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    Default Eldon Street, 1964

    John Alexander Brodie (1858-1934) deserves a chapter to himself in the story of Liverpool’s growth as a city. The City Engineer, he had a creative mind – responsible for ‘inventing’ goal nets to stop the disputes that broke out when there were just goalposts and a crossbar – he was also the man who created [...]


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    I have all 112 pics of their construction Colin. Prefabricated at Cobbs Quarry on St. Domingo Road - later the corpy yard. They were transported to Eldon Street by steam traction engine. Other panels were sent to Letchworth where an ideal homes sort of exhibition resulted in further orders. The site where they were in Eldon sat is now occupied by the former Our Ladys of Reconcilliation school caretakers bungalow.
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    Great stuff Colin. Never heard of him before.

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    Never heard of Brodie Avenue?

    You blasphemus wirralite you
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    Great pic's Colin,I used to live just opposite those flats,though well after they,and the school,next door, were demolished! I agree that Brodie should be more widely acknowledged!
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    The tree lined boulevards Colin talks of were not always like that of course. The central reservations were built to house the tram lines which of course are now extinct - or at least some still hidden underneath. Fountains and horse troughs were placed at main junction regular intervals - a couple of the fountains still in situ. Brodie had a self financing idea for the road network by selling off the roadside land frontages for housing. His work was later recognised as a delegation was sent to India to help plan New Delhi.
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