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mikewturner
05-31-2009, 11:36 AM
Hi Guys

Does anyone have images they could post of this ex LNWR depot that was on the corner of Wavertree Road and Tunnel Road?

Regards

Mike

Kev
05-31-2009, 11:47 AM
Hi Mike, I've just had a quick search through the images I've got and have found nothing. Maybe someone can come to your aid.

Kev

Waterways
05-31-2009, 11:49 AM
Hi Guys

Does anyone have images they could post of this ex LNWR depot that was on the corner of Wavertree Road and Tunnel Road?

Regards

Mike

There are shed retail places there now. Was that area a depot?

mikewturner
05-31-2009, 12:13 PM
There are shed retail places there now. Was that area a depot?

The depot is marked in red on the attached map extract. There is a photo in Liverpool Our City Our Heritage by Freddy O'Connor. Above the main entrance it says 'Fruit and Vegetable Depot LMSR 1881'. I always remember thinking this was odd as the LMSR only came into existance in 1923 but if you looked close you could see that the letters had been changed and it had previously said LNWR.

Kev, thanks for looking

Regards

Mike

Cadfael
05-31-2009, 12:33 PM
An utter crime that was. Knocked down without any say so or warning from the council.

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mikewturner
05-31-2009, 02:03 PM
An utter crime that was. Knocked down without any say so or warning from the council.



Hi Cadfael

Agree completely! I think the steps down are preserved but that's it!

Interesting inside views. Looking at these I remember visiting it around the same time with the roof removed. Did you get any shots of the outside?

Regards

Mike

quincyg
06-01-2009, 04:30 PM
these pics were posted early last year when I put them in a thread about Edge Hill, they no longer come up in search which is prob why Kev couldn't find them.

Sorry Mike I only had photos from the inside that my dad's friend gave him. these are the ones that Cadfael put up, if you want to view bigger a larger version they are still on my Flickr page (http://www.flickr.com/photos/24187030@N03/2296948282/) .
I didn't have pics of the outside as it was supposed to be saved, but I heard was knocked down accidently on purpose.

I uploaded a pic from a book which I shall put on again if you like.

mikewturner
06-01-2009, 06:14 PM
these pics were posted early last year when I put them in a thread about Edge Hill, they no longer come up in search which is prob why Kev couldn't find them.

Sorry Mike I only had photos from the inside that my dad's friend gave him. these are the ones that Cadfael put up, if you want to view bigger a larger version they are still on my Flickr page (http://www.flickr.com/photos/24187030@N03/2296948282/) .
I didn't have pics of the outside as it was supposed to be saved, but I heard was knocked down accidently on purpose.

I uploaded a pic from a book which I shall put on again if you like.

Hi Quincy

I would be interested in the picture from the book thanks.

Mike

quincyg
06-01-2009, 08:26 PM
finally found it

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e28/quincyg/Picture100-1.jpg

burkhilly
06-01-2009, 08:37 PM
You'd have thought City Council would have learned not to knock down our historical buildings by now. I used to pass this building everyday, and was quite shocked to see it being knocked down, about five years ago.

The site is now covered by the usual retail suspects - Netto, Home and Bargain and Iceland. To be fair, they did need some shops up that end of the city, but given there's load of empty properties just up on Wavertree Road, well that would have been too easy for our wonderful planners!!!

mikewturner
06-01-2009, 08:46 PM
finally found it



Cheers!

Mike

jon b
10-09-2009, 12:31 PM
I remember this as Masseys scrapyard when I was a kid, lovely building and a shame it was torn down

hmtmaj
10-09-2009, 01:37 PM
I ws given this pic by Peter Halligan, don't know when it was taken, but it's an outside shot :)
There are a few more of Peters Pictures on my website below, mainly around Old Swan. Martin

Bern
11-25-2011, 05:18 PM
This shot from 1973 I took may be of interest
http://www.flickr.com/photos/br-images/6400437939/in/photostream

Doris Mousdale
11-26-2011, 04:07 AM
This building could have been turned into shops/market for locals keeping the facade.The sheds that replaced it will never have any architectural interest or even last half as long as the original building.
finally found it

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e28/quincyg/Picture100-1.jpg

GeorgePorgie
11-26-2011, 04:18 AM
I ws given this pic by Peter Halligan, don't know when it was taken, but it's an outside shot

Er....it says the pic was taken in 9th Oct,2009,at 13:30,Mart. :rolleyes:

Doris Mousdale
11-26-2011, 04:42 AM
This depot used to be a bustling busy place, fresh fruit vegetables and flowers coming from all over the country by rail being picked up by wagons taken to market and on the tables all over Liverpool within a day.
Places like Borough Market near London Bridge are now great centres of interest for foodies from all over the world basically it is an glass covered cast iron shed but it has a great atmosphere and local food producers sell what they grow and make, for example, handmade bread, cheese pickles and preserves,vegetables, rabbits for the pot, you name it they sell it, even mulled wine and hot beef sandwiches. It is features on the television programme Market Kitchen.
The now demolished Fruit and Vegetable Depot would have been ideal for a local farmers market but instead you get a frozen food palace. It really doesn't add up to much progress does it?
Woolton has a successful French Market, if you go to Ludlow or Chester they have farmers markets ,local meat pies etc.If that space was in Shangahi or Kuala Lumpur it would be a night market with food stalls.There is an alternative to the big shed supermarkets.

collegepudding
11-26-2011, 09:27 AM
Er....it says the pic was taken in 9th Oct,2009,at 13:30,Mart. :rolleyes:

Georgie P. it doesnt say the pic was taken on that date, that is obviously referring to something like a file date on Marts system. It was demolished years back, You could ,of course be having a little joke however i have ruled that out as you ended with a sarcastic type smiley,,,,,,have a read of the 1st advertising poster to the left of Martys shot Georgie lol

collegepudding

GeorgePorgie
11-26-2011, 10:05 AM
Georgie P. it doesnt say the pic was taken on that date

Are you sure

I suggest you save the pic and have a look at its Properties,you'll find a whole host of data that can be got from it ie the Camera was a HP pstc-4200

Yes I'll accept your apology,tsk! ruddy amatuers :rolleyes:

collegepudding
11-26-2011, 11:11 AM
Are you sure

I suggest you save the pic and have a look at its Properties,you'll find a whole host of data that can be got from it ie the Camera was a HP pstc-4200

Yes I'll accept your apology,tsk! ruddy amatuers :rolleyes:


Georgie P. i cant comment on data accompanying martys pic ,i havnt checked and dont need to. ,maybe that data refers to when the image was snapped from off the original photograph, don't know, cant comment. What I can tell you is that Wavertree retail Park was built on that site approx 10-15 years ago, thats the evidence to support my claim
Yes I'll accept your apology,tsk! ruddy amateur :smirk:

collegepudding

hmtmaj
11-26-2011, 01:04 PM
Are you sure

I suggest you save the pic and have a look at its Properties,you'll find a whole host of data that can be got from it ie the Camera was a HP pstc-4200

Yes I'll accept your apology,tsk! ruddy amatuers :rolleyes:



George, can you get your apology at the ready ....

1) The "SCANNER" I scanned the pic with, is a "HP pstc-4200", NOT the camera as you suggest.
2) Peter, who took the pic, was approx 30 years ago, which would make the date approx 1981
3) I'm waiting .....

GeorgePorgie
11-26-2011, 01:14 PM
The properties don't lie,Mart...even if it is a scanner it says "Date Picture taken 2009":rolleyes:

hmtmaj
11-26-2011, 01:18 PM
Thats when it was scanned ( created ), thats the date I posted it ( jeez )
Have a look when I posted it - the date, thats not when the pic was taken.

3) I'm waiting ..... :PDT10

GeorgePorgie
11-26-2011, 01:19 PM
Peter, who took the pic, was approx 30 years ago, which would make the date approx 1981

Then it still would have been Massey's as I was goin to that scrapyard for bits&pieces for me cars.
His cars where all insurance writeoff jobbies.

Ged
11-26-2011, 01:36 PM
George, you're wrong, I have plenty of pics of stuff demolished in the 80s with properties showing 2005 which was when I uploaded the pic to my pc. Explain that unless it was one of those infamous time slips lol. You've too much time on your hands to be looking into the properties of a pic.

grekko
11-26-2011, 01:37 PM
Are you sure

I suggest you save the pic and have a look at its Properties,you'll find a whole host of data that can be got from it ie the Camera was a HP pstc-4200

Yes I'll accept your apology,tsk! ruddy amatuers :rolleyes:

The HP pstc-4200 you see in the properties refers to the equipment that was used to scan and copy/print/transfer the image,in this case it was a Hewlett Packard Printer/Scanner/Copier-4200, hope that helps you and college pudding.

Ged
11-26-2011, 01:42 PM
Agreed grekko.

Tsk, ruddy amatuers.

lol

collegepudding
11-26-2011, 02:56 PM
Thanks lads for comfirming to Georgis P. that the shot was not taken in 2009, Good God I have shopped in the Iceland store on the site, 10 years back. As Ged says, Georgie P. must have entered a time warp back to Masseys Scrap yard. I will agree one thing with him though and that is they did indeed Sell write offs and they closed about the early eighties,shortly after which, this pic would have been taken

I will therefore repeat ..,have a read of the 1st advertising poster to the left of Martys shot Georgie ..Yes I'll accept your apology,tsk! ruddy amateur :mad:

collegepudding

hmtmaj
11-26-2011, 03:05 PM
George ... Apologise .....
You will never see these two words in the same sentence from our George :rolleyes:

George should be too busy with the paintings we ain't seen for a while...
George, put the laptop down for 5 mins and pick thy brush again will ya and I'll forget all about the apology :PDT_Aliboronz_24:

collegepudding
11-26-2011, 03:11 PM
George ... Apologise .....
You will never see these two words in the same sentence from our George :rolleyes:

George should be too busy with the paintings we ain't seen for a while...
George, put the laptop down for 5 mins and pick thy brush again will ya and I'll forget all about the apology :PDT_Aliboronz_24:


But I wont !

collegepudding

Ged
11-26-2011, 07:40 PM
He'll be pulling his 1 hair out now lol

lindylou
11-26-2011, 07:44 PM
aahh leave 'im ! :hug: :snf (41):

Ged
11-26-2011, 08:00 PM
Well he will say tsk ruddy amatuers and moan a lot.

Sorry George - you can come out of hiding now :PDT_Aliboronz_24:

lindylou
11-26-2011, 08:03 PM
:snf (41):

collegepudding
11-27-2011, 09:31 AM
It costs nothing to apologise.

collegepudding

GNASHER
11-27-2011, 02:51 PM
There as also a builders yard where Matalan is now,can't remember the name.

collegepudding
11-27-2011, 03:51 PM
I dont remember it myself Gnasher, but according to my big book there was a Buiders Merchants close by on Edge Hill sidings ,Spekeland Road, called Liverpool Building Materials LBM ,was it their yard by any chance ?

collegepudding

GNASHER
11-27-2011, 04:52 PM
That's the one,the entrance was opp Botanic Rd.