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    Prescot Rd ( where the Icleand is now )
    To the far left is the Regent Cinema, then became Casino Cars ( the second pic ), later Kwik Save, now stands empty.

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    Forgot to mention the Highfield House Lodges, seen in the first pic


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    do know where this is .....
    12 months before the Curzon Cinema was built ( ex Home Bargains ) this was the site, in 1935.
    In the second pic, the Curzon is the building on the left hand side, Mart.
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    Great pics Martin..........before that cinema was built you could see our road!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hmtmaj View Post
    Prescot Rd "Bridge" - 1921

    It could be Stanley Station on the right ...
    or could it be Knotty Ash Station on the right ?
    ( opposite Sainsbury's now )
    If not, where are the other bridges it could be ?
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    Martin I think that is West Derby station on Mill Lane.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hmtmaj View Post
    A Pic from the LRO of the Water Tower.
    According to Colin Gould "A Pictorial History of Old Swan", he says the Water Tower is by Green Lane Bus Depot.
    Looking at this pic, I suspect it was behind Hoult's Corner ( where Tesco is now )
    The left hand side of the pic looks like Barclays Bank ( top of Derby Lane ), in the second pic, Barclays Bank is to the right in the background AND in the third pic, is that the tower / Chimney behind Hoults corner ? I think so
    Deffo the tip of Barclays bank Martin. You could spot that anywhere as it stands out so much. Agree with you that its on the Tesco site.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hmtmaj View Post
    Finally went to the LRO yesterday morning, looking for Old Swan and surrounding areas, pics for a website I am doing
    Anyway, got 25 to add to the site but a few have me a bit puzzled. The photo's I got copies of have very basic info on them e.g. Prescot Rd Knotty Ash 1921.
    I can't seem to recognise where they may be so thought I'd put a few on here, to see if any of the people on here can recognise anything....
    Anyway, here we go:
    First one said Prescot Rd - Knotty Ash Terminus 1921.... can't work out which way this is looking on Prescot Rd. I know it was widened early in the 1900's. Mart
    All I can offer is that i think its the row of houses leading towards the Wheatsheaf Pub? so looking towards sansbury's? I believe if you stood outside Wyndsors shoe shop you could take this picture?

    But just guessing mate? not sure at all?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spike View Post
    Martin I think that is West Derby station on Mill Lane.
    Think you could be right and the LRO are way out !
    So it's Mill Lane, NOT Prescot Rd ....

    behind on the right ( Shankly fields ) are they barracks, on the old pic ?

    Mart

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    Great pic's Martin,but where was Highfield house?

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    Highfield House stood where Highfield School is now.
    The drive up to it from the lodges on Prescot Rd must have been impressive at the time.
    I do have a cople of pics of it on the website I will release soon !

    Mart

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    Anyone remember which cinema was on the next corner to Baden Road?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronijayne View Post
    Anyone remember which cinema was on the next corner to Baden Road?
    Depending on how long ago you're talking about, there were two. The Curzon was over the road to your left as you came on to Prescot Road from Baden Road and The Regent was on the same side to your right.

    Links here...http://www.geograph.org.uk/search.php?i=6590030

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    Originally there were 3 and I'm sure Sirob or Philip G will correct me if I'm wrong.
    The Curzon was on Dovercliffe / Prescot Rd.
    The ORIGINAL Regent was where the Kwik Save is / was, it was that building ( it became Casino Cars after teh new Regent was built )
    and the New Regent ( demolished ) is where Baden House is now.
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    I just had a browse around for info on the New Regent as I didn't know it existed and it was indeed on the site of Baden House from 1938 - 1967.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMLE View Post
    Depending on how long ago you're talking about, there were two. The Curzon was over the road to your left as you came on to Prescot Road from Baden Road and The Regent was on the same side to your right.

    Links here...http://www.geograph.org.uk/search.php?i=6590030
    I remember it in the 50's. I can't honestly remember if it was still there in the 70's. My Grandparents lived at 10 Baden Road and I just walked round the corner. I loved the shape of it so it was probably Art Deco!

    Thanks for photos. The Curzon looks right but I don't remember those shops, only residences. The side of it was on the main shopping road.

    *****I asked my mother recently as I was only a kid and can't really remember and she said the cinema was in Baden Road itself!!!
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    It sounds more like the New Regent which as Martin described was on Baden Road/Prescot Road.

    Here's a link to the picture...
    http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/g...139/regent.jpg

    Or from the original page...
    http://www.britmovie.co.uk/forums/of...ow-used-2.html
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    Great pic of the Curzon on there JMLE, Mart

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    Bit of a cheek sliping this in..any one living in old swan know of a cake shop run by Billy Cook.he ran it with his two sons I think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMLE View Post
    It sounds more like the New Regent which as Martin described was on Baden Road/Prescot Road.

    Here's a link to the picture...
    http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/g...139/regent.jpg

    Or from the original page...
    http://www.britmovie.co.uk/forums/of...ow-used-2.html
    This looks like the one I am talking about and went to as a young child
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    Quote Originally Posted by edwardo View Post
    Bit of a cheek sliping this in..any one living in old swan know of a cake shop run by Billy Cook.he ran it with his two sons I think?
    Where about ?
    There was Sayers, Cubbons and a couple of independant one's.
    The last one I remember was on Prescot Road, opposite St Anne's School, but closed years ago,
    Started the Old Swan Website:

    http://oldswan.piczo.com/?cr=5

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    hmtmaj.Sorry all I know is it was a cake shop in old swan indipendant.i'm not in liverpool so dont know how to find out.thanks.

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    Cubbons was on Broadgreen Rd, Sayers AND Reecses were on Prescot Rd, the other I speak of was Prescot Rd, opposite St Annes School, so maybe this is the one.
    I only frequented it a few times if I was down that way, don't know the owners name etc, sorry, Mart
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    What was the one on Green lane.

    Atkinsons? has it always been named that?
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    Edwardo

    Any idea when he ran it?
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    The cake shop is still on Green Lane halfway up,dunno the name but its frontage is still as it was 40 years ago? its purple in colour.

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    This is Atkinsons on Green Lane, to the left side of the building, is the old Homestead Bakery sign
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    Spike.within the last 10 years or so.I dont live in the pool now so out of touch.he was a cook so his stuff would have been done on the premoses.Thanks

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    10 years. I've lived here longer than that? If Mart dont know it I dont know where it was sorry.

    You sure it was Old Swan?
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    I suspect it'll be Tom Williams that's on Broad Green Road opposite Craven's/Aldi as that's a cake shop, albeit a fancy one.

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    Could well be Mark.
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    There used to be a cake shop next to Woolies (Home and Bargain) in the Swan. It's a greengrocers now. This was in the 70s, when I was but a kid. It was quite old fashioned if my memory serves me right, i.e. not like Sayers! I'm sure Martin will remember this shop.

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