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    That's Queen Square to the left.
    You have to be at least 50 to remember anything in this shot.
    Great to see it in colour (which I prefer - never could understand why people rate B&W so highly).

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    I think this is the area? The map was surveyed in 1848 [with updates added through to 1864] from the superb 'OLD ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS' series, the Godfrey edition. http://www.alangodfreymaps.co.uk/

    The buildings in the photograph may be a later addition than those shown on the map? The image itself was taken from St George's Hall looking back towards Roe Street [left] & St John's Lane [right]



    Hi Colin, I hope you don't mind I've used a thumbnail B&W version of your image to show location. If you object I'll remove it?

    Thanks Darren
    Last edited by dazza; 03-22-2010 at 12:46 PM. Reason: Direction Arrow of photo updated.

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    I thought it was taken from the other corner further up Roe St on St. John's Lane though?

    Maybe not?

    Great maps aren't they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    I thought it was taken from the other corner further up Roe St on St. John's Lane though?
    Got me thinking now Ged, I'll get back to you.

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    Does anyone have any phots of that curve on the map. That was a row of shops if my childhood memory is correct. It always looked good to me. Tatty but good. Then the bulldozers came in, circa 1965.
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    I've seen that domed tower on the building that was just up from St. Johns House somewhere else, I'll have to dig it out to compare.
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    The photograph was taken from the corner of St John's Lane/Roe Street. This is clear in hi res - but obviously harder to pick up in low res.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    I've seen that domed tower on the building that was just up from St. Johns House somewhere else, I'll have to dig it out to compare.
    Ged, I had the same thought but that tower, I think, is octagonal with the entrance on the side. I think the one on the photo is different?

    Does anyone have any old photos of Queens Square. I've not managed to find any on Yo, or elsewhere else yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterways View Post
    Does anyone have any phots of that curve on the map. That was a row of shops if my childhood memory is correct. It always looked good to me. Tatty but good. Then the bulldozers came in, circa 1965.
    I'm sure some have been posted on Yo. I'll try and find the link?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Wilkinson View Post
    The photograph was taken from the corner of St John's Lane/Roe Street. This is clear in hi res - but obviously harder to pick up in low res.
    Thanks Colin. I've edited my original post to suit.
    Daz.

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    I thought identifying Queen Square would locate it, but I admit (for you youngsters) it might not be obvious.
    The Marriot Hotel is now on the right, and the Royal Court Theatre is out of sight on the left.
    (Question: What was the original name of the Marriot?)

    Dazza.
    Queen's Square - and more specifically, the Stork Hotel - have appeared on a few photos.

    Waterways.
    Plenty of photos of those hotels about.
    Greg's Dad took a great one in the early 1960s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterways View Post
    Does anyone have any phots of that curve on the map. That was a row of shops if my childhood memory is correct. It always looked good to me. Tatty but good. Then the bulldozers came in, circa 1965.
    Interesting for me too! If my memory serves me well, I think the "Boy Scout Shop' was on that block way back in the murky past, around about 1946/7, and also 'The Wizards Den'!

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    Plenty of photos of the curve/Imperial Hotel/Washington Hotel etc and

    Queens Square, and

    St. Johns lane etc


    You know where
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quentin_Sharples View Post
    I thought identifying Queen Square would locate it, but I admit (for you youngsters) it might not be obvious.
    The Marriot Hotel is now on the right, and the Royal Court Theatre is out of sight on the left.
    (Question: What was the original name of the Marriot?)

    Dazza.
    Queen's Square - and more specifically, the Stork Hotel - have appeared on a few photos.

    Waterways.
    Plenty of photos of those hotels about.
    Greg's Dad took a great one in the early 1960s.
    Here's the same place from a different angle. Royal Court on the right and the entrance to Queen's Square on the left....



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    Is this definatly "Roe St ?",in all due respect this is familiarly looks like by the Philharmonic hall are,can't remember the street?

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    Quote Originally Posted by George View Post
    Is this definatly "Roe St ?",in all due respect this is familiarly looks like by the Philharmonic hall are,can't remember the street?
    George, if you check out the architecture of the 2 dominant buildings in Colin's photo and compare it to the 2 to the right of the tram in the other it may help.
    The curved canopy in the top right of the 2nd. photo is the Royal Court.

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    Sorry to be a pain but the photo Dave has put up is not taken from the same place as Colin's original photo. Colin's is from the corner of St Johns Lane and Roe Street. Dave's is from the corner of Roe Street and Queens Square. You can tell the difference by looking at the funny top shaped tower. On the first pic it's on the right. In the second pic it's in the distance/behind on the left.

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    hmmm!
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    That's the back of the open eye gallery on Whitechapel so the bottom end of Hood St/Roe St in the 1980s.
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    From a slightly different angle, showing St. George's Hall.


    http://www.tramway.co.uk/our-collect...picture/18569/

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    Couldn't find this one anywhere, sorry if it's already here.....


    http://archive.liverpool.gov.uk/dser...mage=11522.jpg


    ...from the LRO dated May 1951

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    One of the joys of Yo is being able to view some of the photographs of Liverpool past that you guys post. Although most of them are way before my time there have been so many that have rekindled memories that I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all and hope you keep up the great work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davec View Post
    Couldn't find this one anywhere, sorry if it's already here.....


    http://archive.liverpool.gov.uk/dser...mage=11522.jpg


    ...from the LRO dated May 1951
    Great pic' Dave,it's a part of the city I've no real memory of,and fascinating how much it's changed! Any pic's of Queen's square?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davec View Post
    Couldn't find this one anywhere, sorry if it's already here.....

    ...from the LRO dated May 1951
    Why oh why? We lost so much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterways View Post
    Why oh why? We lost so much.
    And now replaced with glass and shiny metal. Sad isn't it!!

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