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    The clearence for Gerard Gardens.
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    Yes George thanks. If you click on Rons photostream you will see the 2nd photo relating to this too. I also have other pics of the Gerard Street clearance which was quite a large area at the time. I also have similar for the clearance up Soho street for the building of the 4 Squares, for Byrom st for the building of Fontenoy Gardens and the bullring and the likes. Thanks anyway though mate.
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    Thanks for link George, some interesting pics in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgePorgie View Post
    Jeez, just look at the width of that street.

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    Jeez, just look at the width of that street.
    What about it? people forget these streets were never wide because there were no cars when they were built and only the rich could afford hansome cabs,these are working mans houses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter McGurk View Post
    Jeez, just look at the width of that street.



    My mother was born on Gerard Street...
    and her brother Jackie was run over and killed down the bottom
    of Gerard Street.. by a milk float, on his way to school..
    I'll be doing a 'then and now' sequence of that shot...
    I hope to take the elevated 'now' shot from around where that old photo was taken..
    and it will be on my website... I'll say when...


    Thanks Peter for posting that photo...



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    Thanks Peter for posting that photo...
    Ahem! I know we don't get on,but I would have thought you had the intelligence to know who posted the link.

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    Yes George thanks. If you click on Rons photostream you will see the 2nd photo
    Notice anything about those houses,Ged?.....there's a walkway for the landing type house ie a house on top of a house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgePorgie View Post
    Ahem! I know we don't get on,but I would have thought you had the intelligence to know who posted the link.


    I never saw the original 1st photo...
    I would not have thanked you if I had of done..


    I would not have commented to Peter if I had known you had posted it..

    I'm glad I thanked him now though...


    Is that OK with you... ?...


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    I never saw the original 1st photo...
    Never mind you're excused of not knowing who started the thread and posting the link.


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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgePorgie View Post
    Notice anything about those houses,Ged?.....there's a walkway for the landing type house ie a house on top of a house.
    Yes, and the bottom ones are whitewashed to let more light reflect into the narrow street. I have photos of neighbouring streets with a landing like that for the top row of houses George and it's sloping like I don't know what.
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    When I first looked I thought it was an entry ! .. closer inspection and I see it's actually a street !
    I am looking at the right thing ?? - centre of pic?
    The fronts of the houses are practically on top of the ones facing - there must have been little privacy and not much light getting into those houses.

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    Reading Street,Liverpool 1936 by exacta2a, on Flickr


    reading st.liverpool 1956 by exacta2a, on Flickr

    Reading Street in 1936, then in 1956 when residents went to rural Kirkby. These have been posted before but are for the benefit of our newer members.
    Notice the timber supports for the landings in 1956,put in place after the collapse of a landing injuring a mother and child.
    This was my birth place. That could be our removal van in the bottom picture. thats the block we lived in.
    Bought the pics in Kensington market for 3d but suspect they are from the City Engineers books they used to sell
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    Is that the street in the link ?

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    Is that the street in the link ?
    No.

    ---------- Post added at 11:19 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:03 PM ----------

    For those who think StGeorges church is that backward L shape on the horizon,its not,StGeorges is to the far left and is just visable to the side of what appears to be a block of tenements?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindylou View Post
    When I first looked I thought it was an entry ! .. closer inspection and I see it's actually a street !
    Yes, Liverpool was the first City to build 'front to front' houses.

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    What a coincidence Ged, I was only talking to Franny Carlise the other day about the location the street at the side of the old session house, he also mentioned reading street and how it was pronounced incorrectly.

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    We had this trouble in school, teachers wanting us to pronounce it as Redding St but the people who have lived there for over a 100 years had always pronounced it Reeding St,as in reading books
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    On the subject of pronunciation;
    Here's one I have never known how to say - Dunluce st, Walton. Is it Donelooss or Dunlusee ??
    Someone told me that the e is not pronounced -- like you wouldn't say Gt Charlotte st as Gt Charlottie ! (although I have heard of people saying Charlottie!) .. .. is that like saying Siddybotarm when your name is really Sidebottom !

    The other one that I always hesitate to pronounce is Ponsonby st.
    Should we say it like posh people 'Ponson be' -- or the 'common way' .. PonsONbee ?? (I say it the 'common way!' )

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    .. just thought on - - is it Gerard (posh way sounds a bit French) or Gerrad gardens? ( a shorter more clipped sound).

    Ged & Gerard ! how do you say Gerard Gdns?

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    I say it as Gerrad Gardens, the posh way sounds more like Steven Gerrard which is double R.
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    Its got an "Ard in its pronounciation.MrsLou.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgePorgie View Post
    Its got an "Ard in its pronounciation.MrsLou.
    I think that's how I'd say it. Like Steven Gerrard.

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    Yes, to say GerARD is probably the correct pronunciation, it's just that I say Yeller for yellow and winder for window. Common as muck me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    I say it as Gerrad Gardens, the posh way sounds more like Steven Gerrard which is double R.
    ah yes, the double R makes the difference.

    I'm getting confused now !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    Yes, to say GerARD is probably the correct pronunciation, it's just that I say Yeller for yellow and winder for window. Common as muck me.
    I say winder for window !! my husband always skits me for saying it!

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    What do you reckon about Dunluce st then ??

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    I'd say Dunlucee yet for Gt Charlotte street I wouldn't over pronounce the E. I'd say it like you say Apple Charlotte.

    Ponsonby I think we could take the Dickens pronunciation for that as just Pon son bee.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    I'd say Dunlucee yet for Gt Charlotte street I wouldn't over pronounce the E. I'd say it like you say Apple Charlotte.

    Ponsonby I think we could take the Dickens pronunciation for that as just Pon son bee.
    Yes, I'd tend to say Dunlucee.

    I'd never say Lottie for Great Charlotte st !

    Can't make my mind up about Ponsonby !

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    Partheneon - Now that was always said wrong when I was a nipper. Parth E Non was what most said but it is pronounced Parth een eon

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    Yeah that's another difficult one. Most people say it the wrong way.

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    Have people just got lazy. ?
    For instance.. Landford Ave, most of the kids who live there know it as Lanford with no "D".

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    There was a street just by us called Thompson Street, off Netherfield Road when I was younger.

    Only just found out all these years later it was called Thomaston Street.

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