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    Default The Queensway Tunnel triangle in the 1920s



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    I think this is a fantastic photo with many landmarks including St Stephen's church, Byrom street and Holy Trinity church, St Anne street. This is the best shot of the demolished North East side of Manchester street too.


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    Great post Ged, that's a view that is quite rarely shown.

    The Tunnel Committee certainly took a large swipe out of that area when they constructed the Liverpool Queensway entrance

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    Great picture Ged. William Brown St looks so wide too.

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    What a great photo, cheers Ged.
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    Doesn't anybody (else) think it's about time we got rid of that flyover?

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    No don't I use it a lot! Saves quite a bit of time even if it is a bit ugly!

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    Here it is again with a 1960s comparison. This was probably the biggest change od scenery since Shaw's Brow was cleared of its wind mills and potteries to become William Brown street with its famous splendid buildings.



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    Good shots,
    That white cube building to the left in the 60s used to have Robinson and Neal the paint and wallpaper shop, the dress hire shop for Dj's and morning suits and Silverman and Livermore Solicitors offices

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    Great before, and after there,Ged! Doris, I don't think it's so long ago that "Robinson & Neal moved from there?!

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    Amazing, we used to buy a rubber based paint called Dacrylite from there when we lived in Cathedral Mansions in the 60s as it used to cover anything and sort of sealed the walls,and it came in a great range of colours you couldn't get elsewhere, one mistake was using black for a big bedroom it was like going to bed on a blackboard. They sold Sanderson wallpaper and we had the big wall over the fireplace papered in a very trendy pattern,now back in fashion, problem was the ceilings were so high you only got to the picture rails with any ordinary ladder.Curtains were 3 yards long on the front windows and same on the french windows in the bedroom.Years later when we moved to Calderstones we painted a sitting room red with the same paint which was possibly the best room we have decorated.Its a shame when log time established businesses disappear, is Allott and Jones still in Rodney St?

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    Robinson & Neal are still going strong(4 shops) the nearest being Sefton st,near Brunswick dock.

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    It may take a while to unpick the mess left behind by half a motorway system started and left in the 60s but the Old Haymarket at the tunnel entrance is the very centre of the city.

    This is the front door. Lime St Station is there. The underground is there. All roads (should) lead there. The buses should run around St John's Gardens/St George's Hall (instead of the eye-sore in Queen's 'Square').

    The roads should be re-connected. The flyover should go. But maybe nothing a few sticks of dynamite can't sort out!



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