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    Who can remember the Power Station at the top end of Lister Drive just before the railway bridge.
    I think the cooling tower was the first of it's kind in the UK.
    The hill after the bridge was known to us as Donkeys Hill.


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    phredd,
    You might recognize this pic. It is my granddad and his crew building the library on the corner of Lister Drive about 1904/5.
    I lived in that area for years and never heard the hill called Donkey Hill. Must be a new term since I left.

    http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c8...se/library.jpg
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    My mate's dad used to work there. There's still a power station there isn't there? Not coal though...

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    Donkies Hill was a nicname when I was a kid.
    As you walk up Lister drive from Green Lane at the top the road turns left over the bridge. At the top of the road on the right was a small footpath going down hill towards the boating lake in the park. It was that Hill that was called, by us kids, as Donkies Hill. I have not been in that area for many many years though so it all may have changed.

    I was born in White Rock street but over my early days we lived in all the Three colours as well as Lombard Street so 'the parks' (two of them) where my play areas.

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    I did not know there was a power station still there ???

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    Me being thick, I think! It's probably just a substation or something...

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    What are you on about, Its still bleeding there.

    Unless it was different years before.

    It is now a big square thingie, I dont remember it being any different before but would still like to see though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tockeyhead View Post
    What are you on about, Its still bleeding there.

    Unless it was different years before.

    It is now a big square thingie, I dont remember it being any different before but would still like to see though.
    No one has said that it isn't still bleeding there.
    But what is it used for, now?

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    [QUOTE=phredd;43844][COLOR="Blue"]Shytalk
    Donkies Hill was a nicname when I was a kid.
    As you walk up Lister drive from Green Lane at the top the road turns left over the bridge. At the top of the road on the right was a small footpath going down hill towards the boating lake in the park. It was that Hill that was called, by us kids, as Donkies Hill. I have not been in that area for many many years though so it all may have changed.

    I was born in White Rock street but over my early days we lived in all the Three colours as well as Lombard Street so 'the parks' (two of them) where my play areas.


    There was White Rock, Grey Rock and Red Rock if I'm not mistaken.

    Radio Merseyside DJ Billy Butler was brought up in one of those streets - he often mentions it.

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    Lister Drive is one of the symbols that is on our crest in our Masonic Lodge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindylou View Post

    Radio Merseyside DJ Billy Butler was brought up in one of those streets - he often mentions it.
    You meen Mrs Butlers Eldest.
    Yes we knew the family.

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    Default Lister drive/Donkies hill

    The power station is still there and still used. The old lister drive bath's is now
    a pet shop, the fish actually swim around now in what used to be the "small pool"

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    Quote Originally Posted by shytalk View Post
    phredd,
    You might recognize this pic. It is my granddad and his crew building the library on the corner of Lister Drive about 1904/5.
    I lived in that area for years and never heard the hill called Donkey Hill. Must be a new term since I left.

    http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c8...se/library.jpg
    Hi, i'm a photographer researching Lister Drive Library. This photograph is fantastic! By any chance do you have anymore of these?

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    Hi, That is my picture, my niece has the original. You are welcome to use it if you want to. I no longer use the nickname Shytalk.
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    I've inserted a couple of scanned pics in the 'Lister Drive Tuebrook' thread. They include the Cooling towers at Lister drive power station.

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