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    Default Preesonís Row c1905

    The street is initially hard to place – but there at the bottom of James Street is the newly built White Star building and, above it, James Street station with its hydraulic tower (which was destroyed by enemy bombing). So the view we are looking at is from Derby Square, from the statue of Queen [...]


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    Some things never change...the blokes waiting forthe doors to open,I guess the old saying stemmed from this era ie a pub on every corner not one but three adjacent to each other,the fourth across the street where the ghosting figure is.

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    Great pic and info Colin, cheers,
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    Further reading about Preeson's Row and excavations in Derby Square.

    http://www.yoliverpool.com/forum/sho...are-Old-Vaults
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    Great pic' Colin,and you're so right about the "Brookhouse"!! I think I've asked about this before,but have you any idea where the term "Weint" came from? Apparently there were several,in that area,until the 60's/70's,but after demolition,the name/term disappears,though I think there is one on a modern estate in Allerton!

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    "Wynd" is the Scottish term for "Weint"...meaning an narrow lane or allyway.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/41557568@N04/4046640369/

    Thats some history in that photograph,goes as far back as The Earl of Derby in 1532.

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    Default Preeson's Row

    We often see unusual quirks in our streets and buildings, streets which are not perfectly straight, a reminder, perhaps, that other forces once pervaded the site. This is the case with Preeson's Row.

    Preeson's Row (as shown on the 1848 OS map below) once had an unusual kink in it. This was a result of the Medieval houses that once stood up against the Castle's moat (highlighted on the map) and the development of land around them. This created a narrow passage pinch-point between them. The Preeson's Row street line carried itself well into the first half of the twentieth century until the blitz destroyed most of the buildings in the area.



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    Brilliant Dazza.
    www.inacityliving.piczo.com/

    Updated weekly with old and new pics.

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    The original link doesnt work anymore

    ---------- Post added at 07:13 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:10 PM ----------

    I think the whole of Colin's site is down

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    I can't access the link either.

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    Apologies - I am trying to find out what the problem is. Hope to resume normal service soon.

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    You forgot to put the money in the meter ?

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    Liverpool certainly was a grand old town. I love looking at those old buildings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Wilkinson View Post
    Apologies - I am trying to find out what the problem is. Hope to resume normal service soon.
    Hope-so Colin. As a site owner myself, there's nowt more frustrating or stressful when something like this happens and there seems to be no reason or tec support are unhelpful.

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    Apologies all round - back in business again. The company hosting my site decided to switch to a new server without any warning.
    Thanks for your patience while it was being sorted out.

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