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    Quote Originally Posted by Fergie
    Re Arsenal v Liverpool 1964 a record was recorded by Roger Hunt as he was the first player to score a goal on match of the day high lights according to archives of the BBC and it was broadcast-ed in the North West area
    It was BBC2 and in the south east only. Match of the Day was just a footie programme. Nothing history making was made when they broadcast the first game.

    this was a 1st division league game and i believe it was one of the first games of the season in late August 1964 this was also was the season of 1964/65 when Liverpool beat Arsenal 5-0 to win the 1st division championship at Anfield
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    That is odd as Man U won the league in 64/65.

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    Default Liverpool Staduim

    Before it was knocked down in the 1980's, it hosted many events mostly sport like Boxing.

    On Old Hall Street.

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    There was a tragic murder outside there in August 1961 when local man, John McMenemy, stabbed his girlfriend Valerie Sellers to death after a quarrel over some money. McMenemy was sentenced to death but it was commuted to life imprisonment on appeal.

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    The stadium was a dump and neglected from it being built. In the 1970s John Conte was fighting a world title fight and as the stadium was so bad, the fight was to be staged elsewhere. To fury from the Liverpool public the stadium was refurbished. John Moores paid - they did it within a week working 24/7. As the carpets were being laid plasterers would walk all over it ruining the carpet. New seats were installed as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteH View Post
    There was a tragic murder outside there in August 1961 when local man, John McMenemy, stabbed his girlfriend Valerie Sellers to death after a quarrel over some money. McMenemy was sentenced to death but it was commuted to life imprisonment on appeal.
    There was a rape there too

    The group 'Thin Lizzie' were on at the time. I can't quite recall the details, but it was front page of the Echo, and a scandal that this could happen at a concert. It must have been 1970s I think.

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    Question Liverpool stadium

    I boxed at the stadium as an amateur in the late 70`s and early eighties. Yes, there was a rape case, and according to some people, Phil Lynott, the lead singer with Thin Lizzy, dedicated their song "The Boys Are Back In Town" to the lads who were jailed for 5 years each when they were being released. Can anyone confirm this??

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    Default Liverpool Stadium.

    February 1987.

    The Stadium was Britain's only purpose-built boxing arena.
    Built on the site of St Paul's Church, it was designed by Kenmure Kinna, and was opened in 1932.
    The last professional bout was in 1985, and it was demolished in 1987.

    Apart from boxing it was used for pop concerts, mass meetings, circuses, and bingo.
    The Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra also played there.



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    Great pics Philip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lindylou View Post
    There was a rape there too

    The group 'Thin Lizzie' were on at the time. I can't quite recall the details, but it was front page of the Echo, and a scandal that this could happen at a concert. It must have been 1970s I think.
    I saw Thin Lizzy when they were Supporting Slade,Suzy Quatro was also on the Show,(November 72 ??)
    Slade Played the Stadium on an Eariler Date with Status Quo.

    Thin Lizzy played the Stadium in March 76..The Jailbreak Album was released that Year and "The Boys are Back in Town" was released as a Single in June 76..
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilipG View Post
    February 1987.

    The Stadium was Britain's only purpose-built boxing arena.
    Built on the site of St Paul's Church, it was designed by Kenmure Kinna, and was opened in 1932.
    The last professional bout was in 1985, and it was demolished in 1987.

    Apart from boxing it was used for pop concerts, mass meetings, circuses, and bingo.
    The Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra also played there.




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    Default Liverpool Speedway (Chads!)

    Hi,

    Does anyone know where Stanley Stadium used to be? I understand it was off Prescot road somewhere, and used to run greyhound and speedway meetings. I can't really find any substantial infomation on the internet, but I assume it is long gone.

    I'm quite curious about the Liverpool speedway team (the Chads), which ran in the early 50's (?), but information seems a little thin on the ground. I don't know how well supported they were, but I gather they may not of been too successful, despite Peter Craven's prescence.

    I like this site by the way - there is some great photos and information here.

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    Hi Steer,
    The speedway was next to where the Police sports ground is( If it's still there).
    It was not really well supported but had some regular fans.
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    Oh yes - I know it. I went to a function there once.

    I guess the speedway team folded due to lack of support then?
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    I only ever went there once, but later I was a regular at Belle Vue, I saw Peter Craven win the world championship at Wembley in 1962. After his death I lost interest and didn't watch much speedway after that.
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    Yes it was across from the Ab. Used to go a lot at one time with me dad. Shame it folded.


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    Default Stanley greyhound stadium

    The stadium was situated on the present fruit market site. It was a greyhound track, speedway, athletics and rugby stadium. The Piano Bar on Derby Lane in Old Swan used to be called The Rugby Club and was the social for the Liverpool City rugby league side.

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    Default Top Racing, London Road

    Hello people!!

    I am trying to find info/pictures on my Dad's old betting shop in London Road. It was called Top Racing, it was painted black & Green and it apparently stood on or near the site of where the LIDL is now. Can anyone help???

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    This is the site of the Lidl, in 1982.
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    hmmmm... I'll have to quiz him again. I have pictures somewhere of me at about 3 years of age in London Road with a marching Band parading down the street behind me. I'll have to dig them out as is was right in front of his shop which might give me a better bearing on where it was exactly. Thanks for the pic Phil!
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    Good pic of the old Tatler Philip, hadn't seen that one before. I remember going to that Sayers on the corner many a time and you could see the new cathedral just up the road.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    Good pic of the old Tatler Philip, hadn't seen that one before. I remember going to that Sayers on the corner many a time and you could see the new cathedral just up the road.
    It's on my flickr page, Ged, in the "Demolished Cinemas" set.

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    I remember Sayers well, on the corner of Anson St, used to do the butty run
    daily as I worked just up London Rd, towards the Majestic. This pic is Pye
    Telecom were I worked. The road is Norman St. The building
    to the right is Derwent House, you can also see in the background the Majestic and the top of the Royal Liverpool Hospital, think the pic is around January 1968.

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    The Greyhound track was White City Stadium and was located on Lower Breck Road. The Ambulance Station is now on that site.

    There was also an entrance to the Stadium at mthe bottom of Sunlight Street (my way in) off Belmont Road.

    Its all gone to the dogs now

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    Right, ladies and Gents, my Dad's bookies was opposite the Eros and four doors away from the camera in Phil's post. Can anyone help???
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    Quote Originally Posted by XL391 View Post
    Right, ladies and Gents, my Dad's bookies was opposite the Eros and four doors away from the camera in Phil's post. Can anyone help???

    XL...The only bookies I can remember in this area was on the Right next to the Red shop which used to be London's Shoe Shop.
    I think it was Stanley Racing though...Or the Tote.....Could this have taken over your Dad's shop !!


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    I'll have to dig out the pics. There are so many!!! I'll try and go through them all in the next few weeks!!
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