great pic philip
is that behind asda on smithdown road? or am i completely wrong?
Great photo Phillip, I have one similar. It mightn't mean much to many, but having grown up just around in Gerard Gardens, the fountain area was my playground. Tick on the giant steps (of the Wellington Column), going up Mill Lane at the side of the Walker Art Gallery to look down at the 'giants grave' - another old folklore. Traipsing around the Museum and Walker many weekends...
There were 3 pubs there. The County (Peppers), The Court House and The Hare & Hounds. The Burtons building on the corner of London road became the John Lennon bar in the early 90s. The rest of the block was delapidated by then which had been a jewellers, pipe shop, book shop etc in their time.
Keep em coming Phillip. Love your tram ride to Dingle book by the way.
Childwall C of E Primary School (my Primary School) on Woolton Road.
Demolished before my eyes in 1989 - an utter crime.
More info can be found at my website:
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The Transport boxing club used to be just around the Islington corner aswell. Was the bookshop the last thing to close??
The Giants grave! Used to love going to see that. Is it an air raid shelter?
That pic of the Albert dock with the demolished buildings in the foreground and the transit sheds behind is boss.
Nice one mate, trained there in the late 80s for a bit.
Think you are right about peppers because I remember people coming out of stay behinds when I was walking out of town for a cab on a Saturday.
I bought my wife's wedding ring from Maurice Abelsons & Sons the jewellers. On the first picture you can see the round white turret of Hymans on the corner of Camden Street.
Does anyone have any pictures of the facade of the old Fruit n Veg warehouse on the corner of Wavertree Road/Tunnel Road that disappeared one weekend without any say so from the Council?
PhillipG - You're a star. Did you photograph the whole of Liverpool by any chance? Those Islington pics are great, as I said earlier, so nonentity to many, but brill to us who lived around the corner and walked past them nearly every day. You'll notice that Hymans seems to be a different business on every pic, glad I didn't work for any of them.
The little sweet shop next to Transport House boxing club was known as 'Barney's', owned in the 70s by Joan and Peter someone or other. I can picture them now. He owned a brown Cortina MKIII with black vinyl roof and alloys and he used to let me and my cousin wash it and we'd help them stock the tiny little stockroom around the back. Back Commutation Row still exists.
I remember diving in the chest freezer for choc ices, Zooms and Twicers in that summer of 76 and Top Deck shandy was all the go too after a game of footy by the fountain.
Can see the character within these old buildings which sadly lack in the new 'improved' buildings of today. That usually get left emptied after a while.