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    The Gables was an old brick mansion on Menlove...

    The Gables was an old brick mansion on Menlove Avenue as you describe. It was used as a fee paying boys prep school for SFX RC (Jesuit) college during the late 1940's to 1950's (or later).
    I...
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    It was the Head Master, Mr Dunn (Eddie to us...

    It was the Head Master, Mr Dunn (Eddie to us boys ) who stuck his tongue into his cheek. Mr Carke came in as head Mr Dunn moved on to head of a new school in Woolton.
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    clubs

    I used to go to the Mardi Gras in Paradise Street. All the bands played there.
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    Walton Secondary Technical School

    I attended this school from 1954 to 1959. I remember all those teachers together with Mr Wally, (science) and Mr Lawence (Building Costruction). I was called a Builder at first but when the head...
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    Ponsonby Street

    What was the name of the familly you knew who lived there?
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    Rialto

    I no longer live in Liverpool.

    All those people with their meaningless battle scars from a few days racial violence fail to impress me.

    The loss of the Rialto as a dance venue represents the...
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    Rialto Ballroom

    The Rialto in Upper Parliament Street was a popular venue for ballroom dancing. If you wanted to dance on Sunday you had to join the Sunday Club.

    Monday night was dancer's night and all the dance...
  8. Thread: Ponsonby Street

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    Ponsonby Street

    There must be people who remember Ponsonby Street. Are you all too shy?
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    Fishmongers

    There was a fishmongers between Ponsonby Street and Cawdor Street that was owned by a large lady. There was no refrigeration and the flies used to buzz all around the shop. It was completely open to...
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    Granby Street

    Granby Street was almost entirely a street of shops. There were no shops in either Mulgrave Street or Kingsley Road that ran parallel to it.

    Does anyone know why that was?
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    Grandby Street

    Granby Street was pretty well 100% european in my day. I left in about 1958when the immigrants were just moving in.

    There was a chinese laundry though and Jamaican barber shop.
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    Pamela from Kirkby

    Does no one remember Pamela? She had pals and relations in the Walton area and she went to a secretarial college called Skerries that was near the College of Building in Clarence Street.

    Lets hear...
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    Granby Street

    I remember Charlie Scott quite well. He later worked as a doorman in several Liverpool night spots. My mother was rather fond of him.

    Granby Street was very lively in those days. It was more...
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    Edwards' Grocery in Granby Street

    Does anyone remember Edwards' Grocery in Granby Street and Ted Bramwell butchers across the street?
    I was a grocery delivery boy for Edwards' in 1955/6. The boss was Mr Norman who used to tell me...
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    Pamela from Kirkby

    I'd like to trace Pamela Ellis from Quernmore Street, Kirkby early 1960's, She's now in her 60's

    Jasper
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    Ponsonby Street

    I spent my childhood in Ponsonby Street, L8, 1948 to 1960. The street was divided into two equal parts by Granby Street. I lived in the lower part that ran between Granby Street and Mulgrave Street....
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    Liverpoool Pavillion Theatre

    I used to go to the 'Pivvy' in Lodge Lane when it was a well known and popular music hall in the early 1950's. It used to cost 6d for entrance money, as a child, to the cheapest seats right at the...
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    Dancing in Liverpool

    I went to Don Millington's School of Dancing on Walton Road and to another dance school on Bold Street to learn Latin American both in the late 50's.

    My girl friend dumped me after an unfortunate...
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    Jasper

    I went to:
    Lidderdale Road (Smithdown Road) 1945 to 1947 nursery and ps. I remember the Jews being required to leave the hall for assembly.

    Granby Street ps 1947 to 1949 Miss Scott was head...
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