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    Default Ben Jonson Street c1890

    The courts and back streets of Liverpool’s slums were private places where few outsiders ventured. In 1856, the journalist Hugh Shimmin railed against ‘the old, dilapidated courthouses, with their fetid air and small squalid rooms’ which ’still form the only dwellings which are supposed to be within the means of the labouring and casually employed [...]


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    Brill Colin, my old area. I've got loads of court pics of around there from the LRO.
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    Nice one Colin.

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    Great pic's Colin,liked the "Good accomodation for travellers" sign!?

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    Nice one.

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    Just a question about this pic. Has anybody any idea what the tower is in the distance. My 1908 map tells me that Comus Street is the street running across the top of the street making it a T junction. Ahead of that would be the rear of Rose Hill Police Station but there may have been something behind that even.
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