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Old photos of and around Liverpool
« on: January 13, 2009, 12:57:56 AM »
Apologies if this has already been done, but I've just been looking at some brilliant photos and I thought I'd put them on here..

I found them on here.. http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=204156



London Road






Old Hall Street






Pall Mall






South John Street





Water Street









Adelphi Hotel, 1870.






Woodside, Birkenhead






Water Street, Liverpool September 1939.







Dale Street






William Brown St.






Goree







P-51 Mustang fighters in Upper Parliament Street Liverpool 1944

Storage wrapped P-51 Mustang fighters (w. wingtips removed for shipment) rolling down city street en route to airbase for use in the D-Day (Operation Overlord) invasion of Normandy.









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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2009, 04:28:12 AM »
Some fantastic Pics Terry, love that last one of the bombers going up upper parliament st!
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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2009, 08:02:58 AM »
Some crackers their Terry, what camera did ye use ?  ;)
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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2009, 08:25:31 AM »
brilliant those terry, thanks for posting.

 see the Accrington Stanley team bus dropping them off at The  Newz bar :D

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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2009, 10:09:14 AM »
Love the old black and white pics, some good ones in there.

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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2009, 09:56:23 PM »
I love stuff like this, the pictures of Water Street are my favourite as there's so much that you can take from those and apply to a picture from today.
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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2009, 10:13:17 PM »
London Road looks better then than it does now!

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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2009, 10:21:45 PM »
Absolutely brilliant pics. Thanks for posting. :wave
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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2009, 11:57:15 PM »
Great Photo's

I always begin to imagine what it must have been like to live in them times when i see photo's from that age.

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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2009, 12:13:00 PM »
Great pictures .

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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2009, 08:00:01 PM »
Some great photies there. Love old pictures, i saw 2 of wavertree high street, taken about 1900. It looked almost exactly the same, even the lamposts were still in the same position.

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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2009, 08:00:17 PM »
Great pictures, some things don't change :wave

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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2009, 10:12:20 PM »
Boss photie's them.
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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2009, 04:18:41 PM »
Crackers them, not that I was around in those days but me mum will be made up with them nice one!

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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2009, 04:22:30 PM »
What ever happened to that church in this pic?


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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2009, 06:28:01 PM »
What ever happened to that church in this pic?
Just found this, if it helps mate. Superb photo, by the way..
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Soon after the work commenced on St George's Hall, developments began which led to the demolition of St John's Church and later to the laying out of St John's Garden. In 1865 the churchyard was closed for burials, and then in 1880 Liverpool was established as a separate diocese from Chester and a Cathedral was planned to the West of St George's Hall on the site of St John's Church. It was decided that the Anglican Cathedral should be located at St James' Mount to dominate the Hope Street skyline, avoiding a clash in styles between the two major buildings and providing a great civic space more fully revealing the Western elevation of St George's Hall. In 1897 under the Liverpool Churches Act, St John's was closed.

http://www.liverpool.gov.uk/Leisure_and_culture/Parks_and_recreation/Parks_and_gardens/St_Johns_Gardens/index.asp
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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #16 on: January 15, 2009, 07:12:52 PM »
Some nice pictures there, Terry.

Found this link when I was looking around Flickr the other day. You scousers will probably appreciate them more than me. You should search there for more old pics of your great city, there is probably loads more.

 http://www.flickr.com/photos/photostar_1/sets/72157600704790184/

Dunno if all of these (http://www.flickr.com/search/?ss=2&ct=6&w=all&q=liverpool+old+1900&m=text) are relevent...
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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #17 on: January 15, 2009, 08:57:09 PM »
Just had a browse through them Dave, nice one mate..
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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #18 on: January 16, 2009, 10:38:37 AM »
Found some old WW2 ones.
Great Charlotte street, with Lewis's in the background looking thoroughly fucked.


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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #19 on: January 17, 2009, 11:52:11 AM »
Just found this, if it helps mate. Superb photo, by the way..
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Soon after the work commenced on St George's Hall, developments began which led to the demolition of St John's Church and later to the laying out of St John's Garden. In 1865 the churchyard was closed for burials, and then in 1880 Liverpool was established as a separate diocese from Chester and a Cathedral was planned to the West of St George's Hall on the site of St John's Church. It was decided that the Anglican Cathedral should be located at St James' Mount to dominate the Hope Street skyline, avoiding a clash in styles between the two major buildings and providing a great civic space more fully revealing the Western elevation of St George's Hall. In 1897 under the Liverpool Churches Act, St John's was closed.

http://www.liverpool.gov.uk/Leisure_and_culture/Parks_and_recreation/Parks_and_gardens/St_Johns_Gardens/index.asp
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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #20 on: January 17, 2009, 08:08:33 PM »
Some more..

1952. Just look at that warehouse on the centre left, cracking building. Don't know whether it was destroyed in the war or just demolished.


One of my favourites, it looks just like New York to me for some reason:


Lime street opposite the station, looks like the 50s, again something American about this:


Before the Liver Building:


Titled 26/10/73, I didnt realise they were cleaned that long ago:


Another view of the aforementioned church -1874:


Supposedly the oldest pic of Liverpool, this is Lord Street in 1865:

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« Reply #21 on: January 17, 2009, 08:57:36 PM »
Some more..

1952. Just look at that warehouse on the centre left, cracking building. Don't know whether it was destroyed in the war or just demolished.


Demolished sadly ::)

But but but, we got a Costco and Toys r us to make up for the loss. ::)

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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #22 on: January 17, 2009, 09:14:10 PM »
Demolished sadly ::)

But but but, we got a Costco and Toys r us to make up for the loss. ::)

Ta, I've got a better one of it somewhere, I'll have to dig it out.

Seen as though I said it was taken in 1952, I should really have realised it survived the war haha.

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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #23 on: February 7, 2009, 03:15:42 PM »
love some of these old photies, would love a canvas print of the three graces for me bedroom. 

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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #24 on: February 7, 2009, 08:33:27 PM »
Some great photos there, Terry. Have you still got the old photo of Holt Hill with Laird's in the background, juxtaposed against the same spot present day?

Also, can you find any old photographs of Birkenhead? Mainly:

The old Conway Street flyover
The old Birkenhead ASDA with the carpark that is now the bus station

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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #25 on: February 7, 2009, 08:35:22 PM »
Some great photos there, Terry. Have you still got the old photo of Holt Hill with Laird's in the background, juxtaposed against the same spot present day?

Also, can you find any old photographs of Birkenhead? Mainly:

The old Conway Street flyover
The old Birkenhead ASDA with the carpark that is now the bus station
I'll try to dig them out mate..
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« Reply #26 on: February 7, 2009, 08:39:40 PM »
I'll try to dig them out mate..

Cheers, mate. I love those two pics side by side.

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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #27 on: February 7, 2009, 09:11:48 PM »
Some great photos there, Terry. Have you still got the old photo of Holt Hill with Laird's in the background, juxtaposed against the same spot present day?



« Last Edit: February 7, 2009, 09:14:34 PM by Terry De Niro »
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« Reply #28 on: February 8, 2009, 07:08:49 PM »
Great stuff, thanks Terry!

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« Reply #29 on: February 21, 2009, 05:00:57 PM »
great stuff.

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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #30 on: February 21, 2009, 06:07:54 PM »
Found a brilliant site i'm sure you will love.

http://www.inacityliving.piczo.com/?cr=7

The 'then & now' part is class.


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« Reply #31 on: February 21, 2009, 06:58:48 PM »
Found a brilliant site i'm sure you will love.

http://www.inacityliving.piczo.com/?cr=7

The 'then & now' part is class.


Excellent Davo. Cheers for that.
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This picture is just amazing unbelievable in fact fantastic .

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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #33 on: March 2, 2009, 07:35:36 PM »
Some great old photos there.........

This picture is just amazing unbelievable in fact fantastic .

I agree, it really is, and it's given me goosebumps as it's a photo of HMS Ark Royal prior to her launch at Lairds in 1950. Thanks for that Terry as I served on her for the last commission 76-78 prior to her being scrapped in 79.

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« Reply #35 on: March 3, 2009, 01:37:17 PM »
what camera did ye use ?  ;)

;D,  Great pics Terry.
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« Reply #36 on: March 3, 2009, 05:39:10 PM »
Just discovered this thread and was just about to ask if anyone had seen the Ark Royal photo - and there it was, superb, as are the rest.
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« Reply #37 on: March 6, 2009, 09:15:37 PM »
Just discovered this thread and was just about to ask if anyone had seen the Ark Royal photo - and there it was, superb, as are the rest.
By all accounts the Ark Royal was years on the slip way, maybe 18 not sure, due to modifications by the MOD. Apparently as the band was approaching the shipyard, she broke free from her chocks and launched herself with a load of shipwrights beneath her.

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« Reply #38 on: March 6, 2009, 11:11:58 PM »
By all accounts the Ark Royal was years on the slip way, maybe 18 not sure, due to modifications by the MOD. Apparently as the band was approaching the shipyard, she broke free from her chocks and launched herself with a load of shipwrights beneath her.

7 years from keel laying to launch and then 5 years fitting out in the Lairds Basin. The 7 years on the slipway was mainly due to changing the Lairds workforce priorities.

After her keel was initially laid down in 1943 the workforce was continually being switched to building new Merchant Ships to replace the hammering we took in the Battle of the Atlantic.

When she eventually launched there was over 50,000 people in the crowd to cheer the launch.
 
The 5 years fitting out (the usual is 2 years) was due to the MOD changes, which were a new side on deck edge lift and then steam catapults were fitted.

In that same 12 year period Lairds had also built another 130 ships of various sizes, which was British Shipbuilding at it's best.

She then lost another year alongside in Gladstone Dock, when during her pre-acceptance sea trials, one of her 3 boiler turbines was stripped and wrecked which resulted in a major refit and replacement.

Her last claim to fame, before she was scrapped in 1979 after 29 years in service, was to act as the Fleet Flag Ship and lead the steam past of 61 Royal Navy warships down the English Channel, after the Silver Jubilee Spithead Review in 1977. 


   
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« Reply #39 on: March 9, 2009, 10:02:24 PM »
This is Otterspool Prom before the front path was widened.