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    Day photees taken today - 28th December 2006

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    Fine photies of a very interesting section of Liverpool, Kev. You should go across Aigburth Road to St. Michael's-in-the-Hamlet as well to get some more great shots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGeorge View Post
    Fine photies of a very interesting section of Liverpool, Kev. You should go across Aigburth Road to St. Michael's-in-the-Hamlet as well to get some more great shots.

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    lovely photos Kev.
    I love Lark Lane, it has a feel that nowhere else in Liverpool quite has.
    It could easily be 1960's when you are in that area...I love it!

    I would love to know some more history of it though...
    Never really seen any old pics...
    Only read one little piece about it in a Whittington Egan book..

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    Hi Kev and MissInformed

    As I mentioned on another thread, Mrs. Maybrick was imprisoned in the Lark Lane Police Station after her arrest on suspicion of having poisoned husband James Maybrick at their mansion on Riversdale Road. James died at Battlecrease House on May 11, 1889. It is interesting to note, Kev, from the pic of datestone on the police station that you posted, the station was almost brand new when Florence was behind bars there, or at least it was but five years old, having been built in 1884.

    Also, good observation, Kev, that the architecture of the Garston and Lark Lane police stations is similar. It occurs to me they might have been built by the same architect or builder who was working for the Liverpool City Police.

    Kev, I will also look forward to seeing your St. Michael's pics when you get around to taking them.

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    Could do some Night LarkLane snaps.

    I might do.
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    You should do. I'd recommend Keiths for a coffee/beer too...

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    Default Lark Lane and Garston Police Stations

    Lark Lane and Garston Police Stations were built by and for the Lancashire County Constabulary under whose jurisdiction in these areas where until 1895 when they came under the city of Liverpool.

    Contrary to popular belief Florence Maybrick was not lodged at Lark Lane Police Station after her arrest. She was ill at the time and remained at home until she was transferred to Walton prison. However she was lodged at the station while the inquest was being held at Garston. At the time Heald Street police station had not been built and the Lancashire Constabulary were using premises on St Mary's Road, Garston. These premises still exist they are now a shop known as "Carberry Parts". If you look up to the gable end of the premises you will see a plaque on which is marked "Constabulary station" and the Lancashire symbol of the three Lions. That symbol can also be seen on Lark Lane Police Station and Garston Police Station (Heald Street).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oisin Moonchild View Post
    Lark Lane and Garston Police Stations were built by and for the Lancashire County Constabulary under whose jurisdiction in these areas where until 1895 when they came under the city of Liverpool.

    Contrary to popular belief Florence Maybrick was not lodged at Lark Lane Police Station after her arrest. She was ill at the time and remained at home until she was transferred to Walton prison. However she was lodged at the station while the inquest was being held at Garston. At the time Heald Street police station had not been built and the Lancashire Constabulary were using premises on St Mary's Road, Garston. These premises still exist they are now a shop known as "Carberry Parts". If you look up to the gable end of the premises you will see a plaque on which is marked "Constabulary station" and the Lancashire symbol of the three Lions. That symbol can also be seen on Lark Lane Police Station and Garston Police Station (Heald Street).
    Welcome to the forum.
    Very interesting about the various places associated with Florence Maybrick.
    I'm no expert about the subject, but wasn't the Reading Room in Wellington Street involved in the case?

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    Lark Lane is one of the nicest Bohemian areas of Liverpool.

    Love the whole Sefton Park zone there's nowhere in a British city quite like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snappel View Post
    You should do. I'd recommend Keiths for a coffee/beer too...
    I've been In Keith's a few times, well continental looking place.

    Lol my dad used to have a second hand furniture shop In Lark Lane when I was a kid, It's now a pub which name I forget, It's opposite the former Masonic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Suburban View Post
    Lark Lane is one of the nicest Bohemian areas of Liverpool.

    Love the whole Sefton Park zone there's nowhere in a British city quite like that.
    I liked it too... nice place.. good food there too...

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    Default Former Masonic pub.

    Now painted black, which I think is awful, and it's called 'Negresco', which sounds rather racist to me.

    Last edited by PhilipG; 05-15-2007 at 12:43 PM.

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    Default Former L'Alouette, Lark Lane.

    Which is French for Lark has been renamed.
    The Siddeley Street sign has been replaced.
    It was one of very few blue street signs in Liverpool, of which two remain off Lark Lane.

    Last edited by PhilipG; 05-15-2007 at 12:52 PM.

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    Default Rare blue (and now, partly black!) street sign off Lark Lane.

    This is on the side wall of the former Masonic pub.

    Last edited by PhilipG; 05-15-2007 at 01:20 PM.

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    Sky Scraper City disagree with you Phil. I had to educate them.

    http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...270255&page=13
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    Quote Originally Posted by Max View Post
    Sky Scraper City disagree with you Phil. I had to educate them.

    http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...270255&page=13
    Thank you, Max.
    I never liked going to pubs at weekends.

    The Negresco isn't called Alma de Negresco, so I'm not sure now if it's the same firm.
    Does anyone know for sure?

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    Yeah the same people who own the Alma De Cuba and Santiago places own Negresco.

    http://icliverpool.icnetwork.co.uk/l...name_page.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Max View Post
    Yeah the same people who own the Alma De Cuba and Santiago places own Negresco.

    http://icliverpool.icnetwork.co.uk/l...name_page.html
    Thanks for confirming that, Max.

    Presumably Liverpool City Council have given permission for these alterations.
    Unfortunately, I've no confidence in either LCC or English Heritage, as both the Negresco and the former Elephant in Woolton are in Conservation Areas, and the Elephant is even Listed!

    I've said it before, and I'l say it again.
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    Lovely part of town. I lived on Livingstone Ave, off Lark Lane, for a year in my student days. That's when I started biking too cos of the hassle trying to get the bus to uni from there (compared to living on campus the year before that).

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilipG View Post
    Thanks for confirming that, Max.

    Presumably Liverpool City Council have given permission for these alterations.
    Unfortunately, I've no confidence in either LCC or English Heritage, as both the Negresco and the former Elephant in Woolton are in Conservation Areas, and the Elephant is even Listed!

    I've said it before, and I'l say it again.
    City of Culture.
    My A*se.
    Here's how the Masonic used to look
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    That was one of my favourite pubs down there

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    Quote Originally Posted by iain View Post
    That was one of my favourite pubs down there

    It was superb but I loved the Albert

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    Hardly went to the Lark Lane pubs actually cos at the time my mates were living up by Smithdown Rd so I always went up to there instead. T'was a great place to live, except trying to get across the racetrack into Sefton Park each day

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    I lived in a flat off Lark Lane and was there when Kieth's opened. The 25 bus was very good for getting into the city but they stopped that for some strange reason. The Albert was always a favorite place to go, I was shocked as to how run down it was last time I went there some years ago.
    I read a book years ago called something like ''film stars don't die in Liverpool'' it was a true story about an aging Hollywood star and was set in and around Lark Lane.
    I can also remember Bernard Hill running around in his trendy dungarees when he lived in the Everyman community house on the corner of Waverly Road and Ivanhoe Road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taffy View Post
    Here's how the Masonic used to look
    Thanks for the photo,Taffy.
    I suppose the present owners will argue that they only painted what had already been painted!

    The actress in "Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool" was Gloria Grahame.

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    Thinking back, I'll take the rose-tinted specs off, the heating didn't work in that place and it was a bluddy cold winter and the landlord couldn't care less (after months of pestering to fix it, he brought us... ... a new microwave )

    But apart from cold it was a lovely place

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    The Masonic definately has a better paint job.
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