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    http://liverpoolremembrance.weebly.c...tom-house.html

    Thanks to Ged who spent many hours trailing the archives at the records office to find these fine photos. Many unseen before. I have added a few others along with them.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Spike View Post
    http://liverpoolremembrance.weebly.c...tom-house.html

    Thanks to Ged who spent many hours trailing the archives at the records office to find these fine photos. Many unseen before. I have added a few others along with them.

    Enjoy.

    What a waste to allow this building to go.
    Excellent photographs, Spike and Ged. Many thanks!

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    Great Spike & Ged

    Another marvellous episode in our great councils history of destroying something worth hanging on to. (Ok I know the Luftwaffe damaged it but it was 7 years after that it was demolished) I don't know why the Germans bothered to bomb our city - our council's have done a good enough job destroying it...
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    Wonderful pictures Spike and Ged. What a shame it's still not there.

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    Thanks all, a great addition to the site Tony. I believe the file is now out on the open shelves at the temporary LRO.
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    Wonderful collection of images of a magnificent building. A sad loss to the city.

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    Some great images on that well done those involved :-)

    I've got pics of the cellars from around 2003 if they're of amy use. They are on yo somewhere.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev View Post
    Some great images on that well done those involved :-)

    I've got pics of the cellars from around 2003 if they're of amy use. They are on yo somewhere.....
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    Great pictures.Ged& Spike. The only place now left standing in Canning Place is the Baltic Fleet.

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    I worked on The Baltic Fleet during the refit in the 1980's
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    The other pub in Canning Place was called The Custom House, it was close to the old shipping pool. But I dont know when that closed down.

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    There was also a pub in Canning Place called The Custom House, it was right next to the old seamans pool. I dont know if that was still open in the 80s it was managed by pal of mine Jimmy Mcaliney, Jimmy later went on to manage the Bluebell in Huyton

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    Great addittion to what is becoming a mine of info on the war years, well done,

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    Ged's hard work paid off.

    Some brilliant pics he has found. Got about 150 more to go through now. Loads I have never seen before, Super stuff.
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    Well done Ged,and Spike! Some great pic's,and information, there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hmtmaj View Post
    Great addittion to what is becoming a mine of info on the war years, well done,

    Mart
    Here here, well done lads. A fine job indeed.

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    Well done chaps...great work.
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    Cheers dazza. Nice to hear from you again.
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    Some links on Yo!

    Liverpool Old Dock & Customs House [Kev]: http://www.yoliverpool.com/forum/sho...d-Custom-House

    Liverpool One's Lost Buildings and Structures [Kev]: http://www.yoliverpool.com/forum/sho...and+Structures

    Customs House c1875 [Colin Wilkinson]: http://www.yoliverpool.com/forum/sho...om-House-c1875

    Here are the pics of the cellars [at the bottom]: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ijob/se...th/1464034712/

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    Oooh Kev...Brilliant.

    Can I use them?
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    course u can, i photographed them as the first dig was beginning for the Liverpool One development. I think we have had a discussion somewhere on yo! about wether they are indeed the cellars of the old customs house or the cellars of nearby buildings....
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    Thanks Kev

    I will add them tomorrow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    Cheers dazza. Nice to hear from you again.
    Thanks Ged (and Spike)...excellent work guys...especially considering the temporary nature of the LRO at the moment. I've not seen most of these photos, thanks for posting the link.

    Been off the site for a while - new job...and been searching for a place to live. Hopefully it all settle down soon, and I'll be back posting again soon.

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    Good to see you Daz.
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    This is a print of The Old Custom House, Liverpool, from a painting by the late Malcolm Butts in the Inverbeg Gallery in Scotland.

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    He has a similar style to John Atkinson Grimshaw...

    http://www.johnatkinsongrimshaw.org/...oms-House.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davec View Post
    He has a similar style to John Atkinson Grimshaw...

    http://www.johnatkinsongrimshaw.org/...oms-House.html
    Thanks Dave, that's interesting, especially the alternative painting on the site entitled Liverpool Custom House & Wapping in which Grimshaw shows the Custom House from an almost identical position to Butts. Grimshaw did not seem to have much luck with the weather...........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Robbo View Post
    Thanks Dave, that's interesting, especially the alternative painting on the site entitled Liverpool Custom House & Wapping in which Grimshaw shows the Custom House from an almost identical position to Butts. Grimshaw did not seem to have much luck with the weather...........
    Johnny R
    Thanks Johnny,

    Butts painting is more accurate than Grimshaw's. Grimshaw liked to get all his ducks in a row. In Grimshaw's painting - Wapping, the Custom House, and the Strand, all form a neat, straight, streetline, which was never the case. It looked more like Butts staggered arrangement.


    Some more Custom House related images. The group of early warehouses shown here are the subject matter for each painting, but shown from different vantage points, and from different periods. (from the LRO):

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    Left to right.

    1. (left) WG Herdman painting titled "Old Dock Sill" dated 1860, from the Custom House looking at the southside of Canning Place. Mersey Street is just off to the left, but out of view. The bollards represent the middle of the Custom House and would lead through the middle arcade of the building. (LRO: Herdman Col. 111d.)

    2. (middle) Same view again by WG Herdman, three years earlier, in 1857. This time the corner of Mersey Street can be seen to the left. The corner of the Custom House railings can also be seen. (LRO: Herdman Col. 500)

    3. (right) The same view again, but from the north-east Salthouse Dock transit shed stone gable (demolished - the south east end gable still survives) painted later in 1869. (LRO: Herdman Col. 897)
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    Here's those businesses from the 1860 Gore's, looks like the original Liverpool One.

    Wonder if the Mary Moran pub became the Custom House pub.

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