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    Gnomie
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    Hi All

    My Grandfather was born and lived at St George Terrace on Comus Street.
    This was near to St Josephs church behind Gerard Gardens.


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    He was born in 1912 and St George Terrace was one of the Courts off Comus Street. I can only find a couple of old maps of the area. and only a little bit of comus street. I would love to find it on a map. has anyone got any old ones who could look please.

    Do the central library have old maps?

    cheers

    Tony

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    I have a couple of old maps of Vauxhall and Kirkdale .. The publisher is http://www.alangodfreymaps.co.uk/ I remember getting the Kirkdale map from Bluecoats ..

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    The Record Office on the 4th floor of Central Library have all the old maps.
    You'll be able to buy the Alan Godfrey editions, but ask for the 1890 1/500 series. They're the largest scale maps they have and they will definitely show every court.
    You'll need to go in the Search Room, so take some identity because you'll get issued with a ticket.
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    Tony, I know you've mentioned this court to me before so I looked it up in the search room but no photos of it exist. I didn't check out the old maps though so next time i'm in there i'll ask. Comus Street was only short anyway but now they've redirected it on a curve through the new housing built to take the ex Gerard Gardens residents.

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    Gnomie,
    sorry mate, just read your post.
    St George's Terrace is highlighted. I scanned it from one of the Godfrey replica maps (Liverpool North 1906)


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    Dave you are a legend. Thank you so much.

    can i get a copy of this map anywhere? as i had ancestors all over this area. Rose Place, Richmond row and many more.

    Cheers to everyone for the help and Dave for the map

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gnomie View Post
    Dave you are a legend. Thank you so much.

    can i get a copy of this map anywhere? as i had ancestors all over this area. Rose Place, Richmond row and many more.

    Cheers to everyone for the help and Dave for the map
    Cheers Gnomie, I got all my maps from the Bluecoat Arts Centre shop like FKoE. Check out the link that FKoE posted http://www.alangodfreymaps.co.uk/ It has all the prices, plus a number you can ring to see if they're in stock. They're fantastic maps, well worth the price.

    Happy shopping!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gnomie View Post
    Dave you are a legend. Thank you so much.

    can i get a copy of this map anywhere? as i had ancestors all over this area. Rose Place, Richmond row and many more.

    Cheers to everyone for the help and Dave for the map
    The Record Office should have the full set.
    The larger scale will even show things like steps and lampposts.
    See my earlier post.

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    Cheers Guys. im off the record office today

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    bloomin wow those big maps are brilliant

    Sods law had it that the place i wanted had the map joint running through it so hard to make anything out. but i now know it was called court number 1 comus street in 1890.

    i bought the godfrey map and its well worth buying. great detail on it.

    i also bought the Old Swan map. so many fields in 1906

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gnomie View Post

    Sods law had it that the place i wanted had the map joint running through it so hard to make anything out.
    ... Its always the way aye .. **** that karma lark

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gnomie View Post

    Sods law had it that the place i wanted had the map joint running through it so hard to make anything out. but i now know it was called court number 1 comus street in 1890.

    I've attached a map of Comus Street in 1864 - St.George's Terrace was called Elwy Terrace.
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    That's a great map Tony. I notice Peover street (alongside the police station) is called Plover street?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    That's a great map Tony. I notice Peover street (alongside the police station) is called Plover street?
    Great map Tony..Fantastic to see how where I live looked like years ago..Thanks for posting it.
    I've just noticed that myself Ged..it threw me off the Scent at first until I zoomed in and noticed the mistake.
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    Yes, it all fits in now Gerard. I remember you saying you used to be able to sprint like Ben Johnson back in the 70s.
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    Hows yer gammy finger Lad....Pity you couldn't run past that defender eh Ged.. ..Lol...

    Thats norra real picture that..slyboots.

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    Tis too...

    I'll show you next time, it's on my phone, you'll see my finger, it's still not right, it's all bent. He had to bring me down, I was like Davey Thomas, roasting him I was.
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    Hey Gerard, where's your reference to Ben Jonson street gone, I wasn't seeing things (again) was I???
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