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Re: Public places or things you experienced that don't exist anymore
« Reply #40 on: May 19, 2020, 12:31:47 PM »
The bubbles, in Liverpool.

Or more, the two over road bridges/walkways, and the escalators in Williamson Square.

Come on. Who didn't play on the escalators as school kids. ;D

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Re: Public places or things you experienced that don't exist anymore
« Reply #41 on: May 19, 2020, 12:33:13 PM »
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Re: Public places or things you experienced that don't exist anymore
« Reply #42 on: May 19, 2020, 01:22:06 PM »
When I was young my dad always used to take me to Manchester Airport where we'd go to level 13 of the long stay car park and watch the planes for hours. They had this nice little cafe there and a small shop selling aircraft models and whatnot. Was gutted when they got rid of both to expand the car park space.

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Re: Public places or things you experienced that don't exist anymore
« Reply #43 on: May 19, 2020, 01:45:24 PM »
Youíll need to expand on that one...

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Re: Public places or things you experienced that don't exist anymore
« Reply #44 on: May 19, 2020, 01:49:55 PM »
Best I can think of are some of the old football grounds like Burnden Park, White Hart Lane and Upton Park. I know the new Spurs ground is on the same site so not quite the same as the others but always makes me grateful we redeveloped Anfield.

Burnden park, that fa cup game there in 93 was the coldest day ever

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Re: Public places or things you experienced that don't exist anymore
« Reply #45 on: May 19, 2020, 02:40:01 PM »
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Re: Public places or things you experienced that don't exist anymore
« Reply #46 on: May 19, 2020, 03:30:32 PM »

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Re: Public places or things you experienced that don't exist anymore
« Reply #47 on: May 19, 2020, 04:25:49 PM »
When I was young my dad always used to take me to Manchester Airport where we'd go to level 13 of the long stay car park and watch the planes for hours. They had this nice little cafe there and a small shop selling aircraft models and whatnot. Was gutted when they got rid of both to expand the car park space.

They have the airport viewing park now, its where the planes turn off onto the taxiways after landing, so you get a good close up view. The airport pub is good too, end of the runway, usually you see the landings.

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Re: Public places or things you experienced that don't exist anymore
« Reply #48 on: May 19, 2020, 05:01:12 PM »
You missed Garlands & the Grafton!  :D
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Re: Public places or things you experienced that don't exist anymore
« Reply #49 on: May 19, 2020, 07:23:39 PM »
Bonkers by name..

Didn't the DJ there go on to do The Netley? (Now a pizza shop).
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Re: Public places or things you experienced that don't exist anymore
« Reply #50 on: May 19, 2020, 07:34:00 PM »
Wembley standing behind the goal for Liverpool v Everton in a final. Two things that wonít happen again.

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Re: Public places or things you experienced that don't exist anymore
« Reply #51 on: May 19, 2020, 08:57:49 PM »
They have the airport viewing park now, its where the planes turn off onto the taxiways after landing, so you get a good close up view. The airport pub is good too, end of the runway, usually you see the landings.
Yep I go there often, but the level 13 car park offers a panoramic view of the airport it's great

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Re: Public places or things you experienced that don't exist anymore
« Reply #52 on: May 20, 2020, 07:40:45 AM »
The Liverpool Stadium on a Friday or Saturday most weekends no matter who was playing. Stand out gigs Dr Feelfood and a Thin Lizzy one when the seats got smashed up in the frenzy. Not big or clever but an epic night.
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Re: Public places or things you experienced that don't exist anymore
« Reply #53 on: May 23, 2020, 04:29:32 PM »
The American Adventure theme park.

It was never a patch on Alton Towwrs but I still have many happy memories there - shame they shut it down.

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Re: Public places or things you experienced that don't exist anymore
« Reply #54 on: May 23, 2020, 05:56:06 PM »
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Re: Public places or things you experienced that don't exist anymore
« Reply #55 on: May 23, 2020, 07:08:26 PM »
The American Adventure theme park.

It was never a patch on Alton Towwrs but I still have many happy memories there - shame they shut it down.

That was a rickety old place by the end

Remember my dad taking me on the giant log flume when I was about 7 and screaming my head off going up to the last drop  :wanker Ahead of its time with the motion masters though.
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Re: Public places or things you experienced that don't exist anymore
« Reply #56 on: May 23, 2020, 07:24:51 PM »
Probe Records in Rainford Gardens and Xtremes alternative clothing shop downstairs by Hessy's. The characters you'd see in those places.

Quiggins when it was just by Bluecoat Chambers.

Jody's, McMillans and Planet X. The Harrington Bar.

Skelhorne Street bus station.

The old landing stages at Pier Head.

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Re: Public places or things you experienced that don't exist anymore
« Reply #57 on: May 23, 2020, 07:46:08 PM »
That was a rickety old place by the end

Remember my dad taking me on the giant log flume when I was about 7 and screaming my head off going up to the last drop  :wanker Ahead of its time with the motion masters though.

Towards the end it was yeah - I never really went much towards the end as that coincided with Alton Towers getting significant investment from the Tussaudís Group and becoming far and away a better park.

Itís heyday was the late 90s, even then AT was better but it was nice for a change.

Always a shame to see places like that close, I think theyíre planning to build housing there.

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Re: Public places or things you experienced that don't exist anymore
« Reply #58 on: May 23, 2020, 08:30:20 PM »
Probe Records in Rainford Gardens and Xtremes alternative clothing shop downstairs by Hessy's. The characters you'd see in those places.

Quiggins when it was just by Bluecoat Chambers.

Jody's, McMillans and Planet X. The Harrington Bar.

Skelhorne Street bus station.

The old landing stages at Pier Head.

The real Spion Kop.

Used to get my metal t-shirts, belts and other stuff from Xtremes and a lot of vinyl from Probe.

My Mums brother used to live in Little Sutton. Mid 70's we used to get the 15D to the Pier Head, ferry to Birkenhead, then Crosville out to Sutton.

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Re: Public places or things you experienced that don't exist anymore
« Reply #59 on: May 23, 2020, 08:32:44 PM »
Is 3Beat records still going?

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Re: Public places or things you experienced that don't exist anymore
« Reply #60 on: May 24, 2020, 02:41:13 AM »
Was a bit before my time but itís a bit sad driving past what was the paradox in aintree and itís now a sports direct with lots of cladding on it

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Re: Public places or things you experienced that don't exist anymore
« Reply #61 on: May 24, 2020, 03:09:00 AM »
Is 3Beat records still going?

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Nope. I think there's a similar sounding one in town.

Phil the Welsh lad ( dark hair ) has a great little shop on Lark Lane called Number 13.

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Re: Public places or things you experienced that don't exist anymore
« Reply #62 on: May 24, 2020, 08:33:01 AM »
Nope. I think there's a similar sounding one in town.

Phil the Welsh lad ( dark hair ) has a great little shop on Lark Lane called Number 13.
I remember taking hubby years ago, if I remember it didn't even look like a record shop when you went in.  Paul was convinced we were in the wrong place.

Shame it's closed as there's always a need for vinyl.


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Re: Public places or things you experienced that don't exist anymore
« Reply #63 on: May 24, 2020, 09:30:39 AM »
Was a bit before my time but itís a bit sad driving past what was the paradox in aintree and itís now a sports direct with lots of cladding on it

I remember it when it was the Vernons pools building

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Re: Public places or things you experienced that don't exist anymore
« Reply #64 on: May 24, 2020, 06:52:27 PM »
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Re: Public places or things you experienced that don't exist anymore
« Reply #65 on: May 25, 2020, 08:22:12 AM »
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Re: Public places or things you experienced that don't exist anymore
« Reply #66 on: May 25, 2020, 09:49:56 AM »
Was a bit before my time but itís a bit sad driving past what was the paradox in aintree and itís now a sports direct with lots of cladding on it

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Re: Public places or things you experienced that don't exist anymore
« Reply #67 on: May 25, 2020, 10:43:57 AM »
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Re: Public places or things you experienced that don't exist anymore
« Reply #68 on: May 25, 2020, 11:03:22 AM »
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Re: Public places or things you experienced that don't exist anymore
« Reply #69 on: May 25, 2020, 11:04:03 AM »
Bits n bytes in central Station. Used to spend Saturdays as a kid on the arcades and looking through hundreds of games. Beatties in st John's market too.
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Re: Public places or things you experienced that don't exist anymore
« Reply #70 on: May 25, 2020, 12:31:52 PM »
Bits n bytes in central Station. Used to spend Saturdays as a kid on the arcades and looking through hundreds of games. Beatties in st John's market too.

I was always in Beatties, loved the place, got all my models from in there. I'd ride my bike from Kirkby to town just to get a pot of paint for a model.

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Re: Public places or things you experienced that don't exist anymore
« Reply #71 on: May 25, 2020, 01:04:52 PM »
Was a bit before my time but itís a bit sad driving past what was the paradox in aintree and itís now a sports direct with lots of cladding on it

So it's Goodison, basically?
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