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    Ged, I'm being nosy here .. just wondering about you living in that bulding. Was it changed into living accomodation?
    I remember when it was all offices.

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    I was dead lucky my dad being a foreman in the council as a few of his jobs entailed caretakers flats attached to civic or Corpy buildings which is why, with him having the keys, I could get to go into the bowels of and on the roof of the likes of the St. George's Hall, Brougham Terrace, the Walker Art Gallery etc. We lived in the caretakers flat attched to that building at No.4 Trueman Street for 12 years and part of his duties were putting the boilers on in the basement, going around turning lights off within the building (that the porters/cleaners had inadvertantly left on after the evening shift - sometimes that wouldn't become apparent in the summer until it was getting dark) and other duties when the alarm would go off (sometimes burglars, sometimes by accident) So being nosey too I would always take the opportunity to have a look around as well. Being the architect dept, there were some cracking models (of the wooden variety) in their too and of course we could always sunbathe on the roof and get a great view too. Our group used to practise in the basement as it was disused by the corpy. We also got free lecky and a phone. Now you know why your rates were so high.
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    Default More Art-deco in Southport.

    Beacon House. Built 1934 for Southport Co-op as a department store.


    Former Burtons the Tailors, Chapel Street.


    Former Garrick Theatre.


    The Crown Hotel, Coronation Walk.
    (Sorry, it's a bit lop-sided).


    For those in the know.
    These weren't taken with the Godlike camera.
    Last edited by PhilipG; 05-04-2007 at 03:15 PM.

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    Great pics, Philip. Thank you so much.

    "These weren't taken with the Godlike camera."

    Do you mean Max's camera?

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    They look alright to me Phil. Great pics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGeorge View Post
    Great pics, Philip. Thank you so much.

    "These weren't taken with the Godlike camera."

    Do you mean Max's camera?

    Chris

    I've bought Kev's Sony H2, the same model as Max's Godlike camera.
    It's because of the zoom, which my Olympus doesn't have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    They look alright to me Phil. Great pics.
    Thanks, Ged.
    The focussing's fine, but the Crown one isn't lined up straight.
    (Rather ironic because the pub itself is reopening as Southport's only openly Gay bar!).
    I haven't got Photoshop, and don't know how to alter photos on my PC.

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    Default Woolworths, Birkenhead.

    Grange Road.

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    I love Art Deco very modern feeel but not impersonal like some modern buildings. The Royal Court or Martins buildings are two great examples.

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    Definitely in the 'Wider Area' - The former Beresford Hotel, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow.



    I took these photographs yesterday - and this is in my opinion one of the finest examples of Art Deco in the UK.

    Opened on Glasgow's famous Sauchiehall Street in 1938, the Beresford Hotel was Glasgow's first Skyscraper. The building was renamed Baird Hall in 1964 when it was turned into student accommodation.



    In 2003, the building was sold and transformed into private apartments.

    The building looked well yesterday and it was nice to see such a grand Art Deco building in use and in good condition.

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    Very nice, Ross.

    It was designed by William Beresford Inglis, who also designed cinemas.
    http://www.codexgeo.co.uk/dsa/archit...php?id=M001975

    Here's a link to an art deco site on flickr.
    http://www.flickr.com/groups/art-deco/
    Last edited by PhilipG; 06-04-2007 at 10:38 AM.

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    The New Quay entrance to the Mersey Tunnel.

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    Default Mersey Tunnel Vent, Pier Head.



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    excellent !

    looking at those pictures anyone would think that was somewhere in Egypt

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    Thanks, Lindy.
    That's from the back of the building.

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    Default Former Burtons, Ellesmere Port.



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    Default Former Burton the tailors, Walton.

    There's a flickr group for Burton's art-deco shops:
    http://www.flickr.com/groups/burtonsdeco/

    Last edited by PhilipG; 07-29-2007 at 08:20 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilipG View Post
    There's a flickr group for Burton's art-deco shops:
    http://www.flickr.com/groups/burtonsdeco/

    Phil,you could have called in for a cuppa I only live around the corner
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    Next time, Mandy.
    I know it's called Spellow Lane, but am I right to call that area Walton?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilipG View Post
    Next time, Mandy.
    I know it's called Spellow Lane, but am I right to call that area Walton?
    I think it is still Kirkdale with County Rd being the start of Walton
    I am in Kirkdale
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    Again, this one's from the 'wider area' - one of my favourite cinemas.

    Opened in October 1932 in Stockport's Mersey Square, the Plaza is probably one of the best examples of a super cinema surviving today.

    Not only is the Plaza still standing, it remains largely unaltered and is still used for its intended purpose.





    Photographed SEP 2007. - Visit http://www.stockportplaza.co.uk/
    Last edited by Ross08; 09-24-2007 at 12:36 AM.
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    Default Former Burtons the Tailors.

    Chapel Street, Southport.
    There's a day-time shot at #94 in this thread.


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    Great photographs, Ross and PhilipG! Many thanks.

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    Still in the wider area.
    The Casino at Blackpool's South Shore.
    It still looks very new, but was built in 1938.


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    The New Dock, Tyrer Street, Birkenhead (known as the blood tub)


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    Tarleton Street Art Deco.






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    Default New Brighton... The Palace

    There have been photos posted of this building before, but I thought I'd add a couple I took this lunch time.

    I think The Palace in New Brighton is one of the best examples of Art Deco in the country.




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    Yes, it is great.
    Any idea who the architect was?

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    This is one of my favourite buildings around, I've taken loads of photos of it. i pass it every day as I go to work, yet I've never been able to find any information about it.

    I've only ever seen one or two photos of it on the internet. I'd love to find out who the architect was and when it was built.

    It was, I believe, during WWII used to store/manufacture some sort of arms (in the basement - and there's still access, although I would imagine it's a restricted area).

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