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    Nice area Granssendale.

    Is It part of Garston?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Max View Post
    Nice area Granssendale.

    Is It part of Garston?
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    So It's a separate area.

    I would of called It the greatest part of Garston otherwise.
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    Exclamation Driving...

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    Stevie G -

    Take a drive down but very slowly there are speed bumps everywhere. ......
    The two railway bridges used to be much more interesting... when I was a young idiot..., I discovered that it was possible to drive fast enough Northbound on Salisbury Rd. to get a Ford Anglia airborne over the hump backed bridge - just as I discovered the upcoming left turn....

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    Quote Originally Posted by az_gila View Post
    The two railway bridges used to be much more interesting... when I was a young idiot..., I discovered that it was possible to drive fast enough Northbound on Salisbury Rd. to get a Ford Anglia airborne over the hump backed bridge - just as I discovered the upcoming left turn....

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    You should try the bridge on Rose Lane after gathering speed from Mossley Hill and aim to have your Mk2 Fiesta lifted off at the brow of the bridge only to see someone sitting a few feet in front of you waiting to turn right

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cadfael View Post
    You should try the bridge on Rose Lane after gathering speed from Mossley Hill and aim to have your Mk2 Fiesta lifted off at the brow of the bridge only to see someone sitting a few feet in front of you waiting to turn right
    Yep, I remember that one too... but I was too chicken to try that in daylight.... only after midnight. The hill really did help get the speed up.

    Cressington Park had much quieter and emptier roads - at least in the 60's...

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    Had a good mooch down there yesterday as I hadn't been down Beechwood Road since I ran up it at the 20 mile mark in the Liverpool marathon during the 1980s. I remember going back the following sunday to look at the mansions I 'd seen across the way.







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    Old garages on North Road, just short of the Esplanade.





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    Default Grassendale and Cressington Parks, South Liverpool


    Cressington Park entrance

    Grassendale Park entrance,once a private estate

    With the old lodge

    Still retaining the old lamposts

    One of the many mansions in the park,I should imagine many are bedsits now
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    Hi G.D.,
    great pic's of a lovely area!Did you notice the plaque/sign on the gatekeepers cottage(pic' 3,Ithink?) It commemerates the good job he did,but I can't remember the dates involved,and I guess the "estate" as it was, doesn't exist any more,so it's just another private property!

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    Lovely pics GD, I've merged them with the existing thread.

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    Fantastic pics of a lovely area.

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    These mansions stand out well from over in Eastham,they all have their entrances on the side,I presume to keep the wind off the river away.

    Western Drive in Grassendale Park

    Different brickwork on the other side of Western Drive
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    Quote Originally Posted by gregs dad View Post

    Cressington Park entrance

    Grassendale Park entrance,once a private estate

    With the old lodge

    Still retaining the old lamposts

    One of the many mansions in the park,I should imagine many are bedsits now
    Lovely pics of a lovely place. Nice one Joe

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    Great thread! Thanks for all these new photographs, Joe.

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    Great pictures Joe.

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    St Marys prish rooms,Grassendale,built 1888

    Colourful hedge on the Cressington esplanade

    Cressington and Grassendale esplanades "All alone am I"

    Hazy sun over the Mersey at Grassendale"beach"
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    Great stuff Joe.

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    Fabulous Joe [and your pics too ].

    I've posted this somewhere b4 but when we were kids, we would often pile on down to the big houses with buckets of soapy water, offering to wash the posher people's cars. Sometimes we would get chased as we entered the gates, other times we would get a few nice people who would let us wash their motor, a pound per car.

    We didn't make much .

    The speed bumps must have been Liverpool's first as they were down decades before the speed bumps we know and love today. They were great ramps on our BMX bikes!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev View Post
    Fabulous Joe [and your pics too ].

    I've posted this somewhere b4 but when we were kids, we would often pile on down to the big houses with buckets of soapy water, offering to wash the posher people's cars. Sometimes we would get chased as we entered the gates, other times we would get a few nice people who would let us wash their motor, a pound per car.

    We didn't make much .

    The speed bumps must have been Liverpool's first as they were down decades before the speed bumps we know and love today. They were great ramps on our BMX bikes!
    I'll bet the speed bumps in Rock Ferry have been there longer. Think They're in Rock Park.

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    Hi all

    Just a quick note in terms of cross-referencing and spreading the wealth as it were. I have put a note on JtR Forums pointing to this thread with the above excellent photographs by Joe and Kev.

    I noted:

    "Before James and Florence Maybrick moved in spring 1888 to Battlecrease House at 7 Riversdale Road opposite the Liverpool Cricket Ground, they lived at Beechville, 7 South Road, Grassendale Park, southeast of the cricket ground.

    "Grassendale Park along with its twin community, Cressington Park, is one of the Victorian gems of Liverpool and I thought you might like a glimpse of it."

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    Hi again all

    Beechville, Grassendale Park, in Christopher Jones, The Maybrick A to Z (Countyvise Press Ltd, 2008), p. 84, available at Google Books.

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    Hi, great shots brought back some memories for me.

    I lived on North Rd mid eighties, first rented flat away from home. It was probably the shabbiest house on the road and it was a bit damp and leaky and I was in the top floor flat in the attic. I could just about see over the roofs of the other houses ships heading for the Garston Dock. I've some snaps I took of the house, but sadly didn't take any of the area at the time.

    I just recalled a bit more, about me being out of work for periods of time - well wasn't most people then and me signing on at the DHSS office on the main road near by. I think it was called supplementary benefit - it paid for me bills as well as the rent and rates, and I remember getting money to get the place carpeted. I think its much harder being on the dole now for people.

    But a great place to live. Doubt I could afford it now!

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    [IMG]Liverpool esplanade by exacta2a, on Flickr[/IMG]
    Grassendale Esplanade. Top pic taken in 1906 bottom 103 years later
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    ..and a follow up picture taken about 6 weeks ago from the other direction...

    This was taken from the end of Otterspool Prom - showing that the Grassendale Park portion does not connect through.

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    I remember the area very well! friend lived in Salisbury Rd and I recal a couple of the house names! ie; Salisbury House (opp the station) and 'Gatesheath' one of the houses leading down to the promenade! Probably still there!!!

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