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    We lived in the gardens too, it was around 1966 cant for the life of me remember the flat number now, Do recall a girl called Teresa Green (no pun intended) who lived in the flats.
    I remember we used to climb the railway embankment only for the guard to come out of the signal box and chase us back down it, had some great slides down that embankment when it snowed.
    One thing i dident like was the Red Light at the top of the pole in Bryant & May, with each turn it made it lit up my bedroom wall .


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    Also went to Holly Trinity School and made my holly communion in the church.
    The walk from our flat to cross the road at the Gay Cavaliar pub then the walk down the cinder path.

    Great Times!

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    They truly were great times. Sounds like you lived in the "old tennies". Dont suppose you have any pictures do you.
    my grandkids are desperate for anything to do with "the olden days" where I lived.

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    Hey,visit Geds site ,it is chock full of tenement pictures. I too lived in Speke Road Gardens,17c, lived there from 1952 t0 1960. left when I was 18 years of age. They were interesting times,
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    we played around the tennies throughout our primary school years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brian daley View Post
    Hey,visit Geds site ,it is chock full of tenement pictures. I too lived in Speke Road Gardens,17c, lived there from 1952 t0 1960. left when I was 18 years of age. They were interesting times,
    BrianD
    Where they the tennies that were re-painted by the Council on one side only when the Queen came to Liverpool in the 50's?

    I seem to remember a big clean up, painting, hedge trimming in the Speke and Hale area, but only of those sides that the Queen could see from her car.

    We were taken from school and given flags to wave - on Queens Drive or Mather Ave. IIRC - probably Queens Drive....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackiehibbert View Post
    They truly were great times. Sounds like you lived in the "old tennies". Dont suppose you have any pictures do you.
    my grandkids are desperate for anything to do with "the olden days" where I lived.
    Lots of old photos in the various publications of the Garston and District Historical Society. See web site

    http://www.garstonhistoricalsociety.org.uk/

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    Quote Originally Posted by taffy View Post
    Lots of old photos in the various publications of the Garston and District Historical Society. See web site

    http://www.garstonhistoricalsociety.org.uk/
    Taffy, is Mersey View still there?
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    Hi Kev! Mersey View is still shown on Google Earth, Use it quite a bit to see all the changes around the area! Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taffy View Post
    Lots of old photos in the various publications of the Garston and District Historical Society. See web site

    http://www.garstonhistoricalsociety.org.uk/
    Thanks Taffy, Just been reading Mike Axworthy's book 'From Monks To Men of Mud' received it yesterday! had a look at the site, and signed the guest book. Ta.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev View Post
    Taffy, is Mersey View still there?
    A street called Mersey View still exists as Norm mentions. The Dealer's pub is on the corner. However, if you are refering to the row of terraced houses that used to face the old railway line ( now the bypass), then no these no longer exist. They were demolished as part of the by pass building programme.

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    I think part of me wishes that they were still there
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