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    I know this sounds a little weird for a thread, but it has been in my mind for some time now.

    There are some interesting public toilets around (Park Road, St John's Gardens, London Road)
    And also, I often wonder how many underground toilets there were...I know there was a set in Victoria Street and one next to Petony's Buildings next to St James' Church...


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    Yes it is a bit wierd but.... interesting. There was or is a public toilet under the Victoria Monument in Queen's Square.

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    Interesting topic. A great shame none of them are open any more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissInformed View Post
    I know this sounds a little weird for a thread, .
    You're not wrong there missy.....

    Am I right in saying that the 'Roundabout' at the top of Penny Lane used to be ladies/gents?

    Attached a couple of pictures, one taken by me at the top of St Barnabas tower while working on it!
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    Dont know how I remember but a survey a few years agoshowed Liverpool had less public toilets than anywhere else, with Aberdeen coming out with the most.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jona76 View Post
    You're not wrong there missy.....

    Am I right in saying that the 'Roundabout' at the top of Penny Lane used to be ladies/gents?

    Attached a couple of pictures, one taken by me at the top of St Barnabas tower while working on it!
    Hi Jona76

    Great couple of pics of the former bus shelter at the top of Penny Lane, Jona76. Yes it was a bus shelter with I believe gents and ladies toilets.

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    seeeeee! everyone has thought about this!
    i was just the weirdo who posted it!!

    great stuff so far!

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    Alot have been knocked down, there's the remains of one in Garston Village, plus Lodge Lane and I'm sure there were public toilets at Otterspool, by where they used to sell ice creams.
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    There's still some left on West Derby Road near the bridge by Tuebrook police station, but theyve been closed for years. There used to be some on Broadway in Norris Green which have now been converted into some sort of beauty salon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev View Post
    Alot have been knocked down, there's the remains of one in Garston Village, plus Lodge Lane and I'm sure there were public toilets at Otterspool, by where they used to sell ice creams.
    Hi Kev

    I may be dreaming but I think the public toilets at Otterspool were set into the hillside along the prom.... or do you mean down in the valley by the old mansion, Otterspool House, where the ice creams where sold?

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    There used to be some next to Woolton Woods and these WC's have been closed for many years. The 'rest area' between the two sets of WC's have also been fenced off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGeorge View Post
    Hi Kev

    I may be dreaming but I think the public toilets at Otterspool were set into the hillside along the prom.... or do you mean down in the valley by the old mansion, Otterspool House, where the ice creams where sold?

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    There also used to be a set of public toilets on Childwall Abbey Road just before you go to the Abbey Pub at the bottom!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev View Post
    Alot have been knocked down, there's the remains of one in Garston Village, plus Lodge Lane and I'm sure there were public toilets at Otterspool, by where they used to sell ice creams.
    They closed the lodge lane ones.

    They keep closing the public toilets and not building new ones!

    The Sergent Pepper ones closed too, I remember going in there.

    The one on Wellington Road in Wavertree closed after being burned out too and then bricked up!
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    The one on Wellington Road in Wavertree closed after being burned out too and then bricked up!
    You can still see the 'room' with no roof as you walk past though! I reckon you'll find MissInformed there

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    There's recently been a newish public toilet installed at the top of Bold Street I think.
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    Thats **** though and not open sometimes.
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    There was one in Green Lane, built into the high concrete wall about opposite Derwent Rd. I walked down there last year and it was gone. That concrete wall was pock marked from machine gun strafeing in WW2, was left like that for years.
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    At last!
    I get a chance to share this.
    I can't remember what I photocopied it from.
    Ken Martin is a Liverpool architect - responsible for the Conservation Centre.

    Public Toilets were everywhere.
    There were underground circular ones outside the Playhouse and where the roundabout is by Princes Park Gates.
    The old Tram Depot at the Dingle had them.
    The subway at Aigburth Vale.
    The old railings for the underground one at the Rotunda are still there - I keep meaning to take a photo.
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    The railings of an underground convenience exist in Stanley Rd(I took a pic a few days ago...will post it tomorrow)
    An underground convenience existed in Upper Park Street.
    The Horsfall ramp(Sefton Street) contains toilets as far as I remember.
    The toilets on Aigburth Rd (near the library) still remain (not in use)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jona76 View Post
    You can still see the 'room' with no roof as you walk past though! I reckon you'll find MissInformed there
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    There used to be underground toilets in London Road/Pembroke Place that were filled in in the late 1980s, when the new above ground ones were built.

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    my mum just told me there used to be some in malta street L8...

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    The Malta St one is the same one as Upper Park Street. This had 2 entrances with a thick bottle-glass skylight. Kids would throw fireworks through a smashed portion of the glass, for a louder explosion.

    Here's the railings on Stanley Rd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marky View Post
    Here's the railings on Stanley Rd.
    Thanks for the photo, Marky.
    They're the ones by the old Rotunda Theatre site.
    I wonder if they're the only (underground) cast iron ones left.

    The entrance to some on Smithdown Road (not underground), near Hartington Road is still there.

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    I found a pic of the public toilets on Park Road in the 1960's.
    Courtesy of the Dingle Renaissance website http://www.dinglerenaissance.co.uk
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilipG View Post
    Thanks for the photo, Marky.
    They're the ones by the old Rotunda Theatre site.
    I wonder if they're the only (underground) cast iron ones left.

    The entrance to some on Smithdown Road (not underground), near Hartington Road is still there.
    where about on smithdown philip?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissInformed View Post
    where about on smithdown philip?
    Right on the Town corner of the cemetery.
    Next door but one to Hewden's Hire.

    I took this snap last night.
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    I think there used to be toilets by Picton Clock in Wavertree

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilipG View Post
    Right on the Town corner of the cemetery.
    Next door but one to Hewden's Hire.

    I took this snap last night.
    Thanks Philip!
    Had no idea about that!

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