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    Old Georgian merchants house, 1 Trueman St built in 1790

    Old warehouse in North St built 1882

    Old Cheshire Line building now council buildings in Birkenhead

    Mckennas building on Dock Road, Birkenhead, built 1904,shared by various companies


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    Excellent pics, GD.

    I think the McKenna's building has been painted since I was last down there. I used to work in the big red building that's opposite the old east float mill.

    Are the big propellers still at the steel place further along ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scouse smurf View Post
    Excellent pics, GD.

    I think the McKenna's building has been painted since I was last down there. I used to work in the big red building that's opposite the old east float mill.

    Are the big propellers still at the steel place further along ?
    Theres about 4 still there
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    Fine pics once again. Thanks, Joe!

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    I went into the Cheshire Line place when it was an open warehouse about 20 years or so ago; there was a car boot sale on in there and it looked very iffy. There was a couple of policemen outside but I went in anyway. Got myself a piece of therapy equipment that I was actually selling for a living at a cost of ?150.00p ,price at the car boot ? 50p. Result!!!!!!!!

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    Muskers Building in Stanley St

    Colonial Chambers in Temple St

    Temple court on Temple St
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    Great them Joe.

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    Old warehouse back of Camden St,looks like the plumbing was installed after the hoist fell into disuse

    Another walled garden in the back of Camden St, so near to our William Brown St
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    Thanks, Joe. Here's a May 2007 view I took of Musker Buildings, Stanley Street. . . .



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    Good pics guys.

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    Great photos guys.

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    The old Great Western Hotel in Lime Street
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    Great picture Joe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregs dad View Post

    The old Great Western Hotel in Lime Street
    I wish they would take down the chimney stacks that straddle the Gallic roof spires. They are original, but they totally spoil the building.
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    I like them. I think it would make the building less.

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    less is more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterways View Post
    less is more.
    Ha, what's this! The new WW, no sarcastic comments...

    A changed man indeed...

    Me thinks a new woman is one the scene somewhere WW...

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    Nah!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterways View Post
    Nah!
    C'mon, there has to be a reason WW...

    You gone so much better. Once you start being nice, it's harder to be nasty...

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    I'm always nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo42 View Post
    I like them. I think it would make the building less.
    It looks like the spires have ear muffs on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterways View Post
    It looks like the spires have ear muffs on.

    Waterways Vs Waterhouse!

    LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo42 View Post
    C'mon, there has to be a reason WW...

    You gone so much better. Once you start being nice, it's harder to be nasty...
    I'm giving him a second chance too.

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    Why would you want to change such a great building.

    Would you like a glass roof on it? or maybe a rail station up there?
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    This was an hotel at one time wasn't it? Spike...all they had to do was give it a face lift and revamp the interior and it would have rivalled the Adelphi.

    Train station right on its door step,what more do yer need.

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    Yep it was George.

    Probably cost too much to do it up. Would have been great though.
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    Well someone thought it didn't...its now halls of residence for students.

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    Better in use than derelict though. My dad used to take me the cafeteria there in the 70s when getting his monthly Brittanica encyclopedias from John Menzies in the station.
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    Just had a thought...It prolly failed as an hotel because of the noise from the trains coming and going?

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    Doubt that. Trains were coming and going when it was a hotel for yonks and the Crest (now Liver Hotel) is right above the lines on Lord Nelson st.
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