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Liverpool's Original 7 Streets

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Quote Originally Posted by Kev View Post
I thought it would be a good idea to rekindle interest in the existing thread here.

Can I encourage members to add their own pics (PAST AND PRESENT) to this thread of the streets and buildings.......

I took myself on a photo mission this morning to snap images of these historic streets:

High Street:

Chapel Street:

Water Street:

Castle Street:

Dale Street:

Tithebarn Street:

Old Hall Street:

Buildings coming next.....

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  1. dazza's Avatar
    I wonder whether there are any examples of street signage which are older than these? Maybe the museum may have one or two examples?

    There's two images of some older Liverpool street signs in George Chandler's Liverpool. He's quoting from R. Muir's Byegone Liverpool, H. Young, 1913.

    Two signs: one of Castle Street and one of Hanover Street. Both are oval shaped, and possibly porcelain? These look earlier than those seen of Herdman's paintings, which typically date from around the 1850's, which look similar, if not the same as the cast iron one's seen today.

    I think the book is well out of print, so will scan them tomorrow.
  2. dazza's Avatar
    Examples of Georgian Liverpool Street Signage, [I think?]. The street signs shown on Herdman's paintings [c.1850's] look like the current rectangular cast iron ones. So these could possibly be late Georgian, or early Victorian? They also appear to be made of porcelain, or similar.

    Image from Liverpool by George Chandler, pub 1957.
  3. albie owen's Avatar
    the name of the shop, in the crescent speke was gourleys, my niece owned it in the 90`s --- albie owen