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    Myself and two of my lads in 1997, corner of North John St/Harrington St. I doubt if the Internet Cafe is still there. If not, does anyone know what's taken it's place?




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    ^ ^ I think the place is a company that offers loans and cashes cheques now, Dave. ^ ^
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    Dave,I'll get yer a Full one showing the Shop front..

    The New Beige place is the Mess they have made of the Why Not Pub...
    Please....Why !!



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    Dave & Gerard, thanks for posting the info and pic so quickly lads

    Gerard that beige paint is puke inducing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by scouserdave View Post
    Myself and two of my lads in 1997, corner of North John St/Harrington St. I doubt if the Internet Cafe is still there. If not, does anyone know what's taken it's place?



    That Place Dave must have been one of the 1st Wine Bars in the Country..
    It opened up for a Short while in the mid 70's selling Jugs of Sangria..
    It was Brilliant..A Real Novelty when it took off..
    Cant for the Life of me remember what it was called though.

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    1985. Sis and Missus in the Cavern Walk.
    Main reason I've posted the pic is for the Harold Ian bag. Anyone know when the shop closed? I used to spend fortunes in there before the kids came along.


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    Quote Originally Posted by scouserdave View Post
    1985. Sis and Missus in the Cavern Walk.
    Main reason I've posted the pic is for the Harold Ian bag. Anyone know when the shop closed? I used to spend fortunes in there before the kids came along.


    I was never out of there Dave,Became Mates with a Lad from over the Water who worked in there, A big fellah with a Beard Called Frank..
    He was a Ringer for Dave Lee Travis..Dunno when it Shut Lad.

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    It used to be a shoplifter's paradise in the early 70s. As you walked in, the shirts were directly to your left. Many's the time I saw lads walking in then walking out seconds later with a load of wrapped up shirts sticking out of their jackets and jumpers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerard View Post
    Dave,I'll get yer a Full one showing the Shop front..

    The New Beige place is the Mess they have made of the Why Not Pub...
    Please....Why !!



    I read me poetry in the Why Not Pub some years ago. I guess it's not there anymore, then, huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scouserdave View Post
    Myself and two of my lads in 1997, corner of North John St/Harrington St. I doubt if the Internet Cafe is still there. If not, does anyone know what's taken it's place?

    great pic.
    I remember using that cafe before I had a computer....back in the old days!!

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    I've never noticed this fine (tiled?) building before until last week. Does anyone have any info on it? I can't find my Buildings of Liverpool book, so I'm stuck. I've done a Google and it looks like the address is 61 Lord Street, Liverpool L2 6PB. Thanks.


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    Dunno anything about the building - the Pudding Bowl (now closed down) used to be a crackin' cafe tho' - good wholesome food!

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    Just done another google and found it was a Sales Office in the 60s for the offshore pirate radio station Radio Caroline.
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    Hi Dave
    just checked my directories
    1911- it was Belfast Shirt & collar Depot
    1938 -it is listed as Venice Chambers with various businesses listed within

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    Quote Originally Posted by scouserdave View Post
    I've never noticed this fine (tiled?) building before until last week. Does anyone have any info on it? I can't find my Buildings of Liverpool book, so I'm stuck. I've done a Google and it looks like the address is 61 Lord Street, Liverpool L2 6PB. Thanks.

    It's not mentioned in "Buildings of Liverpool".
    However, "Liverpool" by Joseph Sharples* identifies it as "Venice Chambers", 1882 by Edmund Kirby.

    *Pevsner Architectural Guides" £9.99.
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    Great stuff, Robbo and Phil
    Thanks. Venice Chambers? I feel another google coming on

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    Venice Chambers? I feel another google coming on
    Who's Adult Filmstar's name is that then?
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    Who's Adult Filmstar's name is that then?
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    LIVERPOOL’S Bold Street will be transformed into the city’s own Portobello Road as part of plans to protect small businesses from the onslaught of the new Paradise Street development. more
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    Looking down a busy St. John's Lane, late Saturday afternoon.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev View Post
    LIVERPOOL’S Bold Street will be transformed into the city’s own Portobello Road as part of plans to protect small businesses from the onslaught of the new Paradise Street development. more
    Bold St used to be a class act but found it very depressing when I last walked down it a couple of years ago. Hope it recovers.

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    Hmm, now where would that be taken from ? The student halls ??

    Good picture.

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