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    Been working on this as a postcard design for an event we are holding at Edge Hill station on June 9th (I will put this on in the districts section soon)


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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveFaragher View Post
    Been working on this as a postcard design for an event we are holding at Edge Hill station on June 9th (I will put this on in the districts section soon)
    It's great to see the Kensington Picturedrome on it.
    With all the publicity being given to the Bedford cinema in Walton, it goes unnoticed that the Kenny probably opened two days before the Bedford, and was probably the first purpose-built cinema in Liverpool.
    The Kensington opened by invitation only on 24 December 1910 and to the public on the 26th.
    The opening day of the Bedford isn't known, but they were both licensed at the same time.

    I see my photo of the Casino cinema and Ice Rink is there, but I can't remember you asking for permission!
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/4443567...7594265619936/
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    Steve, excellent piece, you have stated that Edge Hill was the first passenger railway station in the world, wasn't that Crown Street?
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    Hi Steve

    Unless I am misreading the caption or you are alluding to something I don't know about, shouldn't it be "Stephenson's Rocket" not "Stephen's Rocket"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGeorge View Post
    Hi Steve

    Unless I am misreading the caption or you are alluding to something I don't know about, shouldn't it be "Stephenson's Rocket" not "Stephen's Rocket"?

    Chris

    Chris, it seems full of mistakes, and photos used without permission.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taffy View Post
    Nice card Steve. I didn't know Edge Hill Station and Wavertree Park were in Kensington. Is this an example of a new Liverpool District creep just like Aigburth into Toxteth
    Kensington and Fairfield Ward Map

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howie View Post
    Kensington and Fairfield Ward Map
    Thanks Howie. The ward boundaries for Kensington and Fairfield are interesting. I see that the Kensington fields area is not in the ward. I wonder why.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilipG View Post
    It's great to see the Kensington Picturedrome on it.
    With all the publicity being given to the Bedford cinema in Walton, it goes unnoticed that the Kenny probably opened two days before the Bedford, and was probably the first purpose-built cinema in Liverpool.
    The Kensington opened by invitation only on 24 December 1910 and to the public on the 26th.
    The opening day of the Bedford isn't known, but they were both licensed at the same time.

    I see my photo of the Casino cinema and Ice Rink is there, but I can't remember you asking for permission!
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/4443567...7594265619936/
    Can I have permission then? My son passed me the photo so I wasnt sure where it came from... gotta blame someone

    The text hadnt been proof read well spotted, although maybe Stephen's Rocket was a Freudian allusion to my large knob...... didnt know Crown Street was first so I'll amend that (I think edge hill had the first waiting room in the world though doesnt sound as good though)

    Greater Kensington includes wavertree road edgehill basically all the L7 area (new deal area) but omits all the L6 streets which are generally regarded as kensington, I live 6 inches outside of "Kensington"......but in kensington....

    Kenny Fields is part of Central Ward and wavertree road end is Picton ward so kensington has 9 councillors covering the area. two more and we can have a footbal team, "Kensington United" maybe not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveFaragher View Post
    I live 6 inches outside of "Kensignton"......
    Get yourself a Men Only out of the local Kensignton newsagents and face the appropriate direction and hope for the best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveFaragher View Post
    Can I have permission then? My son passed me the photo so I wasnt sure where it came from... gotta blame someone
    No.

    Sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    Get yourself a Men Only out of the local Kensignton newsagents and face the appropriate direction and hope for the best.
    it's more like 12 inches but I dont use it as a rule,
    I might jsut use Stephen's rocket

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveFaragher View Post
    Been working on this as a postcard design for an event we are holding at Edge Hill station on June 9th (I will put this on in the districts section soon)
    The Casino Cinema (later Top Rank Bingo) & Silver Blades Ice Rink were not in Kensington. They were both in Prescot Road, in the district of Fairfield. The Kensington thoroughfare and District both ended at Shiel Road. I once worked for Rank at the Casino.

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    Is it possible that the Beatles made their first recording in Kensington
    I think it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Colinone View Post
    Is it possible that the Beatles made their first recording in Kensington
    I think it is.
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    Yes. See phillipsacetates.com:

    "Phillips Sound Recording Services, the popular studio in Liverpool where in 1958 the Quarrymen, who became the Beatles, made their first ever record: a 78rpm ten inch acetate disc with their version of Buddy Holly's ?That?ll Be The Day? on the 'A' side and Paul McCartney and George Harrison?s first composition, ?In Spite Of All The Danger? on the 'B' side. Both of these recordings appeared on the ?Beatles Anthology 1? album in 1995."
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    Hi All,
    Shot in the dark probably.Has anyone any photos of Tommy Roses the Butchers and Joe Owens Fish Shop.My Dad worked tor Tommy Rose and Joe Owens wife was my Mums Aunty and used to work there at the end of the war.Just before the war the IRA set of a bomb in a letter box at the road runing beside the library going towarsd town.This guy told us to walk the other way and also a couple of Old ladies and he made sure everyone was OK after The letter box blew up Best Regards Ken B.Loved the Old Kenny Cinema.

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