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    South Castle StreetTwo photographs of the Castle Street area. The first is largely unchanged – although the block of offices on the left had been replaced by the turn of the century. The main area of interest is the horse-drawn omnibus alongside the row of carriages. To the right, the old Exchange building can be [...]


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    A fine image Colin,

    Another St. George's Church photograph to add to the archive. Some other examples below.


    [Source: Colin Wilkinson, http://streetsofliverpool.co.uk/category/churches/]


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    Something going oninthat second photo,Dazza.

    Trams been stopped,fire engine in front of it and people looking high up.

    Is that a body dangling from the tram wire or is it the trams linkage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgePorgie View Post
    Something going oninthat second photo,Dazza.

    Trams been stopped,fire engine in front of it and people looking high up.

    I thought maybe this could be the first day of the electric trams in Liverpool?

    The photograph, according to Philip Mayer, in A Tram Ride to Dingle is of 'St George's Cresent 1898...[this was] the town terminus of the electric tram route to the Dingle. This photograph was taken on the very first day of the new service....[On the tram pictured,] the route letter 'A' was used for the Dingle service [p.10]'. The first public service 'began on Monday, 16th November. [p.7]'

    Source: all quotes from Philip Mayer's excellent A Tram Ride to Dingle which also has some very fine illustrations of the route.

    The standers-by could be looking at the electric conductor over the tram, which would of gave off electrical sparks? I'm sure it must have been an usual sight on first seeing?
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    Bu**er when ever I see the side of this church I always think its the side of St Georges Hall because of the similarity of the gate at the side.

    Arrggh.

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    Colin, thanks. There's no sign of a letting-up in the quality of the gems we're getting off you. What a piece of work the blog will be when finished !!

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