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  1. Liverpool's Prisons

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    Liverpool’s first Gaol was Liverpool Tower; the tower was built largely in the 15th century and by the mid-1700s was in such a bad state that prisoners frequently escaped. There is still a small alleyway, next to St Nicholas church called Prison Weint. The alleyway today runs between the rear of Tower Building and St Nicholas Church.

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  2. Photographs by Colin Tittle

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    Photographs by Colin Tittle

    Another person to contact me recently and offer to share photographs, is Colin Tittle, he has been kind enough to send me a selection of his 1980s Liverpool photographs. The changes that have taken place in the city centre over the years since the 1980s have been to say the least dramatic.

    Colin has managed to capture for us a record of the area around Garston, the Pier Head and the city during that period, I am grateful for the opportunity
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  3. Woolton Village

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    Just across Menlove Avenue is Woolton Village which is on the surface a pretty suburb of Liverpool which to a large extent retains the vestiges of village life in the face of an ever-encroaching and all-encompassing "improved way of life" which means in effect more traffic and more housing estates, just two factors which have sounded the death knell of suburbia
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  4. Liverpool's Prisons

    Quote Originally Posted by BobEd View Post

    Liverpool’s first Gaol was Liverpool Tower; the tower was built largely in the 15th century and by the mid-1700s was in such a bad state that prisoners frequently escaped. There is still a small alleyway, next to St Nicholas church called Prison Weint. The alleyway today runs between the rear of Tower Building and St Nicholas Church.

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  5. The Shakespeare Theatre

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    The Shakespeare Theatre opened in Fraser Street 1888 by the proprietor Mr Ellis Brammall jun. and was built by J H Havelock-Sutton who also built the Park Palace Music Hall in 1893 and the Metropole Theatre in Bootle in 1911, both the Metropole and the Park Palace have since been demolished A description of The Shakespeare Theatre from Kelly's Directory of Liverpool 1894 reads
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