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    Ok you can have just24 hours to go back in time to any place in Liverpool or the surrounding area. where would you choose?


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    I would go back to ealy 1900`s Scotland road, to marvel at the hustle and bustle of those days. admire the many fine pubs and buildings, and see the court housing. wander to the docks to see the river in real action.

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    1810 Mason Street Edge Hill and see all of the Tunnels opened up and meet Williamson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cadfael View Post
    1810 Mason Street Edge Hill and see all of the Tunnels opened up and meet Williamson.
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    I'm with Gnomie, somewhere around the beginning of the 20th century near the docks, with a pub on every corner and sailors from all corners of the world about no matter what the time of day or night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gnomie View Post
    Ok you can have just24 hours to go back in time to any place in Liverpool or the surrounding area. where would you choose?

    I would go back to ealy 1900`s Scotland road, to marvel at the hustle and bustle of those days. admire the many fine pubs and buildings, and see the court housing. wander to the docks to see the river in real action.
    I'm with you Gnomie, I'll meet you in the Honkey Tonk in 1908.
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    1962 and be in the Cavern. I was born but too young to be there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteH View Post
    I'm with Gnomie, somewhere around the beginning of the 20th century near the docks, with a pub on every corner and sailors from all corners of the world about no matter what the time of day or night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterways View Post
    1962 and be in the Cavern. I was born but too young to be there.
    Me too.. be in the Cavern watching the Beatles perform .. That would of been smashing... or ... I would of like to be at the Adelphi in the early 1900's having some TEA.. lovely... must of been brilliant to see at that time...

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    I would go back to 1904 to see Spring Heeled Jack jump from rooftop to pavement in William Henry St. (alledgedly!)

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    Also in WW2 witnessing most of the British fleet with carriers and large battleships.
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    I used to go to the Cavern but I quit in 1958 when the Mardi Gras opened in Mount Pleasant. It was way better, served booze, toilets didn't stink like the Cavern ones always did. Before the Cavern was a cellar club at 19 Slater St. which was run by students, the musicians were all amateurs but it was enjoyable.
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    My choice would be 1945 , end of the war! people dancing in the street, festival of youth dance at the Grafton! and dance halls everywhere for the teenagers!!

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    That sounds fun too.. Keep them coming.. Great thread this...

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    Quote Originally Posted by shytalk View Post
    I used to go to the Cavern but I quit in 1958 when the Mardi Gras opened in Mount Pleasant. It was way better, served booze, toilets didn't stink like the Cavern ones always did. Before the Cavern was a cellar club at 19 Slater St. which was run by students, the musicians were all amateurs but it was enjoyable.
    I went the Mardi too. It was far, far bigger and had a bar up in the balcony as well. Some really good bands would play there.

    The Cavern's toilets were in a basement below sewer level and the drains had to be pumped. It would be closed down today.

    I went the Cavern after the Beatles has stopped playing there. Those tunnels were superb. The noise from the bands just came straight at you. They had benches just in front of the stage, where we would stand on when drunk and then fall off.

    Visiting bands obviously thought we were all mad.

    Below: The Mardi, which was 225 years old when the bulldozer ran through to built a car park:
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    It would have to the August bank holiday of 1919 when the 'bloody scuffers' went on strike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by naked lilac View Post
    That sounds fun too.. Keep them coming.. Great thread this...
    "Yeah"! but wish I had my 'youth' back too!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by A.D.W View Post
    It would have to the August bank holiday of 1919 when the 'bloody scuffers' went on strike.
    "AH"! sign's of a 'mispent youth'!!! Eh?

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    If it only had to be one place, it would be Granby Street any time before 1966, but I'd have to be allowed to take a photo of the Princes Cinema which was next to the school because I know someone who used to go there, and every time he sees me he asks if I have a photo of the 'Granby' which was its original name.

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    Can I have two goes?

    Ringing the bells at St Luke's Church, Bold Place and recording them before they crashed to the ground in WW2. The last two ringers that rang on the bells have now passed away so another link is now lost with the church.

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    If I could go back I'd love to visit back in the days of Bill Shankley and to stand in the Kop for any of the great games.

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    I'd be outside 29 Wolverton Street, Anfield on the 20th January 1931.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterways View Post
    Below: The Mardi, which was 225 years old when the bulldozer ran through to built a car park:
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    It's a great photo, but the building we're looking at dates from 1884 when it was rebuilt.
    It opened 7 November 1790 as a Wesleyan Chapel, so, if there was anything of the original building left it couldn't have been any older than 180 years (assuming it was demolished in 1970).
    The room on stilts was a projection room built in 1908 when it became Liverpool's first permanent cinema.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilipG View Post
    It's a great photo, but the building we're looking at dates from 1884 when it was rebuilt.
    It opened 7 November 1790 as a Wesleyan Chapel, so, if there was anything of the original building left it couldn't have been any older than 180 years (assuming it was demolished in 1970).
    The room on stilts was a projection room built in 1908 when it became Liverpool's first permanent cinema.
    Philip, it was demolished in the mid-1970s. I must have had brainache when counting. Re-built? How much? It must have only been cosmetics, in those day they never raised a site and started afresh as they do now. Nevertheless to demolish the whole row to build a car park shows the total contempt the city had for its own heritage. 100,000s of people went to the Mardi and it was old with history. Would that have been demolished in the USA? Not in million years.
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    1985, just to have another day with my mam and dad again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    1985, just to have another day with my mam and dad again.
    I'd like to go back to 18th August 1974 and say goodbye to my dad the day before he died.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterways View Post
    Would that have been demolished in the USA? Not in million years.
    Same for the Garden festival, Cavern, Sailors home etc. etc.
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    To a certain date in July 1986 in a certain place...for personal reasons...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark R View Post
    To a certain date in July 1986 in a certain place...for personal reasons...

    Ooohh tell us more! hehe
    I thought you would hiding in some vicinity to Wolverton St

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark R View Post
    To a certain date in July 1986 in a certain place...for personal reasons...
    Losing your virginity is always a special memory I find.
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