 11:46:23 am »
I stand corrcted. It is the quarry on Upper Duke St, The Cathederal under construction.

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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #3922 on: April 9, 2021, 10:31:44 am »
late 70s, Terry Mc's chip and some little punks been to Probe/Erics and the Teardrops too

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/MB66QxRIR8k" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/MB66QxRIR8k</a>

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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #3923 on: April 10, 2021, 11:48:46 am »
late 70s, Terry Mc's chip and some little punks been to Probe/Erics and the Teardrops too

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/MB66QxRIR8k" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/MB66QxRIR8k</a>

Where'd you find that mate?

One of the tenement flats you can see at 1-45 is the actual one where I grew up as a kid. I reckon the view is along Watkinson Street.

And that beautiful building in  the first 20 seconds or so is the David Lewis Centre [known locally as the Davy Lew]. Absolute architectural masterpiece on a scale that makes the Florrie look like a garden shed. But its all much nicer now - there's a lovely big traffic intersection there instead.

Boss video mate.


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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #3924 on: April 10, 2021, 05:37:44 pm »
Where'd you find that mate?

One of the tenement flats you can see at 1-45 is the actual one where I grew up as a kid. I reckon the view is along Watkinson Street.

And that beautiful building in  the first 20 seconds or so is the David Lewis Centre [known locally as the Davy Lew]. Absolute architectural masterpiece on a scale that makes the Florrie look like a garden shed. But its all much nicer now - there's a lovely big traffic intersection there instead.

Boss video mate.



Just one Youtube recommended after I went down a La's rabbit hole last night. Julian Cope impressing us all with his French accent.

Yes what an edifice that is, was there a football pitch / cage on the roof?
What's the tenement? Was it on Park Lane, I thought it might be Kent Gardens?

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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #3925 on: April 10, 2021, 06:04:42 pm »
Where'd you find that mate?

One of the tenement flats you can see at 1-45 is the actual one where I grew up as a kid. I reckon the view is along Watkinson Street.

And that beautiful building in  the first 20 seconds or so is the David Lewis Centre [known locally as the Davy Lew]. Absolute architectural masterpiece on a scale that makes the Florrie look like a garden shed. But its all much nicer now - there's a lovely big traffic intersection there instead.

Boss video mate.



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Just checked Rob's post from a couple of pages back.  Seems it sat right in the middle of the junction where Great George Street meets Parliament Street.
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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #3926 on: April 10, 2021, 06:10:50 pm »
Cheers mate.

It was St Jamesí Gardens, which stood on the corner of Park Lane and Nelson St. Theres a Chinese supermarket on the site now (Nelson St is the street that runs up to the arch in the middle of Chinatown).

Kenty was nearby but was a much bigger block than ours. It was near Park Lane too, but was much nearer to town- within about 150 yards of the current site of the John Lewis car park.

Not sure if the Davy Lew had a pitch on the roof, but about 100 yards further up towards the cathedral was a youth club called The Yorky which definitely did. Spent many happy hours up there playing footy fifty foot above street level in a safety cage that only had about six large holes in it😁

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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #3927 on: April 10, 2021, 10:48:20 pm »
This video was on Twitter a few months back and the lad in the top hat was tagged into it a late 50odd year old man now 😀

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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #3928 on: April 14, 2021, 12:28:10 am »
This video was on Twitter a few months back and the lad in the top hat was tagged into it a late 50odd year old man now 😀

Hopefully still sporting that top hat!
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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #3929 on: April 14, 2021, 09:41:00 am »
This video was on Twitter a few months back and the lad in the top hat was tagged into it a late 50odd year old man now 😀

My parents would never have allowed me to go that far with (what passed for) my mates when I was that age. He only looks about 10. ;D

Granted, there were a lot of tower blocks and residential areas on the outskirts of the city back then.  :)
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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #3930 on: May 14, 2021, 01:48:30 pm »


Not so old but apparently the last surviving example of a Georgian bowed shop window in Liverpool..

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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #3931 on: May 14, 2021, 02:41:35 pm »


Not so old but apparently the last surviving example of a Georgian bowed shop window in Liverpool..

Go 'ed, where is it..bag of Maltesers for the winner!  :D

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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #3932 on: May 14, 2021, 05:40:46 pm »
The High street.

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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #3933 on: May 14, 2021, 05:49:21 pm »
The High street.

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No 102 High St to be precise.

105 B5178
https://maps.app.goo.gl/9GsD6Rnc76CkkZnz5
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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #3934 on: May 14, 2021, 05:53:09 pm »
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No 102 High St to be precise.

105 B5178
https://maps.app.goo.gl/9GsD6Rnc76CkkZnz5

I drove past that every day for 18 months when I worked on Picton Rd and didn't recognise it :butt

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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #3935 on: May 14, 2021, 06:31:50 pm »
I drove past that every day for 18 months when I worked on Picton Rd and didn't recognise it :butt

Even worse mate..I never saw this for years too!

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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #3936 on: May 14, 2021, 10:08:40 pm »
Not so old but apparently the last surviving example of a Georgian bowed shop window in Liverpool..
Great pic that mate.
I'm surprised how level the steps are, it doesn't look like they've been repaired and usually you'd see significant wear for such an old gaff.

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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #3937 on: May 15, 2021, 08:56:02 am »
Great pic that mate.
I'm surprised how level the steps are, it doesn't look like they've been repaired and usually you'd see significant wear for such an old gaff.

I could be wrong John but to me it does look like they have been repaired some time ago.
There are lines of algae/moss between steps which probably are where the original ones are.
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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #3938 on: May 17, 2021, 01:57:03 pm »
You could well be correct Med.

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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #3939 on: May 24, 2021, 10:09:10 pm »
1959/2021



A few pics of the planetarium..opened May 1970.







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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #3940 on: June 10, 2021, 04:55:19 pm »
I loved the planetarium in the old days.  Last time I went was around eight years ago, where they had this stupid documentary about the seasons on Earth.  I've sitting there watching films of the north pole, with the whole room bright as fuck thinking to myself, "wtf?  Show some fucking SPACE stuff!"
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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #3941 on: June 12, 2021, 11:57:53 pm »
1959/2021

I hope, if my house is ever on fire, that the fire engine on the very right hand side in the top pic' doesn't turn up  ::)  ;D
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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #3942 on: June 17, 2021, 05:01:20 pm »
Can anybody please link me to that collection of old Liverpool maps with the googlemap transparency slider?  I thought I book marked it, but now I can't find it.  :-X
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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #3943 on: June 19, 2021, 03:42:04 am »
Can anybody please link me to that collection of old Liverpool maps with the googlemap transparency slider?  I thought I book marked it, but now I can't find it.  :-X
Is this the one you mean?

https://historic-liverpool.co.uk/interactive-maps/old-streets-liverpool/#15/53.4000/-2.9800

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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #3944 on: June 20, 2021, 09:32:42 am »
Is this the one you mean?

https://historic-liverpool.co.uk/interactive-maps/old-streets-liverpool/#15/53.4000/-2.9800

Think so. Looks like it's been updated slightly since I last used it. Thanks! :)
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