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    Thanks for the pics, Martin. One pic in particular brings back childhood memories:? Ted Taylor's shop on the corner of Edge Lane and Binns Road. Many is the time I've been through those doors (yes, it was a double door). Also on that block was 'The Cozy Refreshment Bar', Pennington's the chemist and Baugh's Dairy... aye, memories... but thank you!




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    I was brought up in Reform street which is now Crawfords way so I have a lot of memories of Binns road. And I went to Birchfield road school

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    Our group played on Crawford's club in 1981.

    The billing was our group 'Perspective' then 'Riley' (a group featuring Johnny O'Connell pre Groundpig and Davy Royal (billed as top comedian)
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    Quote Originally Posted by georgeb View Post
    I was brought up in Reform street which is now Crawfords way so I have a lot of memories of Binns road. And I went to Birchfield road school
    The office block I'm in right now is built directly on top of your old street!


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    Mark,

    I am trying to obtain a photo of the World War 1 memorial that used to be in the Crawfords factory. Does it still exist? If so, would it be possible to come and take a photo of it?

    Thanks.

    Mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkA View Post
    Have you a relative listed on these Crawford's WW1 rolls of honour?









    Mark Abbot, This is page 2 of this thread, is this the one you mean, Mart

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    Mart,

    That is out standing!!

    I am tracing a James Ablett who served with the Liverpool Irish in WW1. On his enlistment papers, he gave his employers as Crawfords of Binns Road Liverpool.

    Interestingly, he was taken prisoner by the Germans on the 8 August 1916 when his battalion attempted to capture Guillemont.

    I would very much like to post the photo of the memorial on another forum; can I have your permission as the photographer to do so?

    Again, many thanks for your response.

    Regards

    Mark

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    Hi Mark.
    Another person posted these pics, not me, I mereley pointed you to them.
    "JMLE" is the owner of the pics, I'm sure he will give you permission to copy his pics.
    The lists are outside on Binns Road, you can get as many photo's as you want.
    The Roll of Honour ones behind the glass are internal, but I'm sure "JMLE" would get you more if you wanted. He is a decent fella

    Mart

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    Mart

    Thanks.

    I'm off to the Old Swan office shortly, so a detour down Binns Road on my way home I think!

    Cheers.

    Mark

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    Let us know if you got all you needed or if you are after more of the internal shots, Mart

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    Hi Mark, feel free to use any or all of the photo's. I've got a better camera now so if you want any more or if you'd like to take some yourself, I can take you in no problem. Let me know.

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    Default Meccano - Dinky Toys.



    DINKY TOYS ref. 28 L - Crawford's delivery van made by Meccano Ltd. in Binns Road Liverpool 1934 - 1940.



    DINKY TOYS ref. 115 U.B. taxi made by Meccano Ltd. in Binns Road Liverpool in 1979.

    Although it was illustrated in the Dinky catalogue n 14 of 1978, this model was not distributed by Meccano. It could be obtained from United Biscuits ex Crawfords against four token wrappers from their new "Taxi" biscuits and a small amount of money. It was provided in a plain white box. Note the wheels fitted the wrong way around.

    What were U.B. "Taxi" biscuits ? Any archives on this subject ?

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    Nice one Dinky. There's a thread about Meccanno/Dinky somewhere. My mum worked there..

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    Commutation Row/London Road junction in 1960 with thanks to Colin Wilkinson.

    There's a red Crawfords wagon on it.




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    Crawford Exterior as many will know and love it. (Liverpool Echo archives)




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    The original metal Binns Road street sign that I photographed at a Meccano Exhibition last summer.




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    A few from 1984 of planned demolition/alteration.











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    Did you take those Mark. Great set of photies anyway.
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    I didn't Ged. They're from a Management Services (as we were called then) pamphlet showing the buildings that would be affected by plans to demolish parts of the site.

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    Superb pics, just how I remember it.
    The Dome ( Party in there just before it was demolished )
    The Chocolate Refinery....

    Great pics Mark,

    Cheers.

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    Mart, did you notice John Roberts standing outside the having a smoke in pc #25?

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    Ha, is that him ....
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    Mart, did you notice John Roberts standing outside the having a smoke in pc #25?
    Wonder if its the "John Roberts" I know? can;t see him very well in the pic.

    Was he married at the time this pic was taken and if so do know his wifes name?

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    I'm not sure of his wife's name, it might have been Julie or Jane. What was the wife's name of The John Roberts you knew as it might jog my memory. They eventually moved to the new (at the time) estate off Walton Hall Avenue between the bridge and Walton Hall Park. His dad's name was Niv and he worked in the sorting office in Copperas Hill if that's any help.

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    Tis ok,seems the JR I know was living down south in mid 80's.

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    Hi - new to the forum and was wondering whether anybody could help with one of the initial posts on this thread?

    Centre Screen Productions are producing an exhibition for the Museum of Liverpool about the Crawfords biscuit factory.

    We would like to use an image from this thread: http://www.yoliverpool.com/forum/sho...rds-Binns-Road (3rd image down). Looks like the person who posted is no longer a member and i'd like to make contact. Alternatively, any information on where the picture was taken from or who the photograph belongs to would be great.

    Please contact me at the Centre Screen office on 0161 832 7151 or email laura@centrescreen.co.uk with any information.

    Many thanks, Laura

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    MarkA does say that the pictures hang along a wall in United Biscuits where he was working at the time, post#3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by centrescreen View Post
    Hi - new to the forum and was wondering whether anybody could help with one of the initial posts on this thread?

    Centre Screen Productions are producing an exhibition for the Museum of Liverpool about the Crawfords biscuit factory.

    We would like to use an image from this thread: http://www.yoliverpool.com/forum/sho...rds-Binns-Road (3rd image down). Looks like the person who posted is no longer a member and i'd like to make contact. Alternatively, any information on where the picture was taken from or who the photograph belongs to would be great.

    Please contact me at the Centre Screen office on 0161 832 7151 or email laura@centrescreen.co.uk with any information.

    Many thanks, Laura
    I am still a member Laura, just under a different guise. It's in a corridor in work and as such I suppose it belongs to United Biscuits. I'll ask about permissions and get back to you.

    Mark.

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    Great pictures. Glad this thread has popped back up.
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