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    Did you not see the Dr Who episode "Blink"?

    Did you not see the Dr Who episode "Blink"?
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    Many's a time I've stood on that corner, waiting...

    Many's a time I've stood on that corner, waiting for my girlfriend to come home from the Art College. She lived in a flat on the corner of Canning Street and Catharine Street....
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    In the 1970s I can remember the director of...

    In the 1970s I can remember the director of housing donning a hard hat and driving a bulldozer to demolish a row of terraced houses that were perfectly servicable. The ones that really annoyed me...
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    I always thought that the term "Rag" in rag week...

    I always thought that the term "Rag" in rag week was from "ragging" i.e. taking the ****.

    John
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    Mitchell & Kenyon Collection

    I can't see that anyone has posted this link already - there are three galleries of Cunard vessels at Liverpool:
    http://www.bfi.org.uk/features/mk/gallery/r20_01.html

    John
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    I's forgotten about Ken Oxford. I remember an...

    I's forgotten about Ken Oxford. I remember an interview with him on Radio Merseyside, when someone had been beaten up by theTask Force (Liverpool's equivalent to the SPG in London). He said (and I'm...
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    When I first started doing my family history (and...

    When I first started doing my family history (and I must admit my wife's family are much more interesting than mine) I joined a number of family history societies, but found I was buying fiches and...
  8. Thread: You tube

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    You tube

    I hadn't appreciated how much good stuff about Liverpool there was on You Tube - I could spend hours watching all the old videos!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbgaSmM7CgY
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    OK, silly question, why is the canal closed?

    OK, silly question, why is the canal closed?
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    I remember when I first started helping out at...

    I remember when I first started helping out at the Blackie they were still trying to produce inflatables using plastic welders and all sorts of ingeneous ideas. Its amazing how things like adhesives...
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    Sorry, the confusion over Windsor Street was my...

    Sorry, the confusion over Windsor Street was my fault - I thought the view up Falkner Street might have been a view down Windsor Street towards Entwhistle Heights.

    I take it you've seen my...
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    At least its not balanced on one corner in a...

    At least its not balanced on one corner in a filled in dock on the waterfront.

    John
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    The man was the boyfriend of my girlfriend's...

    The man was the boyfriend of my girlfriend's flatmate!

    John
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    And if you wondered where all those lovely old...

    And if you wondered where all those lovely old pubs went, they're probably here:

    http://www.andythornton.com/products.asp/subcatID/120/special_offers_antiques.htm

    John
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    Funny you should say that, only yesterday I found...

    Funny you should say that, only yesterday I found this picture:

    http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c48/danensis/liverpool/Balcony.jpg

    Taken on the balcony of our flat, in about 1972

    John
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    I wouldn't rely on Bing - he's been dead for...

    I wouldn't rely on Bing - he's been dead for years

    John
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    Penistone

    Penistone
  18. Thread: Pyjama Women

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    She was lucky to have a shop in her dressing...

    She was lucky to have a shop in her dressing gown. We had to walk down the street to get to ours.

    John
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    I begin to understand why there is a publication...

    I begin to understand why there is a publication on the newstands called "Waterways World". Its certainly not the one I live in.

    John
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    Her part in it was talking to the tenants, and...

    Her part in it was talking to the tenants, and recording and acting on their concerns.

    When the housing corporation bought the houses, I had to travel down to London on the train, with a cheque...
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    My late wife was instrumental in setting up the...

    My late wife was instrumental in setting up the Housing Co-op in the Corn and Yates Streets when they were purchased from Stansfield for a nominal sum.

    John
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    To return to the original question "What's so...

    To return to the original question "What's so great about Old Buildings?" its about scale and context. There are one or two modern buildings that give a nod to their surroundings, but most architects...
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    The bedsit on our landing was occupied by a young...

    The bedsit on our landing was occupied by a young lady on the game, would that be her? If so, you were not alone!

    John
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    You are quite correct. That's something they told...

    You are quite correct. That's something they told us about when we went on the tour.

    John
  25. The "power that be" just don't have a clue do...

    The "power that be" just don't have a clue do they? They're now "consulting" on a new high speed rail link from London when, had they ignored a few NIMBYs they could have had a high-speed route all...
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