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    Nice pic, handy having your camera to hand when bending down to pick pennies up
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    A small section of cobbles in Franklin Place, L6

    cobbled Hygeia st, L6. (second pic)
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    There are very few traces of 'cobbled' streets around, but there are several with old 'setts'.
    There's an old cobbled track in Otterspool, on the right as you head for the Cafe building. There was a previous thread which mentioned a few others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindylou View Post
    A small section of cobbles in Franklin Place, L6

    cobbled Hygeia st, L6. (second pic)
    Hygeia st looks like it had a cheap layer of tar and it wore off - and the old sets are still there and will be for around 100 years. Made of granite.
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    Otterspool cobbled track from a few weeks ago. The leaf litter may be gone now, giving a clearer view.



    Cobbles have been mentioned before from time to time, but I don't think there has been a definitive list of the streets. I know loads of setts streets, but have never really bothered photographing them, yet. There are some genuine cobbled streets off Wavertree High Street (the unadopted streets)

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    Sets were very dangerous. In the wet they were like ice. I recall at the bottom of Beresford Rd/Grafton St I turned a car 180 degrees around on them. Luckily no other car was around. And I was not going too fast either. Cross-ply tyres didn't help either.
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    There are quite a few setts around Duke St
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    Loads of streets were 'setted' in Kirkdale in my time, Rumney Road for
    example. How else could we have played 'carry the can' if we hadn't been
    able to make the lines across the road?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev View Post
    Have u got any pics? Now there's a challenge!


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    Or was this taken after a particularly heavy night out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wsteve55 View Post
    Or was this taken after a particularly heavy night out?
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    Cobbled roads make some places look nice an ol fashioned but sometimes i wish they'd pave over them when i'm cycling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev View Post
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    You can see my old house in that pic

    Where have he tram lines gone? Kev did you notice them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Max View Post
    i wish they'd pave over them when i'm cycling.
    You would fall over the workmen if they paved over them while you where cycling
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spike View Post
    You can see my old house in that pic

    Where have he tram lines gone? Kev did you notice them.
    No tram lines, although you can see a dark line running along both sides of the road, down the middle.
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    I was having a look around the Pier Head area this week and walked along Princes Parade. This photo shows a small section of the old cobbled setts roadway with its railway lines still intact. These lines carried the trains from the Waterloo Tunnel to the now demolished Riverside Station and also the now derelict wooden stage at the far north end of the parade.

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    Here's a bit by Brunswick Dock area.

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    Sweeting Street, Off Castle Street.
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    I love those pics with the tracks

    Falkner Street had the Tram lines running through it, they where in great condition. The dark lines do look like where they where. Why oh why did i not photo them back then ?
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    down to Edge Hill station
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    Ambrose Grove, L6.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lindylou View Post
    Ambrose Grove, L6.
    Hi Lindy, didn't you have a few more pic's of Ambrose grove on,the other night?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wsteve55 View Post
    Hi Lindy, didn't you have a few more pic's of Ambrose grove on,the other night?
    I put some in the Anfield district thread:
    http://www.yoliverpool.com/forum/sho...340#post177340

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    Interesting survival. The buildings on the far right are St Margaret of Antioch's Primary school, Prince's Park; the derelict one on the near right was the old St Margaret's Institute. On the left hand side are some new developments.

    Sadly St Margaret's school is threatened with closure. The whole St Margaret's complex is a fascinating survival of 19th C efforts to use a church as a centre for social improvement, all funded by the congregation.
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    Oldham st, L1.
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    Default Great Charlotte Street

    Cobbled road surfaces enabled the horse's shoes to grip on the road surface, perhaps more important on gradients. Cobbles are robust and react well to movement within the road surface. Smooth flagged crossings were provided for pedestrians, as shown below, at crossing points. And smooth paving flags are used for the gutters, to aid the run off water to the drains.

    Photo of the Royal Amphitheatre [which was the predecessor of the Royal Court - same site] looking down Gt Charlotte St. from Roe Street, with old St John's market [by John Foster Junior] on the right.


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    Quote Originally Posted by lindylou View Post
    Oldham st, L1.
    Used to drink there when it was the "Roscoe Arms"! Not much of a pub,but had a good jukebox!

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    chipping st at the top of hodges mount was cobbled .................happy days......collecting tar on ly ice sticks.the clip clop of the horse of the rag and bone man ..........................oh to be ........................

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