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02-04-2008, 07:53 PM
Please find attached a selection of pictures showing the laying of Liverpool's roads and streets.

Pic number 1

Tar spraying on Ullet Road - 1905. The tar being used was 'Clare's Compo'. R.S. Clare & Co (http://www.yoliverpool.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=5097&d=1202153008).

Pic number 2

Steam powered road roller - 1897.

Pic number 3

Tarring ('crystaling creosote') Botanic Road - 1904. The photo shows tar being sprayed using 'watering' cans.

Pic number 4

Laying tarmac on Ullet road - 1907. The photo shows the tarmac being laid by hand and a road roller compressing it.

Courtesy LRO

02-04-2008, 10:36 PM
Great views Kev!

Most of our suburban routes are the product the great John Brodie's forward thinking. He was behind the construction of Queens Drive; a rather visionary concept for his day. Afterall, people were more concerned about getting into the city...not around it!