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    Hi there

    I've been interested to read some of the memories on here about old streets and places which have since disappeared, presumably as a result of major clearance durings the 1970s?

    The last set of posts on the Everton District thread showing both a 1960s roadmap, and a contemprorary map, grpahically shows how an incredibly dense network of back to back streets (presumably creating pretty poor living conditions), has been transformed.

    Looking at the 1855 OS map, shows another picture again, this time before much of the high density settlement occurred.

    I'm interested because these are the palces where my grandfather was born (and ran away from!).

    In particular I'm interested if anyone has any memories of or information about Orient Street and Priory Street (two of the older streets in the area, being on the 1855 map, and now covered by the Dixie Deans Playing Fields.

    Also interested in any clues about: Amelia Street, Potter Street, and Nicholson Street.

    I'm also curious about the "priory" referred to in Priory Street (and perhaps also Priory Road. Does this refere to one specific histrical priory in the area, or where there a few.

    More generally, can anyone popint me at a published or available hsitory of the development and growth and change of Everton?

    Cheers from New Zealand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by imd6662 View Post
    Hi there

    I've been interested to read some of the memories on here about old streets and places which have since disappeared, presumably as a result of major clearance durings the 1970s?

    The last set of posts on the Everton District thread showing both a 1960s roadmap, and a contemprorary map, grpahically shows how an incredibly dense network of back to back streets (presumably creating pretty poor living conditions), has been transformed.

    Looking at the 1855 OS map, shows another picture again, this time before much of the high density settlement occurred.

    I'm interested because these are the palces where my grandfather was born (and ran away from!).

    In particular I'm interested if anyone has any memories of or information about Orient Street and Priory Street (two of the older streets in the area, being on the 1855 map, and now covered by the Dixie Deans Playing Fields.

    Also interested in any clues about: Amelia Street, Potter Street, and Nicholson Street.

    I'm also curious about the "priory" referred to in Priory Street (and perhaps also Priory Road. Does this refere to one specific histrical priory in the area, or where there a few.

    More generally, can anyone popint me at a published or available hsitory of the development and growth and change of Everton?

    Cheers from New Zealand.

    Ian
    Good luck to you in your enquiry, Ian. I don't have any specific answers about the streets you mention except that I can possibly help you with your query about whether there was a priory in this area. From what I know of local history, no. The nearest priories, to my knowledge, would have been Birkenhead Priory to the west, Norton Priory (near Runcorn) to the east, and Burscough Priory to the north. I think I am right in saying there are a number of streets with ecclesiastical ramifications in the Everton/Anfield area, and the name possibly has more to do with Victorian romantic notions than any specific institution in the area.

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    heres a photo of the Dixie Dean playing field taken last year...a new school is currently being built on the site of the fields

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    Thanks for clearing up the mystery of the priory Chris -- you;re dead right about the ecclesiastical name fetish of course.

    The 1855 OS map does show a large house of some sort at the confluence of Priory and Orient Streets -- wonder what that was.

    Thanks too, robbo, for the pic of the Dixie Deans Playing Fields. I'd seen there was some kerfuffle some years ago about rights of use to that land -- seems like the council won! Visiting the UK shortly so will be intertested to god and have a look for myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by imd6662 View Post
    Hi there

    I've been interested to read some of the memories on here about old streets and places which have since disappeared, presumably as a result of major clearance durings the 1970s?

    The last set of posts on the Everton District thread showing both a 1960s roadmap, and a contemprorary map, grpahically shows how an incredibly dense network of back to back streets (presumably creating pretty poor living conditions), has been transformed.

    Looking at the 1855 OS map, shows another picture again, this time before much of the high density settlement occurred.

    I'm interested because these are the palces where my grandfather was born (and ran away from!).

    In particular I'm interested if anyone has any memories of or information about Orient Street and Priory Street (two of the older streets in the area, being on the 1855 map, and now covered by the Dixie Deans Playing Fields.

    Also interested in any clues about: Amelia Street, Potter Street, and Nicholson Street.

    I'm also curious about the "priory" referred to in Priory Street (and perhaps also Priory Road. Does this refere to one specific histrical priory in the area, or where there a few.

    More generally, can anyone popint me at a published or available hsitory of the development and growth and change of Everton?

    Cheers from New Zealand.

    Ian
    hi i was brought up in orient street from 1953 to time of clearance i lived in number 15 hayworth street loads of memories priory street and priory road where either side of orient. it was very close nit community everyone was in the same boat top of are street was trails chandelers where we used to go and get are coal bricks and spent are free coupons the shops i remember on top road where dolly's grocery's shop where we would get tic until my dad got payed on a thursday night. also peegrums where we used to get are brocken biscuits. plus i would get sent to the pawn shop with my brothers suits and my mum would get the back out ready for the weekend. orient street consisted of about 4 different style houses ares being 1 of the biggest (love to have that size now) at the top of orient street we had the co-op hall and many times we would be chased away while orange loadge the band practice went on. hope this helps you out lots bye.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crowy View Post
    hi i was brought up in orient street from 1953 to time of clearance i lived in number 15 hayworth street loads of memories priory street and priory road where either side of orient. it was very close nit community everyone was in the same boat top of are street was trails chandelers where we used to go and get are coal bricks and spent are free coupons the shops i remember on top road where dolly's grocery's shop where we would get tic until my dad got payed on a thursday night. also peegrums where we used to get are brocken biscuits. plus i would get sent to the pawn shop with my brothers suits and my mum would get the back out ready for the weekend. orient street consisted of about 4 different style houses ares being 1 of the biggest (love to have that size now) at the top of orient street we had the co-op hall and many times we would be chased away while orange loadge the band practice went on. hope this helps you out lots bye.

    sorry about dolly's grocery
    shop it was accualy tilly's grocery shop and dolly's was where i worked it was a fruit shop at the top of mere lane.

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