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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #3480 on: January 18, 2020, 04:59:16 PM »
The photographers son has told me via email that his Dads notes say Alfred Street for the first 3 shots on the roll.

Excellent.

According to Historic Liverpool, that would probably make that sign Cardigan Street, nothing like what I was guessing though my excuse is the enlarged neg of it was a bit Rorschach'y. ;D

View of Alfred Street now.



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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #3481 on: January 18, 2020, 05:39:02 PM »
Looking at the gradient on the houses in some of the pictures it doesn’t look like that area as the roads around there between Wavertree road and Lawrence road are pretty level . The amount of cars also may hold a clue to it being nearer the city centre .

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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #3482 on: January 18, 2020, 05:39:42 PM »
Seeing you guys like a good old unknown location..



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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #3483 on: January 18, 2020, 06:01:09 PM »
Was in the AJ a few weeks ago ...

I've got a photo somewhere of the AJ staff,  taken mid to late 70's. I'll try and dig it out and scan it sometime and post it up. Some of them might still be around.
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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #3484 on: January 18, 2020, 06:43:58 PM »
There was an Alfred street off Great George street, it ran up toward the Anglican cathedral, much like Washington street did. It was a similar slope to our mystery street.
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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #3485 on: January 18, 2020, 07:55:38 PM »
There was an Alfred street off Great George street, it ran up toward the Anglican cathedral, much like Washington street did. It was a similar slope to our mystery street.
It sooooo looks like that area.
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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #3486 on: January 18, 2020, 08:43:51 PM »
It sooooo looks like that area.
The only street that cut through Alfred St. was Rathbone St. so the street sign would belong to the latter.

Hmm.

in 1934, https://britainfromabove.org.uk/en/image/EPW045202
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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #3487 on: January 18, 2020, 10:47:34 PM »

Been busy so missed out on all the excitement.

I think you are all correct, it's likely that Alfred steet rather than the one I posted earlier, and 'Rathbone' would fit with the number of letters in that fuzzy sign.

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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #3488 on: January 19, 2020, 02:39:09 PM »
Been busy so missed out on all the excitement.

I think you are all correct, it's likely that Alfred steet rather than the one I posted earlier, and 'Rathbone' would fit with the number of letters in that fuzzy sign.



It is that one, here's pic 2



And this is from liverpool picturebook showing Alfred Street from the opposite side. You can clearly see it is the same wall

https://www.facebook.com/LiverpoolPicturebook/photos/a.2007666619321588/2007667165988200/?type=1&theater


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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #3489 on: January 19, 2020, 03:18:30 PM »
Totally boss, rob. Bloody excellent! Thank your source for me.
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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #3490 on: January 19, 2020, 05:02:06 PM »
...what about maybe the now demolished streets around the Anglican Cathedral?
It is that one, here's pic 2
Bwahaha. ;)
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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #3491 on: January 19, 2020, 07:20:47 PM »
It is that one, here's pic 2



And this is from liverpool picturebook showing Alfred Street from the opposite side. You can clearly see it is the same wall

https://www.facebook.com/LiverpoolPicturebook/photos/a.2007666619321588/2007667165988200/?type=1&theater



The houses by the Cathedral look like those in the 'Magnet' Johnny Brent stows away on a delivery van going through the Tunnel from Wallasey.

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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #3492 on: January 19, 2020, 08:32:18 PM »
Alfred Road is on this aerial view; it starts opposite the near end of the Cathedral and runs down to Gt George St.

https://britainfromabove.org.uk/en/image/EAW023366
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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #3493 on: January 19, 2020, 08:56:23 PM »
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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #3494 on: January 19, 2020, 09:08:46 PM »
Good shout.
Only cos I grew up close enough to there to recognise the general style ;)

The gradient helped hugely, of course.
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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #3495 on: January 23, 2020, 03:32:41 PM »
Back to the good old days, worth a twiddle: https://twitter.com/DomingosStudios/status/1220091079871148033
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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #3496 on: January 26, 2020, 12:57:58 PM »

Going back to the late 1970s, a minor shunt on St Anne Street. How cool are those Ford RS2000's that the police used, bet they catch most things in them!

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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #3497 on: January 26, 2020, 01:14:39 PM »
Going back to the late 1970s, a minor shunt on St Anne Street. How cool are those Ford RS2000's that the police used, bet they catch most things in them!



Familiar site flying around Tower Hill when I was a lad.They always had the coolest cars. I heard a rumour that Ford had put 2.8ltr V6 engines in them.

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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #3498 on: January 26, 2020, 01:23:22 PM »
I loved the look of the Escort, superb mate. All those wheels need is a set shiny chrome wheel trim inserts to make it look boss :)
Those twin-headlight RS's are brilliant also.
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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #3499 on: January 26, 2020, 02:37:47 PM »
They had some shocking cars too  ;D


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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #3500 on: January 26, 2020, 05:19:00 PM »
They had some shocking cars too  ;D


Is that the old fence on the Prom?! :o
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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #3501 on: January 26, 2020, 05:37:29 PM »
Is that the old fence on the Prom?! :o

Certainly looks like it - I got the pic off the Liverpool Police website.

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« Reply #3502 on: January 26, 2020, 06:02:51 PM »
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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #3503 on: January 26, 2020, 06:21:20 PM »

Haha not a chance anyone's gonna get the street name from that pic :lmao (challenged, anyone? ;) )
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« Reply #3504 on: January 26, 2020, 07:02:20 PM »
Haha not a chance anyone's gonna get the street name from that pic :lmao (challenged, anyone? ;) )

Does that banner say BBC?

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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #3505 on: January 26, 2020, 07:08:19 PM »
Mini Cooper S' - 1968  OKD 986F is still alive and well


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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #3506 on: January 26, 2020, 07:25:11 PM »
Wasn't the 'KD' part of the registration Liverpool area?

OKD 700F taxed & insured.. 8)
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« Reply #3507 on: January 26, 2020, 09:31:29 PM »
Wasn't the 'KD' part of the registration Liverpool area?

OKD 700F taxed & insured.. 8)

Yes, K, KA, KB, KC and KD were all liverpool. These cars all belong to Liverpool Police and the picture was taken at Spekelands Road

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Re: Old photos of and around Liverpool
« Reply #3508 on: January 27, 2020, 04:30:14 PM »
Going back to the late 1970s, a minor shunt on St Anne Street. How cool are those Ford RS2000's that the police used, bet they catch most things in them!



Jam Butty cars.

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« Reply #3509 on: January 27, 2020, 04:46:34 PM »
Jam Butty cars.
wow forgot that terminology totally! Cheers for the reminder!
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« Reply #3510 on: January 27, 2020, 05:03:46 PM »
wow forgot that terminology totally! Cheers for the reminder!

..and the Mini's we called Panda cars too,pretty sure the name came from the colour markings rather than the car itself tho.

Nice little read here..

http://rs2.co.uk/special-interest-cars/escort-mexico-police-car-liverpool-bootle-constabulary/
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« Reply #3511 on: January 27, 2020, 10:03:14 PM »
Mini Cooper S' - 1968  OKD 986F is still alive and well

Boss, my mum had a mini OKA 837F   :)
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« Reply #3512 on: January 27, 2020, 10:34:00 PM »
..and the Mini's we called Panda cars too,pretty sure the name came from the colour markings rather than the car itself tho.

Nice little read here..

http://rs2.co.uk/special-interest-cars/escort-mexico-police-car-liverpool-bootle-constabulary/

See there was a shot of one of the Task Force's infamous Land Rovers often seen tearing up and down Dale Street on Saturday night's looking for a fight to start.

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« Reply #3513 on: January 27, 2020, 11:05:49 PM »
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Was at this game, Notts forrest probably 1968, remember Terry Hennessey taking a corner right in front of me and my dad at corner of paddock and Anny rd, remember his massive bald head and Forests weird square badge, funny how something's stick, think it was first time I'd seen us lose, if memories not playing tricks. I was playing football in the street in the snow and my Dad called me over,  do you want to go the match?, don't think I stopped to answer was up the street before he'd finished his sentence, envy of my mates that day
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« Reply #3514 on: January 28, 2020, 08:58:45 AM »
See there was a shot of one of the Task Force's infamous Land Rovers often seen tearing up and down Dale Street on Saturday night's looking for a fight to start.
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« Reply #3515 on: January 28, 2020, 09:04:50 AM »
Ohh yes!

We (Southenders) would be in the Pen&Wig, Croc or Triton but wouldn't venture to the Temple or the Yates in Moorfields as they were full of Northenders.

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« Reply #3516 on: January 28, 2020, 10:37:43 AM »
We (Southenders) would be in the Pen&Wig, Croc or Triton but wouldn't venture to the Temple or the Yates in Moorfields as they were full of Northenders.
Ha, yeh same here. Got lifted by the Land Rover crew outside the Why Not about 1973. Spent till 4am in St Annes St nick.
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« Reply #3517 on: January 28, 2020, 10:51:57 AM »
Ha, yeh same here. Got lifted by the Land Rover crew outside the Why Not about 1973. Spent till 4am in St Annes St nick.

You were lucky you weren't dragged off to the Bridewell.

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« Reply #3518 on: January 28, 2020, 11:03:54 AM »
Ha, yeh same here. Got lifted by the Land Rover crew outside the Why Not about 1973. Spent till 4am in St Annes St nick.

Lucky it wasn't one of the deserted docks Tsar. I remember rumours at the time were that some people who resisted that particularly aggressive bunch ended up getting a late night soaking for their troubles.

Didn't that unit have a name? I thought it did but can't remember now, perhaps something like the special patrol group?
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« Reply #3519 on: January 28, 2020, 11:06:15 AM »
You were lucky you weren't dragged off to the Bridewell.
Maybe 2 glasses of DD wasn't heinous enough.
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