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    Default Lewis's 5th Floor

    Seeing as my attempt to find my way to the fifth floor in March failed so dismally, I didn't want to miss out on such a rare chance to see the former salon and restaurant.

    It's pretty amazing really, and since space is hardly in short supply in the building the rooms have remained unconverted.

    Thanks to drone_pilot for making me aware that Lewis's were letting people in, and to the Lewis's staff for letting me walk around and photograph it at my leisure.


























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    great photos Snappel
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    Well done Snappel, I would love to wander around by myself, i had a shaperone And it was don't go in there (health and safety), sorry you cant do that (health and safety) but i did manage to lose them some times.
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    lovely pictures, lost in time
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    What are the plans for this floor lost in time?
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    Excellent pics, I thought the same as Kev ^^ a place lost in time

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    Why don't they use the 5th floor?
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    Currently there are no plans. The floor was closed because the store downsized. It wouldn't be economical to open further floors, and so it doesn't get used. I'm surprised they don't let some of it out as office space. The views from the windows are amazing though - it would make awesome apartments!!

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    Liverpool band Shack shot a video up there about 4 years ago for the single "Byrds Turn To Stone"...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEman36xAIQ

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    Couldn't Lewis's make some money out of that floor like making It Into a tourist attraction to show the history of Lewis's?

    I remember I used to go to some Kids club thing they had on the 3rd floor when I was a kid. Had kids meals and stuff I can;t remember.

    The signs are still there I think of what It was.
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    Great pics...It's like stepping out of the TARDIS !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Max View Post
    Couldn't Lewis's make some money out of that floor like making It Into a tourist attraction to show the history of Lewis's?

    I remember I used to go to some Kids club thing they had on the 3rd floor when I was a kid. Had kids meals and stuff I can;t remember.

    The signs are still there I think of what It was.
    That's a great idea Max. Wouldn't it be good if they did make a sort of retail museum and at the same time showing how the store used to look.

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    I have an old photograph somewhere of my dad and my uncle with a real monkey and I'm sure I was told that it was taken at Lewis's.

    It would have been mid - late 60s.

    Has anyone else heard of people having their photo taken with the monkey at Lewis's or anything like this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klaatu View Post
    Great pics...It's like stepping out of the TARDIS !
    Indeed it is. I remember going there in the 70's with me mam. Great pics.

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    When was the restaurant 'modernised' like it is in the photos?
    Does anybody remember it being in a Tudor style?
    My mum used to bring me to Liverpool on the Overhead Railway, so that must be before 1956, and I'm sure I remember Lewis's restaurant being in a completely different design, or did they have two?

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    Just going through some more of my old pics, this was taken in the 80s of Everton Water tower. A section of our street was bombed when the enemy tried to bring this down, I see it,s still up.
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    The water tower looks good lit up at night.

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