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    I remember they area very well! Drove taxis for Bob Mitcheals from South Hill Road, way back in the late 50s!!! Got a lot of work getting merchant seamen back to their ships, or the Seamans Home, from the many pubs in Park Rd and Mill st

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm NZ View Post
    I remember they area very well! Drove taxis for Bob Mitcheals from South Hill Road, way back in the late 50s!!! Got a lot of work getting merchant seamen back to their ships, or the Seamans Home, from the many pubs in Park Rd and Mill st
    My aunt and uncle lived in South Hill Rd for many years,their house was right at the bottom end of the road with a garden and funnily enough their son Raymond Unsworth was in the merchant navy with Blue Funnel Line perhaps he got in the back of your cab at one time! He brought great presents home from his many trips visiting that little house down the 'south end" as my mother used to call it was a real treat.

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    Quite possible Doris! Bob Mitcheals operated from his home situated about midway down Sth Hill rd.

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    2008 mural on Park Hill Road


    2008 mural on Park Hill Road


    Garden of remembrance on Mill St


    Garden of Remembrance on Mill St


    The "Florrie" restoration coming along well



    Side view of the "Florrie"
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    Who would have thought grass would surround the Florence Institute, we could have a thread on the greening of Liverpool. I know it takes time to get these restoration projects underway but a bit off grass does soften the often desolate feel while the work goes on.

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    Loved that Queens Avenue photo what is Leather Lane looking like these days?

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    old liverpool street by exacta2a, on Flickr
    Corn Street,L8


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    Yates Street L8 St Gabriel`s Church on the right

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    old liverpool building by exacta2a, on Flickr
    The Park Palace on the corner of Mill and Park Streets. Built in 1893 as a music hall,went on to be a cinema,engineering works and even a chemist shop.


    old liverpool building by exacta2a, on Flickr
    Park Road Centre for sports on Steble Street `L8
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    Great pic's Joe! Always wondered about the terrace in front of those houses in Corn st.,and why they were built like that?

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    Great pictures Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by wsteve55 View Post
    Great pic's Joe! Always wondered about the terrace in front of those houses in Corn st.,and why they were built like that?
    Perhaps to get a cheaper basement? Less digging deep... or a high water table...

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    or just bedrock

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doris Mousdale View Post
    or just bedrock
    ..or the slope of the land. Google Earth says the Yates St. is around 5 ft lower than Corn St. immediately behind the building shown.

    This google street view shows the slope at the end of the street opposite the church -

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    The terrace is just part of cut and fill...

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    old liverpool st by exacta2a, on Flickr
    This is from the other end, from 2 years ago
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    I can see the reason for the terracing,but when you consider the steepness of the streets in Netherfield rd,etc? Is it just a different technique?


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    A view from Sandhills Station,football pitches cover some old streets,Aspinall.Rockingham,Flinders and Lathom St. The white building is the old Grosvenor cinema now a Funeral Directors,alongside is the old U A B(Social security) building.


    Red brick building on the left is the old British American tobacco factory now apartments,the heights on Netherfield look as if they are having a makeover.
    Whenever I stand on Sandhills station my mind always wanders back to my childhood days as we never travelled more than 2 miles from the area till we started working.
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    Good pics as per usual GD.

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