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    Default UNSEEN AND UNPUBLISHED - LISTER DRIVE - 21ST AUGUST 1967

    Lister Drive from Green Lane as seen on 21/8/67. Once a hive of activity with a Primary School, Public Library, donated by benefactor Andrew Carnegie and opened in 1905, a public swimming baths (1904) and major power station, it is now sadly a shadow of its former self.


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    Only the baths survives as a functioning building, acting as a fisheries and pet centre with some original features still on view. Facing this are the allotments which stretch right across to the rear of the Grade II listed former Seamans Orphanage (1874 by Alfred Waterhouse) which fronts onto Newsham Park. You will just see the swings on the childrens playground on the right of the 2nd photo.

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    An area I'm very familiar with, great to see its former glory. I hope that what is left is kept!

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    Yes Eric. I vaguely remember it like that as we used to visit my gran, uncle and aunty off Green Lane.
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    I went to the school 1942 to 45 and used the library a lot and the baths up to about 1950. The space opposite the school over to Brainerd St was used as a dump for bricks from bombed buildings at the time. In November 1940 the Luftewafer flew over and took an aerial photo of the area with the power station as a target. There is a copy in the record office. alan

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    Great pic Ged. Beautiful building
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    Brilliant pics. I never knew the station was that big.

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    Thanks everyone. It's great when you open the LRO folders wondering what will be there and gems like this emerge. Makes it all worthwhile. My foray Saturday gone was very fruitful too as they just let me look through the whole folders and I copied 322 pics. Loads of the Everton slum clearance area of Heyworth Street and the streets off it such as Amos st and Cochrane St.
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    Lister Drive Baths.




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    The power station cooling towers.



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    Great pictures Ged, thanks for all your work. I went to Lister Drive school in the late 50's,when we moved from Orient St off Heyworth St. At playtime I used to be fascinated with the activity going on at the power station.Went to the baths every Saturday afternoon for a while,remember the rush to get changed and be the first to jump in the pool (always got beat to it by some other kid though).Loved going to the library too,why is it now derelict? such a shame.When the power station chimney's were being demolished I seem to remember one of the demolition men got killed,can't be too sure about it though.Between the allotments and Green Lane there used to be an estate of Prefabs.Totally different world then compared to today. Thanks again mate.

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    Thanks allyj, glad you found the pics of interest.
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    Spent a lot of time in the baths when we were kids.A penny for the Brilcream machine after a 'swim',then walk up to the bakery at Lower Breck Rd. for a 1d Hovis.
    The power station had a BIG goat that lived next to the railway line.We would go under the bridge, aka Donkeys Hill,and chuck stones at it.
    Total waste of time,never hit it and I still can't swim.

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    Ged, are the photos of Amos Street, different to the already published photos. If they are, what are the reference numbers, as I have a appointment at the LRO tomorrow.

    Stan.

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    [QUOTE=Ged;327798]Thanks everyone. It's great when you open the LRO folders wondering what will be there and gems like this emerge. Makes it all worthwhile. My foray Saturday gone was very fruitful too as they just let me look through the whole folders and I copied 322 pics. Loads of the Everton slum clearance area of Heyworth Street and the streets off it such as Amos st and Cochrane St.[/QUOTE]

    Now you tell me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stanfree View Post
    Ged, are the photos of Amos Street, different to the already published photos. If they are, what are the reference numbers, as I have a appointment at the LRO tomorrow.

    Stan.
    Stan, just ask for the HOU folder on Amos St and the streets folder from the orange book too.

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    Thanks everyone. It's great when you open the LRO folders wondering what will be there and gems like this emerge. Makes it all worthwhile. My foray Saturday gone was very fruitful too as they just let me look through the whole folders and I copied 322 pics. Loads of the Everton slum clearance area of Heyworth Street and the streets off it such as Amos st and Cochrane St.[/QUOTE]

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    [QUOTE=Ged;349678]Stan, just ask for the HOU folder on Amos St and the streets folder from the orange book too.

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    I'll sort you them Samp - no probs.
    I think Liverpool City should pay you Ged, even a small token fee for getting all these photos out to so many people all over the world. Must take so much time but we DO appreciate it................Again, thank you.
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    I agree with Roni

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    Many thanks Ged, I was at the LRO this morning and found photos of Walnut Street, Stonewall Street, Kent Square and College Lane all places that my family have lived.
    I was talking to the staff; they told me that the Engineers photos are not yet properly catalogued yet, other than by the year.
    I have found other photos of interest on the “on line catalogue”, so I will be making an appointment for next week, and I will ask to see the folders on Amos Street.
    Stan.

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    Thank you Roni and Linda. The payment to me is the obvious happiness it brings to those who comment on the forums and emails but I appreciate your thoughts. The staff joke with me that i'm cataloging their stuff quicker than them

    It's a joy to see what might turn up next and there's plenty to go yet.

    I've a feeling you're in for a pleasant surprise Stan. If there's any you want in the meantime, just contact me to see if I have them.
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    Dont pay Ged...Pay Me

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    I'll sort you them Samp - no probs.[/QUOTE]


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