Author Topic: Esso Petrol Station by Anfield (Oakfield Rd) Barbers gone too!  (Read 2382 times)

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Esso Petrol Station by Anfield (Oakfield Rd) Barbers gone too!
« on: January 24, 2021, 08:05:28 pm »
Anybody know why it's been bulldozed and what's taking its place?

It always seemed to do good business, plus it was handy for me living so close to it! It's not that big a piece of land to develop, I wonder if the club have anything to do with it?

I know on match days it was used as a car park, I just can't see in the limited space, what they can now build on this vacant land.
« Last Edit: April 6, 2021, 03:45:06 pm by mikeb58 »
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Re: Esso Petrol Station by Anfield
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2021, 08:29:02 am »
Anybody know why it's been bulldozed and what's taking its place?

It always seemed to do good business, plus it was handy for me living so close to it! It's not that big a piece of land to develop, I wonder if the club have anything to do with it?

I know on match days it was used as a car park, I just can't see in the limited space, what they can now build on this vacant land.

This the one on priory road or the garage next to the sandon

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Re: Esso Petrol Station by Anfield
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2021, 09:06:52 am »
I've heard it's going to be a Morrisons local

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Re: Esso Petrol Station by Anfield
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2021, 10:38:56 am »
This the one on priory road or the garage next to the sandon
Sandon.  Although the whole block has not been demolished, just the petrol station footprint.

The barbers/scarf shop, are still standing.

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Re: Esso Petrol Station by Anfield
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2021, 10:14:37 am »
I've heard it's going to be a Morrisons local

That's not good news for the local independent traders if true, not much space to park though (if any) if it is.

Don't they normally put artist's impressions up etc to let the public know what's going on?

« Last Edit: January 26, 2021, 11:07:15 am by mikeb58 »
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Re: Esso Petrol Station by Anfield (Oakfield Rd)
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2021, 11:32:30 am »
Was a church more than 40 years ago went my first ever disco there 😀

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Re: Esso Petrol Station by Anfield (Oakfield Rd)
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2021, 11:38:38 am »
Was a church more than 40 years ago went my first ever disco there 😀

It's not the church that had the sign up in the 60s 'St John shoots but Jesus saves'?

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Re: Esso Petrol Station by Anfield (Oakfield Rd)
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2021, 11:55:59 am »
Was a church more than 40 years ago went my first ever disco there 😀

Really, I never remember a Church on that site. Must have passed it hundreds of times legging to and from the ground as a youth, then again such was the excitement as a kid back then you wouldn't take in much of the surrounding area!
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Re: Esso Petrol Station by Anfield (Oakfield Rd)
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2021, 01:09:39 pm »
It's not the church that had the sign up in the 60s 'St John shoots but Jesus saves'?

I thought it was 'Jesus Saves' followed by graffiti stating 'but St John scores from the rebound'.

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Re: Esso Petrol Station by Anfield (Oakfield Rd)
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2021, 01:24:59 pm »
I thought it was 'Jesus Saves' followed by graffiti stating 'but St John scores from the rebound'.

I think think that's the one I saw doing the rounds many years ago!
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Re: Esso Petrol Station by Anfield (Oakfield Rd)
« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2021, 04:26:27 pm »
Spoke to my Dad and he doesnít remember it being a church either. He grew up literally right over the road from there from 56 until prob the late 70s.

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Re: Esso Petrol Station by Anfield (Oakfield Rd)
« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2021, 05:06:51 pm »
Spoke to my Dad and he doesnít remember it being a church either. He grew up literally right over the road from there from 56 until prob the late 70s.

However my Mum who also grew up around there at the same time did remember it and found this pic, is this it?...

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Re: Esso Petrol Station by Anfield (Oakfield Rd)
« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2021, 05:13:42 pm »
Thatís the one Craig , the disco I mentioned was probably around 73 so would have been there for a good few years after that . Anyone familiar with walking around Anfield and see the nursing home a block away from the Arkles on Anfield road that also was a church as well as one alongside Anfield road junior school further along , only All saints left standing these days .

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Re: Esso Petrol Station by Anfield (Oakfield Rd)
« Reply #13 on: January 26, 2021, 05:23:44 pm »
Thatís the one Craig , the disco I mentioned was probably around 73 so would have been there for a good few years after that . Anyone familiar with walking around Anfield and see the nursing home a block away from the Arkles on Anfield road that also was a church as well as one alongside Anfield road junior school further along , only All saints left standing these days .

Yeah my mum remembers it well she said. Not sure why my Dad didnít as he delivered papers all around there from the mid-60ís and tends to have a pretty good memory of the area.

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Re: Esso Petrol Station by Anfield (Oakfield Rd)
« Reply #14 on: January 26, 2021, 05:40:59 pm »



This one off angies liverpool Twitter shows it in 1976


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Re: Esso Petrol Station by Anfield (Oakfield Rd)
« Reply #15 on: January 26, 2021, 05:43:14 pm »
Yeah according to my Mum it was a Methodist church. When it closed they moved to the one at the bottom of Heyes St (my Mum used to take my sister to a baby play thing on Friday afternoons at that one apparently, would have been in 79 I guess).

Edit - she remembers it like that. Said 76 was prob about right.
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Re: Esso Petrol Station by Anfield (Oakfield Rd)
« Reply #16 on: January 26, 2021, 06:01:18 pm »
Wow..The times I've passed that Church, without taking note of it is mad! Mind you, I could tell you it wasn't always a Petrol Station there either, it just never crossed my mind what was there in the past!
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Re: Esso Petrol Station by Anfield (Oakfield Rd)
« Reply #17 on: January 27, 2021, 08:45:30 am »
Looks like The Barbers Shop is coming down too, noticed a huge hole in the roof on the corner of the actual block this morning.
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Re: Esso Petrol Station by Anfield (Oakfield Rd)
« Reply #18 on: January 27, 2021, 08:12:16 pm »
I've heard it's going to be a Morrisons local

Sounds right, just asked a local resident. That's a Morrisons that sells Petrol he told me.

Wonder if they keep The Esso staff, nice, polite lot them!
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Re: Esso Petrol Station by Anfield (Oakfield Rd)
« Reply #19 on: February 27, 2021, 12:44:09 am »
Looks like The Barbers Shop is coming down too, noticed a huge hole in the roof on the corner of the actual block this morning.
Just came on to post this exact thing, I was up by there as car was in the garage by the Flat Iron and had a little walk around and saw a gaping hole above the "klopp's bar" roof where the mural is painted
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Re: Esso Petrol Station by Anfield (Oakfield Rd)
« Reply #20 on: February 27, 2021, 01:53:46 pm »
More bothered about the ĎSandon Wallí than the actual garage.

Though least those bloody chains be gone....  lol
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Re: Esso Petrol Station by Anfield (Oakfield Rd)
« Reply #21 on: February 27, 2021, 07:14:34 pm »
Not a Morrisons after all, another Esso Petrol station, unless it's a joint effort with a small Morrisons shop. That Klopp Guest House deffo has a leaky roof!
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Re: Esso Petrol Station by Anfield (Oakfield Rd)
« Reply #22 on: February 28, 2021, 08:32:37 am »
I always thought the esso garages were tied in with Tesco , Bp garages tend to be spar locals

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Re: Esso Petrol Station by Anfield (Oakfield Rd) Barbers gone too!
« Reply #23 on: April 6, 2021, 03:49:34 pm »
Just an update on this, the Barbers on the block behind the Petrol Staion has gone too. It's been relocated  to Prory Rd, next to the Liver Laundetette (no 39 I think)

The Petrol Station itself is open now, just an updated Esso! You pay in a temporary cabin for now, while they work on the shop part.
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Re: Esso Petrol Station by Anfield (Oakfield Rd) Barbers gone too!
« Reply #24 on: April 7, 2021, 01:58:51 pm »
But is the surrounding wall still in place so you can still sit down and have a few cans before the match?
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Re: Esso Petrol Station by Anfield (Oakfield Rd) Barbers gone too!
« Reply #25 on: April 7, 2021, 04:58:45 pm »
But is the surrounding wall still in place so you can still sit down and have a few cans before the match?

Cheeky bastards built it higher ...I realise why now! The shop on the site will be a Morrisons, probably their idea!
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Re: Esso Petrol Station by Anfield (Oakfield Rd) Barbers gone too!
« Reply #26 on: April 7, 2021, 05:13:53 pm »
Just an update on this, the Barbers on the block behind the Petrol Staion has gone too. It's been relocated  to Prory Rd, next to the Liver Laundetette (no 39 I think)

The Petrol Station itself is open now, just an updated Esso! You pay in a temporary cabin for now, while they work on the shop part.


My old paper round was from next door to the laundrette , Trevor Jonesís newsagents 7 mornings a week , six evenings of echos and an extra one for the pinks after 6 all for about £2.50 a week

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Re: Esso Petrol Station by Anfield (Oakfield Rd) Barbers gone too!
« Reply #27 on: April 7, 2021, 06:01:38 pm »

My old paper round was from next door to the laundrette , Trevor Jonesís newsagents 7 mornings a week , six evenings of echos and an extra one for the pinks after 6 all for about £2.50 a week

Wow...heavy round that, especially with weight of some of the Sunday papers years ago! Our shop never delivered The Pink, we just waited in the shop for the driver to chuck a bundle in!

The shop would be full and The pink would sell out if both teams did well, if not there wasn't as much demand.

Great paper, always remember it would say what teams where on MOTD that night and on the following days footy programme.

Bizarrely, if one of the local games was running late, such was the rushed nature of getting the paper out, the paper would end their report without knowing the final score!
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