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    I have put up a number of photos on photobucket. I'm afraid my memory is not what it was, so I'm a bit hazy about some of the locations, so if anyone can help I'd be grateful:

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    Fantastic pics John. The only one I can name out of the un-named ones is the Harland and Wolfe works of which there is one on Strand Road and another on Regent Road. I have seen your Albert Dock ones on another site and took a couple of now shots on another thread here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    Fantastic pics John. The only one I can name out of the un-named ones is the Harland and Wolfe works of which there is one on Strand Road and another on Regent Road. I have seen your Albert Dock ones on another site and took a couple of now shots on another thread here.
    Great pics and grateful to individuals who have scanned their own photos to make up a historic record. The old warehouse looked things of beauty - and the city was packed with them. Yet at the time we did not look at them that way, even the old Georgian houses. We looked at them as scruffy old buildings that should be demolished and icons of a dim dark past. We wanted new modern buildings. We saw pictures of New York, Hong Kong, etc and wanted that.

    Only when I got involved in renovating the old buildings that in the early 70s were listed, did I really start to appreciate what Liverpool had and it was disappearing fast around us.
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    Yes, just look at Seymour st in the 1980s and then now to see what we must strive to keep.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danensis View Post
    I have put up a number of photos on photobucket. I'm afraid my memory is not what it was, so I'm a bit hazy about some of the locations, so if anyone can help I'd be grateful:

    http://s24.photobucket.com/albums/c4...sis/liverpool/

    John
    What fantastic pictures!
    The Windsor Street one especially!!
    I grew up around there.
    I can't quite place where that is though....

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaisyChains View Post
    What fantastic pictures!
    The Windsor Street one especially!!
    I grew up around there.
    I can't quite place where that is though....
    At first I thought that one might be Myrtle Street, and I'm still not sure!

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    Its not Windsor Street it might be Myrtle Street but you are certainly looking at Grovelands on Grove Street with Entwistle Heights and Milner House in the far background. Groveland are the small flats in the picture.

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    Then again it doesnt look like Myrtle Street as you cant see Myrtle Gardens so it could a street that was demolished somewhere around Vine Street

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    Quote Originally Posted by The coolbury boy View Post
    Its not Windsor Street it might be Myrtle Street but you are certainly looking at Grovelands on Grove Street with Entwistle Heights and Milner House in the far background. Groveland are the small flats in the picture.
    Yes, I thought that looked like Entwhistle Heights, but you wouldn't see that along Myrtle Street, which is what made me think it might be Windsor Street.

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    I didn't think Entwistle could be seen from Myrtle, is it not Mulgrave st?
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    Just in case anyone is wondering, this is the picture we are discussing:



    Looking at it again I don't think that tower block is Entwhistle Heights, wasn't that more of a slab block.

    Being forensic about it, the shadows of the woman and child are quite short, which suggests its near noon, in which case south is to our right, and the street is running from south west to north east.

    "hey la, what's this street called?"

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    Is it not Grove Street? Not sure myself but I thought I recognised the Sheltered Scheme that stands on that road. But then again.....

    Great pics Danesis. Thanks

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    Smile The street is falkner street

    and the one going across is chatham st and sandon street.

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    Have a look at the link and it shows two sides to Entwistle Heights. The side on show on this topic is facing towards Grove Street

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    Yes, its me, I'm thinking of Toxteth Heights rather than Entwhistle Heights.

    So, back to my original thought that its Myrtle Street, looking East towards Grove Street.

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    Default The street is falkner street

    if its the picture above it is falkner street looking towards grove street.
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    These Boundary Street ones look like Great Mersey Street to me, where the Rotunda is now? I can't remember if Boundary street doors were at ground level or up steps like these though.








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    My pic of Great Mersey street. Look at the building at the extreme left and compare the row.





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    I'd say 'ourblock' and 'ged' are right with their guesses...

    Falkner Street, looking towards Chatham Street/Sandon Street (with Grove Street in the distance)

    Great Mersey Street. This is the part that has the Rotunda College/Nursery, near to Stanley Road end. Just look at the window sill line on the building on the left. It is higher than the other buildings. They're the same in Geds picture also. I've got a picture of this row from a couple of months ago, and it looks the same to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ourblock View Post
    if its the picture above it is falkner street looking towards grove street.
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    Of course it is, and that's the nursery on the right. I said my memory isn't what it was!

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    Quote Originally Posted by marky View Post
    I'd say 'ourblock' and 'ged' are right with their guesses...

    Falkner Street, looking towards Chatham Street/Sandon Street (with Grove Street in the distance)

    Great Mersey Street. This is the part that has the Rotunda College/Nursery, near to Stanley Road end. Just look at the window sill line on the building on the left. It is higher than the other buildings. They're the same in Geds picture also. I've got a picture of this row from a couple of months ago, and it looks the same to me.
    Yep, happy to go with the consensus on that one as well. I took these photographs when the row was threatened with demolition in the 1970s!

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    Yes definitely Great Mersey,I Thought at first one could be Boundary but after
    comparing the windows and curtains they are both the same.
    The end house was St Alphonsus mens club and next door was the priest`s house
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    There was also a dentist there called Purcell. Danesis does have a pic on his photbucket labelled as Boundary street but with no steps up to it, is that Boundary street then?
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    Ged as you can see I`ve amended my last post, the waste ground threw me.
    When I lived in Kirkdale, Great Mersey had mansions both sides of the street
    the majority used as flatlets.
    Boundry St mostly doctors and a few dentists,but was only one sided.
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    Yep agree with that. Boundary street is the row with no steps up to the houses. The priests house you mention which is where we met at the Rotunda last year was Fr. Lawns wasn't it. What a quirky house that is with all those different levels/mezzanine floors/staircases.
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    A photo of Gt Mersey Street 1976 borrowed from My Liverpool-the photographs of Frank Lenhan

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregs dad View Post
    Ged as you can see I`ve amended my last post, the waste ground threw me.
    When I lived in Kirkdale, Great Mersey had mansions both sides of the street
    the majority used as flatlets.
    Boundry St mostly doctors and a few dentists,but was only one sided.
    i used to go to the docs on boundry st (dr kinsella) allways had a fag hanging out of his gob,i'm sure it had steps ,in fact i'd bet on it.

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    Yes, there would have been half a dozen or so but nothing like Gt Mersey St. Take a look at Boundary street's doctors and dentists row on this page
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    let me think,boundry st,i think chemist ,dentist dr ryan & kinsella then acouple of houses and then some sort of temple place,not sure what it was but that oller has been there from when i was a kid,40+yrs ago

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    Makes me quite sad !, these houses must have been really beautiful at one time !

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