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    Does anyone have any photos of the inside of Blackler's (Anytime before it became Wetherspoon's)?


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    Found an old postcard


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    Quote Originally Posted by victorialush
    Cool The rocking horse has been mentioned somewhere.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by kev
    Cool The rocking horse has been mentioned somewhere.....
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    I found this a few months back on Blackler's Grotto:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/liverpool/video...to/index.shtml

    There's a video on the above page which includes some black and white photos of the Grotto.

    Got me interested in seeing more of the inside.
    Last edited by julia; 05-07-2006 at 10:57 PM.

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    So many people have memories of Blacklers. It was a great store - you could get good bargains there.

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    Remember the giant Fathr Christmas over the stairs - and wincyette underskips - salmon pink interlock bellywarmers (big knickers) - great grotto at Christmas - I got the net curtains for my first house there - ahh!

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    Here's a pic of the interior in all its glory - Source: Liverpool Records Office
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    Sorry No Pics,

    But i used to love mooching around in the basement, got loads of bargains,

    Always bought my American Tan tights there........40 denier....

    Jacky

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    It was a great store, always bought my daughters Christmas books there.
    My mum used to take me for my school uniform for Webster Road School in the 60,s
    Always went to the grotto and get your piccy taken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by victorialush View Post
    Found an old postcard

    The original Blacklers was opened in 1908, but was completely destroyed in the May 1941 blitz.
    It had been designed by W Aubrey Thomas, the architect of the Royal Liver Building and the Tower Building.

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    Yep, and the basement was deliberately flooded during the war to enable city centre water supplies.
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    I'm almost positive that this is Blackler's Grotto, I think I have a photo of me with a monkey there as well....difficult to tell which is which, I think this one with me is my brother
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    Billo, you haven't changed a bit!

    My OH found this stuffed down the back off one of the skirting boards he was ripping off before we get the plastering done.



    He also found an old 2d bus ticket and a hapenny

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    Yep, and the basement was deliberately flooded during the war to enable city centre water supplies.
    I well remember that blitz! and the destruction of the store, but they did carry on trading by occupying a number of shops in Bold St.

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    haven`t any inside pics but here is one taken at xmas time in
    1958 www.flickr.com/photos/exacta2a/433711633
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    Hey Dad don't you ever stop promoting your Flickr site?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scouse Greg View Post
    Hey Dad don't you ever stop promoting your Flickr site?
    Greg, your dad is one of my favourite Liverpool photographers of all time.
    It's great that he's sharing his photos.
    You must be so proud.

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    Is that you Joe. Well in
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilipG View Post
    Greg, your dad is one of my favourite Liverpool photographers of all time.
    It's great that he's sharing his photos.
    You must be so proud.
    And here's me.....

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    thanks ged and philip g
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    Hi All,Incredible I have been looking for Blacklers all Night as I wanted to get the name of the big Butchers Shop opposite.I can just remember my Mum crying as Dad was a butcher and got a job there 1936.Then the Grottos came up.T.J.Hughes had a good grotto first year after the war.I remember it well.They had a Magiciam there and he had a 10 shilling note in his hand and he put a match to it.As it burnt up he started to rub the ash in the palms of his hands.There was nothing left and the ash he blew aside,He got a piece of newspaper the same size as the 10 shilling note and set that on fire,rubbing it as it burnt away.This time he kept rubbing the ash and Lo and Behold he had the 10 shilling note back with the same number.This little smart a--- got home took a 10 shilling note out of Mums purse.Box of matches off the stove and into the toilet down the back yard.I had just about run out of "Echo" squares of toilet paper when the toilet door opened and it was Dad.I got a few belts with the cane mainly for stealing the 10 shilling note out of Mums purse.It took a few years to find out he had a false thumb cap which he used for the paper and 10 shilling note.Blacklers Grotto 'Pressies were always best I thought.If anyone can remember the name of the Butchers as they had a big photo of the staff lined up outside and my Dad is in the Photo.Taken just before the war.Best Regards to one and all Ken B

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    My mate Norman was in heaven when they had a lingerie sale - he'd spend hours browsing. Never bought anything, mind!

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    Ah, that'll be the fella that was 'Norma' at weekends
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    Ah, that'll be the fella that was 'Norma' at weekends
    That creates a scary mental image that will require a few large ones to dispel, if I'm to sleep tonight!

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    Hope I haven't got my knickers in a twist there Kevin.


    My mate used to tell me he'd rush home from work every day and rip his wife's panties off - now make of that what you will
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    Hope I haven't got my knickers in a twist there Kevin.


    My mate used to tell me he'd rush home from work every day and rip his wife's panties off - now make of that what you will

    And it's probably just as well I said a couple of large one instead of a couple of stiff ones.

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    I say Ged, it was my sister's knickers (as I'm not married yet) I couldn't wait to rip off after a hard day at the office (sic) they didn't half pinch me p****

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