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    Default Canterbury Street, 1946

    The first reaction might be that this is another photograph of Liverpool in the 1930s but the young mother’s dress is the giveaway. The year is 1946 and the press caption on the reverse states “Tenements in Canterbury Street, Liverpool, are being demolished while they are still occupied. Mrs Rossiter, of No. 41, in the [...]



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    Hard times.

    I was like that kid when I was a nipper,always came in dirty from playing on the ollers and climbing backyard walls.

    You never see dirty kids these days...all prim and proper...something wrong there?

    Oh you are a mucky kid,
    Dirty as a dustbin lid.
    When he hears the things you did,
    You'll gerra belt from your Dad.
    Oh you have your father's nose,
    So crimson in the dark it glows,
    If you're not asleep when the boozers close,
    You'll gerra belt from your Dad.

    You look so scruffy lying dur
    Strawberry-jam tats in yer 'air,
    Though in the world you haven't a care
    And I have got so many.
    It's quite a struggle every day
    Living on your father's pay,
    The bugger drinks it all away
    And leaves me without any.

    Although we have no silver spoon,
    Better days are coming soon
    Now Nelly's working at the Lune
    And she gets paid on Friday.
    Perhaps one day we'll have a splash,
    When Littlewoods provide the cash,
    We'll get a house in Knotty Ash
    And buy your Dad a brewery.

    Oh you are a mucky kid,
    Dirty as a dustbin lid.
    When he hears the things you did
    You'll gerra belt from your Dad.
    Oh you have your father's face,
    You're growing up a real hard case,
    But there's no one can take your place,
    .... Go fast asleep for yer Mammy.

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    Great pic of an area I used to knock around in the late 70s/early 80s. Stitt st on the map was wiped away and the Piggeries built on Canterbury st.

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