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    Red face Smithdown Lane mid 60's.

    Brothers and sisters, can anyone enlighten me as to how I can access a list/directory of the businesses and premises on the above mentioned haunt of my younger self ?
    I can remember Milton's? pawnshop,a drinking den across the road with obscured glass on the bottom of the windows to prevent us ragamuffins from being debauched by any nefarious activities within,and the petshop run by Billy Mac, who also had a boxing club in Memphis Street, off Chatsworth Street.
    I feel certain someone will come up trumps as usual.
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    While you wait, brer Tom. Is Smithdown Lane near Smithdown Rd? Do you drink milk?...

    http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index...topic=372723.0

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    What years are we talking ?
    1890's
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    Says mid 60s, so mid 1860s then.
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    Ah, the art-form that is delegation. So much free time for complaints.

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    Says mid 60s, so mid 1860s then.
    Whatever you and Mart are eating?better stop eating it.

    Smithydown lane begins Elms road and end at Queensland Street

    ---------- Post added at 05:32 PM ---------- Previous post was at 05:16 PM ----------

    Hold on,Ive stopped eating what you two are eating.

    I assume you mean Smithdown Road Brother Tom? not Smithdown Lane.

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    Only jesting Tom.

    I have a 1946 Directory, may be a bit early but if you want me to scan and post Smithdown Road, let me know.

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    I say,you chaps, what's all this?, I go away for a day or two and return to find a frenzy of frivolous frolicing, a riot of rumbustiousness, and a cornucopia of comic comments.
    Gentlemen, allow me to introduce a note of gravity at this point and steer us back to the business in hand, to whit- Smithdown LANE, in particular the stretch leading from the main junction (of Tunnel Rd, Lodge Lane, Earle Rd, Smithdown Rd, and Upper Parliament St) and extending to Aigburth St and Sophia St.
    I know you can do it brothers , Tom.
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    The only thing I remember in that area was 'Fothergills Cycle Shop' with a row of brightly painted cycle frames hanging up outside the shop!!

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    I found one mention of Smithdown Lane from Leonard Rossiter talking about his early life. He lived near the Pavilion Theatre and his father was a barber.
    I have an old biography of Arthur Askey about the house and I will check that out for old Liverpool photographs, you never know.
    Is there nobody famous who lived around there through the sixties?

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    Does this help, Tom.
    Lets just say a friend sent it to me to post for you,

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    Who's a pretty boy then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hmtmaj View Post
    Does this help, Tom.
    Lets just say a friend sent it to me to post for you,

    Mart
    Brother Martin, this is indeed my lucky day,and allow me to echo brother Oudeis' complimentary comment (assuming it was directed in your direction ?).

    ---------- Post added at 07:35 AM ---------- Previous post was at 07:22 AM ----------

    Brother O, ay thenk yew for your efforts in this matter.To answer your closing question-nobody who would admit to it.
    However, occasionially a ripple of interest enlivened the humdrum routine of our chapter of the street brigade, when along the (fairly) traffic free area around Chatsworth St. would appear a large, pastel coloured convertible, driven by the ever cheerful Joe Brown, teeth and hair to the fore,top down in order to enjoy all the more the exaltations and expressions of goodwill offered by the ragged audience.
    The Cockernee guitarist was enamoured of a local lass whom I understand went on to become Mrs Chirpy.
    ~ Red Tom ~

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