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    Default Three Liverpool street scenes

    Girls swinging c1963 (Karl Hughes) Boy climbing street lamp c1963 (Karl Hughes) Girl in street c1953 (Frank Dugan) Three street scenes with a street light as the common factor. A perfect piece of play apparatus – not too high and with the bar at the top for hanging or swinging on. What is particularly sad is that this [...]

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    Great pic's as usual Colin,but can only agree about street photography,especially where there are kid's! It's sad, though understandable,I suppose!

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    Great pics Colin, thanks for sharing them.
    The houses in the background do look as if they are ready for demolition !
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    OK... the bars make a lampost a great plaything.

    But -- Who knows why those bars are there?

    Three cheers for a correct answer - or a pint of beer when I'm back in Liverpool in Feb...

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    to rest a ladder on.
    When the smoke has cleared and the bullets cease.another soldier rests in peace. The politicians who caused the fight, rest at home no danger in sight

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernie View Post
    to rest a ladder on.
    Yep... but the reason for the ladder is that all of these old lampposts were converted from gas to electric, and the ladder was needed for frequent maintenance of the mantle...

    I would guess that these lampposts date back to the turn of the previous century, and were built as gas lamps.

    Anyone have a date for the conversion of Liverpool street lighting to electric?

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