YO! Liverpool
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 30 of 59

Thread: Comparisons

  1. #1
    Re-member Ged's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Here, there & everywhere.
    Posts
    7,198
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 7 Times in 5 Posts

    Default Comparisons

    I knew Beau Street was off Fox Street near the Friary, in fact it's still there, a very small part of it. So when I got a copy of Beau Lane in 1935 I knew it must have been nearby. I was wracking my brain thinking what the big building was at the end of the lane until I consulted an old map and lo and behold, it's only my old school, Bishop Goss. The pic is looking towards a then much narrower Cazneau Street.




    Uploaded with ImageShack.us


    Beau Lane has now gone but here is the nearest comparison I could get to it.




    Uploaded with ImageShack.us


    ADVERTISING





    And here's the school in full as it is now.




    Uploaded with ImageShack.us
    www.inacityliving.piczo.com/

    Updated weekly with old and new pics.

  2. #2
    Senior Member GeorgePorgie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    888
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    So when I got a copy of Beau Lane in 1935
    Man,your looking swell for an old codger,Ged.

  3. #3
    Re-member Ged's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Here, there & everywhere.
    Posts
    7,198
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 7 Times in 5 Posts

    Default

    Jeez - only a year behind you that
    www.inacityliving.piczo.com/

    Updated weekly with old and new pics.

  4. #4
    Senior Member Lizzie1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Liverpool
    Age
    65
    Posts
    291
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    There's an Upper Beau St features in our family tree. is that it Ged?

  5. #5
    Liverpool New Yorker! Ronijayne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Manhattan
    Posts
    541
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    What a find....very cool
    Earth is the insane asylum for the universe.

  6. #6
    Senior Member gregs dad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    kirkby
    Posts
    2,636
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts

    Default

    Stood on the flat roof of your school Ged, after asking permission from a nun,. to take some pics of Scotts bakery. I was asked by one of the directors that`s when I knew we were closing down, the exuse we were given was because of the road works, but the building still stands today ,

    [IMG][/IMG]

    Rose Place,with Scotts old bakery still there
    THE BEST VITAMIN FOR MAKING FRIENDS ? B.1

    My Flickr site: www.flickr.com/photos/exacta2a/

    http://flickrhivemind.net/User/exacta2a

  7. #7
    Re-member Ged's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Here, there & everywhere.
    Posts
    7,198
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 7 Times in 5 Posts

    Default

    Yes Lizzie, Upper Beau St is the continuation of Beau Street which was next to the Beau Lane pictured, there was a haymarket between them according to the map I have.

    We used to be allowed up on the flat roof of the newer school Joe, just now and again, the one that looks like St Johns.

    Here's Scotts that I took today.



    Uploaded with ImageShack.us
    www.inacityliving.piczo.com/

    Updated weekly with old and new pics.

  8. #8
    Re-member Ged's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Here, there & everywhere.
    Posts
    7,198
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 7 Times in 5 Posts

    Default

    SOME MORE THEN AND NOW SHOTS.


    About 4 years ago before publishing his photographs on his own website, John McDonald kindly contacted me as someone who might be interested in the photographs he took of the Vauxhall area during his time as a fine art student in Sheffield. Needless to say I was very interested and assisted him in naming some of the places. Thankfully, with the advent of the internet, we are seeing a lot more photographs emerging that otherwise would have lay unseen and therefore unloved. All the black and white photographs were taken between 1978 and 1981 and are the copyright of John and my efforts follow his.


    This is looking along Wilbraham Place towards Penrhyn Street and St Anthonys church from Wilbraham Street. The tenements on the left are Wilbraham House which replaced a church in the 1930s and were subsequently replaced by a petrol station, a version of which is still there on Scotland Road, currently operated by Shell.




    Uploaded with ImageShack.us



    Uploaded with ImageShack.us


    Chapel Gardens runs up from Great Homer Street to Scotland Road with the Throstles Nest at the top of it on the South and St Anthonys church at the top end of it on the North side. Old warehouse property on the left has been replaced with luxury apartments which have patio doors leading out to balconies. The churches rear yard now has mature trees.



    Uploaded with ImageShack.us



    Uploaded with ImageShack.us


    The Rising Sun on Green Street was owned by Mr & Mrs Mc and was in fact known locally as Mrs Mc's throughout the 1980s when pictured here. Portland Gardens tenement complex built in the 30s provided this and other pubs with a steady stream of patrons for a long time but alas the decreasing population saw a number of pubs close in the area, not least this one. Housing built in the mid 80s now occupies the site of the old tenements and even the pub is now a flats conversion.



    Uploaded with ImageShack.us



    Uploaded with ImageShack.us


    There are at least 3 styles of different housing captured in John's portrayal of Vauxhall life on Barmouth Street off Boundary Street which not long after this photograph would be demolished forever. The 22 storey Logan Towers, named after local MP, David Logan takes pride of place with maisonettes and and houses as near neighbours. Barmouth Way as it's now called doesn't look as striking though the houses will no doubt be a step up from their predecessors.



    Uploaded with ImageShack.us



    Uploaded with ImageShack.us


    For the rest of John's fantastic record of the Vauxhall area, please see his site here:

    http://www.vauxhall-images.com/


    .
    www.inacityliving.piczo.com/

    Updated weekly with old and new pics.

  9. #9
    Senior Member BlueJeans's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Liverpool
    Posts
    59
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Great pics Ged, would like to see more.

  10. #10
    Re-member Ged's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Here, there & everywhere.
    Posts
    7,198
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 7 Times in 5 Posts

    Default

    Dave Sinclair was a prolific photographer in the 1980s and was particularly brilliant in capturing the likes of the striking dockers, various marches and the general decay of the 80s dilapidation and wastelands and what a good job he did. I must have pointed more than a hundred people in the direction of his flickr albums of old Liverpool photographs. Again here, I try to catch some 2011 comparisons.

    The Stanley Locks were derelict in the 80s. The canal basins were sludged with anything and everything from the recent demolitions that surrounded it as old barges even rotted away. Fast forward 30 years and the Athol and Eldonian villages thrive in this area masterminded by the housing co-operative that was born out of the demolition of the Burlington and Eldon Street tenements.



    Uploaded with ImageShack.us



    Uploaded with ImageShack.us


    The Berni's Inn looks a bit tired here and as ever advertises concessions to get you in. A little later it was to convert to a Chinese Restaurant which saw better fortunes and I particularly liked the Pier Head in its 1970s and 80s guise with the zany yellow mosaic walls, the subways, roof terrace and long corridors leading to the bus access where they parked awaiting their customers and Sandy Bromilow to back them out of their diagonal slots.

    The area looks a little more grown up now with the canal extension and futuristic ferry terminal and Liverpool Museum designs but only time will tell.




    Uploaded with ImageShack.us



    Uploaded with ImageShack.us


    W.J. Leech & Sons sailmakers and Tarpaulins were a company that we used in the road haulage business in the 80s and 90s for our wagons, though their newer premises on Derby Road, Bootle. By coincidence, we then used a haulage firm called CFC that eventually took over the tenancy of this building which was situated on the corner of Vauxhall Road and Hopwood Street. Both shots are taken from the hump backed canal bridge though back in 1980, this was Lightbody Street but that now terminates at the railway arches and this is now Barmouth Way as it curves its way from Boundary Street. Interestingly, even Hopwood Street at this end has changed its name to Gem street in commemoration of the Gem Cinema which in fact was quite some way away on Vescock Street. The premises opposite Leech's was the Jamaica Pub aka The Rat. Although the building is still there, it is now disused. Viewers may have seen a photograph taken by Carbonara during the 1911 strikes which shows a crowd standing outside this pub as one of two men who were killed by the police during the riots, was so outside this pub.



    Uploaded with ImageShack.us



    Uploaded with ImageShack.us


    Not a great deal has changed in Pall Mall as it was always a street lined both sides with cars from as far back as I can remember when we all used to go down trying to catch 'micks' by Bibby's, luring them with corn as someone would dive over them with their coat. Mealies, Redduns, Fantails, all ringed were popular - some would eventually get bored and head off with match sticks 'doing' the nearby parking meters instead as a steady streams of tanners dropped to the floor.

    At least 3 of the buildings captured in the earlier shot still exists but long gone are the classic shapes of the Vauxhall Viva and Ford Escort, Cortina and Capri for what I think are very mundane like for like car bodies of today. Back then of course, Tates, Bibbys, Clarence dock power station and Graham Gratrix employed many of the local population and those cars were overspills from the car parks that utulised the still so prevalent bomb sites. The people that park there now head into town for their employment.



    Uploaded with ImageShack.us



    Uploaded with ImageShack.us

  11. #11
    Liverpool Photographer Gerard Fleming's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Liverpool... the Gt part of Britain
    Posts
    918
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    Dave Sinclair was a prolific photographer in the 1980s and was particularly brilliant in capturing the likes of the striking dockers...



    And everyday working class life..


    Dave Sinclair is a photographer I have admired for a long long time...
    In this day and age of overdone HDR photography.. and brainless people without a clue
    following each other around taking the same photos they see others taking..
    The same old Liver Building shots.. the same everyday Canning Dock shots..
    Watching and copying where others go....and following them to take similar photos..
    The likes of Dave Sinclair are few and far between... he is a real photographer..

    .
    Liverpool Days... << my website of Liverpool images

  12. #12
    Senior Member ellergreen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Surrey
    Posts
    64
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Quote "The Rising Sun on Green Street was owned by Mr & Mrs Mc and was in fact known locally as Mrs Mc's throughout the 1980s when pictured here. Portland Gardens tenement complex built in the 30s provided this and other pubs with a steady stream of patrons for a long time but alas the decreasing population saw a number of pubs close in the area, not least this one. Housing built in the mid 80s now occupies the site of the old tenements and even the pub is now a flats conversion.

    Thanks Ged,
    brings back happy times.
    Jim Mcmanus was a great friend to my Dad and me. Indeed, we "inherited" his 2 Lpool Season Tickets.
    Many an away match we would go to, but for me, a young rat of some 16/17 yrs it was coming back and touring the town pubs. like The Vernon, with Jim and meeting up with all his fellow publicans.
    For home games we would finish up in O'Donohughes ('The Newsham' which later on was run by my sister and her husband)
    Jim was often present at the Rising Sun but it was his sister in law, Cissie, who actualy ran it.
    Mrs Mc ran the Oyster Bar in Cases Street.
    If a man speaks in the forest and no woman hears him, is he still wrong ?

  13. #13
    Re-member Ged's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Here, there & everywhere.
    Posts
    7,198
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 7 Times in 5 Posts

    Default

    That old blue Volvo he had too. Yes, there was a great little atmosphere in the pub too, we were never out of the little pool room.
    www.inacityliving.piczo.com/

    Updated weekly with old and new pics.

  14. #14
    Re-member Ged's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Here, there & everywhere.
    Posts
    7,198
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 7 Times in 5 Posts

    Default

    Johnny Blue has kindly passed me these to post.

    Cheers John, with pleasure.


    Crosby - looking towards Moor Lane and the old bank that is now a Gardens gig venue 'The Village' pub.




    Uploaded with ImageShack.us



    Uploaded with ImageShack.us


    Lower Breck Road - old and new. As in the above shots, it's easy to decide which looks the best.






    Uploaded with ImageShack.us


    .

    Uploaded with ImageShack.us
    www.inacityliving.piczo.com/

    Updated weekly with old and new pics.

  15. #15
    Senior Member lindylou's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    3,678
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Default

    Great pictures. Thanks.

  16. #16
    Re-member Ged's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Here, there & everywhere.
    Posts
    7,198
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 7 Times in 5 Posts

    Default

    Myrtle Street eye and ear infirmary - taken on 11.6.1906




    Uploaded with ImageShack.us


    The same place 105 years later on 29.7.2011




    Uploaded with ImageShack.us
    www.inacityliving.piczo.com/

    Updated weekly with old and new pics.

  17. #17
    Martin hmtmaj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Stoneycroft / Old Swan
    Posts
    851
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Default

    Just spotted this thread Ged, really do enjoy seeing the then and now pics.
    Thanks for taking the time to capture the "Now" pics for comparison.

    Mart
    Started the Old Swan Website:

    http://oldswan.piczo.com/?cr=5

  18. #18
    Re-member Ged's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Here, there & everywhere.
    Posts
    7,198
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 7 Times in 5 Posts

    Default

    Cheers Mart. I must have more than a hundred I want to do but there's just never enough time or so it seems.
    www.inacityliving.piczo.com/

    Updated weekly with old and new pics.

  19. #19
    Re-member Ged's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Here, there & everywhere.
    Posts
    7,198
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 7 Times in 5 Posts

    Default

    A few more that Johnny Blue sent me.


    Stanley Road police station now.



    Uploaded with ImageShack.us

    And as it was back when....



    Uploaded with ImageShack.us


    And looking the opposite way towards town.



    Uploaded with ImageShack.us


    And from when Johnny was my age I am now.



    Uploaded with ImageShack.us
    www.inacityliving.piczo.com/

    Updated weekly with old and new pics.

  20. #20
    Senior Member Brian-P's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Liverpool
    Posts
    67
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Fabulous thread and great photos.

    I see the Pillar Box is the only constant in the above post.

    Does anyone have any pictures of Vauxhall Road/Gardens. Also Tatlock Towers and the Castle pub?

  21. #21
    Senior Member grekko's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Age
    73
    Posts
    181
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    [QUOTE=Ged;357062]A few more that Johnny Blue sent me.



    And as it was back when....



    Uploaded with ImageShack.us




    In the days of afternoon closing for pubs a real scruff bag of a club was sited in or just off Leison street by the side of the Groey, where you could get a drink after 4pm and before the pubs opened for the evening, can't for the life of me remember the name of the dump, anyone remember it, always had a few who were working the welt in there. I know Ged,you have some obscure photos, would that club or street be on your photo file?

  22. #22
    Re-member Ged's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Here, there & everywhere.
    Posts
    7,198
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 7 Times in 5 Posts

    Default

    I will take a look grekko but it doesn't ring any bells. How far back are you going as gregs dad was from that area too.
    www.inacityliving.piczo.com/

    Updated weekly with old and new pics.

  23. #23
    Senior Member grekko's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Age
    73
    Posts
    181
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    I remember it in the mid 60's upto mid 70's.

  24. #24
    Re-member Ged's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Here, there & everywhere.
    Posts
    7,198
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 7 Times in 5 Posts

    Default

    The Edmund Gardner was Liverpool's Pilot Cutter No2 and worked the Mersey from 1953 until 1982. It is seen here at work and at restoration next to the new museum of Liverpool.




    Uploaded with ImageShack.us




    Uploaded with ImageShack.us


    The De Wadden was built in the Netherlands in 1917. It was the last sailing ship to ply its trade on the Mersey (though it was built with back up engines too) when it transported Timber, Coal, Stone and Grain between Liverpool and Ireland between 1922 and 1961.



    Uploaded with ImageShack.us




    Uploaded with ImageShack.us
    www.inacityliving.piczo.com/

    Updated weekly with old and new pics.

  25. #25
    Re-member Ged's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Here, there & everywhere.
    Posts
    7,198
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 7 Times in 5 Posts

    Default

    It was called the Richmond Arms and here it is photographed in 1912 when the manager was William Newall. It closed as a pub in 1928 becoming a dining rooms in the 1930s before becoming a lodging house in the 1940s. It was demolished in 1995. Pic and info thanks to Freddy O'Connor.

    That area of Liverpool was once called Richmond. Richmond wool fair stood on what is now the Friary (St Mary of the Angels) church and of course Richmond Row led from Fox st/Everton Brow junction all the way down to Scotland Place on Scotland Road up until the 1960s. St Annes Church on St. Anne Street which gave the street its name was also known as St Annes Richmond.

    The colour shot was taken by me in 1990. The petrus shop is the blue one on the left, the name can still be seen on it, this was the 98 shop that moved from near the Morning Star pub on the previously mentioned Scotland Place.



    Uploaded with ImageShack.us




    Uploaded with ImageShack.us
    www.inacityliving.piczo.com/

    Updated weekly with old and new pics.

  26. #26
    Senior Member Lizzie1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Liverpool
    Age
    65
    Posts
    291
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Ged, I know you've got one somewhere! ....corner of Richmond Street and Tarleton Street.
    They're 'doing up' the old Sayers..........revealing an old shop name Harfords? (i think)

  27. #27
    Re-member Ged's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Here, there & everywhere.
    Posts
    7,198
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 7 Times in 5 Posts

    Default

    I will check it Lizzie.
    www.inacityliving.piczo.com/

    Updated weekly with old and new pics.

  28. #28
    Senior Member Marty1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    279
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2

    Default

    The shop just to the right of the Church sold Irish Papers, on a Sunday !

  29. #29
    Senior Member GeorgePorgie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    888
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    This one Lizzie?

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	24.jpeg 
Views:	156 
Size:	33.1 KB 
ID:	23341

  30. #30
    Senior Member Lizzie1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Liverpool
    Age
    65
    Posts
    291
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgePorgie View Post
    This one Lizzie?

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	24.jpeg 
Views:	156 
Size:	33.1 KB 
ID:	23341
    That's the one George thanks! The Sayers has now moved to the next block and they're doing this one up,,,the Sayers name was taken down revealing a shop name 'Harfords'.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

For daily updates, to support us further or to join in the conversation: Follow us on Twitter @YOLiverpool / Like our Facebook Page: @yoliverpoolpics / Join the Facebook Group: YO! Liverpool Pictures

× Thanks for coming to the web site. Support our future by turning off your Ad-Blocker or consider a donation via PayPal or Credit Card!