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    Myrtle Gardens, 1969 Boys’ Orphanage, Myrtle Street, 1885 Girls’ Orphanage, Myrtle Street, 1885 The site of Myrtle Gardens has an interesting history as these three previously unpublished photographs show. In 1800, the original Botanic Gardens were sited there before being removed to Edge Lane in 1836. Myrtle Street was a pleasant rural lane but was soon absorbed into [...]


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    Thanks again Colin, this Blog is becoming a real public service.

    The orphanages where within earshot of the first passenger railway system and station [I think] at Crown Street. Although the service would be silent back then as they were hauled up the Edge hill embankment by rope.
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    Agree totally Dazza, exceptional stuff Colin.

    Talking of 'a real public service', Myrtle St. has done its civic duty over the years - apart from those examples from Colin, wasn't the Liverpool gymnasium situated there?
    Then there are the Children's Hospital and what I recall as the E.N.T. hospital ( although I know it's had a few other identities in its life time).

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    Yes you're right Dave. Been a bit of a street in its time.
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    Gravestones in St James cemetery covering multiple deaths at the orphanages.
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