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    Hello would anyone know if there was ever a permanent band stand in Williamson Square if there was what year was it because I cant remember but my mother in law says there was one there Cheers Ged


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    I don't ever remember one.

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    Had a look through some books containing old Liverpool photos and can't find a bandstand. I do recall the MPTE band playing there in the 1970s, but they set chairs up for those concerts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonnieW View Post
    I do recall the MPTE band playing there in the 1970s, but they set chairs up for those concerts.
    I remember bands playing there too, and I recall the chairs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo42 View Post
    I don't ever remember one.
    Wasn't there an "Ice House" in the middle of the square in the 60's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerard68 View Post
    Hello would anyone know if there was ever a permanent band stand in Williamson Square if there was what year was it because I cant remember but my mother in law says there was one there Cheers Ged
    I don't know for sure, but I've never come across any pictures or heard of any mention of this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by az_gila View Post
    Wasn't there an "Ice House" in the middle of the square in the 60's?
    There was the round cold storage building. Is that what you're thinking of.

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    There used to be a taxi shelter opposite the Playhouse, also an undergrand Gents toilet, which had circular railings around it.
    It could have been one of these that may have coursed the confusion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo42 View Post
    There was the round cold storage building. Is that what you're thinking of.
    That's the one, I think the word "ICE" was on it's sign....:^) It was essentially in the middle of the square, right...

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    Quote Originally Posted by az_gila View Post
    Wasn't there an "Ice House" in the middle of the square in the 60's?
    The Union Cold Storage company was in the square till about 1970. I remember standing on the balcony of the new(ish) St.John's precinct,watching it being demolished,in my dinner break! It was formerly a theatre theatre,details of which I can't find right now!!???


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    I think it was originally the Theatre Royal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonnieW View Post
    I think it was originally the Theatre Royal.
    Yeh,that's right,quite an old theatre,too,knocked down for that stupid walkway,etc, which is well gone!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wsteve55 View Post
    Yeh,that's right,quite an old theatre,too,knocked down for that stupid walkway,etc, which is well gone!!!
    And which no one ever used!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo42 View Post
    I remember bands playing there too, and I recall the chairs.
    They were cheers Pablo.
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    but not a permanent band stand though ?? you mean bands just playing on occsions ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    They were cheers Pablo.
    I can't spell Ged..

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