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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #3560 on: February 10, 2020, 07:54:51 PM »
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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #3561 on: February 10, 2020, 08:33:59 PM »
Well done and thanks for the effort Gulley  , went on to post it earlier on Merseyside on film and seen someone had already found it .

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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #3562 on: February 13, 2020, 09:09:16 AM »
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« Reply #3563 on: February 17, 2020, 11:16:43 PM »
Don’t think this has been posted. Jimmy Case’s daughter, Emma, is putting together a cool project documenting old reds photos. Worth a follow if you’re on instagram. https://instagram.com/red_portraits

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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #3564 on: March 4, 2020, 11:28:23 AM »
Not so much old photo's, but a fascinating read on how Liverpool was involved in some pioneer commercial helicopter flights.

https://personalpages.manchester.ac.uk/staff/m.dodge/Dreaming-of-Helicopter-Travel-in-the-1950s_Historic-Society_paper.pdf

.... in 1950 BEA undertook several long distance trial services for paying passengers. The ambition was to see how helicopters could become more than personal air taxis, replacing private motorcars for ad-hoc journeys and to develop scheduled services, like “buses of the skies”. The first experiment began in June 1950, with a daily service between Liverpool and Cardiff, plus a request stop at Wrexham to collect any passengers that wished to join20. The route ran in a fairly straight-line from Speke Airport, over Chester, across mid Wales and past Abergavenny into Pengam Moors Aerodrome on the eastern side of Cardiff. (Figure 4) The 130 mile journey took around 1 hour and 40 minutes with the helicopters cruising at a speed of 85mph and altitude of around 1,500 feet (457m). Flights departed from Liverpool at 9.00am and from Cardiff at 9.45am, with a return journey in the late afternoon (the timings were arranged so helicopter passengers could connect at Speke to aeroplane flights to Belfast, Dublin and the Isle of Man).21 Fares were charged at £5 10s return or £3 10s single. It was acknowledged in the media at the time as the world’s first scheduled helicopter service and Chairman Kenneth Davies of the Welsh Advisory Council for Civil Aviation asserted that ‘Wales might have languished in the past, but this will put her on the world map of aviation.’22 This novel mode of transportation held the promise to overcome the geographical constraints of the principality, especially the fundamental disconnect of the northern and southern populated zones and the lack of a fast rail or road route across the rugged terrain in-between.  While the first passenger helicopter flights across Wales were encouraged by local politicians, the service was not commercially viable and the small helicopter employed (the Sikorsky S.51 model) could only carry three passengers and their luggage. The Liverpool to Cardiff service operated for just under a year, and was used by only 819 passengers23

Below is a cover of a Meccano magazine from 1937 that features in the article with a proposal for a rotating runway at the Pier Head....

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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #3565 on: March 9, 2020, 01:36:34 PM »
Bit different now..

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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #3566 on: March 9, 2020, 06:30:24 PM »
Bit different now..




To me the only improvement is the frontage of Lime Street were the steps are now , the right hand side part were the precinct was built was a Nice looking parade of shops n hotels with the Piccadilly square style of lighting . Too young to remember them so not too sure what state they were in before demolition 

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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #3567 on: March 9, 2020, 09:26:54 PM »
Didn't know there was an Ozzy on Leeds St!

The first Northern Hospital on Leeds Street.


















Derby square toilets interior.  :o









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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #3568 on: March 10, 2020, 07:05:46 AM »
The one with location unknown underneath it , is it London road near to TJ’S as it’s a really wide road

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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #3569 on: March 10, 2020, 07:31:20 AM »
The one with location unknown underneath it , is it London road near to TJ’S as it’s a really wide road

That was for the Liver Bird photo which had the unknown location, there are 2 photos above which are Derby square wc's.

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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #3570 on: March 12, 2020, 11:57:15 AM »
I don't know if it's been posted here before, but if you live in Litherland/ Bootle there are some interesting photos here.

http://litherland-digital.co.uk/default.htm

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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #3571 on: March 26, 2020, 10:57:30 AM »
I don't know if it's been posted here before, but if you live in Litherland/ Bootle there are some interesting photos here.

http://litherland-digital.co.uk/default.htm

Just saw this post - thanks for that.

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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
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