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    Having tried for years to find a copy of this film of Liverpool and the Northwest made in 1958, I discovered it today on the following link:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/liverpool/conte..._feature.shtml


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    The documentary, made by the BBC, was shot in Liverpool, Salford and Stockport and catches those areas in the years immediately before the slum clearance and rebuilding of the 1960s. Anyone able to put a name to the Liverpool locations?

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    birdseye. Just seen it,yes we realy did live like that,not a lot but happy most of the time.thanks for the link.edwardo

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    The teacher blowing the whistle is Mr Cogley, my old headmaster at St Malachy's school in Robertson St, Liverpool 8. He died in 1967. A great man.
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    The boys walking across the waste ground are walking across Beaufort St, Liverpool 8. The backs of the house are in New Henderson St. The houses in Beaufort St had been demolished a few years before. We would all play on the waste land until the headmaster blew the whistle to get us into the school. I was born in the basement of one of the demolished houses.

    The school is in Robertson St. Robertson St is shown in pan shot. The newish flats seen behind the school are in Upper Mann St. I went to that school in 1959 a year after the film was made. Our teacher was Peter Moloney.

    I saw around this time, a football game on that open land between the local lads and the Coolie crew of a ship berthed at Brunswick Dock. The cobbled street was still there, littered with glass fragments, with dirt were the houses were as the film shows. The Coolies played in their bare feet. There must have been a 1000 people around the watching the football game cheering our boys on.

    The main sport of the school was boxing, not football. The first sport I ever played with a referee and correct kit was a boxing match at the age of 7 in the basement of the school. The school had no heating system.

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    Some of the accents seemed more Rochdale than Liverpool. "Neither use nor ornament" and the way they said door - "dow er"

    Interesting to watch whoever they were.

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    I think some of the accents belong to people from the other places filmed - the lamp posts are also a different pattern to the ones we had here -but even some of the Liverpool voices have a strange tone to them that you don't hear now. My wife, who came from Great Homer St thinks the pub having it's windows washed was near it's junction with Taylor St. The kids 'dipping' to choose football sides really took me back.

    I remember watching this film in the early 60s on tv. The lady telling the tale of the vet with his modern hygienic principles really stuck in my mind.

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