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    Cool Roscommon St School and St. Peters, Sackville St, Everton area.

    Anyone help me obtain pictures of these schools during the 1950's? I lived next to Rossy school at 79-81 Roscommon St and the back of our house led onto St Peters school which I attended in the 50's. Any help would be much appreciated. Regards to Ged, ItsaZappathing and others, just waking from my hibernation.


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    Hello Chasevens.

    I went to both of those schools and during the 50's.

    Mr Grimshaw headmaster at Sackville St. Mr Walker one of the teachers who tought me.

    Roscommon St, headmaster Bothom, teachers, Hughes, (Woodwork) Bozie, (Woodwork also tought the lads boxing)
    Williams, (Music) Other teachers , Jack Lyons, Fred Tunstall, who went on to become the headmaster at Colomendy.
    I will post some pictures of both schools as soon as possible.

    Cheers!

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    Hi Samp,
    Great to hear from and thanks for the early response. I went to St Peters but the headmaster at that time was Mr Stokes. I left in 1960 and my final form teacher was Mr Bookless. Mr Platt was the school caretaker and he lived a few houses down in Sackville St. My elder brother, Les Evans, went to Rossy, also my younger brother Ron but I went on to the Collegiate. I do recall Les recounting his experience of Bozie. Looking forward to seeing the pics,
    Regards,
    Chas

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    Hello Chas, I remember Mr Stokes did take over from Grimshaw and I remember Mr Platt the caretaker, dont remember Bookless.
    I left Rossy in 1956. Did you ever go to the Shewsy club?

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    Cool Shewsy

    Hi Samp, I was in touch with Mr Bookless's wife recently and she let me know he had died. She told me a little of his history and he'd been a prisoner of war held by the Japanese but he never brought any of this out in his lessons. A very quiet and calm man is how I remember him.
    I did go to the Shewsy, a great boys club. I played billiards and eventually played snooker upstairs. It kept us off the streets and was well run. I still think of the thick hot buttered toast which you could buy there for a penny a slice. I'm sure you know that I'm talking about when a pound was worth 240 pence. I'm 61 this year, how old are you?
    Speak to you soon,
    Chas

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    go to that there ..ged fagen s site ...inner city living ..its got everything....

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    Hi Jacky, tried Geds site but I still require more detailed photos of the Rossy area. Thanks, Chas

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    Hello Chas!

    Sorry i;m a bit late, had to root them out.

    I think you should recognise the first one!

    Second one of Rossie School, sorry about the quality.

    Last three are St Peters, view from top of Sackville St, View of Fire escape girls yard, view of infants entrance in boys yard, note the outside toilets on the right, bloody cold in winter!

    I have some pictures of pupils from before your time If you are interested but will have to search them out.
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    Over a dozen gone on my site yesterday. Sackville st - 2 and 3 storey houses, also back Rossy as well as them undergoing demolition and the site afterwards. One looking towards the old Shewsy on Portland Place too as well as the rear of Rossy new school, the 50s and 60s flats and up towards Nethy and the high rise.

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    Hi Ged,
    What year would this pic of Back Rossy be? St Peters is still standing and Rossy school but everywhere else has gone. Is there any chance your other pics will available to view?
    Regards,
    Chas

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    Go down about 3/4 of this page http://inacityliving.piczo.com/?g=50969832&cr=7 and you'll see the lot with dates etc.
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    Thumbs up Great pics

    Thanks again Ged, the pics are very helpful. A great site you've got there, I've spent hours on the Everton areas.
    Best wishes,
    Chas

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    Thanks Chas.
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    Thumbs up Rossy pics

    Hi Ged and Samp,
    Found a couple of personal pics of my childhood in Rossy.

    1st pic shows me and my younger brother on a sunny day on the back of my dad's lorry which was partially to blame for the window ledges condition (see pic 3). Brickwork to the left is our house then the house next door. Third house is a bombed house.The fancy barriers are to deter us from gaining access to the bombed house.Then there is Joey Charnock's house with trees showing, and the final house on the block where a man called Len lived with his wife. Looking into the distance there are other buildings of the same era so this pic was taken before the high rises were built. Pic could be 1954-55. Samp's first pic shows a view from the front of these final three houses

    2nd pic is Joey Charnock who lived three doors away (his house had a garden!). He's standing in the doorway of St Peter's School yard with the upper railed yard behind him. The newly built high rise flats are visible in the background.

    3rd pic is taken at 79/81 Roscommon St where we lived. next to Rossy School. The window ledge has taken a bit of a hammering (explained in pic1).
    Cheers,
    Chas
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    Great pics Chas, here's the one you were after, hope you recognise someone.

    Back Roscommon Street 24/8/65





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    Thumbs up

    Found a few photos that relate to my brother's time at St Peters. I'll ask him to identify the other pupils.
    Cheers,
    Chas
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    Just spotted this thread and although not from the area, I do enjoy seeing the pics and reading about life back then ( well just before my time ! ) thanks to all.
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    Sackville Street old and new. Taken in 1960 showing what was to be lost and the new heights going up on Garibaldi street which took their names from Italian reformists. Pic from Liverpool Echo archives.




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    Hi Ged,
    I've been away from the computer for a while, great photo of Sackville St. I finally got around to finishing "In a city living, 3" and did enjoy it. Best wishes,
    Chas

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    Thanks Chas, very much appreciated mate.
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    Hi,
    I am new to this site can you please tell me the names of the 2 boys sat down holding the ball, i went to Sackville St between 1958 and 1964.
    Cheers
    Peter E.

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    Hi Peter E,
    The photos were taken by my brother, I'll ask him to identify the lads. Apologies for my late reply.
    I've just been to LRO and have requested a lot of pics that were donated by Mr Bookless (god bless him). The quality is variable but it's great to know that he had the foresight to have them preserved. I found one photograph of the premises where I was brought up in Roscommon Street, and a few others of Rossy, back Rossy etc. which I will post online when I receive them.
    Regards to all, the Roscommon St search continues.
    Best wishes,
    Chas

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    Hello Chas.

    Its pure luck that I have logged on tonight, I am not on the site very often these days. I see you are still looking for old rossie photos.

    If you can call down to the 'Shewsy club' in Langrove St any Friday morning from 10.30am to 12.30, there is a group of us there who are recording the history of the club. There are plenty of photos to see and maybe there is something of interest to you.

    Hope you can make it sometime, just ask for the archive team!

    Cheers.

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    Hi Samp.
    Good to hear from you, I got your message today (Friday) and I can't make it. Is next week (Friday 8th July) an option?
    Many thanks,
    Chas

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    Hi Chas. In Samp's absence I know he won't mind me replying that it's every friday.
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    Talking

    Bosso, Ged,
    Do you know of any access restrictions as I'll be in my wheelchair, the last time I was there I was fairly mobile ( and my car was taken and found around the corner undamaged, but that's another story)? Can I save any photos to a USB device or do I have to photograph them individually?
    Thanks for all your help in the past,
    Chas

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    Some pics I got fro LRO. They were left by Mr Bookless the headmaster of the school in 1972.
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    I've used a photo program to automatically enhance the contrast and brightness after discarding the colour info which was the brown colour of age. Apart from that the photos are untouched.
    Regards to Samp and Ged etc. for their encouragement in the past,
    Chas

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    Cool Some more Sackville St C of E school St Peters, Everton. Thanks to everyone at LRO

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    Well done Chas, brilliant those.
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    Thanks Ged,
    There are a few more photos from the school that were saved by Mr Bookless (headmaster) in 1972. He's now dead but his wife is in a care home in Wigan. Today I got a return call from his son,Don, who knew nothing about the folder his dad had left in LRO. I told him about Yo Liverpool and says he'll get his son to look it up.
    Regards,
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