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    Some more from the archive... lots more to follow.



    Water Street 1955




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    Pier Head 1954



    Overhead Railway: Pier Head Station 1954



    Water Street 1954



    Under the Overhead Railway 1954



    St. George's Crescent 1954
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    Superb

    I love these old photos, its great to see how the city once looked

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    Great shots keep em coming, just wish i could show more of my collection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by merseywail View Post
    Great shots keep em coming, just wish i could show more of my collection.
    I agree,brilliant.
    Get em' out merseywail!! Sod them politically so right and correct bunch of (word removed).
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    Fantastic! Thanks for sharing.

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    Wonderful photos.

    It makes on wonder, doesn't it, how a policy of continuous and unremitting improvements results in one ending up with something that is a lot worse than it used to be when one started. Sic transit gloria mundi.

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    The missus with our first born going to New Brighton on the ferry in 1959notice the IoM ferry at the pierhead and no legoland yet
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    Brilliant. The Graces dominating all else, a scene of elegance and harmony. I know there's some on this forum who love the speculator's tower blocks and bang on about "today's much improved skyline" but I really can't see it myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gregs dad View Post
    and no legoland yet
    Legoland sums it up

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    WONDERFUL ! I love the bus bias!

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    Quote Originally Posted by knowhowe View Post
    Some more from the archive... lots more to follow.



    Water Street 1955



    Pier Head 1954



    Overhead Railway: Pier Head Station 1954



    Water Street 1954



    Under the Overhead Railway 1954



    St. George's Crescent 1954
    Lovely pictures, absolute gems.

    Liverpool did have some great streets, shops and sights, sadly so much of it has been destroyed by our "leaders" in the pursuit if "investment".

    I lived in Philadelphia USA for several years starting in 2001. What I love about that city is that it has retained almost all of its old city center, the stores, bars, back streets etc are pretty much as they have been for years.

    It reminded me of Liverpool in the 60s and 70s, in Philly now you still see bakers, electrical repair stores, guitar repair stores, even a guy that sells and fixes sewing machines.

    I was able to walk through central Philly ever day to work and loved it, partly because the US is fascinating but partly because it reminded me of Liverpool more than Liverpool now does.

    Philly still has a strong blue-collar feel, you can meet police when you go for a pint and it has a great bohemian feel, as I say more like Liverpool than Liverpool.

    I highly recommned a trip to Philly for anyone thinking of visiting the US, it is smaller and less manic than NY, scousers love Philly.

    Please keep up the pics I love em.

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    I found the photos of interest because not long after that era, 1955 to be exact, we emigrated to Canada.
    I remember the city before WW2. It was the central area being devastated, flattened may be a better word, by the night after night of bombing, that brought about many of the new buildings.
    On visits home I must say I like the traffic being kept out of the very centre, allowing people to walk around shopping, and avoiding breathing in al the fumes created by the diesel buses.
    The old Green Godess trams were far more environmentally suitable in that respect.
    They were great in the "Good old days of Smog" when you would bump into a lampost and apologise to it. Of course it never apologised back.
    Cleaner air these days, since coal fires were banned, should help avoid that happening again.

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    Lovely pictures, absolute gems.

    Liverpool did have some great streets, shops and sights, sadly so much of it has been destroyed by our "leaders" in the pursuit if "investment".

    I lived in Philadelphia USA for several years starting in 2001. What I love about that city is that it has retained almost all of its old city center, the stores, bars, back streets etc are pretty much as they have been for years.

    It reminded me of Liverpool in the 60s and 70s, in Philly now you still see bakers, electrical repair stores, guitar repair stores, even a guy that sells and fixes sewing machines.

    I was able to walk through central Philly ever day to work and loved it, partly because the US is fascinating but partly because it reminded me of Liverpool more than Liverpool now does.

    Philly still has a strong blue-collar feel, you can meet police when you go for a pint and it has a great bohemian feel, as I say more like Liverpool than Liverpool.

    I highly recommned a trip to Philly for anyone thinking of visiting the US, it is smaller and less manic than NY, scousers love Philly.

    Please keep up the pics I love em.
    Same could be said of Fremantle The "Old" even attracted the QE2
    Here's a very oldie, now gone from Walton.
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    Quote Originally Posted by knowhowe View Post
    Brilliant. The Graces dominating all else, a scene of elegance and harmony. I know there's some on this forum who love the speculator's tower blocks and bang on about "today's much improved skyline" but I really can't see it myself.
    The skyline is superb..and getting better. Some of the buildings are real class...superb modern architecture in every way.

    Roll on the King Eddies Tower and the Shanghai Tower in the middle of Princes Half-Tide Dock

    A pity the Brunswick Quay Tower was not built, the skyline would be even better.

    We can't live in the 19th century.

    Liverpool needs a firm conservation policy to protect the best of our architectural and historic buildings. People are quick to needlessly condemn top quality modern buildings while our best buildings are falling down around us. We need to encourage good buildings that make the city evolve. Turning down the Brunswick Quay Tower doesn't do that.
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    Wonderful photos...thanks for sharing
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    My old street,Reading St in Kirkdale in 1953 at the time of the Coronation Parties. The street was divided into 3 blocks, top middle and bottom,this is the top block`s party, there was 2 more parties going on at the same time.
    The shop on the corner was Sykes bakery shop later taken over by Scott`s bakery. The advertising hoardings on the right are standing on a bomb site from W W 2.
    Notice all the different chairs from the houses,I hope they all got the their right chairs back.
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    Great pic GD. I thought you were playing Barrymore's strike it lucky there with your top, middle and bottom - any hot spots around there
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    Great pic GD. I thought you were playing Barrymore's strike it lucky there with your top, middle and bottom - any hot spots around there
    At least there's no swimming pools...

    Brilliant picture GD...anymore?
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    Howcome they demolished the overheard railway? That would of been cool to look at.

    My dad remembers them since he's 64 and lived In the city but my mum was grew up In a convent with nuns around Woolton and Speke so she never seen them.
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    Maintenance costs by all accounts.

    It may be easy to get all romanticised about whether it'd be great these days as those docks are not lined with wonderful vessels anymore and the way the tourist industry was here in the 1970s and 80s with the council not cashing in onthe Beatles (and those people go on to see other sights)

    These days, one of those where the carriages hang below the monorail or a tilting train running from the airport to Southport along the front would be imaginitive if marketed properly.
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    Howcome they demolished the overheard railway? That would of been cool to look at.
    It was rotting and falling down. It had been neglected during WW2. The same with New Brighton Tower, which was neglected in WW1:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    These days, one of those where the carriages hang below the monorail or a tilting train running from the airport to Southport along the front would be imaginitive if marketed properly.
    A hanging monorail would be good, as takes little land and does not block views too much.
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    I recieved this newspaper cutting from an old friend who lived in Reading St.
    It`s the middle block of Reading St`s Coronation party in 1953 showing 4 judies from the street. The one on the left is my sister at 18 years of age.
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    Great pic. GD.
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    What a great find GD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gregs dad View Post
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    I recieved this newspaper cutting from an old friend who lived in Reading St.
    It`s the middle block of Reading St`s Coronation party in 1953 showing 4 judies from the street. The one on the left is my sister at 18 years of age.
    Thats a great name for young ladies.. Judies.. Very British (love that).. learn something each time I come on here..

    I also see, that Flower Prints were definitely the fashion in 1953. Love it.. ta

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    Default The 'Judies"!!

    Yeah! that made me smile too, NL, brought back some great memories. Also liked the way we called every girl 'Love'! I still do it! and get some funny looks from the old (& young) dears in the supermarket when I say "Excuse me Love"!!!

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    Thanks GD for bringing back "judies" to mind - Yes, they were also
    Judies in the 30's. Can anybody think of how and when they first got the
    name?
    And like you, Norm, I still call people "Love" from time to time. But I
    got that from my Mum who came from Ormskirk.
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