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    Thanks, greg's dad. A wonderful view of a scene long gone! This photograph, I believe, has been posted at Yo Liverpool before. Is it your photograph?

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    Thanks Chris, yes it is mine. It is scanned from a colour slide I took in 1961.
    I still have the original slide.It was mentioned by PhilipG on this forum
    where he gave out the details where it could be found on the Old Liverpool
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    There is a very similar photo on the Liverpool Pictorial site by the late
    Brian Granville.

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    a fantastic pic, cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by gregs dad View Post
    Thanks Chris, yes it is mine. It is scanned from a colour slide I took in 1961.
    I still have the original slide.It was mentioned by PhilipG on this forum
    where he gave out the details where it could be found on the Old Liverpool
    site.
    There is a very similar photo on the Liverpool Pictorial site by the late
    Brian Granville.

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    That's right, I do recall PhilipG posted the colour photograph and that the similar view by Mr Granville was posted. Excellent work, gregs dad.

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    It's one of my favourite Liverpool photos of all time, and I include all the famous photographers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev View Post
    a fantastic pic, cheers
    Yeah good one...
    now get some more on here (if you will please).

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregs dad View Post
    Thanks Chris, yes it is mine. It is scanned from a colour slide I took in 1961.
    I still have the original slide.It was mentioned by PhilipG on this forum
    where he gave out the details where it could be found on the Old Liverpool
    site.
    There is a very similar photo on the Liverpool Pictorial site by the late
    Brian Granville.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregs dad View Post
    Thanks Chris, yes it is mine. It is scanned from a colour slide I took in 1961.
    I still have the original slide.It was mentioned by PhilipG on this forum
    where he gave out the details where it could be found on the Old Liverpool
    site.
    There is a very similar photo on the Liverpool Pictorial site by the late
    Brian Granville.

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    What camera and filmstock?
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    Excellent and scanned from a slide. Nice one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterways View Post
    What camera and filmstock?
    Exacta 2a slr camera and Kodachrome colour slide film.
    The camera which I still have in working order but not used in these digital
    times,has 24 speeds 1000th of a second to 12 seconds.It also has a built in
    guillotine with which you could cut your film before you had used the full roll
    and develop the piece of film if you wanted your pics in a hurry. You had to
    open the camera in your darkroom of course. All my old colour pics were on
    Kodachrome and they still as good after 40 years or so.I have used other brands but they have deteriorated.

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    Yeah good one...
    now get some more on here (if you will please).
    st.georges place in 1965. the occasion Liverpool`s homecoming after winning the FA cup for the first time. This is one of a set of 39 pics on my Flickr site
    www.flickr.com/photos/exacta2a/ all taken from the police traffic control
    box which stood outside Lime St. station. When I arrived there the policeman
    was still in it but he vacated it soon after and 3 of us squeezed in it. We had
    a better spot than all the press photographers. I was contacted by the late Bill Shankly`s granddaughter who was publishing a book called The Real Bill
    Shankly and she used 8 of the pics in the book stating that I had captured the day perfectly.

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    Great photo.
    The curved building is Hellewell's, mentioned in a recent thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregs dad View Post
    Exacta 2a slr camera and Kodachrome colour slide film.
    I have never heard of Exacta. SLRs were not common then. I have a mint condition Olympus OM2 - now 30 years old. A professional camera. Takes pristine piccies as the lens is superb. A very small camera too with superb exposure electronics. The most advanced camera in the world when it came out. I'll never sell it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterways View Post
    I have never heard of Exacta. SLRs were not common then. I have a mint condition Olympus OM2 - now 30 years old. A professional camera. Takes pristine piccies as the lens is superb. A very small camera too with superb exposure electronics. The most advanced camera in the world when it came out. I'll never sell it.
    Hi Waterways
    the exacta was one of the first Single lens reflex 35mm ever to be made .
    Made in Dresden Germany of all metal construction. Before they invented
    the fibre optics that they use today for internal views of the body they used
    this camera in medicine
    It had well over 100 attachments you could you use with it. The viewfinder
    was interchangable with a waist level viewer. The pentaprism alone had 24
    screens you could interchange. I bought mine for 36 and 33 secondhand
    46 years ago they are still working.

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    Well done for getting your pics in the book and she's right, you did capture the day perfectly.
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    Trying to work out when St George's place was altered. Can anyone remember what year the new St John's market was built?

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    Between 66 and 71. The first 2 years largely being demolition though. The Beacon opened April fools day 71. However, that triangle of land and facing was still being used by the Codman's Punch and Judy puppet show after that.
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    strange, but I can't recall it happening at all. I don't remember St George's place I was only young then so maybe didn't go into town too often. I can't recollect the scene of any demolition at all.
    I can only remember the hype for the new revolving tower restaurant in the beacon.

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    Don't give us that !
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    Proof I was a bit youngish back then. See the cranes in the background.

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    ha,ha.

    I must have been walking around in a dream then - - probably dreaming of Davy Jones and the Monkees !! Ha!


    thanks for the pic Ged. Still doesn't jog my memory.

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    My missus absolutely hates Micky Dolenz - 'Why? What's he done to you' I say.
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    Mickey Dolenz was my least favourite Monkee !
    I only liked Davy Jones. All the girls loved little Davy Jones.

    hey, we are hi-jacking this thread.

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    But you have to say that Mickey was the one that most resembled a monkey

    And just to keep it on thread, I wonder if any of the Monkees have actually visited St. John's precinct and in particular, that piece of triangular land....or seen a Punch & Judy show? Or bought something from Patches fire/closing down sale nearby?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lindylou View Post
    strange, but I can't recall it happening at all. I don't remember St George's place I was only young then so maybe didn't go into town too often. I can't recollect the scene of any demolition at all.
    I can only remember the hype for the new revolving tower restaurant in the beacon.
    In the hoardings they put a viewing point so you could see the construction going on. I worked on the tower as a teenager. That shopping precinct was an unmitigated disaster. They should have kept it all as it was and renovated the lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lindylou View Post
    Trying to work out when St George's place was altered. Can anyone remember what year the new St John's market was built?
    I took this late 1965 and the cranes are in place. There are a few more pics
    on my flickr site and the Old Liverpool site of the whole construction site

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    Just remembered this one from my set of Liverpool`s homecoming in 1965
    after winning the FA cup for the first time which stopped the Evertonians
    asking when are to going to win the cup.
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    I like the 'Saint'.
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