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    Remember the taxi rank,outside the "Playhouse"? It's not that long ago,but surprising how quickly people forget! Adam Faith is starring in "Alfie".


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    Even the street furniture brings back memories. Thanks steve.

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    The taxis are in a circle.
    Why?
    Because they're parked round the circular underground toilets.

    Great photo.
    Is the date known?

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    I went to see Alfie on the Playhouse, I think it was circa 1983.

    I started to go back to the Playhouse this year to see three totally different shows;

    - The 39 Steps, great parody of Hitchcock's version of the book
    - Ghost Story, atmospheric homage to horror films such as Tales From the Crypt
    - Morecambe, Bob Goldings superb portrayal of the life of Eric Morecambe

    A great little theatre that always makes the audience feel part of the performance.

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    Brilliant pic, Steve. I've got a faint memory of it but that's all.

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    Nice photo Steve, I remember that well.

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    Great Photo Steve I remember it well! As kids we used to get the taxi from there! We also used to get taxis from the one inside Lime Street Station (alongside the arches). Don't know whether anyone has any photos of that rank...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quentin_Sharples View Post
    The taxis are in a circle.
    Why?
    Because they're parked round the circular underground toilets.

    Great photo.
    Is the date known?
    Really?! I don't remember the toilets,but there were trees planted in that circular drive,at one time! The pic' is early 80's,I think?

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    Went to see "Ghost Story",and even though I'd had a few,still jumped out of my seat,a couple of times!!

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    It looked a great play!! I was disappointed to miss it!! I think the Woman in Black is on in May...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quentin_Sharples View Post
    The taxis are in a circle.
    Why?
    Because they're parked round the circular underground toilets.

    Great photo.
    Is the date known?
    Was it anything like this one,in Derby square?

    Pic's courtesy of L.R.O.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wsteve55 View Post
    Was it anything like this one,in Derby square?

    Pic's courtesy of L.R.O.
    Bring them back, they're so cool

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    Quote Originally Posted by scouse smurf View Post
    Bring them back, they're so cool
    I seem to remember a few underground toilets. I think there was one in Scotland Road and London Road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Gardens View Post
    I went to see Alfie on the Playhouse, I think it was circa 1983.

    I started to go back to the Playhouse this year to see three totally different shows;

    - The 39 Steps, great parody of Hitchcock's version of the book
    - Ghost Story, atmospheric homage to horror films such as Tales From the Crypt
    - Morecambe, Bob Goldings superb portrayal of the life of Eric Morecambe

    A great little theatre that always makes the audience feel part of the performance.
    I think it was about 1983 ,I used to go the playhouse youth theatre ,we had a show on in the Studio at the same time & used to chat with Adam Faith backstage
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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo42 View Post
    I seem to remember a few underground toilets. I think there was one in Scotland Road and London Road.
    The one in Scotland rd,is still there,but not in use! The one in London rd,is now above ground!

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    Quote Originally Posted by robbo176 View Post
    I think it was about 1983 ,I used to go the playhouse youth theatre ,we had a show on in the Studio at the same time & used to chat with Adam Faith backstage
    Really,what was he like? He came across as quite a smart guy,giving financial advice,in one of the Sunday papers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wsteve55 View Post
    The one in Scotland rd,is still there,but not in use! The one in London rd,is now above ground!
    I never knew this... thought they'd gone years ago. Was there one by the Rotunda too. Seem to remember that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scouse smurf View Post
    Bring them back, they're so cool
    Something else to excavate,as it's probably still there,under the flagstones!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo42 View Post
    I never knew this... thought they'd gone years ago. Was there one by the Rotunda too. Seem to remember that.
    That's the one I mean,so there were probably more!

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    I do remember seeing the sign for the one on Scotty Rd, wasn't it filled in though ?

    There's still signs for the ones under St John's Garden but wasn't they closed for some unsavoury reason ?

    It's great the way, free public toilets disappear for reasons like that. Councils just love any excuse to close down things they can't make at least a little bit of money from

    Once the shops have closed, the only options if u're caught short are paying 20p in the cubicles, 30p in Lime St. or buying a drink in a pub and going there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robbo176 View Post
    I think it was about 1983 ,I used to go the playhouse youth theatre ,we had a show on in the Studio at the same time & used to chat with Adam Faith backstage
    Am just waiting for Pablos "You don't look old enough" reply

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    Quote Originally Posted by scouse smurf View Post
    I do remember seeing the sign for the one on Scotty Rd, wasn't it filled in though ?

    There's still signs for the ones under St John's Garden but wasn't they closed for some unsavoury reason ?

    It's great the way, free public toilets disappear for reasons like that. Councils just love any excuse to close down things they can't make at least a little bit of money from

    Once the shops have closed, the only options if u're caught short are paying 20p in the cubicles, 30p in Lime St. or buying a drink in a pub and going there.
    Funny, but I always go for the pub option...

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    Quote Originally Posted by robbo176 View Post
    I think it was about 1983 ,I used to go the playhouse youth theatre ,we had a show on in the Studio at the same time & used to chat with Adam Faith backstage
    You don't look old enough Mandy...

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    Thanks for the line SS...

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    Quote Originally Posted by wsteve55 View Post
    Really,what was he like? He came across as quite a smart guy,giving financial advice,in one of the Sunday papers!
    he was lovely & always used to speak to us ....we thought he was great that he took the time to talk to a bunch of kids
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    Quote Originally Posted by scouse smurf View Post
    I do remember seeing the sign for the one on Scotty Rd, wasn't it filled in though ?

    There's still signs for the ones under St John's Garden but wasn't they closed for some unsavoury reason ?

    It's great the way, free public toilets disappear for reasons like that. Councils just love any excuse to close down things they can't make at least a little bit of money from

    Once the shops have closed, the only options if u're caught short are paying 20p in the cubicles, 30p in Lime St. or buying a drink in a pub and going there.
    St. Johns gardens toilets,are still there,but out of use! It's the only part of the gardens where the original railings exist!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo42 View Post
    You don't look old enough Mandy...
    thank you Pab,I'm a granny now though haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by robbo176 View Post
    he was lovely & always used to speak to us ....we thought he was great that he took the time to talk to a bunch of kids
    Do you remember him as the cockney wideboy,Budgie? (Budgie jackets caught on bigstyle!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by robbo176 View Post
    thank you Pab,I'm a granny now though haha
    You musta been a child bride...

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    Quote Originally Posted by wsteve55 View Post
    Do you remember him as the cockney wideboy,Budgie? (Budgie jackets caught on bigstyle!)
    Ha, I had one. A shiny satin thing.

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