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    Thumbs up H Hunt & Son Windsor St Liverpool

    hi, small world with the net.

    I have managed to salvage a wooden gym bench from the undergrowth, woodlice and wood worm. The bench is a what I would describe as a typical school bench. The original metal plate is still attached and reads: Hunt & Son 89-93 Windsor St Liverpool with a central motif (HHS). From looking at Google street map Windsor St has changed considerably but I would like to know if the business is still going or if anyone knew them. They may like to know the bench is currently in Saltford between Bath and Bristol.

    The top piece of wood and metal fittings are in good condition but one leg is missing and the other has suffered from woodworm however a little TLC and it will be a good as new.

    That's the trouble with the NET it allows us to research the weirdest of items. I probably wouldn't have bothered but someone left their bloody name on it?????? not that I have any ideas about returning it!!!!!!!! But it would be nice to hear if anyone remembers the firm etc just a little bit of history would be good. So go on ask your grannies and grampy's?


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    It will be put to good use as I salvaged it for my under 13 football teams circuit training although they may not be too impressed after 1000 sit ups or step ups.

    Any piece of information would be gratefully received

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    Hi Andy, a warm welcome aboard. Hopefully someone will come to your aid.

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    Ringo Star worked for a cabinet makers in Windsor St. I think it is the same company. They issued a patent for a an improved castor in 1955 - about the time Ringo worked for them, if he did. He may have made the bench.
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    How do I contact him he could sign it and perhaps show me a dove tail joint.

    Thank you for the response so far

    This Internet Is Great!!!!!

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    Default i've Got Abit of History In My Garden

    I found it on Ringo Starr Homepage look!!!!!

    "Ritchie took a messenger job with the British Railroad, but had to quit when he failed the medical exam. He next worked as a barman on a boat that traveled between Liverpool and Wales, but he was fired when he turned up for work in an inebriated state and lipped off to his boss. Finally, when he was seventeen, he took a job at Henry Hunt and Son's engineering firm as an apprentice joiner."

    I am absolutely chuffed what a find it just encourages me to restore it properly. I'm glad I saved it now.

    Thank you Waterways.

    Any other information or photographs of the shop would be brilliant.

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    I remember them. I think they closed down in the 1970s. They were on the east side of Windsor Street near to the junction of Warwick Street. I recall the kitchen cabinets they made. Some were stand alone and they were getting into the fitted stuff too.

    I'm sure I have seen a picture of them around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy i-p View Post
    How do I contact him he could sign it and perhaps show me a dove tail joint.

    Thank you for the response so far

    This Internet Is Great!!!!!

    Andy
    Hi Andy,
    you mustn't be aware of old Ringo's recent rant, about fans not sending him anymore "stuff" for signing,etc! But who knows,he is quite sentimental about his early life in Liverpool,(look up the "Youtube" vid's,where he's showing his lad around his old haunts) in spite of recent media comments!I reckon he'd be made up to think you've got his bench,and even share a joint with you
    Ta Steve.

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    Below: Windsor St looking north towards the city centre, in the early 1960s. Behind the white Morris Minor 1000 is Upper Warwick St, which runs across Windsor St. There is a pub on the corner. Next to it was the old cinema, then there is two bay windows of houses. Henry Hunt was just beyond them if my memory is right. They may have even had the houses too.


    Below: Windsor St today. Henry Hunt was on the extreme right, after where the last new building is. It is open ground now.



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    Great then and nows WW. Can I use them on my site please?
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    I suppose we would all get fed up if people sent us tat to sign. Anyway I now know where this bench came from and its my little bit of history.

    Thank you for the pictures.

    Andy i-p


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    Great then and nows WW. Can I use them on my site please?
    This is the Internet, it was initially designed to exchange information freely. Not the last piccie as that is Dave Woods. The second piccie - the street to the right with the flats on the corner is Elaine St, a part of the Welsh Streets. Then going down, Enid St, Gwendoline St, Geraint St and then Upper Warwick St. There are no buildings on the right of Windsor St from Upper Warwick towards the centre.

    The 1960s photo. It was taken at the top of Pickwick St, with Geraint St to the right just off picture. The road crossing with the pub on the corner is Upper Warwick St. There is a pub on the other corner, the Bank House, which can just be seen to the left after the garage buildings. After the Bank House the old buildings on Windsor St were demolished to make way for Sussex Gardens, just after WW2. Henry Hunt faced Sussex Gardens.
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    BOB WOOLER:
    One day in 1961 the Beatles did the Cavern lunchtime session and afterwards we decided we would have some drinks. We went to the Mandolin, which was an old cinema in Windsor Street, just outside the city centre, run by Harry the Pole. John sat on a settee with a girl in the club, and Paul went over to the upright piano on stage and played a song. When he came across to where I was sitting, he said it was called "Suicide", and I told him that was a rather strange and uncommercial title for a song.
    (Note: in Many Years From Now, Paul McCartney recalls how Frank Sinatra asked him for a song and he sent him "Suicide". "He thought it was an almighty p*ss-take", Paul recalls. "I think he sent the demo back").


    The Mandolin was the old cinema next to Henry Hunt in Windsor Street.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterways View Post
    Below: Windsor St looking north towards the city centre, in the early 1960s. Behind the white Morris Minor 1000 is Upper Warwick St, which runs across Windsor St. There is a pub on the corner. Next to it was the old cinema, then there is two bay windows of houses. Henry Hunt was just beyond them if my memory is right. They may have even had the houses too.


    Below: Windsor St today. Henry Hunt was on the extreme right, after where the last new building is. It is open ground now.


    Interesting pics.
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    Can someone clear up whats going on here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by krakatoa View Post
    Interesting pics.
    You do not own the copyright in these pics, and you do not have the right to upload them onto tinypic/photobucket, publish them in any way, shape or form, nor do you have the right to give Ged Fagan permission to reproduce on any other website.

    Cheers,

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    Ged can what he likes. Copyright? Look at the laws. No such thing on the Internet, if you are not making money from it. In short, if you do not want others to use your work for non-profitable means, then don't put it there.

    In the past, I put on-line my unis computers on this new thing called the internet. It was an open network between unis and info was free to use and do what you like with. Research between unis was linked. Some addresses required a password to get into. All others were vox-pop.

    If these people who want to make money out of a system that was not initially implemented as a money making mechanism, then they should stop putting info on it or go and make their own network.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterways View Post
    Ged can what he likes. Copyright? Look at the laws. No such thing on the Internet, if you are not making money from it. In short, if you do not want others to use your work for non-profitable means, then don't put it there.

    In the past, I put on-line my unis computers on this new thing called the internet. It was an open network between unis and info was free to use and do what you like with. Research between unis was linked. Some addresses required a password to get into. All others were vox-pop.

    If these people who want to make money out of a system that was not initially implemented as a money making mechanism, then they should stop putting info on it or go and make their own network.
    Although you/ individuals are ultimately responsible for the content posted, I'm not confortable with anyone posting images without crediting the original source as it could put me in a difficult position in the future.

    Please understand John, if that is the case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev View Post
    Although you/ individuals are ultimately responsible for the content posted, I'm not confortable with anyone posting images without crediting the original source as it could put me in a difficult position in the future.

    Please understand John, if that is the case.

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    One was from Dave Wood, who we all know. And the others from an open public web site. Flikr I think.

    I'll get the names of the those who put them on the open web site. But who is to say they were the originators?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterways View Post
    One was from Dave Wood, who we all know. And the others from an open public web site. Flikr I think.

    I'll get the names of the those who put them on the open web site. But who is to say they were the originators?
    If I was posting one of Dave's pics, I would still credit him, even if he was a regular poster here.

    Regarding other pics from Flickr etc, you can directly link to the pic and provide a link back to the photographer's page no problems.

    If you down load a pic from Flickr or from else where and upload it to another pic hosting site, it still needs a credit to the photographer.



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    Thanks anyway John but I wouldn't use anything of Dave's without asking him first, it's no problem for now shots anyway, i'm always out and about. I suspect the first one is an Ainscough shot,copyright held by the LRO for which I have wrirtten permission to publish on my website which is a free site.

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    Hi Andy,
    I only joined this site today and spotted your take on H Hunt & Son.I worked for the Company in 1961.I have got a lot of info about the company if you contact me.
    Thanks
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    Hi Andy,
    I worked for the company after it left Windsor St and moved up to Woodend Avenue Speke Liverpool 24.
    Please contact me and I will give you some more information about the company.
    Regards
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