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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.
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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.
    www.inacityliving.piczo.com/

    Updated weekly with old and new pics.

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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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