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    Default The Calder Stones

    Where are they kept these days? Any upto date pics available?


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    Hi Kev

    I believe the Calder Stones are being kept in storage. But it occurs to me that with 2008 coming up they ought to be on display as the most important prehistoric artifact from the early history of the Liverpool area.

    See the following sites for more on the Calder Stones:

    http://www.megalithic.co.uk/article.php?sid=6269

    http://www.btinternet.com/~m.royden/...rs/calders.htm

    http://www.themodernantiquarian.com/site/248

    For protection they should be in one of the local museums instead of the last idea when they were on public display in the greenhouse in Harthill. As you probably know, the greenhouse was vandalized and they had to be removed from that location.

    Their present situation reminds me of when I saw them in the early Sixties when they were in a Liverpool Corporation yard off Garston Old Road under a green tarpaulin along with an old stagecoach!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGeorge View Post

    Their present situation reminds me of when I saw them in the early Sixties when they were in a Liverpool Corporation yard off Garston Old Road under a green tarpaulin along with an old stagecoach!

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    I think I know where that yard is, currently empty but the building is still there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev View Post
    I think I know where that yard is, currently empty but the building is still there.

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    The yard was on the left hand side of Garston Old Road just as you come up from St. Mary's Road.

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    I knew that was the one, I'll try and get a piccie. It's one of those buildings that u wish someone would do something with.
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    The ''Robin Hood' stone is thought to be one of the Calder Stones. It is on Booker Avenue near the junction with Archerfield Road. The inscription says it was found some distance away when the houss were being built in the area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billo View Post
    The ''Robin Hood' stone is thought to be one of the Calder Stones. It is on Booker Avenue near the junction with Archerfield Road. The inscription says it was found some distance away when the houss were being built in the area.
    Thanks, billo. There's more on Robin Hood's Stone here. The 1920's photograph showing the "cup" markings on the bottom of the stone, when the stone was dug up from the ground, might serve to substantiate the idea that the stone was one of the Calder Stones that had been hauled away for use by a farmer as a rubbing stone for his cattle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billo View Post
    The ''Robin Hood' stone is thought to be one of the Calder Stones. It is on Booker Avenue near the junction with Archerfield Road. The inscription says it was found some distance away when the houss were being built in the area.

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    Great pics of Robin Hood's Stone, Kev. Thanks for directing me there.
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    ^^No probs Chris^^
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGeorge View Post
    Hi Kev

    I believe the Calder Stones are being kept in storage. But it occurs to me that with 2008 coming up they ought to be on display as the most important prehistoric artifact from the early history of the Liverpool area.

    See the following sites for more on the Calder Stones:

    http://www.megalithic.co.uk/article.php?sid=6269

    http://www.btinternet.com/~m.royden/...rs/calders.htm

    http://www.themodernantiquarian.com/site/248

    For protection they should be in one of the local museums instead of the last idea when they were on public display in the greenhouse in Harthill. As you probably know, the greenhouse was vandalized and they had to be removed from that location.

    Their present situation reminds me of when I saw them in the early Sixties when they were in a Liverpool Corporation yard off Garston Old Road under a green tarpaulin along with an old stagecoach!

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    There was something in the 80s that happened to those greenhouses - they got closed down and left in a state of neglect for a long time. There was an outcry at the time because some rare orchids were cultivated there. The Calderstones were still left inside though I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindylou View Post
    There was something in the 80s that happened to those greenhouses - they got closed down and left in a state of neglect for a long time. There was an outcry at the time because some rare orchids were cultivated there. The Calderstones were still left inside though I think.
    Hi Lindy

    Thanks for that inforamation about the outcry over the state of the greenhouses in the 1980's. I am pretty sure that I had heard the Calder Stones had been removed from the greenhouses for safekeeping because of the vandalized condition of the buildings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGeorge View Post
    Hi Kev

    The yard was on the left hand side of Garston Old Road just as you come up from St. Mary's Road.

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    Hi Kev

    If that is in the location I am describing, on the left hand side of Garston Old Road just above St. Mary's Road, it has to be the yard I remember. I don't remember that specific building but I am assuming that I walked in through the gates and found the Calder Stones on the ground under the green tarp that I mentioned. I also remember that on Garston Old Road there was a depot for Home James Coaches and I believe their yard was also on the left hand side near the shops as you go up toward Darby Road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev View Post
    Is this it Chris?

    These were the "Public Offices", so it's more than likely this would be the place Chris remembers.

    Derek Hatton closed the greenhouses down.
    Can't remember the details, but he was in a huff about something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev View Post
    Is this it Chris?

    Also the door, the gate, and the fence, are all in Liverpool Corporation green, so yes, you and Philip must be correct, and this is the place.

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    Hi Kev

    It appears I was completely wrong about the Calder Stones being in storage because there are several photographs of them by Sue Adair on Geograph taken just this last Sunday in Calderstones Park:

    http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/401915

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGeorge View Post
    Hi Kev

    It appears I was completely wrong about the Calder Stones being in storage because there are several photographs of them by Sue Adair on Geograph taken just this last Sunday in Calderstones Park:

    http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/401915

    Chris
    Yeah that's where I thought they were still kept. The massive path leading up to them used to be full of gravel and we used to have competitions to see who could pull a skid the longest - they're almost opposite the large single standing stone that I once didn't avoid on my bike - and it is stone

    The cross on the map is where they are - directly opposite you have the smaller path leading to the upright stone.

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