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    Park at the bottom of Mere Lane c1950
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    and the flea pit cinema...
    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2159/...7144fc66_o.jpg

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    Wonder what happened to all those cobble stones? bet yer they just tarmaced over them?

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    The flashbacks of the Pit , oh my goodness ! I could see myself on the seesaw ..
    I don't remember the pictures , but i do remember it being a bingo .
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    The former Mere Lane cinema has certainly seen better days.

    Wasn't somebody murdered there, a few years ago?

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/44435674@N00/2741410081/

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    Whats the significance of this Lamp still erect and paved around?
    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3179/...71ae4a23af.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgePorgie View Post
    Whats the significance of this Lamp still erect and paved around?
    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3179/...71ae4a23af.jpg
    What's that George? You say they have set a high standard?

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    I'm getting a little bit worried about you,Oudi.

    This lamp standard is situated in the middle of the road of the two pic links I posted previously,it/they were laid there in 1890 give or take five years,its still there today as I type.

    Now then on west derby road by brougham terrace there used to be underground public toilets opposite the old cinema,where these toilets were there was another lamp of the same ilk I think? and this one was taken down,why not leave that one up as well?

    I'm summising the lamp is a piece of architecture and the heritage has stopped the council from removing it?

    Its the last piece of me past thats still standing.

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    It looks so clean
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    Everton Road 1930 home of the 9th Kings regiment.
    http://www.9thkings.co.uk/EvertonRd1.gif

    And todays pic...
    http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgur...JMmbhQfIu9CcCw

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    Here is the other lamp on west derby road by the cinema...

    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3141/...eca185af_o.jpg

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    There was also another of these lamps at the bottom of St Doming Road where it crossed over Everton Valley,alas I cannot find a pic of that one.

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    It looks so clean
    Its been painted over with red oxide paint,these lamps were never painted they were the oriiginal metal showing.Kev

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    The Mere Lane lamp standard is a 'Listed building' so has some protection from demolition.
    Here's a similar one, in Hill Street, that I don't think is Listed, as it is damaged:
    http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&so...,68.91,,2,1.65

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    That link keeps crashin my browser,Marky

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    George, if only you gave the address of this lamp-post. I have the list of the listed buildings in Liverpool on-screen. There is nothing listed for Mere Lane and no lamp-post listed for Everton Road.
    So where is it?

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    The link works O.K. for me. On Google streetview the lamp is at Hill Street, near Hyslop Street.
    I passed the Mere Lane one a few months ago and it had been painted black. The buildings in the background had been demolished.

    edit: The lamp standard is Listed as Breckfield Road North.
    Link to larger size:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/25632502@N00/2530787384/

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    I just tried the link, it's ok.

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    One wonders why that lamp is grade II and the other lamps of the same ilk where uprooted.?

    West Derby Road,Oudi is where the other lamp was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgePorgie View Post
    Whats the significance of this Lamp still erect and paved around?
    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3179/...71ae4a23af.jpg
    I love that lampost . Frank Green the painter used to sit by the lamp and do his wonderful paintings , the lamp was situated on a bit patch of land once upon a time . Look how beautiful and ornate it is , just beautiful .
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    Frank Green the painter
    Eh! FG you on about the fella that sells prints of his photographs in Oakfield Rd?

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    That's him , he was around the area for years , painting all the buildings , and the ones that were being knocked down .
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    If this is the man? he's very cheap for a painter/photographer
    http://www.frankgreen.co.uk/

    Didn't know he was a painter alls I can see in the window when passing by is prints?

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    He has painted for as long as i can remember , he used to sit out in all weathers , covered up with a huge umbrella in the rain , always studios in his work , but always happy to talk to us kids about what he was doing . We'd crouch on the floor by him and say 'what are you doing today' everyday we'd ask him the same thing , everywhere we went , he seemed to be there . He married my P.E. teacher from Queen of all saints . He is a really nice man , i bet he has some fantastic pictures locked away , waiting to be shown .
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    Maybe if I'd took a degree in the arts way back then....you might have had a GeorgiePorgie hangin on yer wall by now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgePorgie View Post
    Eh! FG you on about the fella that sells prints of his photographs in Oakfield Rd?
    I have just bought a signed painting from Frank Green of St Georges church on Heyworth Street / St Domingo Road, if you go into his shop on Oakfield Road you can spend hours just looking around at all the prints in particular of Anfield and Everton.

    Talking of Mere Lane, anyone remember the public toilets (Gents) on the corner of Mere Lane and Robson Street ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny blue View Post
    Talking of Mere Lane, anyone remember the public toilets (Gents) on the corner of Mere Lane and Robson Street ?
    Don't think George Michael posts on here Johnny
    Started the Old Swan Website:

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    You might be right or wrong there,JB...but I can't recollect them?
    Have you noticed the ones on West Derby Road in pic #8 are not in the photie,they were built after and around the lamp standard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hmtmaj View Post
    Don't think George Michael posts on here Johnny
    I can't stop laughing now !

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    George , i have seen the work that you have posted on here , you don't need an art degree to have real talent , you are more than welcome to hang from my wall !

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny blue View Post
    I have just bought a signed painting from Frank Green of St Georges church on Heyworth Street / St Domingo Road, if you go into his shop on Oakfield Road you can spend hours just looking around at all the prints in particular of Anfield and Everton.

    Talking of Mere Lane, anyone remember the public toilets (Gents) on the corner of Mere Lane and Robson Street ?
    I don't think i remember toilets Johnny , i seem to recall railing though , but that might have been the park or the lampost .
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    George , i have seen the work that you have posted on here , you don't need an art degree to have real talent ,
    Thats nice of you to say that,darlin but I as the artist know when I've failed and it seems to be a lot recently...however I'm getting better as I progress.

    you are more than welcome to hang from my wall !
    Ah,your a Damien Hurst fan,either that or a Masochist

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny blue View Post
    I have just bought a signed painting from Frank Green of St Georges church on Heyworth Street / St Domingo Road, if you go into his shop on Oakfield Road you can spend hours just looking around at all the prints in particular of Anfield and Everton.
    I've got a Frank Green on the hall wall, one of Anfield junior school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindylou View Post
    I've got a Frank Green on the hall wall, one of Anfield junior school.
    I didn't know Norris had a brother.

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    So it sounds like Frank and George are well hung.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oudeis View Post
    I didn't know Norris had a brother.
    I had to think about that one Oudeis ! .. ha,ha, Norris Green !!

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