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    Exclamation Building Liverpool's Roads

    Please find attached a selection of pictures showing the laying of Liverpool's roads and streets.

    Pic number 1

    Tar spraying on Ullet Road - 1905. The tar being used was 'Clare's Compo'. R.S. Clare & Co.


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    Steam powered road roller - 1897.

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    Tarring ('crystaling creosote') Botanic Road - 1904. The photo shows tar being sprayed using 'watering' cans.

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    Laying tarmac on Ullet road - 1907. The photo shows the tarmac being laid by hand and a road roller compressing it.

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    Great views Kev!

    Most of our suburban routes are the product the great John Brodie's forward thinking. He was behind the construction of Queens Drive; a rather visionary concept for his day. Afterall, people were more concerned about getting into the city...not around it!
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