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    Hiya kids,

    Sorry didn't know where else to post this question.

    In the old museum, inside the entrance there used to be a massive long banner/poster of the Liverpool waterfront from centuries ago ( least i think it was centuries ) on the wall.

    Question is - Anyone know where that went? I'd love to see it again.

    I Used to love that and the old street on the left, the battleground scene with the periscope and sandbags....and the trains in the basement.

    Anyone else miss anything that's gone now?

    Peace and Happiness.....Gaz


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    Hiya Wato. With living just behind the Museum in the tenements, me and my mates were never out of the Museum and Art Gallery, especially sniffing around after girls. But you got to know all the exhibits and paintings respectively off by heart.

    I remember the old cobbled street where you'd press the button and hear kids doing rhymes and talking/laughing. The trains in the transport section in the basement with the dummies at the windows of the carriages, the old fire engine, John Mason removal wagon, the lion loco, the green Ford Anglia that ended up at the MoLL etc.

    From the basement, you would walk along the corridor that was the aquarium, dark and lined both sides with glass cases of all kinds of sea life, crabs, colourful fish, mini sharks, catfish, starfish - I don't think the modern day one compares at all.

    The far end of that corridor contained the lizards, tarantulas, stick insects and snakes. Up to the mid 1970s, upstairs was a big glass case with a section of pinewoods, beach and the railway line in the freshfield area and you could press buttons and a light would come on in the model explaining what it was. Great memories.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    Hiya Wato. With living just behind the Museum in the tenements, me and my mates were never out of the Museum and Art Gallery, especially sniffing around after girls. But you got to know all the exhibits and paintings respectively off by heart.

    I remember the old cobbled street where you'd press the button and hear kids doing rhymes and talking/laughing. The trains in the transport section in the basement with the dummies at the windows of the carriages, the old fire engine, John Mason removal wagon, the lion loco, the green Ford Anglia that ended up at the MoLL etc.

    From the basement, you would walk along the corridor that was the aquarium, dark and lined both sides with glass cases of all kinds of sea life, crabs, colourful fish, mini sharks, catfish, starfish - I don't think the modern day one compares at all.

    The far end of that corridor contained the lizards, tarantulas, stick insects and snakes. Up to the mid 1970s, upstairs was a big glass case with a section of pinewoods, beach and the railway line in the freshfield area and you could press buttons and a light would come on in the model explaining what it was. Great memories.

    Nice one Ged..The big ship sailed down the ally ally o was one of them rhymes..
    D'yer remember the Lime green Ford Anglia in the Basement by the Trains,the 1st car of the production line,its coming back the museum.
    Great memories indeed Lad

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    I loved the shrunken heads and the mummies hand with the gold ring.

    ring o`roses i think was one of the tunes in the cobbled street.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gnomie View Post
    I loved the shrunken heads and the mummies hand with the gold ring.

    ring o`roses i think was one of the tunes in the cobbled street.
    I think your right Tony me boy.,
    Remember walking through the little bit that was about 20 yards long with a soldier in a lying down position and a 1st world war uniform on in a mock battlefield..
    The section was all about the 1st world war if I remember correctly.
    He had a big tommy gun with about 50 bullets coming out of one side on a long thingy..
    That frikened me the spooky mood in there..I wouldnt go in on me own mate..

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    There were also soldiers uniforms, dressed on manequins with just a mesh face, bright red tunics, then the savannah plains reconstruction with animals on them. The space room on the 3rd floor with the Planetarium, everything looked dead bright when you came out of there. That anthill in a glass case that looked like a wotsit, you know what I mean.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    That anthill in a glass case that looked like a wotsit, you know what I mean.
    Thanks Ged, thought it was just me who thought that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    There were also soldiers uniforms, dressed on manequins with just a mesh face, bright red tunics, then the savannah plains reconstruction with animals on them. The space room on the 3rd floor with the Planetarium, everything looked dead bright when you came out of there. That anthill in a glass case that looked like a wotsit, you know what I mean.

    Arrrrrrrr thats right Ged..Thats why I was frikened..
    Them Red tunics like out of Zulu but no Michael Caine Gob..
    No Gob as yer mention in fact..just that spooky mesh thing under the white helmet..
    Nightmare Stuff from Sapphire and Steel
    Frighten the life out of any 23 year old.

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    Yeah, I miss all that....That's what I mean by the soldiers with the periscope and sandbags and all the medals etc....It seem's to be what people remember the most....Brilliant days. I just remember walking in and seeing that big fountain with all the money in and the model ships on the ground floor....then seeing this big massive long poster of our waterfront from oldy worldy times. fascinated me that.

    Yeah mate we'd try chat the girls up too...but they always wanted to go the top floor to the cafe and make us buy them drinks on tick of a snog So if it wasn't looking promising on the way up...we'd lose em in the space rocket section

    I'd love to get a print of that waterfront though...ahh well.

    Raise your glasses for a 10p cuppa tea and a snog on the steps outside!!

    Peace and Happiness.....Gaz
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wato View Post
    Yeah, I miss all that....That's what I mean by the soldiers with the periscope and sandbags and all the medals etc....It seem's to be what people remember the most....Brilliant days. I just remember walking in and seeing that big fountain with all the money in and the model ships on the ground floor....then seeing this big massive long poster of our waterfront from oldy worldy times. fascinated me that.

    Yeah mate we'd try chat the girls up too...but they always wanted to go the top floor to the cafe and make us buy them drinks on tick of a snog So if it wasn't looking promising on the way up...we'd lose em in the space rocket section

    I'd love to get a print of that waterfront though...ahh well.

    Raise your glasses for a 10p cuppa tea and a snog on the steps outside!!

    Peace and Happiness.....Gaz


    Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrr the fountain with money in.Its all coming back now..
    Happy days eh Gaz

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    Hi All

    We used to be involved with the Large Objects Store, don't know whether any of you visited it was a fantastic place.

    A lot of stuff is now held in the Museum Store in Juniper Street Bankhall.

    Was thinking i could possibly arrange a forum visit round the store with Sharon the Curator if anyone interested.

    Regards

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    Yes please, that sounds like a good idea.
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    I went round the large objects museum years back and loved that heavy stuff. I found it more entertaining than anything else in the museums. Do remember the fountain with the money in it, we,ve got one here but we call it the toilet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MerseysideTransportTrust View Post
    Was thinking i could possibly arrange a forum visit round the store with Sharon the Curator if anyone interested.
    Count me in. I saw it on a program last week with some fella that has long hair, wore a leather'ette coat, waistcoat and stacky boots. Bloody awful dress sense, but a great programme. He went to a 'secret location' (you've blown its cover now ) where, basically, all the transport exhibits from basement of the museum were stored.
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    Yes Rob, please keep us informed about that. I am surprised that the new museum will only increase the large objects on show to 6%. I should think they should open that large objects store up more regularly if it was practical to do so. Do the NMGL own the warehouse or rent it I wonder?
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    Include me in as well, please.
    I went to the Prince's Dock years ago, and have always regretted not taking photos.
    Does all the old transport (buses, etc.) survive?

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    Ohhhh indeedy!!!

    Thats sounds brilliant, I'm sure for a lot of us to see those Exhibits would be a massive trip down memory lane.

    If that's possible please let us all know. I'm sure there'll be a lot more of us who will turn out if we pass the word around the site.... Thanks mate

    Peace and Happiness.....Gaz

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilipG View Post
    Include me in as well, please.
    I went to the Prince's Dock years ago, and have always regretted not taking photos.
    Does all the old transport (buses, etc.) survive?
    Hi Philip.
    Large Objects Store

    Buses were the MTTs

    Fire Engines Merseyside Fire Museum (these are now kept at rear of Waterloo Fire Station ) visits available.

    The trams are at Wirral Transport Musum Birkenhead another good visit.

    Most of the other stuff is at a THE secret location <grin>

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    Might have some photos somewhere of the LOS

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    The secret location they were in was the one where the had the only remaining 3rd class carriage from the overhead railway.

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    Nadge Nadge wink wink sayyyy na morrrre sayyyy na morrre... your wife like photography? caaaaandid photography? wink wink nadge nadge sayyyy ne more!

    Seriously though, that'd be amazing. Thank you

    Peace and Happiness......Gaz

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wato View Post
    Hiya kids,

    Sorry didn't know where else to post this question.

    In the old museum, inside the entrance there used to be a massive long banner/poster of the Liverpool waterfront from centuries ago ( least i think it was centuries ) on the wall.

    Question is - Anyone know where that went? I'd love to see it again.

    It was an enlargement of a six foot long fold-out engraving by T Sulman issued in 1865 by the Illustrated London News - there's an original one on sale here if you've got 300:

    http://www.garwood-voigt.com/catalogues/britain.htm

    And a not very big reproduction of it here:

    http://www.garwood-voigt.com/catalog...poolSulman.jpg

    A reprint was included in one of the Scouse Press "Liverpool Packet" collections of maps and views that used to be sold in the museum shop in the 1980s.

    Gareth

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    It's not genuine, I can't see sheil Road heights on it anywhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghughesarch View Post
    It was an enlargement of a six foot long fold-out engraving by T Sulman issued in 1865 by the Illustrated London News - there's an original one on sale here if you've got 300:

    http://www.garwood-voigt.com/catalogues/britain.htm

    And a not very big reproduction of it here:

    http://www.garwood-voigt.com/catalog...poolSulman.jpg

    A reprint was included in one of the Scouse Press "Liverpool Packet" collections of maps and views that used to be sold in the museum shop in the 1980s.

    Gareth

    Cheers mate,

    Thanks for the info, I'll have to look into those

    Peace and Happiness....Gaz

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    they have one of those in the history building in Liverpool Uni, ive spent a little while looking at it hehe

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    only went in there once with my dad and I loved it. sadly didn't have a camera then.
    took this in the 90's after it had closed.


    would love to be able to see some of the exhibits again, hope they find somewhere for them.
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    Only just seen this thread.
    What memories!

    I actually bought an old Kings Regiment booklet from Ebay last week, from the old museum.

    What have they done to it now?! I'm sorry, but I think the new museum is terrible.

    I loved the massive old doll house they had in the foyer, remember that?!
    The money fountain too!

    The mummies were always my favourite. Anyone remember that massive man on a horse or something? It used to scare the life out of me!!!!!

    The transport section in the basement always fascinated me.
    I always wanted to get on that old train in the middle!

    Are we still going on a visit?!!! Please!!!

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    The man on the horse - I think that was a Sudanese Warrior.
    Remember the old street with the copper and the red button you pressed to hear live 'sounds' from the street? That was excellent...
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    Yeah wasn't it ring-a-ring-a-roses, an old plague song.
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