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    Does anyone have any pics of the Wavertree road area...From the top end by Overton street down towards Botanic road?


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    Do you remember Kay's the dress shop and Freemans the department store ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindylou View Post
    Do you remember Kay's the dress shop and Freemans the department store ?

    Certainly do...My Mum and Dad bought me a bike from Freemans for passing my 11 plus.

    Also Sturlas, Crawfords, and Woolies at the top next to Freemans.

    Are you from around there?

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    No I'm from Anfield but I had an aunty who lived in Winifred st off Wavertree rd. My mum or nan would take me visiting and we would have a look in the shops there. My mum used to get lots of stuff from Freemans, it was a good shop. They sold everything, shoes, clothes, perfumes, etc. They even sold records, I remember buying chart hits there.
    Kays the dress shop was there for years, my mum always used to look in there.

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    I have a few from the top end of Wavertree Road and also the Botanic Pub...


    Wavertree Road, Edge Hill Now sadly fallen into dis-repair.


    Wavertree Road/Martensen Street I took this for the ornate brickwork really, its something that you don't normally see in buildings today!


    Wavertree Road The section of Wavertree Road between Overton Street and Nelson Road is generally marked by the Tasker's DIY Superstore. A somewhat dark and grotty building in my view. You would have thought that a DIY shop would at least look pleasant from the outside!


    Wavertree Road Looking up to Overton Street and Marmaduke Street, the Royal Arms pub now looks run down and may be possibly closed down; any locals know if this is true??


    Wavertree Road Most of the right hand side of Wavertree Road has been landscaped, a familiar story with several routes leading into the City Centre.


    Wavertree Road/Winifred Street I thought this scene pretty much summed up the whole area; sadly, it has lost its local community which has led to its slow downfall.


    Wavertree Road/Janet Street At least the chippy is still going!


    Dorothy Street Just to finish, even derelict properties look appealing in the sunlight!

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    Specially for Lindylou...


    Winifred Street Looking up toward Gladstone Road.
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    A nice set Wallasey, thanks for posting them. The ordinary streets and shops deserve some more coverage.
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    Thanks ged!

    Thought it was time to start doing a bit more "streetcorner" photography! Gotta say, the Winifred Street corner pic is my fave at this point in time!
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    Thanks for posting those, My Dad used to drink in the Botanic pub sometimes.I've sat outside there with a bag of crisps and a bottle of lemonade on many occasions when I was a kid.


    It's so sad to see how derelict and grotty it's gone around there.

    But at least I've still got my memories of happier times.

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    I placed the first 4 streets as you go down the hill (from Marmaduke St) on the Wavertree-Edge Hill thread. Last week there was a big yellow skip outside the Botanic pub (which is never a good sign)
    http://www.yoliverpool.com/forum/sho...t=2154&page=15

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    The images I posted above, and others from around the Gladstone Road area, can also be found here.

    Does anyone know how extensive the demolition of properties around here will be? The likes of Winifred Street are practically fully occupied whilst Gladstone Road is completely derelict there abouts.
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    Apologies for double post...it's been a while since the above!

    Now, I have had a query regarding Overton Street from a Flickr User; I was wondering if anyone could shed some light onto this....?


    HI, and congratulations on your photos (I've been looking at Kensington), when I take mum for a drive round Liverpool, these are just the sort of street where her family lived years ago.

    You have a picture of Overton Street, showing the Royal Arms. Way back in about 1911, one of my ancestors was a sergeant major in the TA (Yeomanry of the Duke of Lancaster I think) at Overton Road East. I wondered whether the TA were still there, or perhaps the Royal Arms was built on the TA grounds? I know it's a long shot!

    Regards
    Hilary
    I have referred her to this site, but if anyone has any information, I will get back in touch with her. Sadly, I am oblivious to the goings on of Overton Street back in the good ol' days!

    Many Thanks in advance for your help!

    All the best

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    hello Wallasey, I have a photo look so similar to yours, 30 years ago my father used to work there I think around 1975-1978 I am not sure but it just look so similar, the door, the blocked window, can anyone comfirm is it the same shop? Wallasey your photos really bring back my memory, thanks
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    Default some help and corrections

    just some help.
    the picture labled Winifred Street Looking up toward Gladstone Road" in fact Janet street. asily identifed by the two sets of two modern corportation houses on the right. My mates grandmother , Mrs Howard lived in the first one. and i remember playing in the same positioned house in winifred street when it was being modernised in the 70's. Also the fresh fry chippy is n the same place pace as woks cooking. (wavertree police station can be seen far right. Freemans tokens does ring a bell to.

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    Default some shops from old wavertree road.

    the dress shop was called Kay nelsons.

    some more shops i rememembr were Joe Bensons the decorating/wallpaper shop Smiths news agents oposite the Royal arms aka top bents aka the big royal;
    Appletons at the end of janet street opposite the now woks cooking, the paradise cafe/takeaway bwtween cicelly street and martenson. the little royal the the end of cicelly st. the spar at teh end of winifred. cutthecost between winifred and janet street. and alot further won between durning and botanic nutalls the electrical shop.

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    I remember Nuttals electrical shop. I used to live opposite it on Wavertree road. Also Hursts sweet shop next to the post office. Harrys Newsagents, Charlies chippy, Jacksons grocers. The Magnet, Coxells newsagents, Levis newsagent, The Botanic pub(known as the Cat), Gordons Toy shop,Taffy Evans motorbike shop,Crawfords carpets (I think)...Tom Grogans barbers...were I used to sit on a plank across the arms of the chair to lift me up higher.

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    I use to live in Janet Street off Wavertree Road, I loved it there we were there for about 11 or 12 yrs, the community was great, street charras, street party,s every door in the street wide open loved it, So sad to see it all go, i have some pics but not sure how to put them up as yet as i am new to this site??? A few off us met up in May and had like a little reunion but i think we should set up another one very soon, only a few off us turned up but it was nice to walk around with others from the area and hear all the old story,s, I,m sorry but what a waste, shouldnt be knocking it down it was ok back then for us growing up.
    P.S. Yes that pic off Winifred is actually Janet Street.

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    Kelly-r looking at the photo where would No 37 be.do you remember.thank.
    Allso to Wallasey thank you for the photos.great stuff.my dad was born in 37 janet street so nice for me to see .thank you.

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    edwardo 37 would be at the far end Near the second lampost in on the left)and probably on the left hand side. The lower numbers were at this end. some of the family names and (door numbers) near this end in teh 70's were Clarke (11), Kelly (5), Lutus(?), Howard (2 or 4) their house is the house furthest right you can see) Cummins (7), Broad (around 30-40 i'd say), King(17 or 19), Galvin(15), quinn (13), and that old bloody nag at the end house opposite the chippy ruined many a good three and in game of footy. atteh far right of this picture is the side of a shop called appletons i think.

    Hope this helps what was your dads surname by teh way?
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    freddred.thanks for that info.my dad was born in 1897 at that address.he was living at 72 Denman street in 1923.so don't think you would have met him.again thanks for the info on Janet street.PS what school would he have gone to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by edwardo View Post
    Kelly-r looking at the photo where would No 37 be.do you remember.thank.
    Allso to Wallasey thank you for the photos.great stuff.my dad was born in 37 janet street so nice for me to see .thank you.
    I think he is right 37 would be like sought off in the middleish, i think my friend the Broughtons lived in or near, i lived in 54 which was about 4 or 5 doors down from the top Gladstone end on the right.

    I really loved it here never forget my memories of my childhood there were the best. So sad to see it all going. Right i am gonna try and put some pics up hope i can do it, here goes???

    Ok i tryed it failed so will put some up later when my boyfriend is home.

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    Kelly-R Thanks for that.Please try to put the photos up.

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    Here goes again, trying to put up photo's????

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    I have tryed again and again, gonna get my fella to have a proper look why i cant do it, i really want to put them on for you all to see. Listen if you can go on you tube put in memories of edge hill, there are two videos please watch they are brill, very sad but good, a guy called Graham done them he lived in Dorothy Street, some off my pics are on there of the Royston, Janet Street and more, take a look. x thanks post back on here tell us what you think. x

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    Hello Kelly.

    You can either use the forums own means of uploading pics by clicking on the manage attachments icon or....

    I use imageshack whereby you just upload your pic from your computer and copy and paste it into your message on here.

    Simples
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    http://yfrog.com/0bsdc10534xj
    first picture to try.

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    http://img11.imageshack.us/gal.php?g=sdc10534x.jpg

    Here are the pics of around Wavertree Road, hopefully you can see them all, Janet Street, Dorothy, the Royston pub Gladstone Road. Please let me no if it worked, have you looked at the video on You Tube??? Thankyou Ged mate. Kelly.

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    The pics don't appear Kelly but if you copy and paste all that jargon that appears under the thumbnail uploaded pic into your message on here, then the actual pic will appear on this site then. Good luck.
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    http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/843/sdc10535v.jpg

    This is my old house in Janet Street, hopefully it is there?????

    http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/8936/sdc10540l.jpg

    This is Looking up Janet Street towards Gladstone Road, Hopefully

    http://yfrog.com/12sdc10550aj

    The Royston pub my mum's and Nins local, hopefully???

    http://yfrog.com/12sdc10544qj

    Top of Dorothy Street looking at Gladstone Road, hopefully again???

    http://yfrog.com/5gsdc10551ij

    Top of Dorothy Street looking down see Royston Steet on the left, hopefully??

    I have more but will submit this reply and see if they come up, i think its really sad this was a thriving community and now its like a ghost town, very sad, i have a lot off memories, loved living here was the best for me. Godbless these streets they will live on in our memories forever mine anyway. xxx

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    Kelly-r.Thank you so much for the photos.I can see them ok.so what ever you did worked out fine.Thanks again.

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    they have started the next phase of clearing the entire block from edge land to wavetree road, and much of the lower end of the shops (near the tunnel road junction) will be gone soon, the Royal Arms is shut and has been for a while I believe, also, most of the houses on the East side of Marmeduke Street are earmarked for demolition. On a brighter note, they have done a brilliant job of regenerating Holland place, just up the road, (I now get brilliant views from my bedroom over to the newly reinstated Victorian lamp. Im currently in the middle of refurbishing the Bears Paw pub on the outside

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