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    Default REMEMBER CHURCH ST LIKE THIS?

    Do you remember Church St like this?

    A mid 70s shot from The MTT archives


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    Default HERES ANOTHER!

    Who said they all come at once?
    and another of Church ST but a mid 60s shot ,sorry I'm bus biased LOL

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    Yes, i remember it like that - Great pics
    On the 1st pic, there is a woman legging it across the road,
    and on the 2nd pic there is a fella legging it too
    There seems to be more traffic than people !!!!!
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    I remember it being so busy like that with the traffic. I can remember getting off the bus somewhere by Woolworths - I think there was a stop by there.

    I'm wondering what year WH.Smith opened in Church st ?? There is a Stylo shoe shop there on that photo - and I can't remember it.
    I presume the pic was taken in very early 1970s.
    I worked in WH.Smith from 1977'ish
    WH.Smith was where Coopers was.

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    great photo's,

    my abiding memory when I was little of going to town with my Mum is the noise of the bus brakes, now I can understand why looking at all that traffic !

    sometimes when I'm in a different town or city and I hear those bus brakes it takes me right back to being 5 years old holding my Mum's hand in town.

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    Glad i brought back some memories!

    I remember crossing the road outside woolies with a poiceman there in his little box directing the traffic!

    The bus brakes screeching were always a feature of Church St/Lord St... It got worse when Church St was pedestrianised and the buses went along Whitechapel , everyone running across the road in front of them outside Mothercare , anyone remember the Crosville bus that ended up in a shop front somewhere round where Wade Smith is now.

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    Crosville bus's seemed to be totally different to 'Normal' bus's, and I don't just mean the shape and style. I am sure that they had the loudest brakes too.
    Not only that but they could take you to far away places that a normal bus just couldn't.
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    Great pics there MTT. Check these out too.

    http://www.20thcenturyimages.co.uk/t...-buses(1).html
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    WOW Ged what a fantastic link !

    Many thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by MerseysideTransportTrust View Post
    Who said they all come at once?
    and another of Church ST but a mid 60s shot ,sorry I'm bus biased LOL

    Rob

    Not really a bus expert but it looks like a crosville bus to me, an H3 went thru a house in Rainhill early 80's I remember

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady View Post
    Yes, i remember it like that - Great pics
    On the 1st pic, there is a woman legging it across the road,
    and on the 2nd pic there is a fella legging it too
    There seems to be more traffic than people !!!!!
    Jacky
    and theres an advert for busdrivers on the back window in the pic, you wouldn't see that in england these days

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindylou View Post
    I remember it being so busy like that with the traffic. I can remember getting off the bus somewhere by Woolworths - I think there was a stop by there.

    I'm wondering what year WH.Smith opened in Church st ?? There is a Stylo shoe shop there on that photo - and I can't remember it.
    I presume the pic was taken in very early 1970s.
    I worked in WH.Smith from 1977'ish
    WH.Smith was where Coopers was.
    M reg cortina in the pic so was from 74 onwards if i'm right, i may be a year out

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindylou View Post
    WH.Smith was where Coopers was.
    Do you remember the smell in Cooper's food hall? Predominantly ground coffee but intermingled with a variety of food aromas.
    Nectar for the nose!

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    the buildings were known as "coopers buildings" as long as I ever knew, they were hit in the war by bomb damage, an old tutor of mine at tech was an apprentice assigned to fix up ther bomb damage

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    Wish Church Street was still like that, I could cycle through It easier then.
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    Yes some very vivid memories of Coopers walking around with me Dad as a kid in the sixties mmmmm ... the coffee smells and all the german sausages!
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    Quote Originally Posted by knowhowe View Post
    Yes, the couple who run 20th Century Images have an unbelievable archive of glass plate negatives from Ellis Mann and other vanished photographic companies, all available as reasonably priced prints. Liverpool, Wirral, Chester, transport, work, all sorts of fascinating stuff and the quality is unsurpassed. A mooch around their 'Reflections' website is highly recommended-
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    They used to live up here but inherited property in Hastings and run the business from there now.
    I have some of these framed prints on my walls. Did they used to trade as Oxton studios ?
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    Not sure whether I`ve posted this before but some members might not have seen it. On the left is Hendersons store which had a massive fire.
    Taken at Xmas time in the 1960`s
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    Quote Originally Posted by gregs dad View Post

    Not sure whether I`ve posted this before but some members might not have seen it. On the left is Hendersons store which had a massive fire.
    Taken at Xmas time in the 1960`s
    Beautiful, GD.
    I don't think you've posted this one before.
    There's the Tatler, and the Kardomah (they were everywhere!) on the left.
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    Ah, the Tatler. Used to go in there with mates but several strange individuals used to frequent the place and you had to keep a tight hold on your nuts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Seven View Post
    Yes some very vivid memories of Coopers walking around with me Dad as a kid in the sixties mmmmm ... the coffee smells and all the german sausages!
    remember going up in a lift in Coopers to the restaurant as a kid , amazed when the lift door opened on the other side to the one we got in!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shoney View Post
    M reg cortina in the pic so was from 74 onwards if i'm right, i may be a year out
    It was pedestrianised in 1975.
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    Quote Originally Posted by merseywail View Post
    I have some of these framed prints on my walls. Did they used to trade as Oxton studios ?
    Yes, that's right. Not certain, but i think they changed the name when they moved south. They're very amenable so if you're looking for specific material, don't hesitate to contact them. They'd be the first to admit that only a small fraction of their collection has made it to their fab website yet.
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    hi can anyone help,
    john(zappa) and i were trying to figure out when church street became pedestrianised, we can both remember trying to cross a hectic lord street in the late 80's but are at a loss when it comes to church street.
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    See message 26 above Debz.
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    durrr it always the same your in asda and you ask for the assistant to show you where the beans are and they're right infront of you
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